Employment Opportunities at DRES

Beware of Email Scams - if you receive an email similar to the one below - do not respond or send money.  It is not from DRES!

"I am Dr. (insert name here) and I work as a clinical counselor for the department of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES). I provide individual and group therapy, coaching, assessment and academic screenings to support students with disabilities (physical, chronic, psychiatric, and invisible)registered with DRES. A large percentage of the students served by the mental health unit have psychiatric disabilities or co-morbid psychiatric disabilities and need mental health support to be successful at the university. In addition, many University of students with academic difficulties and no prior diagnosis are seen and assessed through the academic screening and assessment process. I also am the director of supervision, training and coordination of counseling psychology and clinical psychology graduate students of the United States who have practicums at DRES and APA-accredited school psychology pre-doctoral interns.

You have received this email because you have an offer from the University Office for Students with Disabilities to work with me while we help Students with disabilities frustrated with ignorance and lack of services but as my temporary personal assistant. I care about Animal Welfare, Arts and Culture, Children, Civil Rights and Social Action, Education, Environment, Disaster and Humanitarian Relief, Social Services and lots more.

This is a very simple employment. You will only help me Mail letters, Make payments at Walmart and purchase some Items when needed. This employment only takes an hour a day and 3 times a week for $620 weekly.

I am unable to meetup for an interview because I am currently away and helping the disabled students in Australia. You will be paid in advance for all tasks and purchased to be done on my behalf and some of my personal letters and mails will be forwarded to your residence or nearby post office for you to pick up at your convenience. Upon my arrival we will discuss the possibility of making this a long-term employment if I am impressed with your services while I am away. My arrival is scheduled for the last week of Feb 2018"


Nationally known disability services program at the University of Illinois announces the availability of a one to two year post-doctoral position with the opportunity for emphasized training in the assessment, diagnosis, and therapy of college students with learning disabilities, ADHD, Acquired Brain Injury, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and psychological disabilities, though experience with other disabilities also occurs.  The post-doc will provide individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, neuropsychological assessments, feedback, psychoeducational training, compensatory strategies, coaching, and academic accommodations to students. Training in the areas of Neuropsychological Assessment and psychological report writing is available. While the emphasis of training and duties are focused on the above, the post-doc will gain additional experience with the Americans with Disabilities Act and its applicability on college/university campuses, writing psychological reports, making recommendations regarding academic accommodations consistent with Section 504/ADA, providing compensatory strategies after diagnosis, and providing supervision to graduate practicum students in clinical and counseling psychology.  There is potential for collaboration with the Counseling Center and McKinley Mental Health Center.  Research opportunities are available.  Position is as a full-time academic hourly for one to two years, beginning August 2019 and with a salary between $53 and 60k.    

To apply candidates should submit the following materials to Dr. Teresa Davenport, Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES), 1207 S. Oak, Champaign, IL 61820, tdavenpo@illinois.edu:

  • letter requesting consideration and stating post-doctoral training goals and long term career goals.
  • current curriculum vita
  • two professional references

The University of Illinois is an AA-EOE.

Current Graduate Hourly Positions Available at DRES:

Grad hourly positions available for doctoral students in clinical and counseling psychology to provide individual therapy and assessment and master's students in speech and hearing science or special education to provide academic coaching.  Contact Dr. Sue Han (suehan@illinois.edu) if you are interested.