Program Director - Wellness (Grant Funded)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS
Job Type: FullTime

Program Director - Wellness (Grant Funded) - DIS0001110 

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Program Director - Wellness (Grant Funded)

District Office City


Colleges of Chicago (CCC), the largest community college system in Illinois, is made up of seven colleges and five satellite sites, providing more than 70,000 students each year access to a quality, affordable education.

The Multi-Victimization Program is an exciting initiative to take an active role in addressing and combatting the effects of community violence. This grant-funded program provides support to students and community members impacted by crimes that result in complex trauma and mental health symptoms. This program provides education, case management, and other social service support to address victimization. Additionally, the program provides tools and training to extend support beyond the program’s reach. The overall vision is a network of community members who are informed about the impact crime, trauma, and victimization and equipped with tools to support their communities. This program is a one-year grant, renewable up to three years.


Reporting to the District Director – Specialized Student Services, the Program Director – Wellness, leads the multi-victimization program to address trauma and victimization, providing support to students. The position supervises a staff of licensed clinical therapists as well as support staff.

With a background in trauma-informed practice and a passion for community prevention and intervention work, the Program Director – Wellness ensures the program’s core components, including community prevention education and training; individual screening and referral; and individual trauma-informed counseling are successfully implemented to achieve the program’s goals of addressing and combatting the effects of community violence. Performs related duties as required.


  • Leads a multi-victimization team, supervising staff providing professional mental health and counseling services to students, with an emphasis on addressing trauma and victimization due to violence.
  • Contribute to the program design and development.
  • Participates in the interviewing and hiring of staff. Establishes performance standards, provides training on program’s operations and procedures, and provides opportunities for professional development.
  • Works in close collaboration with Clinical Directors - Wellness Centers and college administrators in the development and implementation of the program and the coordination of counseling services at designated college campuses.
  • Builds relationships with community partners to ensure effective program outreach and impact.
  • Works with Continuing Education Department in developing and implementing off-campus community prevention education and training programming, with an emphasis on issues relating to trauma and multiple victimization.
  • Conducts workshops and makes presentations for students, faculty and staff on topics such as violence prevention, coping with trauma, resilience, and general mental and emotional wellness.
  • Provides referrals to appropriate health and social service agencies for additional services as required.
  • Conducts best practices crisis assessment and intervention and arranges emergency psychiatric assessment, as needed.
  • May provide individual, group psychotherapy, and case management support to a diverse population across a broad range of presenting issues, but with a particular focus on trauma.
  • Serves as consultant to college staff and faculty.
  • Maintains records and data on services provided by the Wellness Center and creates reports evaluating the effectiveness of services using Titanium medical records system.
  • Develop and provide interim and final reports as a part of grant requirements and as requested for stakeholders.


Reports To District Director – Specialized Student Services

Direct Supervision Licensed Clinical Therapists; Administrative Support Staff




  • Doctorate degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D) in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, or closely related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Licensed by the State of Illinois as a Clinical Psychologist.
  • Must hold a license as a doctoral-level Psychologist in Illinois.
  • At least two (2) years of experience providing mental health services to college students or populations with trauma.
  • At least two (2) years of supervisory experience in a mental health or nonprofit setting.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience conducting research, work with multi-cultural populations, competency with trauma-informed mental health competency, and a commitment to supporting a culture free of racism.
  • Knowledge and experience in administration of psychological assessment tools including cognitive, achievement, and personality measures.
  • Knowledge of individual and group psychotherapy and counseling theories and practices.
  • Knowledge of case management and coordinated care techniques.
  • Knowledge of community resources and social service agencies.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work with and relate to a culturally diverse student body, faculty and staff.
  • Ability to work effectively with different levels of staff within the organization.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).


Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6 months of hire. 

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. 

Thank you for your interest in City Colleges of Chicago.


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Primary Location
: District Office 
Employee Type: Full Time | Regular 
Union Code: N/A 
Job Posting
: Jan 19, 2021, 3:44:06 PM 

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