Employee Classification: Professional 52 Wks Non-Unit
Department: Counseling Department
Salary Range: $79,631
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 district-wide leadership of mental health counseling services for 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. Oversee daily operations and clinical services across all college locations. Ensure student mental health services are aligned with institutional mission and strategic priorities. Provide direct mental health services to students: primary areas of intervention include, but are not limited to anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships, stress, suicidality, and surviving trauma. 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 American 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:
District-Wide Departmental Leadership
Oversee all clinical mental health services provided by the College.
Establish strategic priorities to effectively address the mental health needs of students.
Ensure appropriate operating procedures are in place to provide effective, evidence-based individual and group mental health interventions within the ethical guidelines of the American Counseling Association and applicable Missouri statutes.
Manage daily operations supporting the College’s mental health services by providing direction, oversight, and supervision to Counseling Department staff across all locations. Develop the team to provide best-in-class mental health services to all stakeholders. Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate full- and part-time professional and classified staff.
Manage Counseling Departmental budgets: oversee operating expenditures; monitor budget transactions; and maintain accurate fiscal records in coordination with the VPSSP and the Student Affairs Business Manager.
Collaborate with VPSSP, faculty, staff, and students to ensure academic courses, educational outreach, and prevention programming related to overall student well-being occurs.
Serve as a subject matter expert on campus Care Teams, district-wide Threat Assessment Teams, and other committees as needed or directed.
Provide consultation to the Student Affairs Leadership Team to enhance mental health services for students at all locations.
Ensure the College remains in compliance with professional, state, and federal guidelines related to the provision of mental health services in education.
Develop and implement a rigorous assessment and evaluation process to ensure college mental health services align with professional standards and best practices to meet the needs of all STLCC students, particularly historically underserved populations.
Direct Mental Health Services for STLCC Students
Assess and triage the mental health needs of student clients.
Develop and implement student client treatment plans utilizing a variety of counseling modalities and inclusive theoretical perspectives and maintain appropriate clinical records to ensure client progress.
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.
Respond appropriately to student crisis interventions; may serve in an on-call capacity as needed.
Deliver mental health educational workshops that are well designed, relevant, and professionally presented for the intended audience. 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.
Participate in campus and college-wide meetings, initiatives, and ceremonies; as well as engaging in relevant community events and activities.
Education, experience, and other requirements:
• Master’s degree in Counseling or related area, and licensure as a mental health provider in the state of Missouri. • At least 7 years of professional experience providing effective and successful mental health services with diverse clientele. • At least 3 years of experience providing leadership to administrative and/or clinical services in a mental health setting, or related professional supervisory/management experience.
• Specific training, experience, or interest in working with college students to promote student well-being, success, and completion. • Doctorate (Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Counseling 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