The Counseling Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago is expanding and currently hiring for multiple full-time openings for Licensed Therapists to join our dynamic, diverse, and social-justice oriented staff. The Counseling Center is the main provider of mental health services on campus and provides comprehensive psychological services to eligible students including evaluation, counseling, outreach, consultation, and referral. We offer individual, relationship/couples, and group therapies, skills-based workshops including mind/body programming, and an integrative model of psychiatric care. We have a strong commitment to training through our APA-accredited internship, advanced therapy externship, postdoctoral fellowship, and student paraprofessional training programs. Our services are confidential and funded by students' health services fee, resulting in service provision at no additional charge for currently enrolled students.
The Counseling Center staff includes licensed psychologists and crisis counselors, a board-certified psychiatrist, case managers, doctoral interns and externs, postdoctoral psychology residents, and trained paraprofessionals. We are committed to addressing structural racism and cultivating cultural humility in our work. We are committed to the highest standards of competency in meeting the needs of individuals from diverse backgrounds, including differences of culture, race, ethnicity, national origin, class, gender identity, gender expression, ability, age, body size, immigrant status, and sexual orientation. The Counseling Center has been serving the University of Illinois at Chicago for more than 35 years, is part of the Division of Student Affairs, and is fully accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc.
The Licensed Therapist position(s) involve direct service to UIC students (brief counseling/psychotherapy, group therapy, and outreach programming), consultation and liaison to faculty/staff/students, and the participation in supervision and training of Counseling Center postdocs, interns, and externs. These positions will have important liaison responsibilities in service of our Black, African-American, Latine, Asian, international, and other underrepresented UIC students and campus communities. This involves continuing and expanding the work of: 1) fostering connections for students to mental health services and supports, 2) creating new spaces and programs that support mental health and well-being, and 3) assisting with training and education on mental health topics. Position(s) also may require some evening hours and occasional weekend duties.
Conduct psychological counseling, including assessment, crisis intervention, and case management services for students' personal, social, or educational concerns, consistent with Center policies and procedures.
Provide consultation and refer students and their family members, staff, and faculty, as appropriate for mental health, medically based, or adjunctive services within the University or the community.
Lead educational/developmental outreach programming for students and University community to improve coping and problem-solving strategies and to contribute to a supportive and enhancing learning environment.
Provide secondary, group, and outreach supervision and training for doctoral externs and interns and postdoctoral fellows and potentially unlicensed master's level clinical staff, in a range of activities including initial consultation, crisis intervention, psychotherapy, case management, outreach and consultation.
Utilize and contribute to research/data collection for the improvement of student functioning, and Center's training programs and services.
Maintain ethical, legal, organizational standards, and multicultural competency in all training, service, and research activities.
Staff Management: Supervise work as assigned to unlicensed master's clinical staff, postdoctoral and pre-doctoral trainees to ensure that service and training objectives are met. Help select, train, develop, and manage said persons to ensure that a qualified staff exists to meet group objectives.
A Master's degree in counseling, psychology, or social work is required; A minimum of one post-graduate year of experience is required; Licensed or license eligible to practice as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor or Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Illinois.
Preferred/Desired Qualifications: We are especially interested in expanding culturally competent clinical service and programming for our culturally diverse student populations. Therefore, applications from qualified individuals with experience working within diverse populations (specifically Black, African-American, Latine, Asian, and international students), experience conducting counseling in a language other than English, or individuals who can otherwise add to the rich diversity of our clinical staff are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with past experience in a university counseling center, facilitating groups and outreach, and/or supervision of master's and/or doctoral level psychology graduate students are strongly encouraged to apply.
Salary range: Commensurate with experience; includes comprehensive benefits as Academic Professional staff.
University Description: UIC is a large urban Research 1 university with a primarily commuter, though increasingly residential, student population of more than 34,000 and is recognized as one of the most diverse universities in the U.S. More information is available at https://www.uic.edu/about/
Required Application Materials: Cover letter, vita, and the names and contact details for three professional references. Hire contingent upon official graduate transcript attesting to master's degree completion and verification of current license as clinical professional counselor or clinical social worker.
For fullest consideration, please submit an online application that includes an uploaded cover letter and resume as well as the names and contact information of three references by April 14, 2023, via the university online application system, through the following link: https://uic.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/437?c=uic
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.
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 https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899
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