Clinical Counselor - Counseling Center (A1700039)

Champaign, IL
Mar 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.~~The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.~~Due to expansion, the University of Illinois Counseling Center is hiring two 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: Body image and eating concerns; LGBTQ issues specifically related to LBQ women and/or transgender issues; Native American student concerns; students with disabilities; Latinx student concerns; Middle-Eastern and North African student concerns; Black student concerns; and religious and spiritual student concerns. The University of Illinois Counseling Center is an APA accredited training site 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 located 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 24 percent international students, 15 percent Asian students, 9 percent Latino/a students, and 5 percent African American students, for a total enrollment of over 44,880 students. The University of Illinois is a traditional residential campus with nearly 10,500 students living in campus housing.

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 as a clinical counselor may include, but are not limited to:

• Providing assessment and time-limited counseling services for individuals and couples.
• Managing clinical crisis 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 is required.
• For clinicians having a terminal master's level degree the following is required: master's degree in social work is required.
• 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 and outreach work in an area of special emphasis is preferred.
• Previous experience in a college counseling center preferred.
• Licensed and mid-career clinicians are strongly encouraged to apply.

Knowledge Requirements
Fluency in a second language, specifically Spanish or Arabic, is a preferred qualification for at least one position.

Starting Date
August 1, 2017 or mutually acceptable date.

Appointment Terms
12 months 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 24, 2017; 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. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit three current letters of recommendation to:

Alejandro Gomez, MSW, LCSW and Tzu-An Hu, PhD
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

This position is a security sensitive position. Individuals with diverse backgrounds, experience and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates unon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (

Organization Name: Counseling Center
College Name or Administrative Unit: Student Affairs
Category: Academic Professional
Open Date: 01/27/2017


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