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Staff Therapist

Dominican University
River Forest, Illinois

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Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

TITLE: Staff Therapist
FLSA STATUS:  EXEMPT (salary), 12 month
DEPARTMENT:  Wellness Center
REPORTS TO: Director, Wellness Center
CLINICAL SUPERVISOR: Assistant Clinical Director of Counseling Services 


Provide counseling to students employing psychotherapy, crisis intervention, as well as group psychotherapy within the guidelines for best practices; including HIPAA practices, FERPA requirements and university policy. Collaborate with partners across divisional units to identify and remove institutional obstacles including systemic marginalization, racialized trauma, social and economic barriers to student success and engagement.  


To support the University's mission of preparing students to pursue truth, to give compassionate service, and to participate in the creation of a more just and humane world. 


Provide students with direct clinical care including thorough assessment, individual therapy, group therapy, and crisis intervention. 


Employ a trauma informed approach to care that is grounded in social justice and anti-racist clinical frameworks. 


Collaborate in counseling training program through engaging in group and/or individual supervision of graduate students completing their counseling internship/practicum. 


Assist students with accessing resources (e.g., food, housing, finances, healthcare) and/or refer them for case management support.  


Document clinical care and supervision in EHR (electronic health record) promptly according to best practices, professional code of ethics, and Wellness Center policy, following the general practices and guidelines of FERPA and HIPAA.   


Contribute to an interdisciplinary environment of quality care and well-being, with Wellness Center colleagues, staff and faculty across campus, and community providers. 


Participate in health promotion/education efforts as needed by planning and/or providing workshops, trainings, and presentations pertaining to mental health which may include weekends and evenings. 


Support wellbeing initiatives within the Division of Student Success and Engagement (SSE) and across campus as needed or requested. 


Consult, as needed, with university faculty and staff, in an advisory role on matters of student mental health. 


Engage in one’s own 1:1 clinical supervision (with WC clinical staff) and continued professional development and training in clinical mental health.  


Perform other duties and engage in additional projects




Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Masters degree in social work, psychology, or related mental health field  Competency with biopsychosocial assessment and clinical diagnosis (DSM-5-TR, ICD 10)  Proficient oral and written communication skills  Knowledge and experience in treatment of emerging adults  Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills.  Ability to work well with individuals as well as groups in a therapeutic setting  Motivated, flexible organized, and self-directed  Competency in Microsoft Office and electronic health records 



  • Early career professionals (e.g., Post-Doc, LSW, or LPC) encouraged to apply  Demonstrate and support a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion  Evidence of using social justice/antiracist clinical frameworks  Training and experience in working from a trauma-informed approach  Training and experience in supporting individuals navigating IPV, DV, or stalking  Spanish language fluency




Dominican University is a Catholic, comprehensive teaching university located in River Forest, a suburb of Chicago. Dominican University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission as a baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degree-granting institution. It is highly regarded for its academic rigor and thoughtful accompaniment of students, its intentional affordability and values-based, relationship-centered learning environment. Dominican currently enrolls over 3,300 students, which includes 2,280 undergraduates and 1,027 graduate students. Sixty-eight percent (68%) of our undergraduate students identify as Latinx, 5% are Black or African American, and 3% are Asian. Under-represented minority students, make up 77% of the DU undergraduate enrollment and 38% of the graduate enrollment. Over 90 percent of undergraduates receive some type of financial aid. Nearly half of all undergraduates are first-generation college students; over half are federal Pell Grant recipients, illustrating their families’ level of income; and 58% are eligible for low-income MAP grants from the State of Illinois. Recognized since 2011 as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), a federal designation of the U.S. Department of Education, Dominican is committed to expanding and enhancing educational opportunities for Latinx students and all students from historically underrepresented groups.


To Apply

Apply online at Applicants will be asked to submit a cover letter and resume with a list of 3 references.


A background screening is required.


EEO Statement

Dominican University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to the goal of building an equity-centered faculty and staff committed to teaching, working, and learning in a multicultural environment. Dominican University believes that justice, equity, and inclusion are critical to our growth and development and seek to recruit, develop, and retain from a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.


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