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Personal Counselor

Monday, February 11, 2013  
Posted by: Human Resources
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Job Title:           Personal Counselor

Department:      Lang Center for Health, Wellness, and Counseling 

Reports To:        Director of Counseling and Director of Lang Center

FLSA Status:      Exempt, 10 months and 2 days per week during summer


Provide personal counseling and health education information to Rockford College students, faculty, and staff. Serve as the expert on disability services including the provision of services to disabled Rockford College students and the interpretation of policy, procedures and regulations. This position is housed under the banner of Student Life – Lang Center and is supervised by the Director of Counseling and the Director of Lang Center.



  •  Provide one-on-one counseling to students with case notation and appropriate documentation of visits
  •  Referral and advocacy on behalf of clients
  •  Provide health information and prevention/intervention strategies to campus community
  •  Provide alcohol/drug use/abuse prevention information and strategies to campus community and participate in alcohol trainings
  •  Plan, budget, implement, and assess programs related to disability services
  •  Ensure compliance with all federal and state regulations regard disability services such ADA
  •  Provide advocacy and accommodations for students with disabilities as they interact with each other, faculty, and staff
  •  Demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities in working with faculty, staff and students with diverse backgrounds including academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation, and disabilities
  •  Consult and utilize industry resources and attend conferences from professional organizations such as AHEAD
  •  Works as part of the Lang Center team to provide services and education to students as well as develop the appropriate web pages for your specific area
  •  Coordination of web resources for screening and counseling information
  •  Develops library of resources – pamphlets, books, and other printed information
  •  Participation and support of Lang Center events such as groups, health education
  •  Other duties as assigned


This position is part of the Lang Center team and would be responsible for some supervision of graduate assistants and student workers as assigned.

  •  Understands, accepts, and agrees to practice the Ethical Principles and Standards set forth by the American Counseling Association
  •  Knowledge of principles and practices of personal, emotional and academic counseling.
  •  Knowledge of methods and techniques of program development.
  •  Knowledge of best practices and legal requirements of the American with Disabilities Act.
  •  Ability to interpret College policy, procedures, and regulations.
  •  High energy self starter; must be able to take initiative with minimal guidance and be comfortable working both as an individual and as part of a team.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  •   Excellent interpersonal skills with various stakeholders.
  • Effective time management skills.



  •  Minimum three years professional experience in social service setting is highly preferred.
  •  Master’s degree required – in social work or related counseling field (or if individual is working toward completion of supervision hours, intern would be supervised by MSW, LCSW)



While performing the duties of this job, employee is regularly required to use hand-eye dexterity, talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, and kneel. The incumbent may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Employees work in a professional office environment that is highly visible to members and the college community. Normal office conditions prevail. Office work is performed primarily indoors.  Ability to be available at times outside normal working hours (mainly in emergency situations or to access the well being of a community member) is a must.


Employee has access to sensitive student information.  A high level of trust and confidentiality is required.

Interested candidates should provide a letter of interest and resume to:

Cecelia Bristol,, Lang Center for Health at Rockford College

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