Social Worker

Loyola University Of Chicago Inc Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 4 weeks ago

Position Details

Job Title SOCIAL WORKER Position Number 8101479 Job Category University Staff Job Type Full-Time FLSA Status Exempt Campus Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus Department Name WELLNESS CENTER Location Code WELLNESS CTR LSC (03830A) Is this split and/or fully grant funded? No Duties and Responsibilities

Please note: this position is full-time, 10-month, with June and July off.

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, as a backup to ProtoCall, which serves as first layer of after hours call and crisis response.

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

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

Master's degree in social work and one-three years of related experience. Licenses: (LCSW) in Illinois


  • Passion for and experience working with students from marginalized groups and dedication to partnering with relevant campus advocates

  • Demonstrated experience providing therapy to communities affected by racial and/or historical trauma

  • Evidence of strong self-awareness of how one's own identities and life experiences impact counseling strategies and interactions with students

  • demonstrated consultation skills

  • current State of Illinois licensure, or ability to attain Illinois license within a reasonable timeframe.

  • experience in crisis management preferred; experience with more severe psychopathology also preferred

  • demonstrated ability to apply theory to practice

  • demonstrated ability to quickly create a trusting, supportive rapport with students

  • ability to develop and deliver presentations to large and small groups

  • demonstrated effective leadership, management and team building skills required in working with various groups and departments to coordinate referrals of students needed for case management services.

  • strong personal and professional resonance with the university mission

In addition to the above, the ideal candidate would also have a background in the treatment of some of the issues common with the college student population, including eating disorders, mood disorders, first psychosis, trauma, sexual abuse, substance abuse, first generation college students, and/or LGBTQ+ issues. Facility with integrative models of brief psychotherapy, familiarity with college populations or previous experience in a college counseling center preferred


Current, valid LCSW in State of Illinois (LCPC also considered); license-eligible might be considered

Computer Skills

Ability to learn electronic medical record required; basic office software (e.g. Microsoft Office, etc) required

Supervisory Responsibilities No Required operation of university owned vehicles No Does this position require direct animal or patient contact? Yes Physical Demands None Working Conditions None Open Date 11/03/2022 Close Date Special Instructions to Applicants Diversity and Inclusion Statement

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Social Worker

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