Positions in Counseling Centers

Position Title
Counselor

University
Western Illinois University

Department
University Counseling Center

Salary Range
Competitive

Position Description
APPOINTMENT: A continuous full-time, ten-month mental health counselor position on the Macomb campus. This contract is for ten months, beginning August 1st and running through May 31st of each year. However, the selected candidate will be encouraged to begin as soon as possible.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide individual, couples, and group mental health counseling services to a diverse student body presenting personal, academic and/or career concerns. Prepare and present psycho-educational and prevention programming. Provide crisis intervention, assessment, and consultation services. Other responsibilities include maintaining counseling records in accordance with legal and ethical standards, participating in committee work, attending meetings, and maintaining professional credentials by attending conferences and training workshops. Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required. Supervise Masterís level practicum/intern students as needed. This position reports to the Director of the University Counseling Center.

Minimum Qualifications
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Masterís degree in Counseling, Psychology, or Clinical Social Work. The successful candidate must have a current license in any state and be able to obtain an Illinois clinical license within the first two years of employment. Strong written and verbal communication skills and basic computer skills are required.

Desired Qualifications
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Full-time, post-masterís degree experience as a mental health provider. Strong clinical skills and experience providing individual, couples, and group mental health counseling services and psycho-educational programming to a diverse student body within a college setting. The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge and expertise in the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders, eating disorders, mood disorders, and personality disorders. Experience working with multicultural issues, survivors of sexual trauma, and/or experience providing clinical supervision is favorable. The candidate should also have a clear understanding of developmental issues facing college students and have experience meeting the needs of clients from diverse populations, including 1st generation college students and student-veterans.

University Description
DEPARTMENT: The University Counseling Center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc. The staff currently consists of two doctoral and seven masterís level clinicians, all of whom are licensed and/or certified in their respective disciplines. For additional information, visit http://www.ucc.wiu.edu
UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review and one of 37 public universities ranked a top tier "Best Regional University" by U.S. News & World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves nearly 13,000 students in the heart of the Midwest through its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential location in Moline, Illinois.
The WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Western is a comprehensive university offering 66 undergraduate and 38 graduate degree programs, including a doctorate in education. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1, the University’s 666 full-time faculty members teach 94 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to 10 pre-professional degree programs and 17 certificate programs.
Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 20 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.
WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 10,423): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).
WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,235): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, at its metropolitan, non-residential campuses in Moline, IL (population 44,000). The Quad Cities (population 376,000) rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is comprised of Moline and Rock Island in western Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. The Quad Cities is home to the Quad Cities International Airport.
Western Illinois University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Information about the Commission may be obtained by visiting www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org.

Region Description
WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 10,423): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).

Required Application Materials
Application Instructions: Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. Please submit application materials: 1)letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) copy of graduate transcripts, and 4) a list of three current references, including current supervisor by clicking APPLY NOW above or at the following URL http://wiu.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=36292. Final candidates will be asked to supply official graduate transcripts.

Application Deadline
Screening will begin after December 27, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

Starting Date
As son as possible and no later than August 1, 2013

Send Applications To:
Apply electronically (see web address below)

Mailing Address

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Phone Number
309-298-2453

Web Address
http://wiu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=36292

This listing expires on:
3/3/2013


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