The Northwestern University Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral

The Northwestern University Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow will work as part of a
multidisciplinary team at the Northwestern Empowerment Center, a transitional clinic that provides re-entry
services to women exiting the Cook County Sheriff’s Women’s Justice Programs to assist them in successfully
re-entering the community. The majority of the participants have co-occurring disorders and they are
disproportionately impacted by violence, poverty and multiple oppressions. Most women are trauma survivors
so an interest in trauma informed treatment is essential. The Fellow will be actively involved in providing clinical
services and conducting research activities. This is a full time post-doctoral training opportunity which will
enable the candidate to accumulate enough hours for licensure. Position is open immediately. Candidate must
be able to complete an in person interview if selected as a finalist.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities :
1. Work with the treatment team to provide psychological and substance abuse treatment within an integrated
program for women using evidenced based curricula and gender specific treatment.
2. Provide 4-6 group therapeutic interventions weekly to incarcerated and community women using evidenced
based curricula.
3. Provide one-to-one problem focused therapy sessions with participants.
4. Ensure all proper documentation of services.
5. Triage emergency clients, when needed, to appropriate services.
6. work with the specialty courts to assist women in successfully completing treatment.
7. Oversee the daily operations of the Empowerment Center.
8. Participate actively with the supervisory team.
Other Duties & Responsibilities :
1. Assist in the development of the mental health treatment plan based on comprehensive psychological clinical
assessment – with a focus on women with co-occurring disorders.
2. Participate in interdisciplinary staffings, including informal meetings within specialty courts.
3. Train and supervise project volunteers, students and/or employees.
4. Collect relevant information for project reports.
5. Facilitate group supervision for graduate trainees6. Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications : Doctoral degree in psychology working toward licensure. Experience in utilizing evidenced
based treatment. Previous experience with trauma, corrections, gender-responsivity and/or substance
treatment use strongly preferred. Must be able to initiate tasks and work independently. Must be able to pass a
criminal background check. Additional skills and experience may be required depending on the needs of the
project. Have the capacity to independently assess crises and develop appropriate steps for safety, triage and
treatment. Must have availability no later than October 15st, 2015.
*The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by
people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all
responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
Job Type: Full-time
Required experience:
at least 2 years providing clinical services to underserved women: 2 years
Required education: