Assistant Director, Behavioral Health Programs - Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education (A

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
College of Applied Health Sciences

The Chez Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education

Assistant Director, Behavioral Health Programs

Position Announcement


The College of Applied Health Sciences (AHS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) invites nominations and applications for the positon of Assistant Director at The Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education ( The University of Illinois and AHS have a long history of leadership in disability services and research. The Center is the newest service unit within The College of Applied Health Sciences ( The Center is a $14M facility that opened in the fall of 2015 and provides residential and non-residential, individualized, comprehensive support services to military-connected students with a variety of disabling conditions.

The Assistant Director is responsible for providing leadership and serving as the primary point of contact for students accessing behavioral health services at the Center. The Assistant Director will oversee and provide the coordination and delivery of assessment, diagnostic, treatment, and preventative services for student veterans and their families. This person will work under the supervision of the Director and manage federally mandated and non-mandated programs and services for student veterans who may have a wide range of disabilities including Traumatic Brain Injury, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and various psychological disorders.

These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the determination of eligibility for academic accommodations, academic modifications, auxiliary aids, and/or services such as case management, academic coaching, individual therapy, group therapy, and neuropsychological assessment. The Assistant Director is responsible for registering students for services, including processing applications, conducting initial psychosocial intakes, and providing referrals and case management. This person will oversee the coordination of all behavioral health programming workshops along with Rally Point; a one credit hour course designed to offer military-connected students psychological and physical coping strategies for transitioning to the University. The position will assist in the supervision and training of graduate students and interns, and may interact with and use resources through the Counseling Center, McKinley Health Center, and other appropriate University and/or community-based health agents/agencies on behalf of students with disabilities. The Assistant Director will maintain close relationships and work jointly with the Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) and the Illiana VA Clinic (Danville, IL) to carry out services for students. This person will also be involved in applied research projects and serve on selected committees.


Education: A terminal clinical degree is required and fulfilled through the following: a doctorate in clinical psychology, clinical/community psychology, counseling psychology, or related field.


A master's degree in social work. Degree completed by start date is required.

Licensure: A license in Illinois or license eligible background as a psychologist required for candidates with a doctoral 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.

Experience: Knowledge and training in therapeutic services and treatment in Depression, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, Substance Abuse and more severe psychiatric disorders is required. Strong communication and organizational skills are essential. Military experience and/or working with recently separated veterans and/or the Department of Veterans Affairs, including pre-doctoral or postdoctoral internships with the Department of Veterans Affairs is strongly preferred. Knowledge of and/or experience in the delivery of ADA/504 mandated post-secondary academic services to students with disabilities, and/or a successful internship/training in neuropsychological testing and psychiatric disorders are highly desirable.

This is a permanent full-time academic professional position. Proposed starting date is as soon as possible after closing.

Salary: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Application Process: The following materials are required and should be submitted online at: (1) A letter of application that includes a statement of interests and summary of qualifications for the position; (2) curriculum vita; and (3) names and contact information for three professional references. For more information about the position applicants may contact:

Patricia Malik, Chair

Director, Disability Resources and Educational Services

Closing date: To ensure full consideration, materials should be uploaded by July 24, 2017 . Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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

College Name or Administrative Unit: College of Applied Health Sciences
Category: Academic Professional
Title: Assistant Director, Behavioral Health Programs - Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education (A1700402)
Open Date: 06/30/2017
Organization Name: Ctr Wounded Veterans Higher Ed