Social Worker

Loyola University Chicago,

Wellness Center
Last Posted:

Fri, Feb 12th, '21


Until Filled

Start Date:


Last Updated:

Fri, Feb 12th, '21

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  • Full Time

1. Provides high quality counseling and psychological services for Loyola students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional programs.

—Provides triage, initial visit intakes, group counseling and brief individual psychological counseling focused on student success.
—Maintains clinical records and necessary statistics of psychotherapeutic and other client contacts in compliance with legal and ethical standards and best practices.
—Consults with psychiatrists in conjunction with prescribing and monitoring psychotropic medication for psychotherapy patients.
—Consults with parents, physicians, faculty, deans, Residence Life Staff, off-campus counseling services, other campus offices and students, when appropriate, in order to provide quality care to students.
—Makes referrals to off-campus therapists, clinics, and hospitals, when appropriate.

2. Provides crisis management services, including after-hours coverage as needed.

—Provides walk-in crisis and risk assessment, urgent and emergent counseling services.
—Develops safety plans and facilitates psychiatric hospitalizations as necessary.
—Supervises trainees with clinical crises and urgent care situations.
—Provides after-hours, weekend and holiday coverage 24/7 on a rotating basis with other Wellness Center staff members.

3. Supervises unlicensed student therapists as part of training program.

—Supervises, designs and participates in training experiences for masters and/or doctoral level graduate trainees in accord with high standards of care and academic program learning outcomes
—Provides case management oversight and consultation to trainees, as assigned.
—Organizes, leads and/or contributes to training seminars for graduate level interns and externs.

4. Provides outreach and consultation to students, faculty, staff and parents.

—Conducts outreach and other student learning programs, as requested, orientation sessions for new students and emergency and postvention support to the campus community, as needed.
—Conducts organized mental health awareness campaigns such as National Depression Screening Day, Eating Disorders Awareness Day as assigned by Director of Counseling
—Develops and implements trainings on mental health awareness for Residence Life professional and student staff.
—Participates in campus-based mental health initiatives organized by Wellness Center such as suicide prevention programs.
—Stays current on relevant research and best practices regarding psychological services to the college student population.
—Develops psychoeducational programming to address campus mental health and climate issues.

5. Participates in regular Wellness Center staff meetings, case conferences, and in-service/professional development training.

—May serves on Wellness Center and/or Student Development and university committees by request or as appointed by the Director of the Wellness Center or the Director of Counseling.
—Develops didactic and psychoeducational presentations to groups inside and outside of the Wellness Center
—Organizes and presents in team meetings and clinical case conferences to Wellness Center staff members based on areas of specialty and clinical expertise.
—May provide administrative coordination of the groups program or outreach and liaison activities as assigned by the Director of Counseling



Our faculty, staff, and students come from all faiths and backgrounds, but together, we strive toward the same goal, being men and women for and with others. But what makes a Jesuit university different? Our students receive an education that stresses the importance of knowledge, curiosity, global perspectives, and cura personalis, which translates to “care for the whole person.”

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion (except where religion is a bona fide occupational qualification for the job), national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by law.


Master’s degree in social work, counseling or related field. One year of related experience. LCSW or LCPC in Illinois


Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Desire and ability to work with emerging adult/college-age population. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Must be comfortable working with a variety of disciplines and have a demonstrated commitment to multiculturalism, diversity and inclusion. Experience in crisis assessment is required; brief treatment and group therapy experience is preferred.




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