Associate Director of Clinical Training, School Psychology

Updated: 24 days ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Description:

Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is an independent professional graduate school with a dynamic student body and a professionally accomplished faculty.  TCSPP is committed to “building an environment of mutual respect and inclusion where all individuals will be valued for who they are and what they can contribute, and in turn, are expected to be participatory members of an active learning community that promotes cultural awareness, competence, and understanding of diversity.”  The TCSPP School Psychology Psy.D. and Ed.S. curricula and training opportunities prepare graduates to deliver outstanding professional services emphasizing the ability to understand and serve diverse populations. 

We are currently searching for an Associate Director of Clinical Training in the School Psychology Department to join our Chicago Campus. The Associate Director of Clinical Training serves as an integral member of the School Psychology Department in overseeing students’ practicum and internship experiences, supporting accreditation activities, and ensuring that our training meets the standards of approval for the National Association for School Psychologist.  Overall, the Associate Director of Clinical Training focuses on ensuring the highest quality training experiences for our students, which includes ensuring that sites that have a commitment to diversity and provide excellent supervision and broad opportunities in professional practice. The Associate Director of Clinical Training works under the Director of Clinical Training and works collaboratively with training site supervisors, and academic program faculty advisors on training related manners. This position reports to the Department Chair.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversee EdS level training.

  • Develop and maintain coursework pertinent to practicum and NASP standards.  Teach 9 credits, as assigned by the Department Chair.  Course lead for 3 courses.

  • Develop and maintain a network of practicum sites, including visiting sites and building relationships with site supervisors.

  • Assist students in site selection and review of application materials for practicum and internship.

  • Monitor progress of practicum performance, including evaluations, hour logs, and related paperwork. Track data related to practicum and internship placements.

  • Serve as advisor for students.

  • Database and training record management.

  • Assist students who are encountering issues related to their practicum and internship experience. Advise on and engage in remediation planning for students.

  • Communicate with academic department around issues of professional development, training concerns, rules and regulations, and the search and placement process. Remain informed of new NASP training related policies and procedures, interpret them, and communicate them to the department.

    • Participate in department-level strategic planning and accreditation requirements.

    • Attend Faculty Council meetings, Department meetings, and Directors of Clinical Training meetings.

    • Opportunities to serve as a dissertation chair

    • Other duties as assigned by the Department Chair.


  • Doctorate in School Psychology

  • Required Certified School Psychologist

  • Optional Licensed Clinical Psychologist or License Eligible

  • Valid driver’s license and access to a car to visit training sites as needed.

  • Prior experience with supervision and training of graduate level students.  Preferred areas of expertise include Practicum Supervision, Education Assessment, Curriculum Based Measurement, Problem Solving Model, Practicum Supervision. 

  • Prior teaching at the graduate level focusing on NASP domains

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Understanding of best practices related to clinical training

  • Interact and communicate successfully with a diverse population.

  • Act in a way that embodies the mission, vision and values of The Chicago School.

  • Maintain ethical behavior and the ability to demonstrate ethical decision making related to training concerns.

  • Adhere to all confidentiality requirements.

  • Ability to remain calm and make decisions under pressure.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects with multiple deadlines while meeting or exceeding expectations.

  • Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

  • Thinks critically to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

  • Communicates ideas and information effectively in both verbal and written form.

  • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances, needs, and demands.

  • Managing one's own time and the time of others effectively.

  • Knowledge of local and national training and licensing requirements.

  • Computer proficiency – Microsoft Office

Required Application Documents:

  • Cover Letter

  • CV/Resume

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of education. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement, professional development, and regular employee appreciation events.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please note: For the protection of faculty, staff, students and all who enter our facilities, The Chicago School requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, with limited exemptions, as a condition of employment.

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