The Health and Counseling Center at Carthage College is seeking a mental health professional to join the Health & Counseling Center (HCC). This is a full-time position, 11-month (August - June) that includes vacation as well as health insurance and retirement benefits.
The person in this position will perform a range of counseling services for the college’s undergraduate student population, including assessments, initial consultations, personal counseling, and crisis intervention and referral/coordination of care when needed. HCC staff also collaborate interdepartmentally to meet best practices in preventative care and mental health promotion. Including consultations, education, and outreach to the entire campus community (e.g. students, faculty, staff, and parents of students) as needed. One of the primary operations of the HCC is to address student presenting mental health issues and help students function at an optimal level, so they can reach their academic goals at Carthage.
This is a full-time, 11-month position with July off.
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.
- Find and/or develop appropriate group counseling curriculum and facilitate group counseling sessions as needed.
- 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.
- 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.
- Knowledge of and/or experience working with students attending college or on a college campus preferred.
- Additional training or certification in treatment for common mental health issues faced by college students preferred.
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.
Located on the shore of Lake Michigan in the thriving Chicago-Milwaukee corridor, Carthage College blends the best liberal arts traditions with desirable degree programs, transformative learning opportunities, and personal attention from dedicated faculty and staff. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum with stunning lake views, is home to 2,600 undergraduate students and 200 graduate students. Founded in 1847, Carthage is consistently named a Best Midwestern College by The Princeton Review and a Most Innovative School by U.S. News & World Report. All Carthage employees play a vital part in the success of our students, as we work together to create an environment where all can achieve their true potential. Grow with Carthage.
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.