The Counseling Center at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) is pleased to announce an important expansion in our staff resources to better meet the mental health needs of our UIC students. Multiple full-time staff positions are being added to our Counseling Center including Crisis Worker/Case Manager and one or more Clinical/Counseling Psychologist positions. The University of Illinois at Chicago has embarked on a substantial commitment to address and change the culture of student mental health at UIC and the Counseling Center is proud to be an important part of that effort.
We are recruiting qualified mental health professionals to serve in strategic positions on campus to help address the distinct mental health needs of our “top five most diverse campuses in the nation” including our undocumented students, health professions students, LatinX, immigrant, and other traditionally underserved student populations.
Position(s) involve direct service to university students (brief counseling/psychotherapy, group therapy, and outreach programming), consultation/liaison to faculty/staff/students and opportunity to participate in training of Counseling Center postdocs, interns, and externs. Position requires some evening hours and occasional weekend duties.
The Counseling Center is a comprehensive psychological services center, providing evaluation, counseling, consultation, and referral to UIC students. The Counseling Center is the main provider of mental health services to students on campus and has a strong commitment to training through our APA-accredited internship as well as externship and postdoc training programs. We offer individual, couples, and group therapies, an integrative model of psychiatric care, and psychoeducational workshops. Our services are confidential and available at no charge for currently enrolled students. We are also available to faculty and staff for consultation. The Center staff includes licensed psychologists and psychiatrists, doctoral interns and externs, postdoctoral psychology residents, and trained paraprofessionals. The UIC Counseling Center staff is committed to the highest standards of competency in meeting the needs of individuals from diverse backgrounds, including differences of culture, race, ethnicity, national origin, class, gender identity, gender expression, ability, age, body size, immigrant status, and sexual orientation. The 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.
- Conduct psychological counseling, including assessment, crisis intervention, and case management services for students’ personal, social, 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, Centers 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.
- Maintain ethical, legal, organizational standards, and multicultural competency in all training, service, and research activities.
- Staff Management: 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.
- A doctorate in counseling psychology, clinical psychology or a related field is required.
- A minimum of one year experience is required.
- Licensed or license eligible to practice psychology as a Clinical Psychologist in the State of Illinois.
Applications from qualified individuals with experience working in collegiate settings and/or can otherwise add to the rich diversity of our clinical staff and help us meet the mental health needs of our culturally diverse student population are strongly encouraged. These positions are anticipated to have important liaison responsibility to continue and expand the work of fostering connections to mental health services and supports for our undocumented students, health professions students, LatinX, immigrant, or other traditionally underserved student populations.
Salary range - Commensurate with experience and license status; includes fringe benefits as an academic professional staff
UIC is a large urban Research 1 university with student population of more than 30,000 and is among the top five most diverse campuses in the nation; a national leader among urban, public higher education institutions in providing access to underrepresented students. More information is available at https://www.uic.edu/about.
Required Application Materials - Cover letter, vita, and the names and contact details for three professional references. Hire contingent upon official graduate transcript attesting to doctoral degree completion and/or verification of current license as psychologist.
For fullest consideration, please submit an online application that includes an uploaded cover letter and resume as well as the names and contact information of three references by October 24, 2019, via the university online application system, through the following link:
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.
The University of Illinois at Chicago may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting.
Web Address - http://www.counseling.uic.edu