Thursday, July 20, 2017

Now Hiring for Graduate SI Assistant

Before I was the Assistant Director of Supplemental Instruction (SI), I was a graduate student at DePaul studying Counseling-College Student Development and working as the Graduate SI Assistant for about 3 years. This probably already tells you how much I enjoy and appreciate the work I did and continue to do.

The Graduate SI Assistant position is a valuable and rewarding professional development opportunity that enhances your leadership skills while helping students succeed in their educational goals. It is also flexible and works well with your commitments as a student. One of my favorite aspects of this position is the contribution you make to student learning and development and the meaningful connections you create along the way.

We are seeking a graduate student who has previous experience supervising and mentoring. This position is ideal for those pursuing degrees related to education, leadership, and college student development. For more details, log in to Campus Job Board and search "Graduate Supplemental Instruction Assistant". You are welcome to email me with questions.


Sara Hernandez
Assistant Director for Supplemental Instruction | DePaul University |

SI aims to help students successfully complete historically difficult classes through peer-assisted study sessions. When students attend an SI session they can expect to find an informal environment where they help each other review notes, predict questions, discuss readings, and develop organizational strategies with the assistance of an SI Leader.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Graduate Extern position at Roosevelt University

Position Title Extern for Campus Programs, Center for Student Involvement
Category Administrative
Position Number A99624
Posting Number S0000469
Location Chicago
Open Date 05/31/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled? No
Job Type Part-Time
Working Hours
Position Summary

The Extern for Greek Life is a part-time position reporting to the professional staff of the Center for Student Involvement at the Chicago Campus. Special schedule conditions will include evening and weekend hours. The extern will work 17 hours/week; the term of employment will commence August 1, 2017 and conclude May 4, 2018.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

The extern is required to have an earned Bachelor’s degree and be currently enrolled in a Master’s degree program for College Student Personnel Services, Higher Education, Counseling, or related area during the time of employment. Experience in Greek Life and planning campus programs and events is required as well as a proven competence in multicultural identity development and awareness. A qualified candidate will possess the ability to provide student-centered programs and services to a range of student constituencies. The extern must possess exceptional organizational skills, sophisticated interpersonal skills, excellent listening, written and oral communication skills, initiative and a high level of energy.
Years of Experience Required 1
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Certification/Licensure Required

Minimum Qualifications

Demonstrated involvement in a student or volunteer organization

Strong interest in mentoring, developing, and supervising students

Strong ability to work as part of a team and autonomously

Proven competence in multicultural awareness and development.Sophisticated interpersonal skills

Excellent listening, written and oral communication skills

Demonstrated understanding of and effectively working with fraternities and sororities

Demonstrated facilitation or event planning experience

Demonstrated understanding of the educational environment at a diverse, private, urban institution with a high percentage of non-traditional and commuter students

Proficiency in Microsoft Suite

Proficiency in the understanding of Social Media Platforms

Strong interest in Social Media Management and trends
Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience in Higher Education is a plus
Equipment Operated

Office equipment (desktop computer, laptop, office printer/multifunction device and phone
Working Conditions

Normal climate-controlled office environment is provided. Job is largely sedentary, but there is a need to move about the office and buildings frequently. Occasional bending, stooping, lifting, pushing and/or pulling is required (typically less than 10 pounds of weight or pressure). Regular use of desktop computer is required, calling for frequent hand/wrist movement and repetition.
Priority Application Instructions
Departmental Contact Information

Essential Job Functions
Duty and Responsibility

Serve as the campus fraternity/sorority graduate advisor to nine active campus and city-wide chapters

Ensure that all members of Greek letter organizations enjoy a safe and supportive educational experience, while holding members responsible for individual and group behavior via the university Greek Life Relationship Statement

Develop, implement, and advance the Greek Life Risk Management program which includes anti-hazing training, liability training and awareness, alcohol education, Title IX education, oversight of the intake and recruitment processes.

Maintain fraternity/sorority documents, chapter grades, rosters, insurance, and other related documents

Enhance the Greek life experience by providing academically, educationally, and culturally relevant and supportive programming

Create, implement, and manage Greek Life event registration process as well as “Meet the Greeks” event

Assist with the coordination and implementation of New Student Orientation, Student Involvement Fair, and student leadership programs

Manage CSI’s social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Create social media strategies to increase followership and spread awareness of CSI Campus Programming around programs and services offered

Delight our community with prompt, fun, clever, and helpful responses to all their questions

Attend all leadership program creation and/or implementation meetings

Assist with all programs and activities sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement

Collaborate with colleagues in Enrollment and Student Services offices to facilitate the satisfaction and retention of students

Participate in university committees to further the mission of Enrollment and Student Services
Percentage Of Time 100

Posting Specific Questions
* Do you have an earned Bachelors degree?
* Are you currently enrolled in a Master's degree program for College Student Personnel Services, Higher Education, Counseling, or a related area?
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
Cover Letter
Optional Documents

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Association for the Development of the Person-Centered Approach (ADPCA)

We are excited to announce that the annual meeting of the Association for the Development of the Person-Centered Approach (ADPCA) is one month away, meeting at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) from Wednesday July 19ththrough Sunday, July 23rd.  This is a unique opportunity to connect with local, national, and international client-centered / person-centered practitioners and to experience daily person-centered small and large groups as well as attend didactic presentations and discussion groups.  Our first meeting was in 1986 at the University of Chicago’s International House with Carl Rogers in attendance. 

You can find information on our association here:

and can find conference information and register here:

If you are new to large person-centered groups, we recommend that you attend the pre-conference workshop offered by Marge Witty on Wednesday, July 19th from 10 a.m. through 3:15 p.m.  There is no additional charge for this workshop, but registration is required.  Dr. Witty will give an overview of client-centered principles in the morning (10 a.m. – noon), and we will have an open discussion group in the afternoon (1:15-3:15).

Continuing education credits will be offered for psychologists (confirmed) and social workers (pending) and are sponsored by Chicago Counseling Associates.   A total of ten CE may be earned during the conference and four for the pre-conference workshop.

Registration fees are $300 for the full conference ($125 for students) and $100 for one day attendance.  We encourage anyone for whom the registration fee is a barrier to apply for scholarship aid.  Please note that if you wish to stay on campus during the conference, rooms must be reserved by this Thursday, 6/29.

We hope to see you in July!

The Chicago conference committee

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Job Posting

Academic Service Learning Administrative Assistant
General Summary

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Academic Service Learning (ASL), the ASL Administrative Assistant supports the daily operations of the Steans Center’s ASL team by implementing administrative systems, procedures, and policies, and monitoring administrative projects related to the coordination of some 200 Community-based Service Learning (CbSL) courses throughout the calendar year.
Principle Duties, Responsibilities and Other Job Related Information

Administrative, Clerical, & Project Management Responsibilities
  • Creates and revises systems and procedures by analyzing operating practices, recordkeeping systems, forms control, office layout, and personnel requirements; implementing changes. (25%)
  • Organize ASL meeting agendas, materials, and notes with action items. (30%)
  • Manage Community Partner Collaboration Agreement communications and processes. (20%)
  • Organize meetings/appointments and logistics such as space reservations, catering, and contracts. (10%)
·         Maintain supply inventory by checking stock, anticipating needs, placing orders, and verifying receipt. (5%)
·         Provide general support to Steans Center Lower Level visitors and answer/direct phone calls. (5%)
  • Other duties as needed or assigned—(5%)

Position Requirements (Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities required)

·         Knowledge of office management systems and procedures.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher).
  • Familiarity with Chicago communities and social issues therein.


·         Verbal/written interpersonal and organizational communication.
·         Attention to detail and problem-solving.
·         Time-management (i.e. ability to multi-task and prioritize).
  • Organized self-starter.
·         Demonstrate initiative and strong work ethic.
  • Openness to working with diverse populations.
Position Qualifications (Minimum level of education and/or experience needed to be successful in the position)
  • Capable of handling high level administrative project management tasks.
  • Experience in community service, service learning, and/or non-profits.

Hour requirements/schedule:

Schedule to be determined with supervisor on a quarterly basis; however, applicant must be available on Wednesdays between 11:00am-4:00pm.
Position is for 20 to 25 hours per week throughout the calendar year.
How to Apply:

Candidates should apply via the Office of Student Employment job board and questions should be directed to Jennifer Aron (

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Holy Trinity High School is looking for a Director of Counseling

Holy Trinity High School is looking for a Director of Counseling to cover both college admissions and all other areas of guidance. 

Marianne Lynch   | Principal
Holy Trinity High School
P (773) 278-4212 x3022 | F (773) 278-0144 |
1443 W. Division Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60642 |

Thursday, June 1, 2017


$55 / hour

OPPORTUNITY for a SPANISH-SPEAKING mental health professional to provide contractual counseling services to child sex abuse victims and non-offending caregivers. LCPC or LCSW required (or working toward licensure). Two years of professional experience in services for abused children preferred. For more information:

Friday, May 19, 2017

**Summer Job Opportunities fighting for LGBTQ equality**

**Summer Job Opportunities fighting for
LGBTQ equality**

In 28 states, people still risk being fired or losing their homes just
for being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or trans. If you believe, as I do,
that all LGBTQ Americans deserve a fair chance to earn a living and provide for their families, you may be a good fit for a full-time position with our organization this summer. I represent the Fund for Equality, and we will be holding information sessions about our open positions, as well as holding interviews with qualified candidates. We’re looking for smart, hard-working students who work well in a team and are eager to make real change this summer.

The Fund for Equality partners with leading nonprofit groups from around the country, providing the kind of people power it takes to build organizations for the long-term, win hard-fought campaigns, and make real change on some of the most important issues of our day. And we’re hiring!
Specifically, we're hiring campaign staff and leaders to be a part of our grassroots campaign offices across the country this summer -- working on behalf of the Human Rights Campaign. We’re currently working to build support to pass the Equality Act, which would prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ people in key areas like employment, housing, and education, providing full federal equality under the law.Change takes people power. The Fund’s job is to build that power for great groups working on important issues.
We all want to make a difference. But wanting change, or hoping for it, or even passionately arguing for it isn’t enough. That’s where you come in. The president or the governor usually gets the headline when change does happen. But the real story takes place behind the scenes, with hundreds or thousands or even millions of people making their voices heard through petitions, emails, small donations, and meetings.That’s people power, and that's what you deliver with the Fund. You are a part of a  team that recruits supporters, raises money and mobilizes thousands of people to take action -- for equality, for our democracy, and more.
We are looking for motivated students who want to lead the way in
working for the change our country needs.If you are interested in applying, visit our website at to fill out an application, or contact me directly at 312-559-4700 or

Thursday, May 11, 2017

DePaul University Scholarship Opportunity

DePaul University Scholarship Opportunity
Sandwich Window Operations Manager at St. Vincent de Paul Parish

The St. Vincent de Paul Parish Sandwich Window Operations Manager Scholarship is open to those how have been accepted for enrollment in graduate studies (excluding law school or PhD programs) at DePaul University.  Those who have started graduate studies at DePaul are also eligible to apply.  The scholarship covers full tuition for 2 courses each quarter.  Scholarship recipients must maintain a cumulative and quarterly GPA of 3.0.

The Sandwich Window Operations Manager is responsible for managing the kitchen three days a week, coordinating volunteers, serving on the Outreach Commission, maintaining inventory, coordinating food pick-ups and special meals with Chartwells (DePaul’s dining services provider), and other duties as assigned.  Applicant will need a valid driver’s license as church van will be used for supply pick-up.  Some heavy lifting of supplies is required and a proficient level of Spanish is helpful for communicating with many clients.

Qualified candidates please email a cover letter and resume to Katie Sullivan ( by Monday, May 15th.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Job Posting: Little Friends

Little Friends in Naperville is seeking full time and substitute paraprofessionals (parapros) and substitute teachers. These positions are open to program graduates, as well as to undergraduate juniors and seniors. Student applicants will need to show their transcripts to the DuPage County Regional Office of Education (ROE) in Wheaton (, in order to secure an Educator License with Stipulations endorsed as a Paraprofessional Educator.

Substitute Parapros can work a very flexible schedule of days, as long as they commit to a full day.  Hours are 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.  The pay is $10/hour.  Eligible parapros are also welcome to work in the Little Friends summer program, which runs from June 12 through July 20.  Summer staff who work full time earn $11.46/hour. For more information about these positions, contact Jenni Hulsey, HR Coordinator at or 630-281-1823. To learn more about other job opportunities at Little Friends, go to their “Join Our Team” page at

Located in Naperville, Little Friends offers multiple school and community programs for children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. They are an equal opportunity employer committed to service excellence, They offer competitive wages, extensive paid training, and an excellent benefits package to qualifying full-time employees…including vacation, paid sick leave, medical/dental/life insurance, retirement savings, and more. To learn more about Little Friends, go to their website at

Thank you,

Camille Smith
Camille Smith
Vice President of School Programs
Little Friends, Inc.

Little Friends
(630) 355-6533

DePaul University Counseling Poster Conference 2017

Job Posting: Steans Center

Thursday, May 4, 2017


DEPAUL PROUD! Join the CSL faculty in congratulating two of our graduate students, Jan Gaetjens, who received the ISCA Graduate Student of the Year Award and Alex Lloyd, who received an Honorable Mention at the ISCA annual conference on April 21st. We are beaming with pride and know they will make tremendous contributions to our esteemed profession. 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Job Posting

Eating Disorder Specialist

  • Conducts group therapy in eating disorders, self-image, family systems, relationships.
  • Provides individual counseling as needed to meet the resident’s treatment goals.
  • Maintains timely, accurate and thorough clinical records and documentation.
  • Provides ED assessments if needed.
  • Provides and monitors eating disorder support plans to assist in residents progress and safety.
  • Establishes therapeutic relationshipswith residents thatsupport the treatment         plan.
  • Provides education to resident’s support system through Family and Friends Meal Support Training.
  • Provides training and role models to staff meal support expectation and support.
  • Provides meal support to the residents during the meal and snack times including exposure therapy sessions.
  • Collaborates with treatment team (dietitians, primary therapists and others) to help residents in interventions regarding ED denial, etc.).
  • Builds relationships with OA and other 12 step community.
  • Participates in mental health awareness weeks in planning and attendance.
  • Participates in curriculum development.
  • Attends required supervision with the program coordinator.
  • Monitors and records residents’ progress with respect to individualized treatment goals.
  • Recognizes the precursors of a potential crisis and unsafe resident behavior, and intervenes to de-escalate residents, utilizing the least restrictive yet therapeutic means of intervention. Implements restraint as a last resort to prevent harm to resident or others.
  • Completes all required documentation according to policies and procedures.
  • Facilitates active resident and family participation in the treatment process.
  • Reviews resident and staff satisfaction surveys, customer complaints and the results of monitoring standards. Initiates corrective action as indicated and monitors identified quality improvement.
  • Completes all responsibilities as assigned by supervisory personnel.
  • Attends and participates in regularly scheduled staff meetings.
  • May transport residents to appointments, activities and outings.
  • Participates in Quality Improvement activities.
  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Human Services with licensure required
  • CEDS preferred and/or eating disorder experience preferred
  • Experience providing mental health and/or substance abuse treatment services
  • Demonstrated skill in Eating Disorders, 12-Step and Family Systems Recovery Models with Adolescent and Young Adult Women clients.
  • Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; behavioral therapy methods; the assessment and treatment of behavioral disorders; and familiarity with the principles of 12-step recovery
  • Demonstrates knowledge of eating disorders, chemical dependency and other DSM-IV-TR Diagnoses and demonstrates competency in providing and implementing resident care.
  • Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics
  • Basic Knowledge of licensing and accreditation standards (JCAHO, Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities Code, DCFS)
  • Skilled in communicating ideas and instructions, verbally and in writing, clearly and concisely
  • Demonstrates knowledge of residential policies and procedures
  • Attends in-service education to develop knowledge and skills in addictions, eating disorders and co-occurring disorders
  • Completes all orientation and cross training modules
  • Completes initial and annual competency requirements
  • Required to sit, stand, bend, stoop, walk, climb stairs and drive possibly for extended periods.
  • Must possess the ability to provide physical restraint to the residents.
  • Must have visual, hearing and learning capabilities necessary to perform the essential functions described above.
  • Work is performed on AM, PM and weekends with consultation to overnight shifts and weekends.
  • Work is performed in the residential setting and activities or facilities in the community.
  • Duties involve contact with residents that may be threatening, aggressive, suicidal, and/or under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
  • Requires flexibility in scheduling and travel including occasional overnight travel

YG Job Alert- WOW Counselor

Monday, May 1, 2017

DePaul Community-based Research Faculty Fellowship

 DePaul Community-based Research Faculty Fellowship


Deadline: May 8, 2017

The Steans Center seeks community-based research (CBR) proposals for the 2017-18 academic year. The community-based research project must satisfy the following criteria:

(a) involve the community (i.e., driven by the interests of a community/community organization),
(b) benefit the community (i.e., improve the quality of life for residents of a Chicago community),
(c) draw on the faculty member’s expertise, and
(d) advance the faculty member’s scholarship. 

The Center will fund up to three Community-based Research Faculty Fellows for 2017-18. Each Fellow will receive a $4,000 stipend (in two installments) and a funded research assistant for three academic quarters at a 25% appointment.  Additional funds will be provided for each Fellow and research assistant to present their research at an academic conference of their choice.   

A fellowship can be proposed by any DePaul University faculty member – tenured, tenure-track, or part-time/full-time contract faculty with ongoing teaching responsibilities. Adjunct instructors are not eligible.  Fellowship applications are encouraged from any discipline or academic profession.

NEW THIS YEAR: Past fellowship recipients may apply for a senior fellowship. Dates and criteria for the senior fellowship will be the same as for first-time applicants.

                        Evaluation Criteria

                        Proposal submissions will be judged based on the following criteria:

1.    Significance of the proposed research question(s)/pursuit;
2.    Strength of the partnership with a community-based organization;
3.    Level of involvement by the community partner (at a minimum, the research question(s) is defined in partnership with the Chicago partner; relevant community participation in other stages of the research process is strongly encouraged);
4.    The integration of some aspect of the research project (e.g., survey development, data collection, data analysis, etc.) into an undergraduate or graduate course taught by the Faculty Fellow during the 2017-18 academic year; and
5.    Potential for deriving scholarly products from the proposed project.

Additional Expectations

1.    A research report or working paper will be submitted to the community-based organization partner and the Steans Center for Community-based Service Learning;
2.    A paper proposal based on the research will be submitted to an academic conference of the Fellow’s choosing (the Steans Center will fund reasonable expenses for conference attendance for both the Fellow and the student research assistant) within a year of completion of the project. The Fellow is strongly encouraged to include the student research assistant as co-presenter.
3.    The Fellow will submit an article based on the research project to a peer-reviewed journal of their choice within one year of completing the project.  The Fellow is strongly encouraged to include the student research assistant as co-author on the article.
4.    The Fellow and/or her/his research assistant will make a presentation based on the research at a forum at the Fellow’s academic department as well as at a university-wide seminar organized by the Steans Center for faculty across the University.
5.    The research assistant must be a DePaul student from the faculty member’s department, school, or college.
6.    DePaul’s IRB must approve the research project.

                        Application Process

Submit proposals in MS Word format as an email attachment to Jeffrey Howard, Director of Faculty Development, Steans Center for Community-based Service Learning at:  A faculty review committee comprised of faculty experienced with community-based research methods will make recommendations and the Steans Center leadership will make the final decision. 


February 23, 2017      Disseminate CBR Call for Proposals  

April 25, 2016             Submit proposal draft to Jeffrey Howard for feedback (optional but suggested)

May 8, 2017                Final proposal due to Jeffrey Howard

June 8, 2017               Decisions announced

Aug/Sept 2017            Deadline to begin the project

September 2017          Send first installment of $2,000 to Fellows

January 31, 2018       Interim/Midterm report due to Jeffrey Howard

Academic Year17-18   Integration of some aspect of the research into a course taught by the Fellow

July 2018                    Complete the CBR project

July 31, 2018              Final Report (including the project description, outcomes, and specific plans for
submitting a conference proposal as well as an article submission in the next year) due to the community partner and Jeffrey Howard

August 2018                Send second installment of $2,000 to Fellows

Academic Year18-19   Conference presentation
                                                            Article submission to peer-reviewed journal

Spring 2019                Presentation about project at the Fellow’s Departmental Gathering and at a University-wide seminar hosted by the Steans Center

Proposal Structure

Project description should not exceed 7 double-spaced pages and include the following:

·         project abstract (3-5 sentences);

·         project rationale/statement of need;

·         research aims/goals;

·         research question(s) to be addressed in the cbr project;

·         theoretical foundations;

·         methods;

·         how the project articulates with the goals and objectives of the community-based organization partner;

·         brief description of the DePaul course that will involve students in some aspect of the community-based research project during academic year 2016-17 and how students will be involved;

·         timeline;

·         plans for submission of the research proposal to the University’s IRB; and

·         a short bibliography relevant to the research

As separate documents, submit the following as Word documents when submitting the proposal:

·         a job description for the research assistant (undergraduate or graduate)

·         a letter of support from the partnering community-based organization on their letterhead

·         the faculty member’s c.v.

For questions, please contact Jeffrey Howard at: