Visiting Clinical Director of Training

Visiting Clinical Director of Training
IL BHWELL HRSA Scholars Program
School of Social Work
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The School of Social Work seeks applications for a Visiting Clinical Director of Training for the grant-funded Illinois Behavioral Health Workforce Education, Learning & Leadership (BHWELL) HRSA Scholars Program. This is a full time 12-month academic professional appointment. Due to travel requirements to BHWELL sites, possibility to work remotely part of the week can be discussed. The Visiting Clinical Director of Training will work under the leadership and supervision of the Project Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI).

The Visiting Clinical Director of Training will play a key role as clinical behavioral health trainer and consultant to the new BHWELL field placement sites on Integrated Behavioral Health Care, and support the field-based IPE training for students, field supervisors, and faculty. The position will lead the implementation of the rural outreach strategic plan to recruit students, develop BHWELL field sites, and build capacity for expanded integrated care in rural Illinois.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the PD/PI, leadership team, rural outreach team, field office, and curriculum team to achieve program goals;
  • Conduct and teach clinical seminars on Integrated Care with students, field instructors and BHWELL sites;
  • Work closely with field office to develop a support structure for the new BHWELL training sites and offer on-going consultation on Integrated Care implementation;
  • Coordinate field-based training and curricular activities, including logistics for field-based interprofessional training for students, field supervisors, and faculty;
  • Troubleshoot trainee/placement site needs and ensure quick resolution of issues related to BHWELL implementation in consultation with the Field Office;
  • Plan and implement strategic plan for outreach to new rural areas and healthcare organizations in consultation with BHWELL leadership and Field Office as needed;
  • In conjunction with the Field Office, implement accreditation-approved protocols for engagement and vetting of new BHWELL field placement sites in rural or medically underserved areas;
  • Contribute to synergy between efforts to recruit both students and new field placements from the same communities in order to establish successful long-term collaborations;
  • Participate in School of Social Work and university recruitment meetings as needed.
  • State-wide travel to BHWELL sites and prospective sites required, primarily in central and northwest Illinois.

Minimum Education and Work Experience: A master’s degree in social work and clinical license.  At least two years of experience work experience in health-related settings and on interdisciplinary teams, teaching or training experience. The ideal applicant will have direct experience with diverse communities in rural Illinois and first-hand knowledge of its service gaps and need for expanded access to behavioral health services. All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to diversity and to the health and well-being of diverse rural communities.

Preferred experience implementing integrated behavioral health into primary care settings in rural clinics, FQHCs, or critical access hospitals, and supervisory experience. Experience working with student populations preferred.

Knowledge Requirements:  Knowledge of integrated behavioral health care implementation in primary care settings. Knowledge of behavioral health screening, brief interventions, and referral to treatment protocols. Knowledge of rural settings and challenges.  Must be comfortable contacting and meeting with rural stakeholders, hospital and clinic CEOs and other administrators, Nurse Managers, and behavioral health providers in healthcare settings including but not limited to Social Workers.

Excellent clinical, communication, organizational, presentation, and interpersonal skills preferred.

This is a full-time (100%), twelve-month visiting academic professional position. This is a grant-funded and renewal is contingent upon availability of funds. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Position may become permanent, depending on funding and needs of the department. The proposed start date is as soon as possible after the closing date.

To ensure full consideration complete applications must be submitted by December 15, 2017. Please create your candidate profile at and upload a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three references.  For further information, you may contact

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