Dir, Clinical Training - Core Faculty

  • Adler University
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • May 17, 2021
Full time Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology Nursing Deans & Directors

Job Description



Reporting to the Department Chairperson, the Clinical Training Director, Core Faculty is a key member of the MA in Counseling: Art Therapy (MACAT) and the Ph.D. in Art Therapy departments. The MACAT teaching faculty members maintain relationships with over 50+ clinical practicum and internship sites. The Clinical Training Director, Core Faculty makes site visits to all MACAT and Ph.D. students to discuss the Practicum/Internship process. Maintaining all communication with supervisors, students, and MACAT/Ph.D. Core department faculty members along with the Training Database specialist to continuously update new and current sites on the database.

The Clinical Training Director provides thought-leadership to the university while leveraging industry knowledge and best practices to promote the mission and vision of the MACAT and Ph.D. in Art Therapy departments and the institution. Supports culture development and management efforts.


  • Master's degree in Psychology, Art Therapy, Counseling, or related discipline required. Earned Doctorate in similar/same disciplines preferred.  
  • Minimum four (4) years of post-graduate teaching and/or clinical experience required providing Art Therapy and counseling services to various populations.



  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LPC) or Master level Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) or state equivalent
  • Registered Art Therapist (ATR) with a Board Certification (ATR-BC) or be in the process of obtaining this certification.



  • 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
  • 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): May serve as a supervisor to a site if the current supervisor does not have the current credentials exists.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Departmental Management & Supervision

  • Meets and supervises Site Supervisors to ensure compliance with practicum protocols.
  • Works with Adler's Database Specialist to maintain up-to-date records and site information in APT along with updating and maintaining the MAT Practicum Handbook.
  • Maintains and coordinates program marketing materials that will assist in promoting Adler's Art Therapy program.
  • Updates the necessary databases to ensure the student's practicum progress is documented and processed per term.
  • Maintains contact with the students and Registrar's office regarding degree completion and credits earned for the practicum hours.
  • Plans, coordinates, and works with the School of the Art Institute to co-host the annual Practicum Fair.
  • Mentors students throughout the year on practicum/internship processes.
  • Maintains and records all correspondence with students.


Student Support/Engagement

  • Corresponds with first-year students regarding the practicum application process.
  • Attends Professional Development Seminars to discuss the Practicum/Internship timeline.
  • Establishes expected timelines and milestones with students.
  • Assists students and sites, in collaboration with the student's seminar leader, in addressing and resolving any problems that arise in the course of practicum training.
  • Other duties as assigned or required.


Work Environment (Physical Demands):  The usual and customary methods of performing the functions of the job require requires 80% sitting, 10% walking, and 10% standing. This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment.


Universal Core Behaviors:


  • Effectively expresses oneself in all oral and written communications.
  • Exhibits good listening and comprehension skills.
  • Keeps others informed, as well as responds, in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrates match between words and actions.
  • Responds with tact, diplomacy, respect, and composure when dealing with others.
  • Promotes the spirit and essence of the School's Vision, Mission, Values, and Key Strategies through both verbal and written communication.


Teamwork and Collaboration:

  • Cooperates with others toward the achievement of common goals.
  • Seeks consensus and win-win solutions to problems and conflicts.
  • Contributes actively and participates fully in team initiatives.
  • Puts the success of the team above own interests.
  • Builds and maintains constructive work relationships.


 Responsive to Change:

  • Supports changes in the work environment.
  • Displays a proactive, problem-solving approach toward work.
  • Committed to life-long learning by continuously increasing skills, knowledge, and effectiveness.
  • Actively seeks and initiates creative and innovative solutions.
  • Exercises sound, accurate, and informed independent judgment when needed.


Quality-Driven and Accountable:

  • Results-oriented and committed to quality through continuous process improvement.
  • Eliminates ineffective activities and closes performance gaps.
  • Anticipates and responds to customer needs.
  • Monitors own performance, accept responsibility for actions, and actively seeks feedback.
  • Meets deadlines and completes projects and activities in a professional, timely manner.
  • Seeks opportunities to increase productivity and/or reduce costs while maintaining the highest quality standards (fiscally responsible).


Support of Vision, Mission, Values, Key Strategies:

  • Supports and models the School's Values of social interest, compassion, justice, respect for the individual, honors diversity and difference, intellectual rigor, optimism, and collaboration.
  • Articulates the School's Vision, Mission, and Key Strategies in a way to educate others.
  • Demonstrates active commitment in advancing the School's Vision, Mission, and Key Strategies.
  • Exhibits personal integrity, honesty, zeal, and compassion.
  • Aligns work processes to advance the School's strategic plan and key strategies.


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 group 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.


I have read this job description and fully understand the requirements set forth therein. I understand that this is to be used as a guide and that I will be responsible for performing other duties as assigned. I further understand that this job description does not constitute an employment contract with Adler University.


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