Employment Opportunities at DRES

Current Full Time Positions Available at DRES:

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

College of Applied Health Sciences

Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES)

Assistant Director of Mental Health Services

The Assistant Director of Mental Health Services coordinates the mental health unit at DRES and provides individual therapy, support groups, assessment, and academic screenings in conjunction with other mental health staff 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 evaluated through the academic screening and assessment process. Supervision, training, and coordination of counseling psychology and clinical psychology graduate students who have practicums at DRES and APA school psychology pre-doctoral interns is also part of the position. The successful candidate will be able to assist in the Division's ongoing effort to train and supervise these students to maintain a high level of care in order to serve the needs of a large, diverse student body with disabilities.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

1. Provide individual counseling/psychotherapy services for a diverse population of students with disabilities in a multi-culturally competent manner.

2. Provide group counseling and psychotherapy through therapy groups or groups that address a specific clinical issue or the needs of a particular group of students.

3. Coordinate the Academic Screening process to include triage, referrals, scheduling of appointments, tracking, and data/record keeping.

4. Supervise assessments, provide feedback, and report writing.

5. Participate in psychological emergency and trauma response.

6. Participate in other outreach, training, and treatment team activities.

7. Coordinate the training and supervision of post docs, pre-doctoral interns, practicum students, and graduate hourly workers.

8. Participate in various DRES service, education and research activities as well as division, college, and campus committees.

9. Other duties as assigned.

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.

Position Requirements and Qualifications

This position requires a minimum of a doctorate degree in clinical, counseling or school psychology.  Must have experience functioning as a counselor in a diverse setting, along with clinical supervision and assessment experience.  Must be licensed as a psychologist in Illinois or license-eligible.  Strong clinical skills in therapy, assessment and report writing are required.  Also must possess demonstrated interest in diversity (including disability) issues.

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 July 7.  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 check investigation.

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


Current Graduate Hourly Positions Available at DRES: