Crisis Care Counselor Diversity

University of Chicago,

Student Wellness/Counseling
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Last Posted:

Mon, Jul 10th, '23


Open until position filled

Start Date:

Start date is determined in conversation with selected applicant and UChicago.

Last Updated:

Mon, Jul 10th, '23

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  • Full Time

The Crisis Care Counselor position is a full time job that supports the Student Wellness mission of enhancing learning and student success by advancing the health and well-being of our diverse University community.  The Crisis Care Counselor reports to the Associate Director of Clinical Operations. The Crisis Care Counselor is a mental health clinician who assesses students experiencing mental health crises and arrives at appropriate treatment dispositions.  The Crisis Care Counselor also provides brief, crisis-focused clinical interventions.

Job Duties

Assesses students who present to Student Wellness with urgent mental health concerns.  The Crisis Care Counselor conducts mental health assessments for students who are experiencing acute psychological distress. 

Works with students in crisis to arrive at appropriate treatment dispositions, and provides case management, as necessary.

Provides brief, crisis-focused interventions and bridge sessions.

Provides on-call coverage.

Completes all clinical documentation in a thorough and timely manner.

Periodically, may need to be on campus after-hours and/or on weekends for urgent, clinical and/or outreach activities.

Serves as consultant/liaison for Wellness Coordinators, Health clinicians, and Health Promotion staff in urgent mental health situations. 

Meets periodically with other Student Wellness units to train and/or educate staff about crisis work procedures.

Meets/talks with parents, faculty, staff with student of concern present or not, as necessary.

Assesses students in the Wellness Center who may need to be evaluated psychiatrically in the Emergency Department and coordinates required paperwork and transport to the Emergency Department.

Receives ProtoCall and Timely Care reports daily and follows-up as appropriate.



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Essential Qualifications:

Master’s degree in clinical social work or (counseling) psychology, or a Doctoral degree in psychology.

Illinois state licensure or license-eligible if licensed in another state.

Experience providing crisis assessments and brief, crisis-focused clinical interventions.



Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with university-aged young adults.
  • Experience in college mental health.
  • Experience working with a diverse student population.
  • Experience in consultation and outreach in a university setting.



Depends on Qualifications


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