Staff Therapist I, Counseling Center

University of Illinois - Chicago,

Counseling Center
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Staff Therapist I, Counseling Center

Staff Therapist I, Counseling Center

Hiring Department: Counseling Center

Location: Chicago, IL USA

Requisition ID: 1021118

Posting Close Date: November 24, 2023

About the University of Illinois Chicago

UIC is among the nation's preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university. Recent “Best Colleges” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni, and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.


Position Summary
The Staff Therapist I position in the Counseling Center involve direct service to university students (brief counseling/psychotherapy, group therapy, and outreach programming), consultation/liaison to faculty and staff, and opportunity to participate in training of Counseling Center postdocs, interns, and externs.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conduct psychological and career counseling, including assessment, crisis intervention, and case management services for students' personal, social, vocational, and/or educational concerns consistent with Center policies and procedures.
  • Perform consultation and refer students and their family members, staff, and faculty, as appropriate for mental health, medically-based, or adjunctive services within the university or the community.
  • Utilize and contribute to research/data collection for the improvement of student functioning and Center's training programs and services.
  • Provide educational/developmental outreach programming for students and the university community to improve coping and problem-solving strategies and to contribute to a supportive and enhancing learning environment.
  • Supervise and train unlicensed clinical staff, post-docs, and pre-doctoral trainees with regard to diagnostic interviewing/assessment, evaluations, outreach, and treatment of Counseling Center clients. Opportunities to supervise social work trainees may be possible in the future.
  • Supervise work as assigned to unlicensed clinical staff, post-docs, and pre-doctoral trainees to ensure that service and training objectives are met. Help select and train, develop, and manage said persons to ensure that a qualified staff exists to meet group objectives.
  • Maintain ethical, legal, and organizational standards, and multicultural competency in all training, service, and research activities.
  • Adhere to all UIC and Counseling Center policies and procedures for safety precautions regarding COVID-19.
  • Position requires occasional evening hours and weekend duties; Does not require after-hour on-call responsibilities.
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

  • Qualifications:

    Minimum Qualifications

    Preferred Qualifications

    The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

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