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Academic Advisor

Company: Sandstone Care
Location: Tinley Park
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title: Academic & Vocational Advisor

Location: Tinley Park, Illinois - In Person/Onsite

Schedule: Part Time

Job Type: Part Time

About the Role:

Do you want to help young people overcome their substance use and mental health challenges and achieve their academic and career goals? If so, you might be the perfect fit for the academic/vocational advisor role at Sandstone.

At Sandstone, we understand that our clients need more than just therapy. They also need practical skills and guidance to succeed in the real world. That's why we offer a comprehensive program that includes academic and vocational support for our clients aged 13-30.

As an academic/vocational advisor, you will:

  • Help our clients with their schoolwork, such as math, English, essays, and exams.
  • Assist our clients with their career development, such as college or job applications, resumes, interviews, and presentations.
  • Collaborate with our clinical team to ensure that our clients are making progress in both their personal and professional lives. By joining Sandstone, you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of young people who are struggling with substance use and mental health issues. You will also be part of a supportive and passionate team that values your expertise and experience.

    The Opportunity:

    At Sandstone Care, we believe in empowering our team members to thrive. As a academic & vocational advisor at Sandstone Care, you will have opportunities to:
    • Contribute to a high-performing culture, focused on partnering with clients as we inspire and empower change
    • Assist Program Manager in the design, implementation, and management of the academic & vocational program, running sessions in a group and individual format, employing goal-oriented tasks for clients with substance abuse and clients struggling with a dual diagnosis (if applicable)
    • Adhere to all aspects of the clinical program's policies and procedures to ensure quality performance and assist the Program Manager in any quality improvements that may be necessary
    • Provide academic & vocational services, including delivery of assessments (when appropriate), building goals and measurable objectives, and coordinate academic, vocational and recreational services with families as well as ensure timely documentation of services
    • Participate in weekly clinical team meetings discussing treatment formulation, progress, regress and/or failure; contribute to discharge planning, discharge summaries, follow-up care and liaison communication
    • Assists and encourages clients in the completion of homework assignments Ready to shape lives, grow together, and be a part of a brighter future? Your next chapter starts here.

      Who You Are

      Must Have Qualifications
      • Required
        • At least 1 year of teaching / tutoring experience or academic/career coach/academic advisor/vocational advisor experience (teaching license a plus, but not required!)
        • Understanding of Social emotional learning
        • Understanding of MH care presentations / field
        • Preferred
          • Strong experience with Math and English Experience with special education, learning differences, familiarity with 504s/IEPs
          • College level experience Who We Are:

            Welcome to Sandstone Care: Where Your Impact Matters

            At Sandstone Care, we're not just a mental health treatment provider - we're a vibrant community dedicated to transforming lives and unlocking potential. Join us in a dynamic journey of compassion, growth, and support as we pave the way for progress.

            We Are More Than a Team - We're a Community: Step into a world where making a difference isn't just a job; it's a shared passion that unites us. We're a fast paced and thriving organization that embraces innovation with a startup spirit. Learning from experiences, daring to explore new avenues, and adapting to evolving needs are what we thrive on. We are striving for Progress not Perfection - this is a lot easier said than done and requires us to look introspectively, reflect, and learn from our experiences.

            Our Mission, Your Drive: Our purpose goes beyond words - it's about inspiring and empowering change, both for ourselves and those we serve. Anchored in our core values, we make a real impact:
            • Ridiculously Service Oriented: Our commitment goes above and beyond, ensuring our clients receive unparalleled care.
            • Integrity: Honesty, transparency, and accountability define how we operate.
            • Partnership: We collaborate closely with clients, families, staff, and community partners, working together to achieve shared aspirations.
            • Courage: Challenges are met with resilience, mettle, and an unwavering spirit.
            • Passion: Our deep-rooted desire to make a difference propels us forward in everything we do.
            • Accessibility: We make our services available and affordable, striving to help everyone who needs our support. Join Our Journey: If you're ready to be part of a team that's rewriting what it means to provide exceptional care, come make your mark at Sandstone Care. Your journey of growth, compassion, and impact starts here.

              Qualities of People Who Align with the Culture at Sandstone Care

              These are the qualities we look for:
              • Courageous Self-Reflection: We value individuals who have the courage and willingness to engage in introspection and personal growth. Working at Sandstone can be challenging but immensely rewarding. Our team members describe it as the hardest yet most fulfilling job they've had.
              • Transparency and Integrity: We prioritize transparency and integrity. You'll need to become comfortable with our open and transparent culture, owning your mistakes, and being open to feedback.
              • Collaborative Partnership: Sandstone Care thrives on partnership. You'll be part of a team, and your ability to ask for help and support your colleagues will be crucial.
              • Humility and Diplomacy: Humility and diplomacy are essential qualities. You should be humble and diplomatic, capable of giving and receiving feedback gracefully as we all navigate our learning journeys.
              • Passion for Growth: We are passionate about what we do and believe in continuous growth and prosperity through trial and error. A love for challenges and a growth mindset are essential.
              • Service-Oriented Mindset: Our top core value is being Ridiculously Service Oriented. You'll need to prioritize and focus on delivering the highest impact for our clients. If you can embrace these qualities and face challenges as opportunities for growth, you'll thrive in our environment.

                Support for You Personally and Professionally

                At Sandstone Care, we deeply value our employees and believe that exceptional care begins with you. That's why we provide a comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance both your personal and professional journey. Here are some of the benefits you'll enjoy:
                • Robust Employee Assistance Program: Access counseling, legal consultations, financial planning, and wellness coaching to support your overall well-being and peace of mind.
                • Collaborative and Supportive Community: Join a tight-knit and supportive community of therapists and team members who foster a positive work environment and provide a network of encouragement and collaboration.
                • Small Caseloads: We prioritize individualized support for clients, enabling you to provide focused and effective care.
                • Compensation: $24/Hourly
                  At Sandstone Care, we not only invest in our clients' well-being but also in yours. Join us, and let's grow and succeed together in a supportive and enriching environment.

                  Employee Experience

                  When you join Sandstone Care, you're not just taking a job; you're embarking on a fulfilling and transformative journey. We recognize that our employees are the heart of our organization, and we are dedicated to making your time with us truly exceptional. Here's a glimpse into what life in this role can look like for you:

                  Celebrating Your Wins: Your presence matters, and we celebrate your achievements, big and small. Your unique contributions are not only valued but also celebrated as part of our vibrant community.

                  Coaching for Your Growth: Your success is our priority, and that's why we provide regular feedback and coaching. We believe in continuous improvement, and your development is key to your thriving career.

                  Fueling Innovation: Your fresh perspectives and innovative ideas are not only welcome; they're encouraged. We embrace pushing boundaries and exploring new approaches, and your creativity is integral to this journey.

                  A Culture of Learning: Learning is a lifelong adventure, and we're here to support you every step of the way. Through ongoing training opportunities and mentorship programs, we empower you to expand your horizons and hone your skills.

                  Balancing Life and Work: We understand the significance of a healthy work-life balance. Your well-being is a top priority, and we foster an environment where you can excel in your career while nurturing your personal life.

                  Creating Lasting Memories: Work is more than tasks; it's about enjoying the journey. We organize social events and activities that bring our team together, forging lasting bonds and unforgettable memories.

                  At Sandstone Care, your employee experience is a holistic one. It encompasses your growth, well-being, and sense of belonging. We're not just colleagues; we're a close-knit community, and we can't wait to welcome you into our thriving family. Your journey begins here.

                  Apply Today

                  Don't miss out on this opportunity!

                  Be a part of our mission to bring transformation and hope to the lives of our clients and staff. If you're ready to take the next step in your career apply online today. Your journey towards professional growth and making a real impact starts now!

                  What to Expect: Our Interview Process

                  Here's an overview of what comes next:
                • Application Review: We'll promptly review your application within three business days.
                • Discovery Call: Expect a 30-minute discovery call with one of our recruiters.
                • Interview with Hiring Manager: You'll have a 1-hour interview with the hiring manager.
                • Offer: If all goes well, you'll receive an offer.
                  Expected Interview Timeline: The entire process typically takes 1-2 weeks.

                  We look forward to getting to know you better during this process!

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