Embedded Clinical Counselor Diversity

University of Illinois,

Counseling Center - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 
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Last Posted:

Fri, Jun 28th, '24

Deadline:

Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (Central Time) on July 11, 2024

Start Date:

August 2024

Last Updated:

Fri, Jun 28th, '24

 
POSITION DESCRIPTION
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  • Full Time

Counseling Center

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Clinical Counselor - Embedded Counselor

The University of Illinois Counseling Center is hiring multiple embedded counselors. These positions will be located in academic and student affairs units such as the Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Media, and University Housing. Successful candidates will have solid experience and expertise in serving college student populations.

The Center is an accredited training site through the American Psychological Association with over 50 full-time staff, which includes clinicians, doctoral interns, social work interns, academic professional staff, and administrative staff. The staff is also made up of graduate assistants, undergraduate paraprofessionals, and practicum counselors.

The University of Illinois is a land grant institution 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 international students totaling 22.2 percent of the total student population, 18.8 percent for Asian American students, 11 percent for Latinx/e students, 5.0 percent for African American students, and 3.2 percent for multiracial students, with a total enrollment of over 56,000 students.

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.

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

Embedded counselors are Counseling Center staff who provide services as well as identify and advocate for the many ways the Counseling Center can help students in that specific department. The primary functions of an embedded counselor are to provide clinical counseling to students, provide consultation to students and faculty/staff, and provide outreach prevention programming within the embedded unit. Additionally, the successful candidate for any position will be a well-rounded professional, who works comfortably both individually and as part of an interdisciplinary team 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 an embedded counselor may include, but are not limited to:

• Provide time-limited counseling services for students enrolled in the embedded unit

• Provide outreach and prevention programming for the embedded unit and community.

• Provide consultation services to students, faculty and staff.

• Network and partner with administration, faculty and staff within the college and advocate for students and their needs as appropriate.

• Create and implement targeted prevention programming for students.

• Provide 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.

• Manage clinical crises for students enrolled in the college.

• Participate in psychological emergency and trauma response.

• Participate in various Student Affairs activities and committees.

• Other duties as assigned.

Starting Date

As soon as possible after closing date.

Appointment Terms

12-month term with 24-vacation days; full-time regular position.


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, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing accessibility@illinois.edu.

ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

The Counseling 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 international students totaling 22.5 percent of the total student population, 17.8 percent for Asian American students, 10.8 percent for Latinx/e students, 5.2 percent for African-American students, and 2.9 percent for multiracial students, with a total enrollment of over 56,000 students. The University of Illinois is a land-grant university with 54.4 percent of the students coming from the Illinois.

 

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.

 

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.


 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education

• For clinicians having a terminal master’s level degree the following is required: master’s degree in social work, counseling or psychology.

• For clinicians having a terminal doctoral degree the following is required: doctorate in clinical psychology, clinical/community psychology, counseling psychology, or related field.

• Degree completed by start date is required.

Licensure

• Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois or license state-transfer eligible background is required for master’s degree.

• Licensed in Illinois or license state-transfer as psychologist required for candidates with doctoral 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.

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, especially Mandarin or Spanish, is a preferred qualification.

Preferred Skills/Experiences

• Interest and experience in one or more of the following desired clinical and outreach areas: Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), triage/crisis intervention, or gender non-conforming/non-binary student groups.

• Licensed and seasoned clinicians, individuals with diverse backgrounds, and candidates with experience and ideas that embrace, and value diversity, inclusion, and belonging are strongly encouraged to apply.

 
COMPENSATION

Starting salary range is $70,000-$80,000 and will be commensurate based on education and experience.

APPLICATION MATERIALS

Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (Central Time) on July 11, 2024. To apply, please create your candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your cover letter, vita, and contact information for three references. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit three current letters of recommendation to Mary Barker, HR Associate, mdietz@illinois.edu.