Employment Opportunities at DRES

Current Positions Available at DRES

Disability Resources and Educational Services invites applications for the following positions:

Clinical Counselor, Student Services Office

Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES)

College of Applied Health Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Clinical Counselor is a generalist who works in the mental health unit at DRES and provides individual therapy, support groups, coaching, assessment, and academic screenings to support students with disabilities who are registered with DRES. A large percentage of the students served by the mental health unit have psychiatric disabilities or comorbid psychiatric disabilities and need mental health support to be successful at the university. In addition, many University of Illinois students with academic difficulties and no prior diagnosis are seen and assessed through the academic screening and assessment process. Supervision, training, and coordination of counseling psychology, clinical psychology, and school psychology graduate students who have practicums at DRES and APA pre-doctoral interns are also involved. The successful candidate will be able to assist in the Division's ongoing effort to train and supervise these students to serve the needs of a large, diverse student body with disabilities.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Providing individual counseling/psychotherapy services for a diverse population of students with disabilities in a multi-culturally competent manner. (40%)

2. Providing group counseling through therapy groups or groups that address a specific clinical issue or the needs of a particular group of students. (5%)

3. Coordinating the Academic Screening process to include triage, referrals, scheduling of appointments, tracking, and data/record keeping. (10%)

4. Providing assessments and report writing. (20%)

5. Participating in psychological emergency and trauma response. (as needed)

6. Participating in other outreach, training, and treatment team activities (5%)

7. Training/supervising post docs, pre-doctoral interns, practicum students, and undergraduate paraprofessional service providers (20%)

8. Participating in various DRES service, education and research activities as well as division, college, and campus committees (as needed)

9. Other duties as assigned. (as needed) 

Reporting Relationships

Supervises a large staff of graduate hourly, practicum students, predoctoral interns, and postdocs.

Education and Experience Required

Doctorate in Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology or a related degree. Experience functioning at a high level as a counselor in a diverse setting is required. Licensed in Illinois or license eligible. Strong clinical skills including report writing. Demonstrated interest in diversity issues.

Salary and Appointment Information

This is a full-time, regular (not visiting) academic professional non-tenured position appointed on a 12-month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Procedures and Deadline Information

To ensure full consideration, create a candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your letter of application, resume and a sample of a neuropsychological/psychoeducational report by May 19, 2017. Online application will also require names and contact information (including email addresses) for three professional references. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. This position requires successful completion of a criminal background investigation.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Mindy Rick at mindy@illinois.edu or 217/333-4600.

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).

 

Disability Specialist

Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services

College of Applied Health Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Disability Specialist determines eligibility of services and reasonable accommodations for University of Illinois students with mobility disabilities, systemic disabilities, and other types of disabilities as needed; remains current with federal and state mandates as they relate to college students with disabilities; and consults and serves as a resource with faculty and campus administrators on accommodations and access issues impacting students with disabilities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Consult with students with disabilities and instructors in the planning, determination, and implementation of academic adjustments, modifications, and auxiliary aids and services as required by Section 504 of the Rehab Act and the ADA 1990.
  • Address physical, programmatic, and attitudinal access issues with other campus administrative and service units relating to the needs of students with disabilities.
  • Collaborate with other DRES staff in the ongoing refinement of internal service policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Provide support services to students such as coaching, vocational counseling, and transition planning.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of disability education training for the Illinois campus.
  • Serve as DRES liaison to other campus agencies as needed.
  • Remain current in the knowledge and understanding of the ADA and 504, as well as OCR and DOE decisions relative to post-secondary services to students with disabilities.
  • Schedule, coordinate, and conduct tours of DRES administrative and service facilities to prospective students, visitors, alumni, AHS interview candidates, faculty/staff, and university officials.
  • Conduct service responsibilities for the College of AHS (ie search committee work, subcommittee membership).
  • Assist in maintaining current information on the DRES website.
  • Supervise undergraduate interns who work at DRES.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Required

This position requires a master’s degree in rehabilitation, occupational therapy, psychology, or a closely related field. Experience working with people with physical disabilities is required.  Knowledge of and experience in the delivery of ADAAA/504 mandated post-secondary academic services to students with disabilities, especially with mobility/physical disabilities and chronic health issues.  Must be a productive team-player with the ability to deliver a high level of interactive service, develop and maintain collaborative relationships inside and outside of the unit, prioritize effectively, as well as proactively solve problems.  Must work well under pressure, have the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with a great deal of accuracy, possess strong written and verbal communication skills along with exceptional organizational skills.  Must demonstrate the ability to work well with students, faculty, and staff at all levels within a diverse, multi-cultural collaborative environment. 

Experience in working with high school and college age students regarding transition and mobility issues preferred. 

Salary and Appointment Information

This is a full-time, regular (not visiting) academic professional non-tenured position appointed on a 12-month service basis.  The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date.  Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Procedures and Deadline Information

To ensure full consideration, create a candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your letter of application and resume by May 17, 2017.  Online application will also require names and contact information (including email addresses) for three professional references.  The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.  This position requires successful completion of a criminal background investigation.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Mindy Rick at mindy@illinois.edu or 217/333-4600.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu