Clinical Care and Crisis Manager - University Counseling Center
Azusa Pacific University
Location: Azusa, California
Internal Number: S846_1673475771
APU is seeking employees who desire to engage in our thriving culture by cultivating community through professional interactions, demonstrating a posture of lifelong learning, and modeling Christ-like character. Working together, employees at APU commit to establishing a university atmosphere that is edifying to God and to one another.
The primary focus of this position is to provide crisis management and triage as well as clinical follow up and referral to student-clients in support of the mission of our time-limited counseling and outreach services to the university.
Master's degree in clinical or counseling psychology or related field from an accredited institution.
Licensure to practice in the state of California as a Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, Psychologist, or comparable license.
Understanding of and commitment to the spiritual mission of Azusa Pacific University.
Previous experience in a crisis mental health and/or university setting preferred, including crisis management, brief intervention, and referral.
Applicant should be competent and comfortable with crisis management and follow up care, and a generalist with experience in at least some of the following: addiction and substance abuse; brief therapy; consultation; providing counseling, prevention, and outreach services to diverse populations; sexual and gender issues; spiritual issues.
Virtual teletherapy experience preferred.
Prior clinical experience in a time-limited therapy setting preferred.
California license preferred.
Primary Duties/Essential Functions
Provides clinical assessment and triage of walk-in, urgent care clients, including maintaining a small caseload of higher risk clients.
Collaborates with UCC clinicians and campus service delivery offices as well as other university personnel, families and off campus service providers in planning and management of students with mental health treatment needs.
Assists students in obtaining effective treatment options and resources, including guidance accessing student insurance.
Acts as a liaison between the UCC and community providers and referral resources.
Maintains oversight of UCC referral lists and community relations efforts.
Facilitates hospitalization process for students including related discharge planning, when needed.
Provides supervision and training for practicum level trainees and/or interns as appropriate.
Provides outreach to the campus community, including educational workshops on various mental health topics.
Attends and participates in clinical supervision group and staff meetings. Supports the university by attending various functions that are deemed appropriate for Counseling Center staff by the Director.
Performs other duties related to job as directed by the supervisor.
Knowledge of relevant ethical and legal parameters of professional practice.
Excellent communication skills, including strong command of grammar and writing skills.
Able to work independently and with little supervision, be proactive and take initiative.
Actively seeks out opportunities for growth and professional development.
Demonstrates sensitivity and commitment to the unique needs of students experiencing mental health concerns.
Demonstrates respect, professionalism and consideration when dealing with students, faculty and staff.
Enjoys working with a team of clinicians, utilizing peer consultation and supervision proactively.
Is in agreement with the Christian purpose of APU, demonstrates a mature Christian faith, and is in agreement with the APU Positional Statements.
Ability to utilize effective organizational skills and flexibility.
Ability to work in a busy student environment and to positively impact the lives of students.
Ability to think abstractly, solve problems and effectively balance managing people and tasks.
Ability to understand and relate well to students and others of diverse backgrounds.
Ability to maintain and manage confidential information and situations.
Ability to manage challenging situations including student and campus crises.
Sitting for extended periods of time.
Hearing and speaking on the telephone.
Computer monitor and reading.
Pleasant office setting, comfortable temperature.
Proficient in Google Apps., Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel.
Able to navigate an electronic medical record keeping system, (ie: Medicat).
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, experience, and internal equity.
Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.
You can learn more about APU by watching the stories of faculty, staff, and alumni as they carry out our mission here: http://www.apu.edu/stories/
Azusa Pacific University will conduct a background check on all final candidates.
Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled unless otherwise stated. Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Azusa Pacific University is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering more than 100 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU continues to be recognized annually as one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.
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