Founded in 1979, The Chicago School is an independent professional graduate school with a dynamic student body and a professionally accomplished faculty. The Chicago Schoolis committed to “building an environment of mutual respect and inclusion where all individuals will be valued for who they are and what they can contribute, and in turn, are expected to be participatory members of an active learning community that promotes cultural awareness, competence, and understanding of diversity.” The School Psychology Psy.D. and Ed.S. curricula and training opportunities prepare graduates to deliver outstanding professional services emphasizing the ability to understand and serve diverse populations.
We are currently searching for a Director of Clinical Training in the School Psychology Department to join our Chicago location. The Director of Clinical Training serves as an integral member of the School Psychology Department in overseeing students’ practicum and internship experiences, supporting accreditation activities, and ensuring that our training meets the standards of accreditation for the American Psychological Association and for approval from the National Association for School Psychologist. Overall, the Director of Clinical Training focuses on ensuring the highest quality training experiences for our students, which includes ensuring that sites that have a commitment to diversity and provide excellent supervision and broad opportunities in professional practice. The Director of Clinical Training works collaboratively with training site supervisors, and academic program faculty advisors on training related manners. This position reports to the Department Chair. We will consider candidates for full-time or half-time.
The department seeks an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness, professional development and scholarship, integrity and ethics, respect for diversity and pluralism, innovation, flexibility, and teamwork and collaboration. Candidates who will advance equity, diversity, and inclusion through their teaching, scholarship, and service are strongly encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Oversee EdS and PsyD level training.
Develop and maintain coursework pertinent to clinical training. Teach 6 credits, as assigned by the Department Chair. Course lead for 2 courses.
Develop and maintain a network of practicum sites, including visiting sites and building relationships with site supervisors.
Assist students in site selection and review of application materials for practicum and doctoral internship.
Monitor progress of practicum performance, including evaluations, hour logs, and related paperwork. Track data related to practicum and internship placements.
Assist students who are encountering issues related to their practicum and internship experience. Advise on and engage in remediation planning for students.
Communicate with academic department around issues of professional development, training concerns, rules and regulations, and the search and placement process. Remain informed of new APA and NASP training related policies and procedures, interpret them, and communicate them to the department.
Participate in department-level strategic planning and accreditation requirements.
Attend Faculty Council meetings, Department meetings, and Directors of Clinical Training meetings.
Other duties as assigned by the Department Chair.
Doctorate in School Psychology, Clinical Psychology, or Counseling.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist (Health Service Provider).
Certified School Psychologist or experience working in schools.
Valid driver’s license and access to a car to visit training sites as needed.
Prior experience with supervision and training of graduate level students.
Prior teaching at the graduate level.
Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Understanding of best practices related to clinical training.
Interact and communicate successfully with a diverse population.
Act in a way that embodies the mission, vision and values of The Chicago School.
Maintain ethical behavior and the ability to demonstrate ethical decision making related to training concerns.
Adhere to all confidentiality requirements.
Ability to remain calm and make decisions under pressure.
Ability to manage multiple projects with multiple deadlines while meeting or exceeding expectations.
Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
Thinks critically to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Communicates ideas and information effectively in both verbal and written form.
Ability to adapt to changing circumstances, needs, and demands.
Managing one's own time and the time of others effectively.
Knowledge of local and national training and licensing requirements.
Computer proficiency – Microsoft Office.
Required Application Documents:Compensation & Benefits
This opportunity is budgeted at $86,000 - $100,000 base compensation. Additional compensation factors may impact total compensation. To learn more about our competitive benefits and additional rewards, including generous paid time-off, medical and dental insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, click the link below.
The Chicago School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please note: For the protection of faculty, staff, students, and all who enter our facilities, The Chicago School strongly recommends that all employees are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per CDC guidance.