Staff Psychologist/Counselor, Substance Use Coordinator - Counseling and Consultations Services

Primary Function

Provides clinical and outreach services within the scope of Counseling & Consultation Services ( CCS ) operations.

Duties and Responsibilities (generally)

a) Provides direct client care, e.g. assessment and individual and group counseling; crisis intervention during office hours and on call

b) Coordinates the Substance Use Education and Intervention Program, providing high-quality treatment and training in the area of substance use assessment and education

c) Works with Student Conduct and Housing to coordinate mandated substance use assessments.

d) Provides consultation to faculty, students, and staff.

e) Provides outreach programming to the university community

f) Provides supervision and training for doctoral interns, practicum students, and graduate students

g) Maintains accurate records in a timely and ethical manner

h) Other duties as assigned

Minimum Required Qualifications for this position

1. Doctoral Degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology or Master’s Degree in Counselor Education, Social Work, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, or related field.

2. Must be licensed in the State of Illinois in professional discipline within 18 months of hire

3. Considerable clinical experience providing therapy

4. Demonstrated expertise in substance use assessment and treatment.

5. Ability to provide high quality training in substance use assessment and treatment

6. Demonstrated administrative and collaborative skills

7. Experience providing supervision to psychology, counseling or social work trainees/interns.

8. Experience providing outreach

9. Demonstrated commitment to diversity

10. Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Specialty Factors (Additional Required Qualifications)

Education and Experience Preferred

1. Prior experience in a university counseling center is preferred.

2. Demonstrated specialization/training in substance use assessment and treatment (e.g. CADC ) is preferred.

List the knowledge, skills, and abilities critical to the performance of this position.

Working Hours
M-F; 8:00am-4:30pm
Minimum Pay Rate (Hourly or Monthly)
$4,508.82 per month
Hiring Rate Information

Actual hiring rate is commensurate with experience, education, and internal equity; position includes a robust benefits package to eligible applicants.

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Closing Date

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications are being sought for a Specialist in Counseling and Consultative Services at NIU . Applications are being taken through NIU’s Online Application Portal. Please use the following link to apply with your resume/vita, cover letter, list of 3 professional references:

Job posting will be open until the position is filled with review of applications beginning July 11, 2021.

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EEO Statement

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
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Visa Policy

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accommodation

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form . For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Education ( AAEOE ) at .

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of at least 3 References
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire)
  2. Transcripts #2 (unofficial with official required at hire)
  3. Certifications/Licensure #1
  4. Certifications/Licensure #2

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