Friday, April 28, 2017

A Counselor’s View of Ireland

“A Counselor’s View of Ireland”
Dublin, Ireland
August 1-12, 2017

Dear Students and Alumni:
        The National Board for Certified Counselors-International (NBCC-I) and The University of Holy Cross in New Orleans, Louisiana, is offering a study abroad institute for counselors and counseling students in Dublin, Ireland August 1-12, 2017.  The institute is reasonably priced and lasts 12 days.  Participants may earn 25 NBCC approved continuing education hours.  Included in the fees are housing, most meals, seminars by Irish counselors, trip and health insurance, and outings to tourist attractions.  Roundtrip airfare to Dublin is not included in the institute fee and must be arranged individually.
        The web address for the institute, which includes application instructions and a detailed itinerary, is

 
http://uhcno.edu/internationalPrograms/a-counselors-view-of-ireland.html 


Dr. Rebecca Michel has attended the institute in the past and will be attending again this year. Please feel free to contact her with any questions at rebecca.michel@depaul.edu. This institute fills up quickly, so if you are interested be sure to apply! 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Mental Health Writing Contest

"Announcement: Mental Health Writing Contest/ScholarshipWithA $1,000 &
$500 Prize”

BetterHelp is hosting a public mental health writing contest. The winner will receive a $1,000 prize, the runner up will receive $500, and ALL students have a chance to become a regular contributor to the BetterHelp.com/advice/ section of the website.


Entries close at 11:59PM (EST) on May 31s1, 2017; anything submitted after that date will not be accepted. More details about the contest can be found at: https://www.betterhelp.com/advice/."

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Job Postings


We are looking for counselors for our overnight camp programs from July 15-28. Camp Firefly is a unique, summer camp experience for boys and girls, ages 9-18, who have been diagnosed with social disorders, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Social Anxiety, ADHD, OCD, and Non-Verbal Learning Disorder. You can learn more about Camp Firefly and information about the paid positions on our website, http://jcfs.org/campfirefly. Feel free to contact Liz at ElizabethRobbin@jcfs.org for more information or with any questions.

Thanks,
Liz


Elizabeth Robbin, M.S., CCC-SLP
Director, Camp Firefly
847-412-4363

Check out Camp Firefly in action https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdRPJHQ-Tho&t=44s

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Childcare Position

We are looking for someone to babysit our one year old daughter. Responsibilities would include feeding, changing, reading and playing! Student should be comfortable with dogs, as we have an 8lb yorkie-poo. 

Compensation: $15 per hour
Job Requirements: Please email with past child-care experience as well as 2-3 references. 
Location: Bucktown

Contact: Kate Logan (kate.k.logan@gmail.com)

COE SPRING EDUCATION ISSUES FORUM: Advancing Democracy and Justice in Public Education in the Trump/DeVos Era

COE SPRING EDUCATION ISSUES FORUM:
Advancing Democracy and Justice in Public Education in the Trump/DeVos Era

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
5:30-8:30PM
Lincoln Park Student Center, Room 314
Registration is required. Please register here.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Kevin Kumashiro, former Dean of the University of San Francisco, School of Education; formerly at UIC, where he served as professor and coordinator of Asian-American Studies, Chair of the Department of Educational Policy Studies, and Interim Co-Director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy; Fellow at the National Education Policy Center; and author of many books on education and social justice.

Respondents include:
·         Brandon Johnson, Deputy Political Director, Chicago Teachers Union
·         Cheryl Flores, Director of Youth Services & Community Schools, Brighton Park Neighborhood Council
·         Cassie Creswell, Co-executive Director, Raise Your Hand Action

Join us for a discussion about:
• The DeVos Department of Education's policies so far
• The illusion of "choice" as a strategy for school improvement
• Increasing support for public schools - local organizing initiatives
• Advancing an agenda of democracy, equity and justice

Discussion groups will follow the panel.
3 CPDUs available for teachers. Dr. Kumashiro’s books and other titles will be available for purchase at the forum through the DePaul University bookstore. For more information, please contact Diane Horwitz at dhorwit1@depaul.edu

Resources:

·         School Privatization Explained

Thursday, April 6, 2017

NOMINATIONS FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARDS

IMPORTANT NOTICE
NOMINATIONS FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARDS
TERM FACULTY and ADJUNCT FACULTY
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Purpose

Teaching is at the core of what faculty members do at DePaul University. In support of the University’s affirmation of the teaching mission, the College of Education presents annual Excellence in Teaching Awards for Term Faculty and Adjunct Faculty. These awards recognize outstanding and significant achievement in teaching and commitment to the teaching mission.

Eligibility

All College of Education term and adjunct faculty members who have taught at least 6 courses are eligible for consideration. Consideration will be based on the most recent 6 courses taught.

Who May Nominate

Students, faculty, and staff members in the College of Education.

Timeline

Nominations should be submitted by Friday, April 28 for consideration for the award. Nominations received after April 28 will be considered for the following academic year. The award recipient will be determined in time to be announced at the COE end-of-academic-year celebration.

When You May Nominate

Nominations will be accepted at any time during the year. Nominations received after the deadline will be considered for the following academic year.

Procedure

 Nominations should be typed in letter form (and signed and dated) detailing reasons why a particular faculty member should be considered for the Excellence in Teaching Award. The nomination letter should not exceed 2 pages.

Attend the National Career Development Association (NCDA) Conference for FREE this summer in Orlando



Graduate Counseling Students,

Would you like to learn more about Career Counseling and attend the National Career Development Association (NCDA) Conference in Orlando, Florida for FREE?

Dr. Becky Michel is seeking graduate counseling students to join a Career Counseling Outreach Team. Over the next year, the team will work with Dr. Michel to develop and provide career groups/workshops at Cara, a non-profit organization in Chicago that provides career/life skill training to adults experiencing homelessness and housing instability (http://www.thecaraprogram.org/) . Dr. Michel will provide training, consultation, and support to the team.

In addition, four Career Counseling Outreach Team Leaders will be selected to receive advanced training at the NCDA Conference (http://www.ncdaconference.org), including: 
·      Registration to attend the National Career Development Association (NCDA) Conference in Orlando, Florida (June 28-June 30) [valued at $350]
·      Attendance at a Professional Development Institute before or after the conference (June 27 or June 30)  [valued at $150]
·      Roundtrip Flight from Chicago to Orlando [valued at $400]
·      2 nights of shared lodging in Orlando [valued at $400]
·      Note: If selected to attend the NCDA conference, students must become a member of NCDA for $35. (http://www.ncda.org/aws/NCDA/pt/sp/membership_join)

Students are eligible to apply if they have taken Career Counseling (CSL 454), can commit to developing groups/workshops, and presenting at Cara for at least 15 hours over the next year.  Apply for the Career Counseling Outreach Team by April 19, 2017: https://goo.gl/forms/IvJIaLqNWSNkytYj2

Students will be notified of selection by April 21, 2017.


If you have any questions about the Career Counseling Research Team, please contact Dr. Becky Michel at rebecca.michel@depaul.edu

TRiO Student Support Services Graduate Intern Advisor



Functional Title:

Graduate Intern Advisor

Date Description Written:

Wednesday September 7, 2011; Revised March 7, 2016

Department:

Enrollment Management & Marketing (EMM)/Center for Access and Attainment (CAA): TRIO Student Support Services (Title IV Grant)

Supervisor (Reports to):

Director & Assistant Directors

General Summary:

The Graduate Intern Advisor is responsible for providing one-on-one student-centered holistic academic, career, financial, and personal advising to TRIO SSS program participants. This position is responsible for continuous monitoring of student progress through the use of student records, transcripts, and Degree Progress Reports to ensure that assigned advisees complete classes on schedule, maintain good academic standing, and follow advising recommendations for timely graduation. The Graduate Intern Advisor will report to the Director and Assistant Directors. This position is unpaid and is hosted fall to spring of each academic year (September June).

Principal Duties, Responsibilities, and Other Job Related Information: Responsibilities:

·         (65%) Provides advising information throughout the academic year, maintaining contact with assigned caseload of approximately 30 participants through in-person advising appointments, phone, and email.
·         (15%) Provides overall referral assistance and ongoing communication to internal staff and appropriate campus partners to assist in the retention and graduation of SSS participants.
·         (10%) Identifies and researches suitability of community and scholarship resources that apply to program participants.
·         (5%) Participates in the professional development of participants, program events, and program workshops.
·         (5%) Assists in developing inter-departmental relations (ie: Dean of Students; Financial Aid; DePaul Center; Steans Center for Community-based Service Learning).

Position Requirements:

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Bachelor’s degree required. Applicants must be a currently enrolled graduate student at DePaul University. Ability to work independently with appropriate use of supervision is required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office required. Ability to communicate in writing and orally in English required. Openness to learn and attend trainings in Qualtrics and Student BlueStar/Starfish (if not currently fluent).

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Master’s students in Social Work, Education, Counseling, Public Service, School of New Learning, or Psychology preferred. Knowledge of university resources a plus, or ability to actively research resources available to students. Ability to work independently. Demonstrated ability to work with low income populations a plus. Previous mentoring or advising experience helpful. Bilingual abilities in Spanish helpful.

Hour Requirements/Schedule:

Schedule is Monday Friday ranging from 15-25 hours per week dependent on Graduate Program’s requirements. Position location is Levan 110, 2320 N. Kenmore Avenue, Lincoln Park Campus. Interns will not be required to work weekends, evenings or breaks.

Physical Requirements/Other Notes:

Spend extended periods of time sitting. Numerous professional development opportunities are available: FAFSA training, assessment workshops, etc. Also, opportunities to design/facilitate workshops on professional development, career, self-care, financial literacy, and other helpful topics for students are available.
Disclaimer clause:
“The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it. DePaul management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.”

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

DePaul Diversity Series

DePaul Diversity Series—Microaggressions in the Classroom: How Educators can Embrace Students’ Unique Identities
Wednesday April 26th 2017 in LPC Richardson Library, Rosati Room 300, 4:00-5:30 pm *register via Handshake

DePaul Diversity Series—Special Education: How to Meet the Diverse Needs of All Students

Monday May 15th 2017 in LPC Richardson Library, Rosati Room 300, 4:00-5:30 pm *register via Handshake

Youth Guidance's Becoming a Man (BAM) Program is hiring BAM Counselors

Youth Guidance's Becoming a Man (BAM) Program is hiring BAM Counselors (males only) - full-time, school-based positions, implementing the BAM Program in Chicago. Contact me directly for questions or send resume to dfleming@youth-guidance.org. We're hiring for 2017-2018 School Year. Click below to apply!




DSCO Events

Sexual Assault Disclosure Workshop
Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Arts & Letters 412
In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, DSCO is having an educational event. Come learn how to respond to disclosures of sexual assault and abuse from our students and clients. DSCO will also host a panel of counselors in the mental health, school, and college fields discussing examples of disclosures by clients and students. We have the DePaul Sexual and Relationship Violence Prevention Specialist, a counselor from an adult Sexual Violence Support Services clinic, and hopefully a school counselor from the Chicago area to speak to their experiences in their field.


DSCO Day on the Hill
Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
7:00am - 8:00pm
Springfield, Illinois

Learn more about how to be an advocate for your profession with a trip down to Springfield to meet with your legislators and advocate for our clients and students. Any interested students need to e-mail DSCO at DSCO.DePaul@gmail.com to sign up. The last day to sign up is Friday, April 7. DSCO was awarded a grant for this event, so we are covering most of the travel costs for this event. We can only take 14 more students, so please e-mail us today! 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

COE SPRING EDUCATION ISSUES FORUM

COE SPRING EDUCATION ISSUES FORUM:
Advancing Democracy and Justice in Public Education in the Trump/DeVos Era

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
5:30-8:30PM
Lincoln Park Student Center, Room 314

The keynote speaker is Dr. Kevin Kumashiro, former Dean of the University of San Francisco, School of Education; formerly at UIC, where he served as professor and coordinator of Asian-American Studies, Chair of the Department of Educational Policy Studies, and Interim Co-Director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy; Fellow at the National Education Policy Center; and author of many books on education and social justice.

Respondents include:
·         Brandon Johnson, Deputy Political Director, Chicago Teachers Union
·         Cheryl Flores, Director of Youth Services & Community Schools, Brighton Park Neighborhood Council
·         Cassie Creswell, Co-executive Director, Raise Your Hand Action

Join us for a discussion about:
• The DeVos Department of Education's policies so far
• The illusion of "choice" as a strategy for school improvement
• Increasing support for public schools - local organizing initiatives
• Advancing an agenda of democracy, equity and justice

Discussion groups will follow the panel.
Registration is required. Please register here.
3 CPDUs available for teachers.

For more information, please contact Diane Horwitz at dhorwit1@depaul.edu

Monday, March 27, 2017

Purpose Pitch 2017



Purpose Pitch 2017
Calling all designers, programmers, artists, business people, writers, freelancers, creatives, scientists, entrepreneurs, and beyond! The Coleman Entrepreneurship Center will award $25,000 to DePaul startup companies on May 11, 2017, at the first ever Purpose Pitch, held at 1871. DePaul startups will pitch to judges who will consider not just the financial projections of the business, but the purpose driving the business. 
DePaul students from all colleges and all majors are invited to apply! Learn more
Want to participate, but need help developing an idea? The Coleman Center holds weekly workshops with entrepreneurs and professionals. Charles Adler, co-founder of Kickstarter and Lost Arts, will present a workshop on ideation—Bridging Tech, Design, Art & Business—on Thursday, March 30, at 4pm in the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center. Register here and check our calendar for more workshops and upcoming events. 
Want to participate, but don’t have a team or co-founder? Start talking to your friends and peers and networking to build your team. As a DePaul student, you can reserve space in the Coleman Center to work on your business. Email CEC@depaul.edu to request an office, conference room, or co-working space in our suite, DePaul Center
(1 E Jackson Blvd) Suite 7900. 
You do not need to have a legally established business entity, a pitch prepared, or a product/service on the market to apply. For more FAQs, go to http://purposepitch.org.
Applications close April 7.


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Job Posting: Student Assistance Program Coordinator

  • Student Assistance Program CoordinatorJobID: 2133 
  •  

  • Position Type:
      Teachers and School Service Personnel
  • Date Posted:
      3/13/2017
  • Location:
      Grayslake North High School
  • Date Available:
      08/08/2017
  • Closing Date: 
      until filled
  •   

     
    Grayslake Community High School District 127 has an  opening for a Student Assistance Program Coordinator for Grayslake North High school.  District 127 is located in GrayslakeIllinois.  The district serves approximately 2900 students in grades 9-12 in two high schools with more than 300 certified and educational support staff members.  
     
    Responsibilities:
     
    The job of Student Assistance Program Coordinator is done for the purpose(s) of coordinating all aspects of the student assistance program including student intervention, prevention, and staff development; serving as a resource for student, staff and parents on substance abuse education; developing/maintaining relationships with outside referral sources; and acting as a liaison for the community and parents regarding at-risk student behavior and prevention programs.
     
    Qualifications:
     
    • Valid Illinois licensed clinical professional counselor, licensed clinical social worker, or Illinois Professional Educator License with school counseling or school social worker endorsement
    • Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Certification (CADC) preferred
    • Previous experience as a high school Student Assistance Program Director or Coordinator preferred
    • Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communication
    • Demonstrated excellence as an educational leader with strong organizational, problem-solving, and human relations skills
     

    Essential Functions:

     
    Direct Service:
     
    • Act as a resource to students who are concerned about their own drug/alcohol use or that of another student
    • Act as a resource to staff and faculty members who are concerned about a student’s possible drug/alcohol use
    • Act as a supportive resource to parents who are concerned about their own child’s suspected drug/alcohol use or that of another student
     
    • Provide individual and group counseling to students
    • Provide case management services for students in treatment programs
     
    • Work closely with the School Nurse, Athletic Director and the SAP Core Teamto provide appropriate interventions for identified students
    • Coordinate communication with Police Officer Liaison, Dean of Students and the Associate Principal for Student Services with concerns about students
    • Provide appropriate in-school and community resources to students and families when necessary
    • Coordinate with Freshman Transition sponsors to offer prevention programming for students
    • Maintain a positive working relationship with community treatment professionals
       

       
      Programs
     
    • Facilitate weekly SAP Core Team meetings (develop agenda, distribute information to members, take minutes, etc.)
    • Coordinate student programs related to depression/suicide/teen dating violence, etc.
    • Coordinate student prevention programs with Athletic Director, Assistant Athletic Director, and Activities Director
    • Coordinate Snowball, SADD activities, Red Ribbon Week activities, Healthy Relationships Week, First Responder Appreciation Breakfast, and other activities as needed, etc.
    • Speak at Athletic Night, Freshman Parent Night, Parent University, and Athletic Sport Team Meetings, Pre-Prom Information Events
    • Plan student assemblies on related topics and coordinate with building administration
    • Coordinate the Illinois Youth Survey for students
    • Provide information to Board of Education through biannual presentations or as needed
       

       
      Faculty and Staff Training:
    • Provide in-service training to faculty and staff (including coaches)
    • Present information to faculty and staff on mental health issues, substance abuse issues, and the Student Assistance Program
    • Act as an available school representative and resource within the school for students and faculty
    • Work with staff to provide resource assistance and classroom instruction in existing health curriculum
       

       
      Liaison Responsibilities:
    • Act as an available school representative and resource outside of the school
    • Represent the school district in community substance abuse prevention efforts through active participation in community organizations
    • Function as liaison to student groups within the school
    • Participate in monthly SAP roundtable meeting
    • Participate in community activities related to drug prevention
    • Attend and provide resource assistance to student Code of Conduct meetings
    • Coordinate with athletic department to evaluate and improve the Athletic Code
    • Work with school social workers in regard to drug/alcohol referrals and student support groups
    • Acts as a liaison to feeder schools and their prevention programming
     

    Salary and Benefits:
     
    A regionally competitive salary with excellent employment benefits based on the qualifications and employment history of the candidate.