Clinical Counselor - Disability Resources and Educational Services (A1700264)

Champaign, IL
Apr 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Clinical Counselor, Student Services Office

Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES)

College of Applied Health Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Clinical Counselor is a generalist who works in the mental health unit at DRES and provides individual therapy, support groups, coaching, assessment, and academic screenings to support students with disabilities who are registered with DRES. A large percentage of the students served by the mental health unit have psychiatric disabilities or comorbid psychiatric disabilities and need mental health support to be successful at the university. In addition, many University of Illinois students with academic difficulties and no prior diagnosis are seen and assessed through the academic screening and assessment process. Supervision, training, and coordination of counseling psychology, clinical psychology, and school psychology graduate students who have practicums at DRES and APA pre-doctoral interns are also involved. The successful candidate will be able to assist in the Division's ongoing effort to train and supervise these students to serve the needs of a large, diverse student body with disabilities.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Providing individual counseling/psychotherapy services for a diverse population of students with disabilities in a multi-culturally competent manner. (40%)

2. Providing group counseling through therapy groups or groups that address a specific clinical issue or the needs of a particular group of students. (5%)

3. Coordinating the Academic Screening process to include triage, referrals, scheduling of appointments, tracking, and data/record keeping. (10%)

4. Providing assessments and report writing. (20%)

5. Participating in psychological emergency and trauma response. (as needed)

6. Participating in other outreach, training, and treatment team activities (5%)

7. Training/supervising post docs, pre-doctoral interns, practicum students, and undergraduate paraprofessional service providers (20%)

8. Participating in various DRES service, education and research activities as well as division, college, and campus committees (as needed)

9. Other duties as assigned. (as needed)

Reporting Relationships

Supervises a large staff of graduate hourly, practicum students, predoctoral interns, and postdocs.

Education and Experience Required

Doctorate in Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology or a related degree. Experience functioning at a high level as a counselor in a diverse setting is required. Licensed in Illinois or license eligible. Strong clinical skills including report writing. Demonstrated interest in diversity issues.

Salary and Appointment Information

This is a full-time, regular (not visiting) academic professional non-tenured position appointed on a 12-month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Procedures and Deadline Information

To ensure full consideration, create a candidate profile at and upload your letter of application, resume and a sample of a neuropsychological/psychoeducational report by May 19, 2017. Online application will also require names and contact information (including email addresses) for three professional references. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. This position requires successful completion of a criminal background investigation.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Mindy Rick at or 217/333-4600.

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. (

College Name or Administrative Unit: Applied Health Sciences
Category: Academic Professional
Title: Clinical Counselor - Disability Resources and Educational Services (A1700264)
Open Date: 04/28/2017
Organization Name: Student Svc