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Embedded Clinical Counselor

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Job Location:
Urbana, 61820
Counseling and Psychological Services
Embedded Clinical Counselor

Counseling Center

The University of Illinois Counseling Center is hiring
multiple embedded
counselors. These positions will be located in academic and student affairs
units such as the Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Media, and University Housing. Successful
candidates will have solid experience and expertise in serving college student

The Center is an accredited training site through the
American Psychological Association with over 50 full-time staff, which includes
clinicians, doctoral interns, social work interns, academic professional staff,
and administrative staff. The staff is also made up of graduate assistants,
undergraduate paraprofessionals, and
practicum counselors.

The University of Illinois is a land grant institution
located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana in central Illinois. The University of
Illinois 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. Our staff works on
campus with an academically talented and ethnically diverse student population,
including international students totaling 22.2 percent of the total student
population, 18.8 percent for Asian American students, 11 percent for Latinx/e
students, 5.0 percent for African American students, and 3.2 percent for
multiracial students, with a total enrollment of over 56,000 students.

University of Illinois Counseling Center employees enjoy a
high quality of life with excellent compensation; competitive health, dental,
retirement, and vision benefits; and education assistance programs.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity,
Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more
information, visit

Job Summary
Counseling Center staff who provide services as well as identify and advocate for the many ways the Counseling Center can help students in that specific department. The primary functions are to provide clinical counseling to students, provide consultation to students and faculty/staff, and provide outreach prevention programming within the embedded unit. Works comfortably both individually and as part of an interdisciplinary team in providing effective outreach and prevention programs. 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.
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Provide time-limited counseling services for students enrolled in the embedded unit.
  • Providing outreach, prevention, and consultation services for the embedded unit and community.
  • Provide consultation services to students, faculty and staff.
  • Network and liaise with administration, faculty and staff within the college and advocate for students and their needs as appropriate.
  • Create and implement targeted prevention programming for students.
  • 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.
  • Manage clinical crises for students enrolled in the college.
  • Participating in psychological emergency and trauma response.
  • Participating in various Student Affairs activities and committees.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications

- For clinicians having a terminal master's level degree the following is required: master's degree in social work, counseling or psychology.
- For clinicians having a terminal doctoral degree the following is required: doctorate in clinical psychology, clinical/community psychology, counseling psychology, or related field.
- Degree completed by start date is required.

- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois or license state-transfer eligible background is required for master's degree.
- Licensed in Illinois or license state-transfer as psychologist is required for doctoral degree.
- Licensed for at least 2 years at time of application is required.
- No other licensure will be considered.

- Demonstrated experience functioning at a high level as a generalist.
Preferred Qualifications

Interest and experience in one or more of the following desired clinical and outreach areas: Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), triage/crisis intervention, or gender non-conforming/non-binary student groups.

Licensed and seasoned clinicians, individuals with diverse backgrounds, and those with experience and ideas that embrace, and value diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

Experience in a college counseling center.

Fluency in a second language, especially Mandarin or Spanish.

Appointment Information

This is a 100% full-time Academic Professional position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after 8/16/2024. Starting salary range is $70,000-$80,000 and will be
commensurate based on education and experience. 

Application Procedures & Deadline Information

Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (Central Time) on July 25, 2024 (extended). Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact Mary Barker at For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

Requisition ID: 1024944

Job Category: Education & Student Services

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