Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Mental Health (145801)
University of Illinois

Champaign, Illinois

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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 Indianapolis.

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.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, 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


Patient Care Responsibilities (95%)

  • Take patient histories, sufficient to address the patient's chief complaint and other mental health concerns.
  • 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 MHU staff resources.
  • Provide emergency triage for crisis evaluation and management, including development of a safety/crisis plan, when necessary.
  • Conduct individual, couples, and group psychotherapy, if applicable. Individual and couples' therapy will ordinarily be short term.
  • 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 students.
  • Consult with other mental health care professionals, physicians and/or health care professionals to confirm difficult diagnosis and facilitate appropriate treatment plan.
  • 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 alternatives.
  • Complete all visit documentation in an appropriate and timely manner as determined by policy.
  • Display competency with regard to diagnosis and procedure coding.
  • Adhere to established Health Center policies and procedures including maintenance of records.
  • 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.
  • Be efficient in the care of patients with regard to time spent with patients, number of patients seen, and resources utilized, such as consultations.
  • Be effective in the care of patients, with regard to overall patient outcomes, satisfaction and cultural competence.
  • Provide patient access by staffing clinics and special events per policy.
  • Provide mental health consultation to Mental Health Unit clinicians.
  • Provide mental health consultation to health service providers, Counseling Center staff, Housing and other appropriate University faculty and staff.

  • Practice Responsibilities (3%)
  • Share on-call responsibilities for after hours and weekend mental health emergencies. (Currently, there is no formal on-call responsibilities. This policy is subject to change if University needs should require.)
  • Participate in Mental Health Unit staff meetings and case conferences.
  • Actively participate in McKinley's quality improvement and risk management programs and its peer review processes as outlined in policy and annual plans.
  • Attend and participate in assigned McKinley and campus committees.
  • Participate in university and health center promotions and promotional material as needed.
  • Assume appropriate related additional duties to further the mission of the unit.

  • General Responsibilities (2%)
  • Utilize other members of the health care team appropriate to their skill level, licensure, and classification.
  • Treat patients, staff, and colleagues with courtesy and respect.
  • 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.
  • Work within scope of practice and comply with privileges granted.
  • Responsible and accountable to support and ensure a culture of safety, quality and risk management including compliance with ethics.
  • Stay informed of the newest developments in mental health by attending educational conferences, literature reviews, and consulting with other clinical personnel.
  • Maintain a current Illinois license.

  • Position Requirements and Qualifications


    Masters in Social Work, required


    Previous experience in college health, preferred and experience or certification working with mental health conditions

    Licensure and Training:

    A valid Illinois medical license, or eligibility for one, required.

    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.

    University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. The 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 harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

    College Name or Administrative Unit:

    Student Affairs


    5-Education and Student Services


    Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Mental Health (145801)

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    Organization Name:

    McKinley Mental Hlth

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