Illinois State University Staff Counselor in Normal, Illinois

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The Student Counseling Services (SCS) invites applications for a Staff Counselor position, with a preferred start date of September 15, 2018. Student Counseling Services (SCS) is an integral unit within the Division of Student Affairs at Illinois State University and enjoys strong administrative support from division administration and from the university at large. SCS is the primary designated mental health service on campus and functions as a comprehensive counseling center for a campus population of just over 20,000 students. The center prides itself on proactive efforts to enhance the mental health of individuals, groups, and the campus community as a whole, and has a longstanding reputation for innovation and excellence in the full range of counseling center functions. Many former staff and trainees of the center have become counseling center directors, training directors, researchers, and leading experts in the field of college student mental health. Notable features of this IACS accredited center include a vibrant and growing group therapy program, an active program evaluation team, highly creative outreach and consultation efforts, and one of the oldest APA accredited internship training programs in a counseling center setting. Administrative support for the center has resulted in a larger than average staff given the size of the university. We have not experienced any furloughs or layoffs in the recent economic downturn, and many of our initiatives to enhance services to students have received strong support. For more information about our center, please visit our website: http://www.counseling.illinoisstate.edu/. '


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Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is located in the growing twin-city community of Bloomington-Normal, with a population of approximately 130,000, and is centrally located 137 miles southwest of Chicago and 164 miles northeast of St. Louis. The community offers a wide range of cultural, family and recreational opportunities, four local colleges/universities, a high quality of life, and excellent employment opportunities for family members, and easy access to the urban amenities of nearby cities. Uptown redevelopment in Normal with many unique restaurants, shops, and a transportation center is enhancing the community near campus and the strong "town-gown" relationship between the university and the local community. ISU also provides a variety of employee affinity groups to enhance the professional development and personal work/life balance for African American, Latinx, Asian and Asian American and GLBTQ faculty and staff. Position Summary: We seek a strong generalist who also brings a passion for working with underrepresented students, which on our campus includes African American, Latinx, LGBTQ, A ian and Asian American students and International students. We are seeking a dynamic professional with the skills and creativity to share our commitment to excellence and who would enhance the diversity of our staff. We seek a professional with well-developed therapy skills, strong interests in carrying a diverse and large clinical caseload, as well as a strong belief in the mission of comprehensive counseling centers. Position responsibilities would include brief individual, couples and group counseling, involvement in our training program, assessment, crisis intervention and management, consultation and liaison work, and outreach programming. We are also looking for an individual with a demonstrated commitment to advancing the vision of a culturally competent counseling center. We welcome applications from both entry-level professionals and those with several years of experience. Finally, we seek colleagues who would strive to work collaboratively with their peers, both within the unit and across the campus ? those who have strong interpersonal skills and who enjoy building positive working relationships with others. '


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