Postdoctoral Fellowship

Illinois Institute of Technology,

Student Health and Wellness Center
Last Posted:

Thu, Aug 10th, '17

Deadline:

Applications will stay open until the position is filled.

Start Date:

As soon as possible.

Last Updated:

Thu, Aug 10th, '17

 
POSITION DESCRIPTION
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  • Full Time

This fellowship will provide generalized training in an Integrated University Wellness clinic with a specialty focus in working with students experiencing academic and psychological distress. The post-doctoral fellow provides direct clinical services, supervises trainees, plans and delivers outreach, and consults with staff and faculty. S/he participates in the overall mission of promoting healthy psychological development for Illinois Tech students. S/he will see a broad range of clientele from our international student body. The primary focus of this position is the provision of direct clinical services including initial assessments, crisis/triage assessments, referrals, case management and psychotherapy. One unique aspect of this position is to serve as the liaison with the General Learning Strategies (GLS) program for academically at risk students, which includes the planning and development of programs to meet the needs for students in the GLS program. This position may include group support services and/or group therapy. Additional administrative roles and special projects may also be required depending on the needs of Student Health and Wellness Center. This position involves weekend and evening duties including carrying an on call pager that is rotated among staff and attending outreach events that sometimes occur on evening or weekends.


This job requires excellent written and verbal communication. This will include the ability to write case notes and initial assessment reports within professional standards. Verbal communication will also be central in providing psychotherapy to IIT students. This job will involve communication with IIT students, staff, faculty, and parents of students. Office hours are 8:30 to 5:00 Monday through Friday during the Summer and break periods. Office hours during the Fall and Spring semester are 8:30a-5p M/F, 8:30-7p T/W/Th and 8:30-12:30 Saturday and the post-doc may cover some of the extended hours. Clinical emergencies could require unexpected later hours. Outreach and/or workshops will occur on evenings or weekends. The post-doc will carry a pager that is rotated between senior staff to be on call for consultations with Public Safety, Deans, and Student life.

Some meetings and outreach presentations will occur on other parts of campus. This is primarily an office job that involves sitting at a desk or sitting in a chair having a conversation with a student. Typing, talking on the telephone are daily activities however you may be asked to walk across campus to deliver an outreach presentation or attend a meeting.


ABOUT ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

lllinois Institute of Technology is a private, technology-focused, research university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, science, architecture, business, design, human sciences, applied technology, and law.

One of 21 institutions that comprise the Association of Independent Technological Universities (AITU), IIT offers exceptional preparation for professions that require technological sophistication, an innovative mindset, and an entrepreneurial spirit.

The mission of the Student Health and Wellness Center is to provide health, advocacy, wellness, and knowledge to the students and community of IL Tech in order to promote holistic, lifelong success.

We will:

  • Address primary medical and psychological health needs of members of our community
  • Provide a quality standard of primary medical, gynecological, and mental health care for Illinois Tech students, with sensitivity to age, gender, disability, religion, culture, ethnic background, and sexual orientation
  • Provide quality support for health care through laboratory, insurance, secretarial, and referral resources
  • Provide health education to prevent illness, teach self-help strategies, and increase awareness of potentially unhealthy practices so that students may choose their optimal healthy lifestyles
  • Empower students through education and professional guidance to become self-directed and well-informed consumers of health care services
  • Adhere to established ethical principles and codes of professional practice, including patient confidentiality, privacy, dignity, and informed consent
  • Provide an environment of caring with a non-judgmental approach, maintain an atmosphere of mutual respect, and uphold and protect our patients’ rights in the process of health care delivery
  • Participate in the teaching of psychology externs and collegiate nursing students to stimulate intellectual and clinical excellence in the care of our patients


 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Successful completion of doctoral internship is required. Candidates must have completed their doctoral degree at an APA accredited institution (either Psy. D. or Ph. D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology). This year long position is designed to prepare the post-doc to be able to accumulate necessary hours toward licensure in the state of Illinois.

Completion of pre-doctoral clinical Internship at an APA accredited training site is preferred. Completion of a doctoral degree from an APA accredited program (either Psy. D. or Ph. D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology) is required. Prior experience of training in a college counseling center especially in working with students in academic distress and providing workshops and outreach to college students is preferred. Prior experience in the provision of crisis intervention and case management is preferred but not required.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience in the use of scheduling software such as PNC is preferred. As we have a large international population. Those candidates who have conversational fluency in languages in addition to English should highlight that in their application letter

 
APPLICATION MATERIALS

Please apply at IL Tech's Human Resources website at:

http://iit7.peopleadmin.com/postings/2958