Search Extended 2/8/17
The University of Illinois Counseling Center is seeking to hire a mid-career clinical counselor with a special emphasis in alcohol and other drugs. This clinician will have a high level of expertise and strong demonstrated experience working within the area of alcohol and other drugs as well as designing and implementing psycho-education, prevention and outreach work. A successful candidate will be innovative, creative, and experienced in serving college student populations. The University of Illinois Counseling Center is an APA accredited training site with over 50 staff, which includes clinicians, doctoral interns, academic professional staff, and administrative staff as well as graduate assistants, undergraduate paraprofessionals, and practicum counselors.
The University of Illinois is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana in central Illinois. The campus is located 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. Our staff works on campus with an academically talented and ethnically diverse student population, including 24 percent international students, 15 percent Asian students, 9 percent Latino/a students, and 5 percent African American students, for a total enrollment of over 44,880 students. The University of Illinois is a traditional residential campus with nearly 10,500 students living in campus housing.
Primary Job Functions
The primary function of this position is to coordinate the Counseling Center’s Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) area including clinical services, assessments and psycho-education. This clinician will also work closely with staff to manage the AOD-specific outreach and prevention efforts on campus. General counseling center service provision will be a secondary function for this position. The successful candidate will be a well-rounded professional, who works comfortably both individually and as a team member. This clinician is familiar with evidence-based practices informed from contemporary research, literature, national and campus trends on alcohol and other drugs. This familiarity will assist the Director and Associate Directors in large-scale programming that includes AOD interventions, assessment and psycho-education of college student populations. Our Center’s mission places a high value on serving a diverse population of students in a culturally competent manner as we provide a variety of services to assist students with psychological, educational, social, and developmental concerns. Having a deep understanding of working with a diverse body of students and at times advocating for students who experience biases is also an important and inherent quality this clinician possesses. This person will represent the Center in large-scale prevention programming including campus-level consultation teams and committees. In addition, this person will chair the Counseling Center’s internal AOD case conference group and coordinate efforts in training, supervising, and consulting with other counselors, interns, practicum counselors, graduate assistants and other paraprofessionals about issues related to alcohol and other drugs.
Job duties and responsibilities for this position in alcohol and other drug work may include, but are not limited to:
• Coordinate the alcohol and other drug area, including clinical services, assessments and psycho-education.
• Provide a wide array of clinical services with AOD, that include clinical assessments, clinical counseling, AOD groups and referrals of students for appropriate level of care.
• Maintain competency in evidenced-based treatment, assessment and prevention (e.g., Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students [BASICS], motivational interviewing, and other bystander interventions, etc.).
• Assist in developing, facilitating, coordinating and evaluating outreach and psychoeducational workshops for student groups. This includes the ongoing alcohol, marijuana and polysubstance educational workshops.
• Support the efforts of the on-going first-year and transfer student alcohol orientation efforts (i.e., ACE-IT, National Alcohol Screening Day).
• Assist in developing, implementing and evaluating outreach and prevention programming focused on risk factors related to alcohol and other drug use.
• Teach seminars and supervise doctoral interns, practicum counselors, graduate assistants and undergraduate paraprofessional service providers as it relates to alcohol and other drug outreach area.
• Assist in coordinating AOD education, prevention and outreach programs, guided by national best-practice principles.
• Assist the Director, Associate Director of Clinical Services and Assistant Director of Clinical Services with special projects, initiatives and program evaluation related to assessment and treatment geared toward substance use.
• Assist the Director, Associate Director of Outreach and Prevention and Assistant Director of Outreach and Prevention with special projects, initiatives and program evaluation related to outreach and prevention geared toward substance use.
• Consult, collaborate and liaise with other Student Affairs units and University departments about alcohol and other drug services.
• Attend relevant conference and trainings to remain abreast of current trends and practices as it relates to alcohol and other drugs.
• Other duties as assigned.
Job duties and responsibilities for this position as a generalist clinician may include, but are not limited to:
• Providing assessment and time-limited counseling services for individuals and couples.
• Managing clinical crisis and triage services.
• Providing group counseling services through a general therapy group or a group that addresses a specific clinical issue or the needs of a particular population of students.
• Providing outreach and clinical services that address the needs of the general student population as well as the needs of traditionally underserved populations.
• Participating in psychological emergency and trauma response.
• Training/supervising doctoral interns, practicum counselors and undergraduate paraprofessional service providers.
• Participating in other outreach, training, and consultation team activities.
• Participating in various Student Affairs activities and committees.
• Other duties as assigned.
• For clinicians having a terminal doctoral degree the following is required: doctorate in clinical psychology, clinical/community psychology, counseling psychology, or related field.
• For clinicians having a terminal master’s level degree the following is required: master’s degree in social work.
• Degree completed by date of application is required.
• License in Illinois or license-eligible background as a licensed clinical psychologist required for candidates with doctorate degree.
• Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois or license-eligible (i.e., ability to transfer license from another state) is required for master’s level degreed clinicians.
No other clinical licensure considered or accepted.
• Demonstrated experience functioning at a high level as a generalist counselor in a diverse setting is required.
• Demonstrated interest, expertise, and experience in clinical and outreach work in the area of alcohol and other drugs is required.
• At least one year of experience working with alcohol and other drug related concerns using motivational interviewing techniques is preferred.
• Previous experience in a college counseling center preferred.
Mid-career clinicians are strongly encouraged to apply.
May 16, 2017 or mutually acceptable date.
12 months with 24 vacation days; full time regular position.
Salary competitive and commensurate with experience.
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. For full consideration, please apply by February 24, 2017; applications submitted after that date will be accepted until the position is filled. Interviews may be conducted before the deadline. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit three current letters of recommendation to:
Deidre Weathersby, Ph.D. and Alejandro Suñe, MS
Search Committee Co-Chairs
Counseling Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
610 E. John St., 110 Student Services Building
Champaign, IL 61820
This position is a security sensitive position. Individuals with diverse backgrounds, experience and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity are encouraged to apply.
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).