Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Job Posting - Academic Advisor - Nursing/Office of Academic Programs

Academic Advisor (Job ID #62021)
Nursing/Office of Academic Programs
Academic Professional
The University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Nursing, Office of Academic Program is seeking an Academic Advisor.
This position is responsible for overseeing and coordinating student admissions, advising, and evaluating, initiating, and managing student enrollment at the College of Nursing. Responsible for detailed processing and reporting and works with faculty, staff and administrators to provide services to the student nurse population.
Advising/Enrollment Management
  • Meet with students to plan for the coming semester (or summer) and to review/revise long range academic program schedules.
  • Monitor advisee’s progress toward educational/career goals and meets at least once each semester to review the progress toward completing the proposed academic program and to discuss grades and other performance indicators.
  • Discuss and reinforce linkages and relationships between instructional program and occupation/career.
  • Follow-up with the advisee on any report of unsatisfactory work (notice of class probation for poor attendance, notice of failing grades, incomplete grades from past semester(s), etc.). Special attention placed on students who are on academic probation.
  • Maintain an up-to-date Advising Portfolio, with a summary record of performance to date (grade reports, transcript, requirements completed, etc.), dates of conferences, notation of special circumstances, up-to-date information and details, etc.
  • Inform and, if necessary, refer students to other institutional resources when academic, attitudinal, attendance, or other personal problems require intervention by other professionals. (e.g., Office of Academic Development, Academic Services, Personal Counseling, etc.)
  • Serve as a designated resource person for Urban Health students in regards to general registration, graduation and general University resources.
  • Serve on working group to develop and communicate policies and procedures relating to advising. 
  • Prepare reports and provide information on Urban Health student population.
  • Serve as point of contact for newly admitted students for enrollment confirmation and tuition deposits focusing on diverse students and underrepresented groups.
  • Assist with events for all newly admitted students. Communicate new student material.
  • Evaluate pre-requisites for all students.
  • Develop and maintains policy and procedure documents as related to enrollment management.
  • Assist with all communications focusing on the recruitment of diverse students, including prospective students from underrepresented groups.
  • Assist with all recruitment events.
  • Serve as point of contact for regional campus recruitment activities.
  • Provide responses to related inquiries.
  • Serve as a resource for students, faculty and outside partners in regards to admissions policies and decisions.
  • Research and develop best practices as related to recruitment.
  • Assist students with admissions process focusing on the admission of diverse students, including students from underrepresented groups.
  • Assist with implementation of appropriate admission criteria and application processing procedures.
  • Interpret admissions policies and procedures for students and staff.
  • Correspond with prospective students on missing documentation and acceptance to the program.
  • Coordinate admission process between the College of Nursing and Office of Admissions.
  • Collaborate on the implementation of admissions timelines with admissions committees and faculty reviewers.
  • Schedule prospective student interviews for all programs.
  • Assist with the implementation of the students interview process for all programs.
  • Develop and maintains policy and procedure documents as related to admissions processing.
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree required; Masters Degree preferred.
At least one year of relevant experience in a higher education environment required. Demonstrated experience in advising, admissions and or recruitment preferred.
Knowledge of admissions and recruitment standards in a higher education institution preferred.
Knowledge of University of Illinois at Chicago policies and procedures; specifically in the field of admissions and recruitment preferred.
Excellent leadership, project management, communication, and writing skills; strong Microsoft Office skills.
Ability to work in a diverse environment; must be able to deal and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with applicants, students, faculty, and staff.
University of Illinois at Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be
performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Job Posting: Counselor - Center for Discovery

Counselor (On Call) Glenview, IL #122

Center for Discovery

Glenview, IL, US

Job description

Listing Info
The Counselor is responsible for assisting and supporting residents through the entire treatment experience from admission through discharge. The Counselor determines whether the new resident has any special needs and assists the resident in fulfilling those needs.
Responsibilities Include
  • Monitoring the course of treatment for each resident in a pro-active manner to ensure that no problem or trouble may compromise the resident’s or treatment staff’s effort
  • Contributing insightful, practical, and meaningful information to the treatment planning process
  • Directing residents in a clear, concise, and informative matter
  • Introducing each new resident to his/her fellow residents and the treatment staff, orientates each resident to the Discovery Treatment Program
  • Orientates the resident with the rules, expectations, intent, and routine of the daily treatment schedule. The counselor also tours each new resident around the building and grounds to familiarize the resident with the facility
Qualifications Include
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree or sufficient experience in an appropriate field and must be willing to attend all training, education, and staff enrichment activities
  • Must understand the therapeutic process; understand confidentiality laws, and strong knowledge of professional ethics
  • Must be able to demonstrate leadership abilities, and be able to work with and communicate with persons from all educational and cultural backgrounds
  • Must demonstrate tact, initiative, resourcefulness, professional manner, enthusiasm, and a non-judgmental attitude
Alternative qualifications
  • Able to present didactic/psycho-educational groups and workshops
  • Able to provide milieu supervision and leadership
  • Possesses knowledge of chemical dependency and/or eating disorders
  • Documents clearly and efficiently
  • Ability to work within a team structure
Center for Discovery is an Equal Opportunity Employer

This is an exciting opportunity to join Center For Discovery, a national leader in behavioral healthcare. Center For Discovery provides residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient eating disorder treatment for adults and adolescents, residential, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient mental health treatment for teens, and residential and partial hospitalization substance abuse treatment for teens.

Discovery has nearly a 20 year legacy in the behavioral healthcare and is one of the fastest growing companies in the field. All Center For Discovery locations are Joint Commission accredited and state licensed-the gold standard in healthcare today.

Discovery believes that full recovery from an eating disorder, mental health disorder, and substance abuse is possible, and our staff is deeply committed to the healing and well-being of our clients. On satisfaction surveys from more than 2000 clients and families over 95% said that they would recommend Center For Discovery. Discover why.

If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding career in behavioral healthcare, and you want to make a difference in the lives of others in a collaborative environment, then consider joining our team of exceptional professionals.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. If you meet the minimum qualification, you will be contacted to further the application process.

We conduct Live Scan fingerprinting for some of our locations in California.

The Results We Receive Are The Following
Crimes relating to child abuse or elder abuse, Sex Offenders, and Convictions or incarcerations in the last 10 years as a result of committing: theft, robbery, burglary or any felony
More information on live scan can be found here:

No phone calls, outside agencies, or recruiters.


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