Multicultural Therapist (Staff Counselor/Staff Psychologist)

Illinois State University,

Student Counseling Services
Last Posted:

Tue, Mar 16th, '21


For full consideration, apply by April 1, 2021. Position open until filled.

Start Date:

Preferred start date of 8/1/2021

Last Updated:

Tue, Mar 16th, '21

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  • Full Time

Student Counseling Services is recruiting for a new position focusing on the needs of underrepresented student populations.  This position reports to Student Counseling Services and will spend significant time providing clinical services, outreach and liaison work through the Multicultural Center on campus.  This staff person will have a dedicated office in Student Counseling Services and shared office space in the newly constructed Multicultural Center.  



Student Counseling Services (SCS) is one of eleven departments within the Division of Student Affairs at Illinois State University and enjoys strong administrative support from division administration and from the university at large. SCS is the primary designated counseling service for students and functions as a comprehensive counseling center for a campus population of just over 20,000 students. The center prides itself on proactive efforts to create a caring community across the campus as a whole and has a longstanding reputation for innovation and excellence in the full range of counseling center functions, including clinical service delivery, prevention, outreach and training. Many former staff and trainees of the center have become counseling center directors, training directors, researchers, and leading experts in the field of college student mental health.

Notable features of this IACS accredited center include a vibrant and growing group therapy program, highly creative outreach and consultation efforts, and one of the first APA accredited internship training programs in a counseling center setting. In addition to the director, the staff includes 20 full and part time psychologists, social workers, counselors and marriage and family therapists. Trainees include four psychology doctoral interns and 2-4 psychology externs each year. There are also three staff assistants and 3-5 graduate assistants who enhance our efforts in research and outreach programming. For more information about our center, please visit our website:

 Founded in 1857, Illinois State is a coeducational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study and strongly values individualized attention and a small college experience with large university opportunities. Its 34 academic departments in 6 colleges offer 63 undergraduate programs in more than 160 fields of study. The Graduate School coordinates 38 masters, 2 specialist, and 7 doctoral programs. Illinois State University is committed to fostering a small college atmosphere with large university opportunities and promoting the highest academic standards in teaching, scholarship and community service. ISU also provides a variety of employee affinity groups to enhance the professional development and personal work/life balance for African American, Latino/a, Asian and Asian American, international women and LGBTQ+ faculty and staff. Illinois State University is located in the growing twin-cities of Bloomington-Normal, with a population of approximately 130,000, and conveniently located approximately two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis. The community offers a wide range of cultural, family and recreational opportunities, four local colleges/universities, a high quality of life, excellent employment opportunities for family members, and easy access to the urban amenities of nearby cities. The community is home to GROWMARK, Illinois Farm Bureau, State Farm Insurance International Headquarters, Illinois Wesleyan University, Lincoln College, and Heartland Community College. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems and educational attainment, parks and recreation, health care, job growth, economic opportunity, and low crime. Forbes magazine, in a review of the best places for business, ranked Bloomington-Normal the 15th best place for business out of 168 small metros listed. Bloomington was also recently placed on CNNMoney's list of the 100 Best Places to Live. Expansion Management Magazine rated Bloomington-Normal as one of two metro areas with a five-star quality of life, giving the community high rankings in such areas as standard of living, quality of schools, traffic and commute. Please visit the Bloomington-Normal Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website at for more information.

  1. Master’s Degree or Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy or a closely related field.   
  2. Eligibility for licensure in Illinois within 12 months of hire date as an LCP, LCSW, LMFT, or LCPC.
  3. Demonstrated commitment to one’s own ongoing development of social justice and anti-racist values and actions in mental healthcare.
  4. Experience and skill in helping clients work on issues related to racial trauma or trauma based in other aspects of minoritized identity
  • College/university counseling center experience
  • Licensed as a mental health provider
  • 2-4 years of experience in college student mental health
  • Specific experience and skill providing therapy to one or more of the following underrepresented student groups:
    • Black/African American community
    • TGNC/LGBQIAP+ (transgender, gender nonconforming, lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, intersex, asexual, pansexual) community
    • Latino/a/x community
    • Asian Pacific American community
  • Experience working collaboratively with colleagues, campus departments, and student groups
  • Demonstrated commitment to actively engage in practice with the multicultural center’s diverse student populations
  • Development, implementation, and assessment of programs for minoritized and/marginalized groups
  • Demonstrated commitment to antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion

Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Illinois State University offers a full suite of excellent benefits in addition to salary.  


Applicants must submit a resume/C.V., cover letter, reference list with at least three references and their contact information, and unofficial transcripts.  All application materials must be submitted online.  Cover letter should address candidate's potential contributions to agency values of Inclusion and Social Justice as well as specific experiences an skills in serving underrepresented students.