Join our dynamic team dedicated to training the next generation of socially responsible community mental health practitioners. Are you the colleague we are looking for to join our interdisciplinary training team? Clinical Faculty create and foster a supportive and accountable training environment for graduate students to practice and receive continuous feedback on their clinical skills and professionalism. We train master- and doctoral-level students in the fields of psychology, counseling, marriage and family therapy, and art therapy. Our training programs focus on developing the next generation of practitioners competent in clinical services that integrate diversity, equity, inclusion, and social determinants throughout. Our team of Clinical Faculty actively supports and engages each other in our development as practitioners, supervisors, and social justice advocates.
Clinical Faculty lead student clinical services at local partner agencies 2-3 days/week, and student didactic learning at the Chicago campus 2 days/week. Clinical Faculty are granted remote work 1 day/week as approved by the Director of Training. Clinical Faculty coordinate clinical services needs at assigned community partner site(s) in alignment with the training needs of students. As a site lead, Clinical Faculty act as a liaison and collaborator at the partner agency team to ensure ACHS trainees provide services that meet the needs of the community. Clinical faculty evaluate trainees' clinical and professional skills through live observation, supervision, seminars and didactics, and case consultation. 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 doctoral degree in psychology or related discipline required.
- Minimum of (4) four years of documented clinical experience working with underserved communities is preferred.
- A minimum of (2) two years of clinical experience supervising graduate students' clinical work is preferred.
- A valid Clinical Psychologist license, in good standing, to practice clinical psychology in the state of Illinois is required. Will consider Illinois license-eligible candidates from out of state.
- 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, which may vary. 50% 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 training program required group and individual supervision to trainees as assigned by the Director of Training
- Provides weekly didactics and seminars to trainees as assigned by the 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
- 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 25-50% of the time.
- Works in partnership with site staff to coordinate all services delivered by ACHS trainees
- Attends weekly team meetings and meets 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 programs and clinical services improvement
- Assists the Director of Training in evaluation and reporting requirements for accreditation
- Other duties as assigned and/or required by the Director of Training, ACHS
Work Environment (Physical Demands): The usual and customary methods of performing the job's 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 environment.
Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of Adler University that all persons are entitled to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) protection. The University does not discriminate against any individual for employment because of age, religion, race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status (including unfavorable discharge from the military), or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.
As part of Adler's equal employment opportunity policy, Adler will also take affirmative action to ensure that minority groups of individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.
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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