Embedded Clinical Counselor - Counseling Center (139155)

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Counseling Center
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Embedded Clinical Counselor

The University of Illinois Counseling Center is hiring two or more full-time clinical counselors embedded in academic and other campus units. The Counseling Center is a comprehensive mental health unit committed to providing a broad range of high quality, innovative, and ethical mental health services that address the psychological, educational, social, and developmental needs of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign community. The embedded clinical counselor is a generalist who extends our mission by partnering with an academic or administrative unit. One position will be housed in Engineering. Other positions will be placed at academic units as partners across campus continue to be identified. The successful candidate will have solid experience and demonstrated expertise in serving college student populations, operating through multi-unit systems and working independently. Clinicians with years of experience and whom are licensed are encouraged to apply. The Counseling Center is an accredited training site through the American Psychological Association (APA) with over 50 staff, including clinicians, doctoral interns, academic professional staff, and administrative support 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 18 percent international students, 16 percent Asian students, 11 percent Latino/a students, and 6 percent African American students, for a total enrollment of over 52,300 students. The University of Illinois is a traditional residential campus with nearly 20 percent of the 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.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

Primary Job Functions
The primary function of this position is to serve as a generalist and establish and maintain a presence of Counseling Center services within the academic/administrative unit. The clinician will provide clinical services to students as well as provide outreach, prevention and consultation services within the unit. Additionally, the successful candidate will be a well-rounded professional, who works comfortably both individually and as a collaborator with administration, faculty and staff both within the Counseling Center and the college. 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 an embedded clinical counselor may include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide time-limited counseling services for students enrolled in the college.
  • Manage clinical crises for students enrolled in the college.
  • Create and implement targeted prevention programming for students.
  • Provide and promote outreach, prevention and consultation services for the college community.
  • Network and liaise with administration, faculty and staff within the college and advocate for students and their needs as appropriate.
  • Participate in committees as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job duties and responsibilities for this position as a generalist clinician may include, but are not limited to:

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


  • Licensed in Illinois or license state-transfer eligible background as a clinical psychologist required for candidates with a doctoral degree.
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois or license state-transfer eligible background is required for master’s degree.
  • Licensed for at least 2 years at time of application is required.
  • 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 working in multi-systems on a college campus as well as working independently is preferred.
  • Previous experience in a college counseling center preferred.

Starting Date

January 4, 2021 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 http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your cover letter, vita, and contact information for three references. For full consideration, please apply by November 22, 2020; applications submitted after that date will be accepted until all positions are filled. Interviews may be conducted before the deadline; however, no hiring decisions will be made until after application deadline. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit three current letters of recommendation to:

Alejandro Gomez and Jennifer House
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 System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.

As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

College Name or Administrative Unit:Student Affairs Category:5-Education and Student Services Title:Embedded Clinical Counselor - Counseling Center (139155) Open Date:11/10/2020 Organization Name:Counseling Center




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Posted: 11/11/2020
Application Due: 2/9/2021
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