Staff Psychologist/Therapist

College of Lake County,

Counseling and Psych Services
Last Posted:

Fri, Jan 22nd, '21

Deadline:

2/14/2021

Start Date:

February/March

Last Updated:

Fri, Jan 22nd, '21

 
POSITION DESCRIPTION
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  • Full Time

The Staff Psychologist will provide clinical consultation and assessment, crisis counseling and intervention, and brief psychotherapy to a diverse student population. This candidate will refer students to community resources for long-term treatment and collaborate with ongoing treatment providers for continuity of care.

Additionally, the successful incumbent will design and implement psycho-educational programs, outreach activity for students, faculty, staff, campus organizations, related academic departments, and the college community.

The psychologist will serve as an ambassador for policy change and will be accountable for the planning, communicating, evaluating, coordinating and training of CLC’s students, staff and faculty regarding the facts on mental health conditions and recognizing early warning signs of mental health crises and what to do.

This position will also work closely with CLC counseling faculty to assist students, staff and faculty to identify the signs and symptoms of mental health issues; and increase awareness on where and when to seek help.

The Psychologist will report to the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services and is responsible for providing short term therapy to students through the College’s Behavioral Health Services.

ABOUT COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY

The College of Lake County (CLC) is a comprehensive community college located in northeastern Illinois committed to being an innovative educational institution providing life-changing paths for our students by offering exceptional learning experiences. The college is widely recognized for student success, business and community partnerships, and for the achievements of our faculty, staff and alumni.

Mission: The College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable, high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves.

Vision: The College of Lake County is a leader in providing innovative education and workforce solutions.

Values: Excellence, Purpose, Integrity, Compassion, Unity and Inclusion

College of Lake County is committed to a diverse workforce that represents our student body. Our search process is designed to promote increasing the diversity of our full-time faculty. Search committee members are committed to diversity and this serves as the basis of a successful search at CLC.

CLC offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits that currently include BlueCross/BlueShield of Illinois health, Delta dental and Superior vision insurance plans, tuition support for employees and qualified family members, a state pension plan, two retirement plans, disability, group and supplemental life insurance, health and dependent care flexible spending account plans, a four-day work week in the summer (Fridays off!), generous vacation, sick and personal time off and 13 paid holidays each year.

 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work or Psychology, clinical internship from an APA accredited program and licensure as a clinical psychologist in Illinois at the time of hire.
  • Two to three years of experience in clinical counseling and psychotherapy.
  • Ability to work flexible hours including some evening hours consistent with student needs is necessary.
  • A high level of interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to write and present educational programs.
  • A commitment to the community college mission and to working with diverse student populations.
  • Ability to work effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities; demonstrate sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical or counseling psychology.
  • Experience working in higher education environment.
  • Successful experience providing therapy to young adults age 17-26 in a mental health setting.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English.
 
COMPENSATION

The salary for this position is high 50s to low 60s commensurate with experience and education.

APPLICATION MATERIALS
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcript