Positions in Counseling Centers

Position Title
Counselor - Nine Month Position

Aurora University

Student Life

Salary Range
40k - 43k

Position Description
POSITION PURPOSE: The Counselor in this position is responsible for providing individual counseling to students with personal, developmental, and educational concerns. The counselor is expected to provide crisis intervention, educational outreach programs, and assessment and referral services. The professional in this position will provide consultation to university and college administrators, faculty, staff, campus organizations, and parents. This is a nine-month position (August 15 through May 15), 40 hours per week. The professional in this position reports to the Director of Counseling Services and is a member of the Student Life team.

Core Competencies:

Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
Upholds the Mission Statement: Aurora University an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
Handles all information with tact and discretion and recognizes the confidential nature of university business.
Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.

Essential Job Functions:

Provides brief individual psychotherapy to enrolled students.
Provides or determines long-term therapy plan needs for individual special cases.
Develops and maintains relationships with community agencies for student referral.
Provides crisis intervention and assists with the management of crisis situations according to Crisis Manual procedures. Assists with follow-up support for the campus community, providing services as needed.
Markets Counseling Services to the campus community
Provides consultation to university administrators, faculty, staff, student organizations, and parents.
Conducts educational, outreach, and/or training programming for the campus community.

Health, dental, life, contributions to a 403(b), and tuition remission included.

Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to becoming a model university of the twenty-first century. Toward this effort we are determined to have a faculty, staff, and student body reflecting the cultural demographics of the Greater Chicago land Area.

Minimum Qualifications
Essential Job Requirements:

Education and Experience:

Minimum Masters degree in social work, counseling or clinical psychology.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to interact verbally in person, over telephone and via written and electronic media.

Desired Qualifications
Must have current Illinois license for practice in the field.
Demonstrated experience with developmental short-term models of counseling and working with diverse populations required.
Experience in a higher education environment and/or with adults and young adults preferred.
Interest and experience in outreach programming, as well as in the treatment of substance abuse, eating disorders and/or self-injury preferred.


Must have strong skills in initial clinical assessment and in crisis intervention.
Strong organizational and administrative skills required.

University Description
Aurora University is an independent, comprehensive institution founded in 1893 offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Our two campuses are located in Aurora, Illinois and on the shores of Geneva Lake in Wisconsin. Additionally, we have an Educational Center in Woodstock, Illinois. We seek people passionately involved in the educational process who will help us realize our vision.

Region Description

Required Application Materials
Please send resume with cover letter and contact information for three references including name, telephone and email address. Apply to: Aurora University Human Resources 347 South Gladstone Ave Aurora, IL 60506 630-844-5650 - fax jobs@aurora.edu - email

Application Deadline

Starting Date
October 15, 2012

Send Applications To:
Aurora University/Human Resources

Mailing Address
347 Sourth Gladstone Avenue
Aurora, IL 60506

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