The Health and Counseling Center at Carthage College seeks a full-time Counselor. The Counselor provides short-term personal mental health counseling to undergraduate students. The Counselor also provides consultation, education, and outreach to the entire campus community (e.g. students, faculty, staff, and parents of students).
This is a full-time, 11-month position.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide short-term individual counseling to undergraduate students. Appointments and walk-in services are offered Monday through Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm. Counseling services include mental health assessment, risk assessment, evidence-based counseling, treatment planning, and referral/linkage.
- Provide crisis intervention services to the campus community. Crisis services include consultation, evaluation, risk assessment, safety planning, linkage to emergency care, and treatment planning.
- Coordinate student transitions from on-campus mental health services to external providers.
- Consult with students, faculty, staff, parents of students, providers, and community members.
- Offer education, training, and programs to the campus community on various topics including bystander intervention, sexual assault, suicide prevention, substance use, stress reduction, trauma, depression and anxiety, cultural competence, stigma, and advocacy.
- Coordinate victim-survivor support services to campus community members impacted by sexual assault; collaborate with community partners to offer domestic violence response services.
- Build and maintain collaborative relationships with campus departments and programs.
- Work closely with key campus partners regarding counseling access, care, and services for students.
- Participate in ongoing training and professional development.
- Maintain complete, accurate, and timely case notes and documentation in a shared electronic record.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Successful completion of a Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, or other related field.
- Must be a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) by the State of Wisconsin.
- Minimum 1-3 years of related counseling experience.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate with students, faculty, staff, parents, and other community members.
- Ability to use a personal computer including Microsoft Office Suite and Titanium software.
- Requires the ability to maintain privacy and confidentiality of student records.
- Ability to exercise individual initiative, independent action, and sound judgment.
- Demonstrated ability to handle challenging situations with confidence and function effectively with frequent interruptions.
- Demonstrated expertise in the areas of organization, problem-solving and critical thinking.
- Requires knowledge of and the ability to use a variety of standard office equipment such as a telephone, computer keyboard, copier, scanner, etc.
All candidate applications must be submitted through the official application portal for Carthage College. Review of applications will continue until a successful candidate is found. Applications from traditionally under-represented groups are actively encouraged.
Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation, so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the opportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time students. Our rich academic experience equips students with foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be lifelong learners and to lead meaningful, productive lives.
Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community. We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with a disability.