Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Chicago


Aurora University seeks talented staff and administrators who are passionate about supporting an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.

Position Purpose: The Staff Counselor/Psychologist is responsible for providing direct clinical services within a culturally competent framework, and will be expected to participate in campus outreach initiatives and activities, as needed. The position is part-time (15-20 hours/week) during the spring 2020 semester (January 6th – May 8th, 2020) with renewal possible.

Core Competencies:

- Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
- Upholds the Mission Statement: Aurora University an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
- Handle confidential information with tact and discretion.
- Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.

Essential Job Functions:

- Provide direct clinical counseling services to university undergraduate and graduate students including screening, assessment, diagnosis, case management and treatment planning and implementation.
- Provide short-term counseling for individuals, couples, and families, and when appropriate, make referrals to outside providers and services.
- Serve as a campus community mental health expert offering consultative services to faculty, staff, administrations, athletic staff, and families in a variety of modalities ranging from informal individual consultation to structured workshops and trainings.
- Provide risk assessments and make appropriate recommendations and referrals.
- Consult within a multi-disciplinary team of psychologists, social workers, medical, academic, and administrative professionals.
- Provide substance abuse or behavioral health assessments after disciplinary violations to provide recommendations regarding treatment and to inform necessary sanctions or corrective actions.
- Provide administrative services in support of the educational needs of the student population.

Essential Job Requirements:


- Masters or Doctoral degree in a mental health discipline (Social Work, Counseling or Clinical Psychology) and licensed or license eligible as a mental health provider in the state of Illinois.


- Clinical experience relevant to working with college students or young adult populations.
- Experience providing crisis intervention.
- Well-developed public speaking skills; interest and comfort in providing outreach and consultation to groups.
- Knowledge and experience with multicultural theory and research, and the application of such research to college counseling center work.


- Ability to manage multiple responsibilities, with a high degree of independent organization, communication, and ethical practice.
- The chosen candidate will attend to collegiate mental health needs within the framework of the larger mission of higher education and Aurora University.
- Ability to develop strong collaborative working relationships with all campus constituencies is required.

Special Requirements:

- Eligible for state licensure as a mental health provider as outlined by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (

Physical Requirements:

- Sitting, standing, moving about campus, and computer use.

Benefit-eligible positions offer excellent benefits including health, dental, life, vision, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Please send resume with cover letter and contact information for three references including name, telephone and email address.

Apply to:

Aurora University
Human Resources
347 South Gladstone Ave
Aurora, IL 60506
630-844-5650 - fax - email

Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • education
  • human resources
  • spring