Company Name:

Counseling Center University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Champaign, Illinois

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Clinical Psychology, Clinician

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Date Posted:

February 11, 2019

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Clinical Counselor

Counseling Center
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Clinical Counselor

The University of Illinois Counseling Center is hiring one or more clinical counselors. A successful candidate will have solid experience and expertise in serving college student populations. There are openings for a generalist with strong demonstrated interest and experience in one or more of the following desired clinical and outreach areas on student concerns (listed in alphabetical order): African and Black Diaspora; Body Image and Eating Disturbances; Crisis/Triage Management; Middle-Eastern and North African Diaspora; Native American; Latinx; and LGBTQ+. Licensed and mid-career clinicians are strongly encouraged to apply. The Center is an accredited training site through the American Psychological Association (APA) 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 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 22 percent international students, 16 percent Asian students, 10 percent Latino/a students, and 5 percent African American students, for a total enrollment of over 49,300 students. The University of Illinois is a traditional residential campus with nearly 10,500 students living in campus housing.

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. Individuals with diverse backgrounds, experience and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity are encouraged to apply.

Primary Job Functions
The primary function of this position is to serve as a generalist for clinical service provision. Additionally, the successful candidate will be a well-rounded professional, who works comfortably both individually and as a team member 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 a clinical counselor may include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing time-limited counseling services for individuals and couples
  • Managing clinical crises and triage services
  • Providing 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
  • Providing outreach and clinical services that address the needs of the general student population as well as the needs of traditionally underserved populations
  • Participating in psychological emergency and trauma response
  • Training/supervising doctoral interns, practicum counselors and undergraduate paraprofessional service providers
  • Participating in other outreach, training, and consultation team activities
  • Participating in various Student Affairs activities and committees
  • Other duties as assigned


  • For clinicians having a terminal doctoral degree the following is required: doctorate in clinical psychology, clinical/community psychology, counseling psychology, or related field
  • For clinicians having a terminal master’s level degree the following is required: master’s degree in social work
  • Degree completed by start date is required


  • License in Illinois or license eligible background as a psychologist required for candidates with doctorate degree
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois or license eligible background is required for master’s level degreed clinicians and all post degree supervision hours must be completed by start date
  • No other licensure will be considered


  • Demonstrated experience functioning at a high level as a generalist counselor in a diverse setting is required
  • 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 is a preferred qualification for at least one position.

Starting Date
August 1, 2019 or mutually acceptable date.

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

Salary competitive and commensurate with experience.

To ensure full consideration please create your candidate profile through and upload your cover letter, vita, and contact information for three references. For full consideration, please apply by February 28, 2018; applications submitted after that date will be accepted until all positions are filled. We intend to make multiple hires for this search. Interviews may be conducted before the deadline; however, no hiring decision will be made until after application deadline. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit three current letters of recommendation to:

Marybeth Hallett, PhD and Tekita Bankhead, MS, BSN, RN
Search Committee Co-Chairs
Counseling Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
610 E. John St., 110 Student Services Building
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-3704

Additionally, this position is a security sensitive position. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit

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