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Clinical Employment . . .

The Central DuPage Pastoral Counseling Center considers the integration of theology with the practice of behavioral science to be fundamental to our mission.  As pastoral counselors, our staff are trained in both fields.  This dual perspective allows us to uniquely serve church congregations and parishes in our community.  The churches affiliated with CDPCC trust our clinical expertise while also valuing the Center as a professional and theologically sensitive place to refer.  In addition, our clients can heal and grow in an atmosphere that respects their faith tradition should they wish to bring that dimension into the process.

We invite those interested in joining our clinical practice to apply.

Current Opportunities:

Staff Therapist

We are currently seeking an individual to work with clients presenting with a variety of diagnostic concerns. The therapist will provide individual therapy, with optional opportunities to see couples/families, and to participate in groups, workshops, and presentations within the community.

We offer our staff the opportunity to earn a higher percentage as a caseload increases.  We provide liability insurance coverage, weekly group supervision and consultation, supervision for licensure, and opportunities for leadership roles in the areas of training, clinical services, administration, and supervision.  The Center serves a varied client population and is a training site for master and doctorate level students. We are a warm collegial group consisting of approximately 15 counselors and 4 administrative staff and are located in a lovely setting offering gracious hospitality.

We are seeking a therapist who is either,

    • a licensed clinical psychologist in Illinois with a PsyD or PhD degree who is paneled or eligible to be paneled for Medicare and managed care programs, or
    • a LCSW who is eligible to be paneled with Medicare and managed care programs, or
    • A post-doc planning to stay beyond the year will also be considered

The ideal candidate:

    • has training or a certificate or degree in pastoral studies, spirituality or theology (with an interest in spiritual integration)
    • the ability and desire to work in a team environment
    • a willingness to be an independent contractor
    • an interest in doing assessments as well as therapy (clinical psychologists)

Secondary considerations include one or more qualifications:

    • Leadership abilities with an interest  in a leadership position within the organization
    • Bi-lingual, particularly Spanish-speaking
    • Assessment and supervisory experience
    • Addictions certification (CADC) or other specialties
    • Skilled in couples therapy (EFT, Imago, etc.)
    • Cross-cultural experience


Candidates who meet these requirements are welcome to apply.

 

Application Guidelines:

When applying, please include the following:

  1. A cover letter detailing your interest
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. Three reference letters

You may mail your materials or use the link below to submit them online:

Mail to:
Dr. Patricia R. Francis, O.P.
Director of Counseling Services

Central DuPage Pastoral Counseling Center
507 Thornhill Dr
Carol Stream IL 60188

Digital Marketing & Development Coordinator


We are currently seeking a creative individual to help our organization strengthen community support and engage our external public using social media, digital platforms, and occasional printed collateral.

Central DuPage Pastoral Counseling Center is a non-profit, mental health organization which has served DuPage County and the greater Chicago area since 1977.  We offer professional mental health services to a varied client population, along with educational and diagnostic assessment services. We are also a training site for master and doctorate level clinical psychology students. We are a warm, collegial group consisting of approximately 15 counselors and 4 administrative staff.  We share a commitment to diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, ethnicity, race, or faith.


Primary areas of Responsibility
:

Social media marketing
  • Oversee social media communication channels and develop content in collaboration with other staff
  • Assist staff with communications and outreach and coordinate external dissemination
  • Build and maintain meaningful relationships with current and potential supporters of our mission while promoting the brand and professionalism of CDPCC.
  • Monitor current events, trends and best practices that may affect the organization’s message
  • Assist in the development and promotion of upcoming events, workshops and occasional special events
  • Maintain and grow connections with our affiliate churches
Fund development
  • Design and develop yearly fund solicitation
  • Develop strategies for growing donor base
  • Develop relationships with community organizations and fund sources
Grant writing
  • Seek grant opportunities based on organizational goals and assist in preparing grants.
Database management
  • Manage database for donors and engagement activities using Microsoft Excel or Access, GSuite or other CRM systems
Other
  • you will be required to attend staff meetings and occasional staff trainings

Qualifications:

  • Strong written and visual communication skills with a proven ability to communicate effectively
  • Strong relationship building skills for varied external publics
  • Experience using social media platforms to inform and engage external publics
  • Database management skills or working knowledge of Excel and GSuite
  • Willingness to embrace our mission
  • PR acumen or bilingual a plus

Requirements: 

  • Ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in communication studies, marketing, or psychology.
  • We will also consider other fields of study with some experience or, 3-5 years of work experience in marketing, fund raising or grant writing.

What we offer:

  • 20 hour work week with the flexibility to set your own schedule
  • Work remotely (primarily)
  • Being a part of an important mission with others who share the same commitment
  • $20-25 hourly, commensurate with experience

 

Application Guidelines:

When applying, please include the following:

  1. A cover letter detailing your interest and highlighting your experience
  2. Resume
  3. Three reference letters
  4. Writing sample

You may mail your materials or use the link below to submit them online:

Mail to:
Dr. Nancy Cochran
Executive Director
Central DuPage Pastoral Counseling Center
507 Thornhill Dr
Carol Stream IL 60188

Practicum Opportunities

Practicum Students Welcome!

Our Center considers our participation in the clinical training of graduate and pre-doctoral students a high priority and an important contribution to the field of psychology and mental health services.  CDPCC offers students an opportunity to gain a wide variety of clinical experience under excellent supervision.  Our Center is unique in that its staff is trained in theology, degreed in the behavioral health sciences, and licensed by the State of Illinois.  Thus, our clients know we will respect their religious tradition should they wish to use that as a resource in their healing process and trust our clinical expertise.

Master-level students: Students enrolled in a Marriage and Family program who are preparing for the MFT license are encouraged to apply.  We also consider students in clinical mental health master of arts programs who are preparing for the LCPC license.  We interview master level students during the same time frame as doctoral level students and make offers soon after the match for doctoral practicum students is finished.

Doctorate-level students: We offer diagnostic and therapy practicum experiences for students in doctoral programs who are preparing for the clinical psychology licensing.  These same opportunities are also available to students taking part in the CACTC internship program who are in their last year of their doctoral program (see below).

What to expect when interviewing: We follow the ACEPT and APPIC guidelines and dates in our selection process. Given the volume of applicants, all of our counseling staff participate in the interviewing process.  Students ordinarily have a 45 minute interview with one staff member (i.e., a pastoral counselor or psychologist).  Towards the end of the interviewing calendar, those students deemed to be strong candidates will be invited to return for a brief interview, in order to meet the entire staff and ask any questions that may have arisen since the first interview.

Central DuPage Pastoral Counseling Center participates in the Wheaton College Practicum Fair held yearly in early December.

Please  direct all questions to Dr. Nancy Cochran, at 630-752-9750, ext. 27.

Application Guidelines: Students interested in completing a master’s level marriage and family or therapy practicum, a diagnostic practicum, an externship, or advanced practicum  are welcome to apply. When applying, please send the following, together in a single envelope or single email:

  1. A cover letter detailing the type of position you are seeking
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. An official transcript of your coursework
  4. Three reference letters – sent directly from the reference to Dr. Cochran via email or directly through the postal mail
  5. For those requesting an advanced or diagnostic practicum, please send a writing sample or assessment report.
  6. Letter of approval to begin practicum (1st year only)

 

Application materials may be sent to:

Dr. Nancy Cochran
Executive Director & Director of Training
Central DuPage Pastoral Counseling Center
507 Thornhill Drive Carol Stream IL 60188

CACTC Internships

CACTC Internships

The Center is pleased to partner with the Chicago Area Christian Training Consortium, which is an APA-accredited doctoral training program. The purpose of the Consortium (CACTC) is to strengthen service delivery to under-served persons and their communities by means of equipping and preparing graduate students to work competently with these groups.

We consider our participation in the clinical training of graduate and pre-doctoral students a high priority and an important contribution to the field of psychology and mental health services.  CDPCC offers students an opportunity to gain a wide variety of clinical experience under excellent supervision.  Our Center is unique in that our staff are trained in theology, degreed in the behavioral health sciences, and licensed by the State of Illinois.  We respect our client’s religious traditions should they wish to use them as a resource in their healing process, in addition to the clinician’s expertise.

For more information about the Center’s partnership with the Consortium, visit http://cactc.org/where-we-work/cdpcc/.

To apply for a CACTC Internship: Interested applicants are to apply directly to Chicago Area Christian Training Consortium.  Go to cactc.org/apply and follow the application guidelines there. Please contact Dr. Nancy Cochran, Director of Training, at 630-752-9750 x27 for further questions.

For more information about CACTC training opportunities at the Center, please contact Dr. Nancy Cochran, Executive Director & Director of Training, at 630-752-9750, ext. 27.

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