Staff Psychologist - Department of Counseling & Consultation Service - Division of Student Affairs

Northern Illinois University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 15, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling, Disabled Student Services, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Summary

The Staff Psychologist is responsible for providing generalist mental health services, including:
• Initial client appointments, individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, outreach programming for the NIU community, and consultation to faculty/staff, students, family members, and others. Additional responsibilities include providing supervision and training for doctoral interns, practicum students, and graduate assistants.

Candidates who are interested in serving as Practicum Coordinator as part of the Staff Psychologist position would have designated administrative responsibilities and allotted time to manage these tasks, including:
• Working with the Assistant Director/Training Director to develop and implement program requirements (e.g., practicum student schedules, supervision, and evaluation), coordinating the annual practicum student recruitment and selection process, serving as liaison to ACEPT (Association of Chicagoland Externship and Practicum Training) as well as practicum student graduate programs, and providing weekly group supervision for practicum trainees.

About CCS and the Division of Student Affairs
CCS is part of the Division of Student Affairs and contributes to the mission to support the academic and personal success of NIU students as we promote their welfare and persistence through the college experience in preparation for their lives after graduation. Staff in the Division of Student Affairs are committed to serving students as they implement core values of student-centered service, collaborative partnerships focused on student success, inclusive communities striving for equity and social justice, professional growth and competency development, and ethical and efficient stewardship of resources.

CCS is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services ( IACS ) and we offer an APA accredited doctoral internship program with three internship positions. We also offer a practicum training program for 3-5 students each year. CCS staff embrace all aspects of diversity and promote awareness, sensitivity, cultural competence, and advocacy across all services as well as in our work with campus and community partners. CCS is a collaborative and team-oriented work environment that values self-care, work/life balance, and having fun while doing this important and challenging work.

About NIU

Northern Illinois University is located in DeKalb, IL, 65 miles west of Chicago and 30-40 miles from many west suburban communities. With a current enrollment of more than 16,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students, the mission of NIU is to is to empower students through educational excellence and experiential learning as we pursue knowledge, share our research and artistry, and engage communities for the benefit of the region, state, nation and world. A hallmark of NIU is the diversity of the students we serve. In fall 2021, more than 50% of students identified as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color ( BIPOC ), and those who identified as Latinx or Black comprised more than 35% of students. Also in fall 2021, 743 international students attended NIU from 111 different countries. More than 50% of undergraduate students identify as first-generation students and half of graduating classes are transfer students. CCS clients reflect this diversity and the percentages above closely match the percentages of clients seen for mental health support.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1. Provides direct client care including assessment, individual and group counseling services, referral services, and crisis intervention during office hours
2. Provides outreach programming to the university community focused on topics related to mental health and self-care
3. Provides consultation services regarding mental health issues and students of concern to faculty/staff, students, and family/friends
4. Provides supervision and training for doctoral interns, practicum student trainees, and graduate assistants
5. Maintains accurate records in a timely and ethical manner
6. Other duties as assigned

Minimum Required Qualifications (Civil Service)

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Preferred Qualifications (Civil Service)

Minimum Required Qualifications (SPS)

1. Doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology
2. Licensure in the State of Illinois within 18 months of hire. For Practicum Coordinator position, must be licensed in Illinois within three months of hire.
3. Considerable clinical experience providing individual and group therapy
4. Experience providing supervision to graduate level trainees in psychology or related field
5. Previous experience providing outreach and psychoeducational programming on mental health topics
6. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience working with diverse clients
7. Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Additional Requirements (SPS)

Preferred Qualifications (SPS)

1. Experience in a university counseling center
2. Experience providing clinical supervision to doctoral level interns
3. For Practicum Coordinator position, experience and involvement in a training program for graduate level psychology trainees

Physical demands/requirements

1.Regular office related duties
2. Sitting for extended periods of time
3. Using computer/electronic equipment for extended periods of time
4. Occasional lifting and moving items weighing up to 25 lbs.

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Application Procedure

Application Procedure

Application Procedure

A letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and three professional references with contact information should be uploaded to the NIU Human Resource Services website. Preference will be given to completed applications received by August 8, 2022; applications received after this date are welcomed but will be considered as needed.

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EEO Statement Summary

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 and Equal Opportunity ( AAEO ) at .

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  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire)
  3. Cover Letter
  4. List of at least 3 References
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