Responsibilities: Working under the general supervision of the Director of the University Counseling Services (UCS), the Urgent Care Counselor/Psychologist and Clinical Case Manager will provide services to a diverse population of university students. Primary duties include provision of triage and urgent care services, including clinical assessment, risk assessment and crisis intervention; facilitation of psychiatric hospitalization, when needed, and discharge planning following hospitalization; provision of clinical case management, including collaboration with UCS counselors to provide continuity of care and follow up for students with significant and emergent emotional and psychological needs; coordination of referrals and bridging of students to mental health services in the community; professional consultation on mental health issues and emergencies to other campus staff and faculty; development of ongoing liaison relationships with community health providers and hospitals; maintenance of UCS’ database of referral resources and community services; attendance at UCS staff meetings, case conferences, trainings, and retreats; and maintenance of ethical and timely documentation of all clinical work in electronic medical record keeping system. Secondary duties may include provision of general services and programs including initial evaluations, short-term individual counseling, psycho-educational workshops, outreach programs, and interventions to increase student academic and personal success; participation in the department’s training programs, including provision of supervision and training; service on university committees; and performance of other duties as assigned.
This position may include the provision of telemental health services and/or remote work.
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The person holding this position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting University Counseling Services at (818) 677-2366.
Qualifications: Qualified applicants must possess a Master’s degree in a clinical field or doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology with eligibility for licensure in the State of California as a LCSW, LMFT, or psychologist. Preference will be given to applicants who are licensed. If unlicensed, must become licensed within 24 months of employment. If licensed within another state, must obtain licensure in California within one year.
Minimum of one year of experience that demonstrates the ability to work with students in need of services, utilizing professional counseling techniques and strategies to meet the needs of a student body with varied backgrounds, cultures, gender identities, ages, sexual orientations, and other diverse qualities. Minimum of one year of clinical experience in a university or college counseling center is preferred. Demonstrated experience providing triage/urgent care services including risk assessment, crisis intervention, facilitation of psychiatric hospitalization, and clinical case management of individuals with significant mental health needs. Demonstrated generalist clinical therapeutic and diagnostic skills including clinical assessment, brief psychotherapy, and psycho-educational workshops. Demonstrated sensitivity to multicultural issues and proven ability to work effectively with diverse individuals and groups. Demonstrated experience in providing outreach on a variety of topics. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals. Demonstrated ability to actively contribute to a positive working environment by exhibiting solution-focused, positive, cooperative, and flexible behavior. Effective time management and written and oral communication skills.
Application Deadline: Screening of applications will begin July 12, 2021. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.
Applicants must submit a letter of application (addressing the qualifications and responsibilities described above), curriculum vitae, names and contact information for 3 professional references, and a copy of graduate transcripts to the address below. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.
How to Apply: This institution is using Interfolio’s ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants for this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge to: http://apply.interfolio.com/90145.
Internal Number: Faculty Hire #21-21
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