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Position Title
Clinical Counselor

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Counseling Centrer

Salary Range

Position Description
The University of Illinois is hiring one or more clinical counselors. The University of Illinois is on trend with national data of increased demand in college counseling center settings. To anticipate this need, the Counseling Center is prepared to hire one or more clinicians to serve as general practitioners as well as serve special populations through outreach and prevention. The successful hire will have solid experience and expertise in servicing college student populations; and have a demonstrated interest and experience in one or more of the following desired clinical and/or outreach areas: Asian international students; Black and Latino male students; alcohol and other drug issues; body image and eating disorders; veterans concerns; learning disabilities and ADHD assessments; and psychological trauma.

Primary Function
While the primary function of this position serves as a generalist for clinical service provision; the successful candidate will be a well-rounded, energetic person who works comfortably both individually and as a team member in providing effective outreach and prevention programs. Our Center’s mission places a high value on serving a diverse population of students in a multiculturally competent manner as we provide a variety of services to assist students with psychological, educational, social, and developmental concerns. The Counseling Center also has an APA accredited doctoral internship program. The incumbent will be able to assist us in our ongoing effort to build a multiculturally competent staff capable of serving the needs of a large, diverse student body.

Job duties and responsibilities as a generalist clinical counselor may include, but are not limited to:
• Managing crisis and triage services with some case management and referral.
• Providing assessment and time-limited counseling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples.
• Providing group counseling and psychotherapy through a general therapy group or a group that addresses a specific clinical issue or the needs of a particular group of students.
• Providing outreach and clinical services that address the needs of the general student population as well as the needs of underserved populations.
• Participating in psychological emergency and trauma response.
• Participating in other outreach, training, and treatment team activities.
• Training/supervising doctoral interns, practicum students and undergraduate paraprofessional service providers.
• Participating in various Student Affairs activities and committees.
• Other duties as assigned.

Appointment Terms
12 months with 24 vacation days; full time regular position.

Accepting candidates with all levels of relevant experience. Licensed mid-career applicants strongly encouraged to apply. Salary commensurate with qualifications and years of experience and includes an excellent benefits package.

Minimum Qualifications
• Masters degree in Clinical Psychology, Clinical/Community Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Social Work, or related advanced degree is required.
• Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Clinical/Community Psychology, Counseling Psychology, or related field is preferred (ABD considered).
• Degree completed by start date preferred.
• License in Illinois or license eligible background as a Psychologist, Social Worker, or Clinical Counselor is required.

• Demonstrated experience functioning at a high level as a generalist counselor in a diverse setting is required.
• Previous experience in a college counseling center preferred.

Knowledge Requirements
Fluency in including but not limited to one of the following Mandarin, Korean, Gujarati, Hindi, considered as a preferred qualification for one position.

Desired Qualifications
same as above

University Description
The University of Illinois is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana in central Illinois. The campus is situated between the three major metropolitan areas of Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis and is considered one of the top comprehensive research public universities in the nation. The successful candidate will be working on campus with an academically talented and ethnically diverse student population, including 19 percent international students, 14 percent Asian American students, and 7 percent Latino/a students, and 5 percent African American students, from a total enrollment of over 44,500 students. The University of Illinois is a traditional residential campus with nearly 10,500 students living in campus housing.

Region Description
East Central Illinois. The campus covers 1,454 acres and is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana (combined population of 100,000). It is situated 140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west Indianapoiis and 170 miles northeast of St. Louis.

Required Application Materials
To ensure full consideration please create your candidate profile through http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your cover letter, vita, and contact information for three references by the closing date of Thursday, April 25, 2013. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit three current letters of recommendation to: Kurt Hegeman, LCPC Search Committee Chair Counseling Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 610 E. John St., 110 Student Services Building Champaign, IL 61820 (217) 333-3704 Additionally, this position is a security sensitive position. All finalists for this position will require a background check and final offers will be contingent upon the results of the background check. The University of Illinois ensures that all background checks are held in compliance with all federal and state statutes, and campus policy. Information attained from the background check will be kept strictly confidential. Finalists will have the right to request a copy of the report the University of Illinois will receive. Individuals with diverse backgrounds, experience and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity are encouraged to apply. THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

Application Deadline
For full consideration, applications must be received by April 25, 2013

Starting Date
August 1, 2013 or mutually acceptable date

Send Applications To:
Kurt Hegeman, LCPC, Search Committee Chair

Mailing Address
610 E. John Street, Room 110
Champaign, IL 61820

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