Positions in Counseling Centers

Position Title
Staff Psychologist

Illinois State University

Student Counseling Services

Salary Range
Competitive and commensurate with experience.

Position Description
We are seeking a dynamic professional with the skills and creativity to share our commitment to excellence and who would enhance the diversity of our staff. We seek a generalist who brings well-developed therapy skills, strong interests in carrying a diverse and large clinical caseload, as well as a strong belief in the mission of comprehensive counseling centers. Position responsibilities would include brief individual, couples and group counseling, supervision of externs and predoctoral interns in our APA accredited internship program, assessment, crisis intervention and management, career counseling, consultation and liaison, and outreach programming. We are also looking for individuals with a demonstrated commitment to advancing the vision of a culturally competent counseling center and who have a willingness to work with underserved and underrepresented student populations. We welcome applications from both entry level professionals and those with several years of experience. Finally, we seek colleagues who would strive to work collaboratively with their peers, both within the unit and across the campus – those who have strong interpersonal skills and who enjoy building positive working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or Counseling Psychology required with all degree requirements completed by start date of employment.

Desired Qualifications
Strong preference will be given to licensed psychologists, applicants with college/university counseling center experience, and applicants with a demonstrated experience and/or expertise in any of the following areas: substance abuse assessment and treatment, dialectical behavior therapy or ACT, supervision and training, , program evaluation and research, treatment of veterans, treatment of anxiety, group therapy, and diversity programming/training.

University Description
Student Counseling Services (SCS) is an integral unit within the Division of Student Affairs at Illinois State University and enjoys strong administrative support from division administration and from the university at large. SCS is the only designated mental health service on campus and functions as a comprehensive counseling center for a campus population of just over 21,000 students. The center prides itself on proactive efforts to enhance the mental health of individuals, groups, and the campus community as a whole, and has a longstanding reputation for innovation and excellence in the full range of counseling center functions. Many former staff and trainees of the center have become counseling center directors, training directors, researchers, and leading experts in the field of college student mental health.
Notable features of this IACS accredited center include a vibrant group therapy program, an active program evaluation team, highly creative outreach and consultation efforts, and one of the first APA accredited internship training programs in a counseling center setting. Administrative support for the center has resulted in a larger than average staff given the size of the university. We have not experienced any furloughs or layoffs in the recent economic downturn, and many of our initiatives to enhance services to students have received strong support. For more information about our center, please visit our website: http://www.counseling.illinoisstate.edu.

Region Description
Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is located in the growing twin-city community
of Bloomington-Normal, with a population of approximately 130,000, and is centrally located 137 miles southwest of Chicago and 164 miles northeast of St. Louis. The community offers a wide range of cultural, family and recreational opportunities, four local colleges/universities, a high quality of life, excellent employment opportunities for family members, and easy access to the urban amenities of nearby cities. Uptown redevelopment in Normal with many unique restaurants, shops, and a transportation center is enhancing the community near campus and the strong “town-gown” relationship between the university and the local community. ISU also provides a variety of employee affinity groups to enhance the professional development and personal work/life balance for African American, Latino/a, Asian/Asian American and GLBT faculty and staff.

Required Application Materials
To apply, submit online application at www.illinoisstate.edu/jobs. You will need to include a statement of interest describing how you would contribute to the continued prominence and vitality of the center, a vita or resume, and the names and addresses of three professional references. In addition, please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly by mail to: Gail Trimpe-Morrow, M.S. Search Committee Chair Illinois State University Campus Box 2420 Normal, IL 61790-2420 (309) 438-3655 Inquiries may be directed to Ms. Trimpe-Morrow or to our Director, Dr. Sandy Colbs.

Application Deadline
Initial review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. To assure full consideration, please apply by February 28, 2013.

Starting Date
August 1, 2013 (negotiable)

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