The Clinical Faculty member will perform most work duties with assigned trainees on-site at local partner agencies. Clinical Faculty will lead coordination of clinical services and trainees at their assigned community partner site(s). As a site lead, Clinical Faculty will act as a liaison at the partner agency with their team to ensure ACHS trainees provide services that meet the needs of the community served. Through live observation, the clinical faculty will evaluate trainees' clinical skills, and when indicated, Clinical Faculty may also provide direct services. Clinical Faculty leverage industry knowledge and best practices to promote the mission and vision of Adler University and ACHS.


  • Confirmed master's degree in counseling, counseling psychology, or comparable field required.
  • Minimum of (2) two years' clinical experience supervising graduate students' clinical work required.
  • Minimum of (4) four years' documented clinical experience working with underserved communities is preferred.


  • Valid Clinical Professional Counselor license, in good standing, to practice counseling in the state of Illinois required.
  • Certification in Alcohol and Drug Counseling preferred.


  • Foundational knowledge of trauma-informed treatment
  • Foundational knowledge of clinical supervision
  • Foundational knowledge of diverse populations and a strong demonstration of practicing cultural humility
  • Commitment to lifelong learning in clinical care delivery, diversity and inclusion, and supervision
  • Ability to leverage influence to drive change and influence stakeholders
  • Ability to consistently identify opportunities for improvement and make recommendations based on observations
  • Strong demonstration of alignment with Adler's social justice mission and vision
  • Strong critical thinking, problem-solving and visioning acumen
  • Ability to proactively identify challenges and barriers to stated objective and employ assistance in addressing these
  • Strong collaboration acumen and abilities
  • Demonstration of Emotional Intelligence and professional maturity
  • Proficient and functional knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Strong research acumen and abilities
  • Strong communication acumen including written, oral, and listening

Supervision (if applicable):  Trainees, who include master's and doctoral interns and practicum students and postdoctoral residents.

Work hours/Location: This role may serve in a full time (core) capacity based on the operational needs of the program as outlined by the ACHS division's Director of Training. The hours for this position coincide with the trainees' hours, which may include evening hours, Monday through Friday, may vary. 70% or more of the work is performed at ACHS contracted community site partners.

Travel: Travel time of 15%; Travel to clinical sites is required locally within the Chicagoland area. Clinical Faculty may be required to travel out of state per year for professional development purposes.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Training Program Responsibilities

  • Provides program required group and individual supervision to trainees as assigned by Director of Training
  • Provides weekly didactics and seminars to trainees as assigned by Director of Training
  • Delivers verbal and written performance evaluations to the trainees
  • Tracks and approves data, such as trainees' hours and treatment outcomes
  • Participates in the review, selection, onboarding, and offboarding of trainees

Site Coordination

  • Clinical supervision includes psychotherapy (individual, couples, family and group), assessment, and providing weekly didactics, in areas such as supervision and consultation, diversity, ethics and professional development, and evidence-based intervention; and is performed face-to-face, through live observation, and/or tele-supervision when appropriate but not more than 25% of the time.
  • Works in partnership with site staff to coordinate all services delivered by ACHS trainees
  • Attends the weekly team meetings and meet regularly with the partner site administrator.
  • Provides on-site consultation to trainees through live observation, co-facilitation, and/or debriefing of trainees' work
  • Reviews and approves trainees' clinical documentation

Program Development and Evaluation

  • In collaboration with the full clinical team, meets regularly to evaluate and provide recommendations for training program and clinical services improvement
  • Assists the Director of Training in evaluation and reporting requirements for accreditation
  • Other duties as assigned and/or required by Director of Training, ACHS

Work Environment (Physical Demands):  The usual and customary methods of performing the jobs functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 70% sitting, 15% walking, and 15% standing. This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment.

About Adler University

Adler University's faculty, staff, students, and graduates are recognized as teachers and promoters of social responsibility, are engaged in their communities, and are politically aware and active.  We will strengthen our culture of social responsibility and of community service and engagement. 

Life at the University will be marked by rich opportunities for service, an active pursuit of sustainability, a vigorous commitment to the city and peoples of Chicago and Vancouver, and a realization of those cities' connections with the larger world.


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