FT Campus Outreach Counselor/Therapist - Counseling & Psychological Svs (CAPS)

May 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

FT Campus Outreach Counselor/Therapist - Counseling & Psychological Svs (CAPS)

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:
Campus Outreach Counselor for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will primarily provide direct service to students, with an additional emphasis on outreach and community engagement. We are seeking a clinician who is committed to social justice and passionate about providing services to a diverse, primarily young adult population. This role is a full-time, 11-month position.

Representative Duties:
Under the supervision of the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), the Campus Outreach Counselor provides a variety of mental health services in conjunction with the Division of Student Life. This position primarily provides direct clinical services to students, with a focus on community based outreach and interventions. This position includes three general areas of responsibility:
    Clinical Services
    Be part of a team committed to providing culturally affirming and responsive treatment to a diverse student body. Responsibilities include:
    • Provide short-term individual psychotherapy, crisis intervention services, and risk assessments
    • Plan, coordinate, and facilitate group therapy
    • Share/ rotate after-hours on-call responsibilities with the director and assistant director
    • 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 predoctoral 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
    • Coordinate outreach and community engagement around mental health services for CAPS
    • Conduct needs assessments and implement initiatives to enhance access to and the provision of culturally affirming and responsive services for specific student populations including first generation college students, Students of Color, and LGBTQIA+, including gender nonconforming, student populations
    • 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
Candidates must first and foremost demonstrate a commitment to the Mills student population and to learning/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 people of color, in particular with Black and/or Latinx identified clients
  • Commitment to providing culturally affirming services to historically marginalized groups including, first generation college students, 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
  • 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
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 to http://mills.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=83646 a resume/CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references. 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 part-time position with a focus on Black and/or Latinx identified students .If you are interested in being considered for more than one position, please indicate so in your cover letter.