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Assistant Director, Student Counseling

Rosalind Franklin Univ. of Medicine & Science
North Chicago, IL 60064
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    154848841
Rosalind Franklin Univ. of Medicine & Science

Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Location: North Chicago, IL, US




Position Summary:

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science invites applications for a full-time Assistant Director of Student Counseling Service (SCS). RFUMS encourages applications from individuals underrepresented in their field and those that can add new and valuable perspectives to the academic environment.

The SCS Assistant Director shares leadership responsibility with the Director with an emphasis on planning, organizing, and directing clinical operations including sole coordination of psychoeducational programming and group programming for SCS. The SCS Assistant Director participates in strategic planning and reporting for SCS. The SCS Assistant Director supervises unlicensed SCS Clinicians and trains new employees. The SCS Assistant Director represents the interests of SCS on RFUMS committees or workgroups as appropriate. The SCS Assistant Director provides individual, couples, and group psychotherapy for RFUMS enrolled students. The SCS Assistant Director provides crisis intervention services and crisis coverage for SCS. The SCS Assistant Director conducts psychoeducational programs for students, faculty, and staff. The SCS Assistant Director maintains expertise in areas related to university student mental health. The SCS Assistant Director participates in ongoing professional development and RFUMS initiatives.

All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability. All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities

Who We Are:

The newly envisioned Student Wellness Center at Rosalind Franklin University will focus on holistic, preventative interventions providing students a foundation for well-being via self-care and healthy life choices. As a part of the Division of Student Success and Inclusion, the center leads proactive wellness initiatives and clinical services for University students. Staff members include both primary care and behavioral health clinicians. The center will emphasize intervention strategies that lead to options for overall better mental and physical health, stress reduction, and prevention of disease while meeting the mental and physical healthcare needs of a majority of RFU students.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Administrative Duties (20% of the time)
  • Collaborates with the Director in planning, organizing, and directing clinical operations of SCS including sole coordination of psychoeducational and group programming for SCS.
  • Participate in strategic planning and all quarterly and annual reporting related to SCS.
  • Supervise unlicensed SCS Clinicians and train new employees.
  • Represent the interests of SCS on RFUMS committees or workgroups as appropriate.

Clinical (70% of the time)
  • Provides primary coordination of and conducts psychoeducational programs for students, faculty, and staff at RFUMS.
  • Provides primary coordination of group programming for SCS.
  • Provides individual, couples, and group psychotherapy following federal, state, professional, and institutional regulations for RFUMS enrolled students. Service provision includes face-to-face and tele-psychological psychotherapeutic services to students regarding problems relating to stress, developmental issues, career, academics, interpersonal concerns, and other mental health issues.
  • Maintains accurate and up-to-date record-keeping in an ethical manner and documents activity through electronic health records.
  • Provides crisis intervention services and crisis coverage for SCS.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities (10% of the time)
  • Engage in ongoing professional development.
  • Meet with the Director to provide requested information.
  • Perform related duties as needed.

Required Education & Experience:
  • Any combination equivalent to: Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology or related field; or Masters degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field and post-licensure experience in a college or university counseling center. Licensure in the State of Illinois in professional discipline required.
  • Must achieve satisfactory results from a background check.
  • Must have proof of COVID19 vaccination or a university-approved exemption

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of psychological, educational, and developmental needs of educationally, socially, or psychologically impaired individuals.
  • Knowledge of psychotherapeutic techniques, differential diagnosis, and psychometric instruments.
  • Knowledge of university student mental health and development.
  • Knowledge of HIPAA, FERPA, and other relevant guidelines and policies.
  • Knowledge of American Psychological Association professional standards and guidelines, professional code of ethics, and other related state and federal laws.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal communication skills and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to present clear and comprehensive oral and written communications.
  • Ability to manage essential duties and responsibilities and supervise the work of others
  • Ability to identify and effectively utilize resources available to accomplish objectives.
  • Ability to work confidentially and exercise appropriate discretion.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Five years of post-licensure experience in a college or university counseling center including demonstration of progressive administrative/supervisory responsibilities in a college or university counseling center.
  • Completed a supervised internship or work equivalent experience in a university counseling center or related professional setting.

Typical Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
  • Mental Demands: Analytical and Problem Solving, Confidentiality, Constant Interruptions, Student Contact, Detailed Work, Multiple Concurrent Tasks, Reading (documents or instruments), Reasoning, Stress, Training, Verbal Communication, Written Communication.
  • Physical Demands: Attendance, Driving, Kneeling, Pulling, Pushing, Reaching, Removing, Sitting, Speaking, Squatting, Stooping, Bending, Standing, Twisting, Walking, Writing, Grasp, Talk or Hear.
  • Lifting Requirements: Up to 25 Pounds (Light).
  • Noise Conditions: Moderate Noise Conditions, Ability to Adjust Focus.
  • Equipment Needed to Perform the Duties: Calculator, Computer and Peripheral Equipment, Copier, Fax, Scanner, Telephone, Tools.



EOE, including Disability / Vets





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Posted: 2021-11-22 Expires: 2021-12-23

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