Licensed Clinical Social Worker Student Health Center University of Illinois

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Student Health Center

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

McKinley Health Center at the University of Illinois one of the nation’s premier Student Health Centers, is

currently seeking a talented Licensed Clinical Social Worker to join a national leader in college health as a full-time mental health care provider. McKinley Health Center is a fully accredited ambulatory care facility providing primary care and mental health services to 50,000 students. The University of Illinois is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, in central Illinois just two hours from both Chicago and


We are seeking a dynamic service-oriented clinician for an exciting career in college health. This is a twelve month, 100% appointment. Salary is competitive and includes a very attractive, comprehensive benefits package with professional liability coverage. Starting date is negotiable after the closing date.


Patient Care Responsibilities (95%)

1. Take patient histories, sufficient to address the

patient’s chief complaint and other mental health


2. Provide mental health assessment and treatment for students with mental health problems. Appropriate treatments may include individual, couples and group psychotherapy, or referral for hospitalization, and be consistent with limitations of Mental Health Unit staff resources.

3. Provide emergency triage for crisis evaluation and management, including development of a safety/crisis plan, when necessary.

4. Conduct individual, couples, and group

psychotherapy, if applicable. Individual and couples’ therapy will ordinarily be short term.

5. Make referrals to other providers as appropriate to facilitate treatment plan with standard and crisis

interventions. This may include out-patient

psychotherapeutic techniques or facilitating

hospitalization at community hospitals on behalf of


6. Consult with other mental health care professionals, physicians and/or health care professionals to confirm difficult diagnosis and facilitate appropriate treatment plan.

7. Ensure that patients receive adequate education to effectively participate in their diagnostic and

therapeutic plan, and that they understand and assent to that plan and understand other appropriate


8. Complete all visit documentation in an appropriate and timely manner as determined by policy.

9. Display competency with regard to diagnosis and procedure coding.

10. Adhere to established Health Center policies and procedures including maintenance of records.

11. Develop and maintain technical skills necessary to provide excellent and efficient patient care. This

includes competency with computer applications that enhance individual patient care and the efficiency of the Health Center.

12. Be efficient in the care of patients with regard to time spent with patients, number of patients seen, and resources utilized, such as consultations.

13. Be effective in the care of patients, with regard to overall patient outcomes, satisfaction and cultural competence.

14. Provide patient access by staffing clinics and

special events per policy.

15. Provide mental health consultation to Mental Health Unit clinicians.

16. Provide mental health consultation to health

service providers, Counseling Center staff, Housing and other appropriate University faculty and staff.

Practice Responsibilities (3%)

17. Share on-call responsibilities for after hours and weekend mental health emergencies. (Currently, there are no formal on-call responsibilities. This policy is

subject to change if University needs should require.)

18. Participate in Mental Health Unit staff meetings and case conferences.

19. Actively participate in McKinley’s quality

improvement and risk management programs and its peer review processes as outlined in policy and

annual plans.

20. Attend and participate in assigned McKinley and campus committees.

21. Participate in university and Health Center

promotions and promotional material as needed.

22. Assume appropriate related additional duties to further the mission of the unit.

General Responsibilities (2%)

23. Utilize other members of the health care team

appropriate to their skill level, licensure, and


24. Treat patients, staff, and colleagues with courtesy and respect.

25. Adhere to University, Civil Service, Health Center and individual unit policies and procedures that serve as guidelines for individual practice. Guidelines for

patient care management are the protocols of care.

26. Work within scope of practice and comply with privileges granted.

27. Responsible and accountable to support and

ensure a culture of safety, quality and risk

management including compliance with ethics.

28. Stay informed of the newest developments in

mental health by attending educational conferences, literature reviews, and consulting with other clinical personnel.

29. Maintain a current Illinois license.

Position Requirements and Qualifications


Masters in Social Work, required


Previous experience in college health preferred.

Experience or certification working with mental health conditions required.

Licensure and Training:

A valid Illinois medical license, or eligibility for one,


To ensure full consideration, create your candidate profile at and upload your letter of application, resume and the names and contact

information of three professional references by July 21, 2021.

Interviews may be conducted before the closing date; however, all applications received by the closing date will receive full consideration.

For further information, please contact: Ann Marie

Lenhart, LCSW, Chair Consultative Search

Committee, McKinley Health Center, 1109 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801.

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Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color,

religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit

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background checks on all job candidates upon

acceptance of a contingent offer. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses

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University of Illinois System requires candidates

selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to

authorize inquiries to current and former employers

regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual

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