CCCOC is looking for a clinician to provide school-based services to promote academic success through increasing social, emotional, and behavioral health for students, school staff, and parents.
Applicants must possess knowledge of academic counseling techniques for individuals and groups, as well as an understanding of instructional theories, curriculum and program planning. Additionally, applicants must possess the ability to assist students, utilizing a provided evidence-based curriculum, in developing skills in decision making, listening, discussion, communication and self-discipline; with an emphasis on preventive and developmental counseling to enhance students' personal, social, and academic growth and to provide students with the life skills needed to deal with problems before they worsen. Successful candidates will be able to apply the skills and techniques of academic counseling as part of a team, in collaboration with school faculty, supplemental instruction personnel, and parents when necessary.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION may include the following:
Provide pre-referral and intervention services, such as collaborating with classroom teachers, principals, and parents to determine goodness of fit for student with the Academic Counseling program.
Perform multifactor assessments including an appraisal of all or some of the following (in accordance with referral questions): cognitive, social, adaptive, achievement, and emotional status.
Gather information from school personnel who know the student as part of the assessment process.
Identify students’ particular strength(s) and weakness(es) as a learner, modifying curricula to meet individual student needs.
Interpret assessment results and generate reports providing feedback to parents and school personnel.
Advise teachers and other school personnel on methods to enhance school and classroom setting to provide environment to maximize the student’s achievement.
May attend IEP/504 meetings, where appropriate, to advocate for Academic Counseling student needs.
Consult with both school personnel and parents to develop specific interventions on behalf of students.
Counsel students individually and/or in groups to assist students with personal, social, and emotional adjustments.
Work as a liaison linking students and families with “outside” agencies, when appropriate.
May provide parent trainings on education and mental health topics.
May provide individual child observations to create strategies to promote children’s mental wellness. Conduct consultation meetings with parents and staff to review strategies for students.
May provide parent and family consultations to assess the family’s general mental health need and provide appropriate referrals to community agencies.
Demonstrate knowledgeable concerning all policies and procedures as established for these services by Cornerstone Counseling Center of Chicago’s manual, the funding source, and the individual school(s).
Complete all required paperwork in a comprehensive, timely and accurate manner.
Other duties may be assigned.
Minimum of a Master’s degree in a related field (School Psychology, Educational Psychology, School Counseling, Child Psychology, Social Work).
Experience working with students from different social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Foreign language ability (e.g. Spanish, Polish, Arabic) a plus, but not required.
Must possess thorough knowledge of child development.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Strong multi-tasking abilities.
Innovative and motivated.
Keen attention to detail.
Love for working with children, strong social skills, and demonstrated ability to communicate with students, families and school personnel.
Energetic and comfortable in an extremely fast-paced entrepreneurial and children-oriented environment.
Comfortable working both in a team setting and autonomously.
Deeply principled; Committed to CCCOC’s mission, goals and programs.
Ability to maintain a positive attitude in a collaborative environment.
Must have a reliable mode of transportation and be able to travel to different sites in the city of Chicago.
Additional Salary Information: •Competitive pay will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
•Weekly Clinical supervision
Internal Number: 3124047298
About Cornerstone Counseling Center of Chicago
Cornerstone Counseling Center of Chicago (CCCOC) is a vibrant, fast paced multidisciplinary faith based counseling center with a strong commitment to social justice, multicultural competence, and integration of Christian faith and practice. CCCOC is unique in that it provides traditional psychotherapy in the office, and also partners with other organizations to provide community based services. Clients come from a wide variety of backgrounds and our pay scale ranges from full fee; fully insured to a sliding fee scale/scholarship fee. We are located in the Near North community of Chicago.
CCCOC offers a supportive and flexible working environment with the opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of its clients. As a member of an APA accredited psychology internship consortium, we are pleased to be actively engaged in the training of clinical psychology interns.
CCCOC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, willing to provide accommodations for persons with disabilities. For more information about the Center, go to www.chicagocounseling.org.