Staff Therapist II - Training Administration

University of Illinois - Chicago,

UIC Counseling Center
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Staff Therapist II - Training
Counseling Center

The University of Illinois at Chicago Counseling Center (UICCC) is recruiting qualified applicants to join our dynamic, diverse, and social-justice oriented staff for a full-time, 12-month position as a Staff Therapist II - Training Administration.

The Counseling Center has been serving the University of Illinois at Chicago for more than 35 years, is part of the Division of Student Affairs, and is fully accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc. UICCC is the main provider of mental health services on campus and provides comprehensive psychological services to eligible students including assessment, individual and group therapy, psychiatry, crisis services, consultation, referral, outreach, and mind-body programming. Strongly dedicated to training, we offer an advanced doctoral therapy externship, postdoctoral fellowship, and a doctoral internship in health service psychology which was recently reaccredited by the American Psychological Association until 2032.

UICCC staff includes licensed psychologists, licensed therapists, crisis counselors, a board- certified psychiatrist, and a case manager. We are deeply committed to the diverse community that we serve and to developing professionals in that service. We are committed to cultivating cultural humility in our work, addressing structural racism, and creating an inclusive environment. We are seeking qualified individuals with experience working within diverse populations, experience providing services/supervision in a language other than English, and/or individuals who can otherwise add to the rich diversity of our clinical staff.

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 (HIS). 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.

Position Description:

In conjunction and with the support of the Associate Director for Training, the Staff Therapist II-Training Administration (STII-TA) will assist in the oversight and coordination of all training programs within the UIC Counseling Center. This position will provide direct oversight of the advanced doctoral externship and postdoctoral fellowship programs and assist in the management of the internship program, as well as assist in any expansion of training programs, including social work, psychiatry and other mental health disciplines. In addition to these administrative functions, the position involves direct service to university students (brief counseling/psychotherapy, group therapy, and outreach programming), consultation/liaison to faculty/staff/students, and supervision of externs, interns, and postdocs.

Key Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Develop and implement recruitment activities, selection, and staff involvement for externship and postdoctoral programs in coordination with Associate Director for Training.

  • Develop and implement orientation, schedules, trainee evaluation processes and forms, seminars, and policies and procedures in coordination with Associate Director for Training.

  • Conduct trainee evaluations and provide feedback to their respective academic programs.

  • Collect and assess training data and prepare evaluation reports.

  • Assist in the management of the internship program.

  • Participate in the assignment, assessment, oversight and mentoring of supervisors and other training staff.

  • Supervise work as assigned to unlicensed clinical staff, post docs, and pre-doctoral trainees to ensure that service delivery and training objectives are met.

  • Maintain ethical, legal, organizational standards, and build competency in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in all training, service, and research activities within the Counseling Center, Division of Student Affairs, and the UIC community.

  • Assist in creating training policies and procedures that are inclusive of UIC's highly diverse student population, reflecting the mission and vision of the Counseling Center.

  • Conduct psychological counseling, including assessment, crisis intervention, and case management services for students' personal, social, vocational and/or educational concerns consistent with Center policies and procedures.

  • Provide 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 evaluation of Center's training programs and services.

  • Provide educational/developmental outreach programming for students and 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 assessment, evaluations, outreach and treatment of Counseling Center clients.

  • Position requires occasional evening hours and weekend duties; NO after-hours on-call responsibilities.

  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • A doctorate in counseling psychology, clinical psychology or a related field is required.
  • Licensed to practice psychology as a Clinical Psychologist in the State of Illinois or licensed to practice psychology as a Clinical Psychologist in another state with reciprocity to Illinois (will be required to have IL license within six months of hire).
  • A minimum of one year of clinical experience post-licensure.
  • A minimum of one year of previous administrative experience.
  • Experience in the provision of direct clinical supervision of doctoral level graduate students for at least two years.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to work as part of a highly cohesive and interdisciplinary team.
  • Experience with and commitment to working with clients from diverse backgrounds.

    Preferred/Desired Qualifications:

  • At least two years of clinical experience post-licensure.
  • At least one year of previous training administrative experience.
  • Experience in the provision of direct clinical supervision of doctoral level graduate students for at least three years.
  • Training and experience providing psychological services to graduate, professional, and undergraduate students which includes providing services to persons of color, international students, non-traditional students, veterans, students with disabilities and LGBTQA+ students desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience and facility with an electronic records management system, databases, and other technology to aid in the provision of clinical services and administration.

    Salary Range/Benefits:

    The annualized salary range is $95,000 - 99,000.UIC provides a generous benefits package, including 24 days of earned vacation leave, up to 13 days of non-cumulative sick leave and 12 days of cumulative sick leave and University holidays including 2 floating holidays. Health, dental and vision insurance is provided for staff and their eligible dependents, as well as life insurance, flexible spending accounts, and a choice of retirement plans.More information is available at:

    Required Application Materials:

    Submit your application via the University online application system, through the following link: For full consideration, submit an online application that includes an uploaded cover letter and resume/CV as well as the names and contact information of three professional references by May 14, 2024.

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