Clinical Counselor - Wellness Center

City Colleges of Chicago - Chicago, IL3.9

City Colleges of Chicago supports students in meeting their goals – whether that is pursuit of a credential to head into or advance in the workforce, an associate degree with the intention to transfer to a four-year college, free GED or ESL courses, or continuing education.
CCC seeks candidates committed to our students’ success and offers a unique opportunity for faculty and staff to have a lasting impact in our students’ lives.

Malcolm X College (MXC) is leading the charge with a focus on Health Sciences, while maintaining a positive commitment to exceptional instruction. Located near the Illinois Medical District, MXC is home to a state-of-the-art School of Health Sciences, featuring a virtual hospital, which also houses the City Colleges of Chicago School of Nursing.

Reporting to a Manager, Wellness Center and under general supervision, a Clinical Counselor, Wellness Center provides a range of counseling and case management services to students, faculty and staff. Assists with the clinical supervision and training of graduate level interns participating in the Clinical Training Program. Contributes to the best-practices operations of the Wellness Center and participates in promoting a holistic plan of health and wellness initiatives for CCC students. Performs related duties as required.


Provides individual and group psychotherapy and case management to a diverse student population across a broad range of presenting issues.
Conducts best practices crisis assessment and intervention and arranges emergency psychiatric assessment as needed.
Meets with walk-in clients to assess their immediate or emergency needs, and provides crisis counseling and intervention services as needed.
Provides referrals to appropriate health and social service agencies for additional services as required.
Provides short term counseling and coaching to clients to address problems and develop coping mechanisms and skills to deals with issues of stress, time management and organization.
Provides clinical supervision to graduate level trainees, develops and implements training modules, and participates in the recruitment and selection of interns/externs. (Note: incumbent of position must be qualified to provide doctoral-level supervision to diagnostic and therapy interns).
Clinical Counselor, Wellness Center Serves as consultant to college staff and faculty for student development issues, behavioral threat assessment, classroom behavioral management, and the overall behavioral health of the college community.
Develops and implements educational and prevention outreach programming, especially for undeserved or special populations, and which demonstrates cultural responsiveness.
Conducts workshops and professional development for students, faculty and staff on critical topics such as Mental Health 101, stress and time management, violence prevention/verbal de-escalation, healthy relationships, and veterans’ issues.
Utilizes the Counseling Center Assessment Psychological Symptoms (CCAPS) to assess mental health needs of college students at intake and to monitor their progress and effectiveness of therapeutic services.
Maintains case records and data on services provided by the Wellness Center, and creates reports evaluating the effectiveness of services, using Titanium medical records system.
Creates and maintains a professional, welcoming environment for individuals visiting the Wellness Center for services and information.


Doctorate degree (Ph.D., Psy.D.) in Psychology from an accredited college or university, OR a Master’s degree in Social Work (M.S.W.); OR a Master’s degree (M.A., M.S., M.Ed.) in Counseling Psychology or a related field.
Doctorate degree in Psychology strongly preferred
Must be currently licensed by the State of Illinois as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), a Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) or a Clinical Psychologist
Counseling experience in a student counseling center within an urban commuter college or university environment is highly desirable
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within six (6) months of hire.
We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Thank you for your interest in City Colleges of Chicago!

Job: Student Services

Primary Location: Malcolm X College

Employee Type: Full Time | Regular

Union Code: N/A

Job Posting: Jan 29, 2019, 11:41:13 AM