Embedded and Clinical Counselors -- Counseling Center

University of Illinois,

Counseling Center, University of Illinois
Last Posted:

Wed, Jul 14th, '21

Deadline:

For full consideration please apply by September 24, 2021; applications will continue to be accepted after that date.

Start Date:

ASAP after close date (negotiable)

Last Updated:

Wed, Sep 8th, '21

 
POSITION DESCRIPTION
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  • Full Time

Counseling Center

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Embedded and Clinical Counselors – Multiple Positions

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The University of Illinois Counseling Center is hiring multiple embedded and clinical counselors. Successful candidates will have solid experience and expertise in serving college student populations. There are openings for clinical counselors who are generalists with a strong demonstrated interest and experience in one or more of the following desired clinical and outreach areas: International; Middle-Eastern and North African (MENA) Diaspora; Native American; LGBTQ+; Crisis/Triage Management; Body Image and Eating Disturbances. The embedded counselor is a generalist who extends our mission by partnering with an academic unit. Positions for embedded counselors will be housed in other academic units, including one position in Housing.

 

The Center is an accredited training site through the American Psychological Association with over 50 staff, which includes clinicians, doctoral interns, academic professional staff, and administrative staff as well as graduate assistants, undergraduate paraprofessionals, and practicum counselors.

 

The University of Illinois is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana in central Illinois. The University of Illinois campus is situated between the three major metropolitan areas of Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis and is considered one of the top comprehensive research public universities in the nation. Our staff works on campus with an academically talented and ethnically diverse student population, including 18 percent international students, 16 percent Asian students, 11 percent Latino/a students, and 6 percent African American students, for a total enrollment of over 52,300 students. The University of Illinois is a traditional residential campus with nearly 20 percent of the students living in campus housing.

 

University of Illinois Counseling Center employees enjoy a high quality of life with excellent compensation; competitive health, dental, retirement, and vision benefits; and education assistance programs. Individuals with diverse backgrounds, experience and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity are encouraged to apply.

 

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

 

Primary Job Functions

The primary function of the clinical counselor position is to serve as a generalist for clinical service provision. The primary functions of the embedded counselor are to serve as a generalist and establish and maintain a presence of Counseling Center services within the academic unit. The embedded counselor will provide clinical services to students as well as provide outreach, prevention and consultation services within the unit. Additionally, the successful candidate for any position will be a well-rounded professional, who works comfortably both individually and as a team member in providing effective outreach and prevention programs. Our Center’s mission places a high value on serving a diverse population of students in a culturally competent manner as we provide a variety of services to assist students with psychological, educational, social, and developmental concerns.


Job duties and responsibilities for this position as a clinical counselor (master’s level) may include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing time-limited counseling services for individuals and couples.
  • Providing outreach and clinical services that address the needs of the general student population as well as the needs of traditionally underserved populations.
  • Managing clinical crises and triage services.
  • Providing group counseling services through a general therapy group or a group that addresses a specific clinical issue or the needs of a particular population of students.
  • Participating in psychological emergency and trauma response.
  • Training/supervising doctoral interns, practicum counselors and undergraduate paraprofessional service providers.
  • Participating in other outreach, training, and consultation team activities.
  • Participating in various Student Affairs activities and committees.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

 

Job duties and responsibilities for this position as a clinical counselor for Psychologist (doctoral level) may include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing time-limited counseling services for individuals and couples.
  • Providing outreach and clinical services that address the needs of the general student population as well as the needs of traditionally underserved populations.
  • Training/supervising doctoral interns, practicum counselors and undergraduate paraprofessional service providers; supervision of APA accredited health psychology interns; clinical supervision of unlicensed staff.
  • Managing clinical crises and triage services.
  • Providing training and leadership in psychological assessment; participating in other outreach, training, and consultation team activities.
  • Providing group counseling services through a general therapy group or a group that addresses a specific clinical issue or the needs of a particular population of students.
  • Participating in psychological emergency and trauma response.
  • Participating in various Student Affairs activities and committees.
  • Contribution to research and assessment area.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Job duties and responsibilities for this position as an embedded counselor may include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide time-limited counseling services for students enrolled in the college.
  • Provide and promote outreach, prevention and consultation services for the college community.
  • Network and liaise with administration, faculty and staff within the college and advocate for students and their needs as appropriate. 
  • Manage clinical crises for students enrolled in the college.
  • Create and implement targeted prevention programming for students.
  • Participate in committees as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Additionally, this position is a security sensitive position.

 

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

The University of Illinois Counseling Center provides mental health counseling and wellbeing education for students. Our center is staffed by a group of diverse professionals who understand the  range of concerns facing students.

 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education

  • For clinicians having a terminal doctoral degree the following is required: doctorate in clinical psychology, clinical/community psychology, counseling psychology, or related field.
  • For clinicians having a terminal master’s level degree the following is required: master’s degree in social work, counseling or psychology.
  • Degree completed by start date is required. For psychologists will consider ABD with completion of an APA accredited internship. 

 

Licensure

  • Licensed in Illinois or license eligible background as a psychologist required for candidates with doctoral degree.
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois or license state-transfer eligible background is required for master’s degree.
  • Licensed for at least 2 years at time of application is required for embedded counselor positions.
  • No other licensure will be considered. 

 

Experience

  • Demonstrated experience functioning at a high level as a generalist in a diverse setting is required for all positions.
  • For psychologists: in depth supervised training in psychological assessment, training & supervision is required.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience

  • Demonstrated interest, expertise, and experience in clinical or outreach work in an area of special emphasis and/or training/supervision is preferred.
  • Previous experience in a college counseling center preferred.

 

Knowledge Requirements

  • Fluency in a second language is a preferred qualification for at least one position.


 
COMPENSATION


Salary is competitive and commensurate with level of education and experience.


APPLICATION MATERIALS


To apply, please create your candidate profile through http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your cover letter, vita, and contact information for three references. For full consideration, please apply by September 24, 2021; applications will continue to be accepted after that date until a list of finalists has been developed. Interviews and inquiries may take place prior to the closing date. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit three current letters of recommendation to:


 


Mary Barker, HR Associate – mdietz@illinois.edu