Employee Classification: Professional F/T 52 Wks Unit
Salary Range: $64,314
Who we are:
We are not-for-profit: St. Louis Community college (STLCC) is a non-profit institution dedicated to empowering students, expanding minds, and changing lives. Employees are committed to strengthening the St. Louis community with inclusive and transformative education.
We are a respected employer: For 60 years, STLCC has served the St. Louis community, expanding to 4 main campuses, 2 education centers, 2 workforce training centers, and 5 centers of excellence. More than one-half of the households in St. Louis have at least one member who has taken classes at STLCC.
We make an impact in the community: Through credit courses, continuing education, and workforce development programs, STLCC annually serves nearly 69,000 students. More than 80% of career and technical graduates employed in their fields or continue their education at four-year institutions within six months of graduation. STLCC sends more transfer students to Missouri’s four-year colleges/universities than anyone else.
We value Diversity, equity & inclusion: STLCC is committed to fostering an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or class.
What you get:
Benefits package [for full-time employees]: STLCC offers one of the best benefit packages in the St. Louis area. As a STLCC employee you will have access to a 100% match on your contribution to retirement, two health insurance plans options that are no cost to the employee - including an HSA option, low-cost life insurance with a 3x salary benefit, and other low-cost benefits including dental, vision, AD&D, ST LT disability insurance.
Opportunity to grow: Over half of our employees have served the college for more than 12 years, exploring different career paths and advancing to higher level positions.
Education & training opportunities: STLCC offers tuition waivers for employees [full-time and part-time] + their dependents. Full-time employees can take advantage of tuition reimbursement for other institutions after just 6 months of service, and an annual professional development allotment.
Work/life balance: Full-time STLCC employees have access to a generous time off package, including holidays, vacation, personal days, medical leave, and other leave options. Our holiday schedule even includes a paid winter holiday at the end of the calendar year.
Commitment to wellness: STLCC HR boasts a dedicated health and wellness specialist who is enthusiastic about creating a culture of wellness throughout the College. With access to college wellness vendors, employees are educated, motivated, and rewarded for healthy behaviors. STLCC employees and anyone living in their household also have access to an employee assistance program (EAP) that can help them with virtually any life need.
The basics of this position:
Provide direct psychological counseling services to St. Louis Community College students focusing on short-term (and in limited cases longer term) individual and group mental health interventions, crisis interventions, and collaborative referrals to campus and community partners that promote student success and retention. Primary areas of intervention include, but are not limited to: anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships, stress, suicidality, and surviving trauma. In addition to providing a variety of individualized clinical mental health services for college students, Counselors also provide mental health consultation, training, outreach, and educational workshops for students, faculty, and staff. Counselors are expected to work within the ethical guidelines of the America Counseling Association and applicable Missouri statutes, and remain current in their licensure and counseling skills through an intentional program of professional development activities.
What you'll do:
• Assess and triage of the mental health needs of student clients. • Diagnose, counsel, and/or treat student clients based on individualized assessment of their needs utilizing a variety of counseling modalities and inclusive theoretical perspectives. • Develop and implement student client treatment plans; and maintain appropriate clinical records to ensure client progress. • Respond appropriately to student crisis interventions; may serve in an on-call capacity as needed. • Maintain confidentiality of client records and treatment information. • Collaborate with campus and community partners to refer clients to other resources or providers as needed to maintain continuity of care and promote student success and retention. • Provide training, outreach, and consultation for students, faculty, and staff that promotes student mental health and well-being. • Deliver mental health educational workshops that are well designed, relevant, and professionally presented for the intended audience. • Comply with all departmental and institutional administrative procedures and safety protocols, as well as applicable professional, ethical, and legal standards. • Assess effectiveness of mental health interventions, programs, and services; analyze quantitative and qualitative data to improve counseling services for students. • Liaison with other student affairs and academic departments to promote a collective understanding of how all faculty and staff contribute to students’ mental health and well-being. • Complete all data requests, reports, administrative paperwork, etc. accurately and on-time. • Participate in campus and college-wide meetings, initiatives, and ceremonies; as well as engaging in relevant community events and activities. • Serve as active member on a variety of campus or college committees, Care Teams, or task forces as appropriate. • Contribute to departmental initiatives and annual priorities; assist departmental colleagues, department chair and the Vice President of Student Support Programs with other duties and tasks as needed or directed.
Education, experience, and other requirements:
• Master’s degree in Counseling or related area, and at least one year of supervised professional experience. • Current licensure as a mental health provider in the state of Missouri.
• Specific training, experience, or interest in working with college students to promote student success and completion. • Doctorate (Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Counselling or Clinical Psychology)
STLCC has provided opportunity for all. As the largest higher educational institution in the region, STLCC has served more than 1.2 million students. Over 50% of households in the St. Louis area are represented in our former and current student body. Since 1962, St. Louis Community College has held fast to the fundamental belief that education has the power to lift us up — as individuals, as communities and as a city.Today, STLCC consistently ranks among the top associate degree-awarding institutions in the United States. As we launch students into new and better careers, four-year degrees and richer lives, we strengthen St. Louis one student at a time. The College employs 1,400+ full-time faculty and staff and 2,300+ part-time faculty and staff