Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL, United States
Healthcare, Counseling, Education
May 12, 2023
Counselor (Two Positions)
Administrative, Professional & Staff Positions
May 12, 2023
Open Until Filled
FT - Continuous
About Western Illinois University:
Recognized as a Best Midwestern College by the Princeton Review. Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, serves nearly 7,600 students at its traditional, residential campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan, non-residential branch campus in Moline, IL.
: August 1, 2023
Provide personal counseling services via time-limited individual, crisis and group modalities that support emotional and academic development of all students, with particular focus on students holding one or more of these identities. Black/African American, Indigenous/First Generation.
Provide direct services to students in the form of individual personal counseling, group counseling, crisis intervention and educational/prevention programming during regular office hours and on occasion after hours.
Document sessions accurately in Electronic Health Record system in accordance with legal and ethical standards and established University Counseling Center policy.
Participate in committee work (departmental and/or university wide) and special projects as needed.
Maintain a current knowledge base and Illinois clinical license through continuing education.
Provide consultation services for faculty, staff, parents, students and others.
Hold a Master's degree or higher degree in Counseling, Psychology or Clinical Social Work prior employment start date of 8/1/23.
Applicants will acquire a LCP or LSW within three months of employment or will already be licensed through the state.
Applicants who do not have LCSW or LCPC will be provided weekly clinical supervision with the expectation they are qualified and sit for their National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Exam or National Licensed Clinical Social Work Exam within three years post-employment.
Ability to demonstrate clinical and therapeutic skills and to foster positive therapeutic relationships with a diverse population of students.
Comprehensive knowledge of clinical theories, diagnoses, interventions, and referral services both on campus and local community providers.
Experience in University Counseling Center
Experience providing group counseling.
Demonstrated commitment to social justice.
Multicultural competence, including but not limited to, experience and expertise in working with students of color, students from lower income backgrounds, first generation students, and LGBTQ students.
An understanding of the social, developmental and psychological issues and challenges faced by diverse populations of students within a higher education setting.
Experience with public speaking.
For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body).
About WIU (wiu.edu/about/)
Since 1899, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.
: Western's traditional, residential main campus offers a comprehensive slate of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, and post-baccalaureate certificates. A diverse community in west central Illinois, Macomb features a unique blend of agriculture, industry, service, retail, education, and culture. Macomb serves as the county seat, with connections across the state with Amtrak providing twice-daily service from Macomb to Chicago (and point in-between). 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).
: Located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Moline, Illinois, the WIU-Quad Cities campus is the only public four-year regional university that serves the Quad Cities region. Designed as a metropolitan commuter campus, WIU-Quad Cities offers select undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. Moline is located just 80 miles north of the Macomb campus and is centered within a diverse, bi-state community of 383,000 that offers a broad range of cultural, social, and entertainment amenities and experiences, as well as varied businesses and industries.
WIU Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism (wiu.edu/dei)
Western Illinois University fosters respect, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. WIU is committed to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity. We value inclusion as a core value and as an essential element of Western's public service mission. WIU embraces individual uniqueness and a culture of inclusion that supports broad and specific diversity initiatives. Western believes in the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society as integral to the success of all individuals.
At WIU, we will:
Maintain a safe and secure environment for all members of our University communities.
Educate and empower students, staff, and faculty to be social justice advocates.
Provide curricula, programs, training, resources, and environments that reflect and strengthen the diversity of our communities, and to elevate cultural awareness and understanding.
Ensure fair, equitable, and inclusive access to University facilities, programs, resources, and services.
Create inclusive and equitable policies and practices.
Diversify the University's workforce by assessing hiring practices to attract, retain, and develop talented staff and faculty from diverse backgrounds.
Address intergroup disparities through areas as representation, retention, learning outcomes, and graduation rates.
Create a Universitywide diversity plan to ensure a continued commitment to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity.
More than 61 undergraduate degree programs, 41 graduate programs, two doctoral programs and 16 post-baccalaureate certificate programs prepare students for a successful career after graduation.
More than 200 student organizations at Western provide social, academic, recreation, athletics, service, academic, and many other opportunities for students to grow and learn, develop leadership skills, and much more.
Numerous concerts, lectures, films, dance performances, cultural events and more are presented and performed each year, along with numerous major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows, and a variety of service-oriented projects and activities, all in a diverse and inclusive campus environment.
The Multicultural Center is home to four cultural and resource centers: The Gwendolyn Brooks, Casa Latina, the Women's Center, and the LGBT*QA Resource Center. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.
WIU Intercollegiate Athletics (wiu.edu/athletics)
The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 17 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's 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.
: Complete applications include:
1) a letter of application
2) current curriculum vita or resume
3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references
4) a separate statement regarding your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
Please upload the requested documents by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL http://www.wiu.edu/employment/
**Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.
Screening will begin on: May 26, 2023 and continue until filled.
Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.
Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Sonja Schmidt at SE-Schmidt@wiu.edu
For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Human Resources at (309)298-1971 or via email at HRfirstname.lastname@example.org.
Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.
Western Illinois University
Website : http://www.wiu.edu