Staff Psychologist, Counseling and Consultation Services - Division of Student Affairs (4246) (...

Northern Illinois University (NIU)
DeKalb, IL
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Oct 21, 2021

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Staff Psychologist, Counseling and Consultation Services - Division of Student Affairs (4246) (EXTENDED SEARCH)

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Counseling & Consultation Serv

Primary Function:

Provides clinical and outreach services within the scope of Counseling & Consultation Services. This position includes the option to serve as the Practicum Coordinator for 3-5 psychology graduate students each year as part of the CCS training program.

This full-time 12-month position reports to the Director and is responsible for providing generalist mental health services, including:
• Initial client appointments, individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, outreach programming for the NIU community, and consultation to faculty/staff, students, family members, and others. Additional responsibilities include providing supervision and training for doctoral interns, practicum students, and graduate assistants.

Candidates who are interested in serving as Practicum Coordinator as part of the Staff Psychologist position would have designated administrative responsibilities and allotted time to manage these tasks, including:
• Working with the Assistant Director/Training Director to develop and implement program requirements (e.g., practicum student schedules, supervision, and evaluation), coordinating the annual practicum student recruitment and selection process, serving as liaison to ACEPT (Association of Chicagoland Externship and Practicum Training) as well as practicum student graduate programs, and providing weekly group supervision for practicum trainees.

Duties and Responsibilities (generally):

a)Provides direct client care including assessment, individual and group counseling services, referral services, and crisis intervention during office hours
b)Provides outreach programming to the university community focused on topics related to mental health and self-care
c)Provides consultation services regarding mental health issues and students of concern to faculty/staff, students, and family/friends
d)Provides supervision and training for doctoral interns, practicum student trainees, and graduate assistants
e)Maintains accurate records in a timely and ethical manner
f)Other duties as assigned

Minimum Required Qualifications for this position:

1. Doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology

2. Licensure in professional discipline in the State of Illinois within 18 months of hire. For Practicum Coordinator position, must be licensed in Illinois within three months of hire.

3. Considerable clinical experience providing individual and group therapy

4. Experience providing supervision to graduate level trainees in psychology or related field

5. Previous experience providing outreach and psychoeducational programming on mental health topics

6. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience working with diverse clients

7. Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Education and Experience Preferred:

1. Experience in a university counseling center

2. Experience providing clinical supervision to doctoral level interns

3. For Practicum Coordinator position, experience and involvement in a training program for graduate level psychology trainees

Working Hours:

M-F; 8-4:30

Minimum Pay Rate (Hourly or Monthly):

$4,826.22 per month

Hiring Rate Information:

Actual hiring rate is commensurate with experience, education, and internal equity; position includes a robust benefits package to eligible applicants.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

A letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and list of three professional references with contact information should be included in the online application through the online application portal at

Preference will be given to completed applications received by July 11, 2021; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Questions can be directed to Anna Forba at [email protected]

Link to Department Homepage:

Counseling and Consultation Services

EEO Statement:

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
Health Services 230
[email protected]

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Visa Policy:

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accommodation:

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form. For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Education (AAEOE) at [email protected].

Clery Act Information:

NIU provides information regarding campus security, personal and fire safety, including topics such as: crime prevention, emergency response procedures and crime reporting policies, in addition to crime and fire statistics for the most recent three calendar years. The Annual Security Report containing security and safety information is available at or by contacting the University Police Department and Public Safety Department at 815-753-9628 to receive a hard copy. The Annual Fire Safety Report is available at or by contacting the Environmental Health and Safety Department at 815-753-0404 to receive a hard copy.

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Northern Illinois University is a comprehensive research university offering programs from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. Colleges include business, education, engineering and engineering technology, law, liberal arts and sciences, health and human sciences, and visual and performing arts. On-campus enrollment is approximately 18,000 students. The university also offers more than 200 extension courses each semester to students in communities throughout northern Illinois.

The main campus is located in DeKalb, 65 miles west of Chicago's "Loop" and 40 miles southeast of Rockford. In addition to the main campus, NIU has three education centers in Hoffman Estates, Rockford, and Naperville. DeKalb/Sycamore, with a population of about 50,000, is a modern paradox, a rural/urban community. It is simultaneously recognized for its manufacturing and rich farmlands. The site of the first manufacture of barbed wire and the development of hybrid seed corn are evidence of its diversified history. The blend of industry and agriculture, coupled with the cultural and recreational facilities of the university and supplemented by easy access to Chicago and Rockford, provide an enjoyable environment in which to live.

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