To advance the college's mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions
GENERAL JOB SUMMARY:
Provides personal and mental health counseling services to students and provides referrals to appropriate services and agencies. Serves urgent student needs through same-day access service provision. Provides consultation, leadership and support to faculty and staff around campus. Must be able and willing to work occasional evening and weekend hours. This position works 201 days per calendar year, including work days throughout the summer. This position is housed on the Cedar Rapids campus and will spend approximately 3 days a week assisting students on the Cedar Rapids campus, but also will spend approximately 2 days a week assisting students on the Iowa City campus.
UNIVERSAL CORE COMPETENCIES:
Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.
Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions.
Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.
Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.
Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence.
Provide personal and mental health counseling to students as a generalist, while developing and providing brief therapy supports that meet the short-term and urgent needs of students.
Create and deliver educational outreach programs on mental wellness and related topics, with an aim toward developing support groups and group therapy options.
Assist with developing instruments for tracking client goal-setting and outcomes, student needs assessment, and satisfaction surveying, and processing the gathered data into usable formats, in order to address the college strategic plan's key performance indicators related to improving the student experience.
Perform other related work duties as assigned.
Provide outstanding customer service and serve as a positive representative of the department and the student services division with the goal of improving student learning and success.
Demonstrate a knowledge of counseling theory and intervention strategies; culturally-sensitive therapeutic interventions; understanding of diverse experiences of trauma and corresponding culturally-appropriate therapies; interviewing and communications techniques; community college philosophy; Kirkwood programs, policies and procedures; community agencies, resources and referral procedures; issues in mental health, domestic violence, sexual harassment, abuse, substance abuse and conflict resolution.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Engage regularly with the internal team of licensed clinicians to share ideas, outcomes, and encouragement for the purposes of case consultation and professional development.
Possess a solid working knowledge of college student development, including the needs of diverse learners, and student services in general.
Functional knowledge of the Colleague student database, Word, Excel, Power Point, Titanium, Zoom, and other commonly used computer programs.
An ability to work efficiently, effectively, and independently in an environment with regular interruption.
Collaborate with employees engaged in wellbeing work from other divisions of the college, to provide a coordinated effort toward meeting a variety of student needs.
The ability to differentiate between, and provide, short- and longer-term counseling options, in order to assist in offering services for a variety of mental health needs.
Develop and execute measurement instruments to support implementation of department goals regarding improving the student experience.
Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.
Work collaboratively with others in the department and across campus to address and support the college's Key Performance Indicators.
Candidate will be required to complete the Kirkwood Quality Faculty Development program.
The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.
Position involves working in an office setting. Occasional (10-33%) standing, pushing, pulling and grasping. Frequent (34-66%) reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work. Constant (67-100%) sitting, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing.
Master's degree in mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy, clinical psychology or clinical social work, plus two years of clinical work experience in counseling are required.
Must have completed and graduated from a related master's program, and must have passed licensure exam.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills also required.
A demonstrated ability to work as a member of team is also required.
Basic computer skills in word processing, data base management, mainframe usage and Internet usage also required.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:
Must be licensed or eligible for licensure in the state of Iowa as a mental health counselor, marriage and family therapist, clinical social worker, or equivalent license in the mental health field. Specifically, must have passed initial licensure exam and have completed graduation from relevant master's program. Those under temporary or sub-independent licensure are welcome to apply; considerations for supervision will be identified as required.
PREFERREDQUALIFICATIONS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS:
Experience in counseling within a college or university counseling center setting is preferred.
Experience with clinical case management and/or graduate intern supervision is desired.
Experience providing culturally competent treatment to a diverse population is desired.
Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information or actual or potential parental, family, marital status or veteran status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the policy, please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572, Email: [email protected] or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison St., Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, Telephone: 312-730-1560, Fax: 312-730-1576, Email: [email protected]
At Kirkwood Community College, we are focused on success. Whether you are a prospective student or parent, an employer or simply someone who cares about the growth and vitality of eastern Iowa—you have an energetic, committed partner with us at Kirkwood. Since the mid-1960s our graduates have worked, raised families and prospered in this area. More than 70,000 of these grads have applied their academic degrees to work in a host of fields. Tens of thousands more have enjoyed life-enriching experiences through our Continuing Education programs. As our college has grown, so have the tools and facilities to meet the changing needs of our Creative Corridor. A key part of that growth in service is our network of regional centers. Kirkwood employees have long set the standard for innovative talent, visionary spirit and overall excellence in their work. Being part of Kirkwood means being part of a deep commitment to the success of every student, every day.