College Counselor

Student Success Center

Blackburn College, a unique four-year liberal arts college with a student-managed work program located in Carlinville, IL, seeks applications for a college counselor. The successful candidate will be a dynamic and experienced clinician with a strong understanding of mental and emotional wellbeing and the role that counseling services play as a support for student engagement, academic excellence, and overall student well-being. The college counselor is responsible for the delivery of clinical skills and counseling interventions to Blackburn college students, both individually and in groups; to deliver effective programming regarding mental and emotional well-being to the college community; for serving as a member of the Early Alert Support Team (EAST) on matters of student retention and persistence. The successful candidate will be committed to innovative service and outreach and will strengthen
partnerships with faculty and staff to foster student success. The college counselor will report directly to the Director of Counseling Services.

The successful candidate will have documented experience enhancing student counseling services and substantive knowledge and skills in building relationships with students, maintaining the highest levels of confidentiality, delivering effective clinical interventions, and a thorough and comprehensive understanding of trauma-informed support services. A Master’s degree in counseling is required, as well as State of Illinois Counseling licensure or willingness to obtain a license.

Blackburn College seeks to build an inclusive community that can engage the interests of a diverse population. We are committed to fostering, cultivating, and sustaining a culture that reflects the diversity of our country, and as such, we particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups such as women, people of color, LGBTQ+, veterans, and those with disabilities.

Please send a letter of application addressing the above expectations including a description of what diversity means to you, a resume or CV, and the names/addresses/telephone numbers/e-mail addresses of three to five references to: Human Resources, Blackburn College, 700 College Ave., Ludlum 110, Carlinville, IL 62626 or email Employment-based immigration sponsorship is not offered for this position. Phone calls or walk-ins not accepted. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.