PT Black & Latinx Student-Focused Campus Outreach Counselor - CAPS

Location
Oakland
Posted
May 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

About Mills College:
Located in the foothills of Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a nationally renowned independent liberal arts college for women with graduate programs for women and men. Since 1852, we've been empowering students to become creative, independent thinkers who take and inspire action. For more information, visit http://www.mills.edu.

Job Description:
ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:
Reports to: Aviva Wilcox
Supervises: Program Trainees

Summary of Position:
Mills College, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), is looking to hire one part-time, hourly, therapist with expertise in working with Black and/or Latinx identified clients. We are seeking clinicians who are strongly committed to social justice and passionate about providing services to a diverse, primarily young adult population. This role entails working 8-14 hours per week during the academic year.

Representative Duties:
Under the supervision of the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), the counselor provides a variety of mental health services in conjunction with the Division of Student Life. This position includes three general areas of responsibility, with a primary focus on providing direct service to Black and/or Latinx identified students:
    Clinical Services
    Be part of a team committed to providing culturally affirming and responsive treatment to a diverse student population. Responsibilities include:
    • Provide short-term individual psychotherapy, crisis intervention services, and risk assessments
    • Plan, coordinate, and facilitate group therapy
    • Provide after-hours on-call responsibilities on a rare, as-needed basis
    • Provide appropriate off-campus referrals, as needed
    • Prepare and maintain confidential records in accordance to legal and professional guidelines
    Teaching and Supervision in our Training Program
    Prepare the next generation of therapists to provide individualized treatment through a social justice lens:
    • Provide direct supervision and feedback to pre-doctoral psychology trainees
    • Cultivate a training environment in which power, privilege, and marginalization are explored
    • Model reflective practice around your identities/experiences and their impact on treatment
    • Teach and help develop didactic curriculum
    Coordination of Outreach and Community Engagement
    • Work with Coordinator of Outreach and Community Based Intervention to conduct needs assessments and implement initiatives to enhance access to and the provision of culturally affirming services for Black and/or Latinx identified students
    • Facilitate and/or support the work of community healing spaces such as the Black Healing Circle
    • Provide outreach and training to students, faculty, and staff; and build liaison relationships on and off campus, including with outside community based mental health providers
Additional Duties and Responsibilities
  • Be part of a team committed to: communicating openly and directly, giving and receiving growth-oriented feedback to colleagues, working towards cultural competency and humility
  • Be open, positive, and respectful towards all persons contacted during the course of job performance with the intention of creating an inclusive environment throughout the campus
  • Perform related duties as assigned
Additional Duties and Responsibilities
Be part of a team committed to: communicating openly and directly, giving and receiving growth-oriented feedback to colleagues, working towards cultural competency and humility
Be open, positive, and respectful towards all persons contacted during the course of job performance with the intention of creating an inclusive environment throughout the campus
Perform related duties as assigned

Requirements:
Candidates must first and foremost demonstrate a commitment to the Mills student population and to learning and understanding about the communities and backgrounds of the school's students.
  • Expertise, experience with, and affinity for providing culturally responsive and affirming clinical services to Black and/or Latinx identified clients
  • Experience with and commitment to providing culturally affirming services to historically marginalized groups including, Students of Color, LGBTQIA+ / gender nonconforming populations, and students of all abilities
  • Experience providing psychotherapy to adolescent and/or young adult client populations
  • Skills in assessing risk and providing services to high risk client populations
  • General understanding of APA or related professional standards, guidelines, laws and ethics
Skills/Abilities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Effective time management, ability to meet deadlines, and work independently
  • Organized, detail-oriented, able to take initiative and multitask
  • Creative, resourceful, and able to problem-solve
  • Be open, positive, and respectful to others with the intention of creating an inclusive environment
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills and willingness to learn new computer programs
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience providing supervision to trainees
  • Expertise in a niche area related to young adult populations such as eating disorders
  • Experience providing clinical services on a college campus preferred, but not required
  • Experience providing mental health related outreach programming
  • Clinicians of diverse backgrounds including: clinicians of color, first generation college graduates, and clinicians who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community including genderqueer/gender non-conforming clinicians strongly encouraged to apply
Education and Training
  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology preferred (for supervision of predoctoral trainees); however, LCSW's and LMFT's are encouraged to apply
  • Active California license to provide psychotherapy. Applicants MUST be currently licensed in California and able to practice independently at the time of submitting their application
Physical, Mental, and Environmental Demands
  • Office environment
  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information; seeing to read and prepare a variety of materials
  • Sitting for extended periods of time
  • Reasonable accommodations will be provided, as needed, so job functions can be performed
This position description is not intended to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties, or responsibilities. Additional duties may be assigned based on business operational needs.

Additional Information:
This position includes benefits including FICA, Medicare, Workers' Compensation Insurance, and State Disability Insurance.

Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information on Mills' non-discrimination policy, please go to http://www.mills.edu/administration/administrative_offices/policies/nondiscrimination.php

Application Instructions:
Please submit a resume/CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references to http://mills.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=83636

Cover letter should indicate 1) interest working specifically at Mills College and 2) interest in working at a center with a social justice focused mission
Please note: This position is being listed at the same time as a full time Community Outreach Counselor position.If you are interested in being considered for more than one position, please indicate so in your cover letter.

This job is a part-time, temporary position for the 2017-2018 academic year. This position is subject to renewal at the end of each academic year.


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