Assistant Director/Intensive Clinical | Psychologist I/S
Job descriptionJob no: 682025
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 14
Major Administrative Unit / College: General University Items
Department: Counseling And Psychiatric Services 40001021
Sub Area: APSA- Pro Supervisory
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Professional Supervisory- APSA, Advising/Counseling, Health Care Professional, Union
Assistant Director/Intensive ClinicalPosition Summary
The Assistant Director for Intensive Clinical Services reports to the Associate Director for Counseling at Michigan State University Counseling & Psychiatric Services (MSU CAPS). This position is responsible for the Intensive Clinical Services Unit (ICSU) and the functions housed in this unit. This position works closely with a cohesive administrative team at CAPS and receives assistance from administrative support staff. As a leader of a multidisciplinary health team overseeing a treatment program and department-wide response to mental health crises, this position oversees and supports staff members in implementing multidisciplinary treatment plans for each student in the treatment program or who accesses crisis services, provides direct clinical services including administration and interpretation of some assessment measures, manages staff and train multidisciplinary trainees, analyzes data for patient tracking and annual reports, and manages own patient scheduling and documentation responsibilities.
The ICSU was formed in 2018 due to a commitment from the University and Counseling & Psychiatric Services (CAPS) administration to support the provision of intensive clinical services to students in need of a higher level of care than traditional outpatient therapy or psychiatric services. Many MSU students have difficulty with severe and persistent mental illness(es), multiple needs for additional resources, chronic suicidal, homicidal, or self-harm risk factors; and/or multiple diagnoses that may cause significant impairment in academic and relationship functioning. The current Assistant Director is leaving for personal reasons and is committed to assisting with the transition.
The Assistant Director will lead the ICSU (https://caps.msu.edu/services/icsu.html) and work closely with MSU Student Health & Wellness Departments such as Primary Care, and CAPS units such as Clinical Coordination/Care Management Unit, Psychiatric Services, and the CAPS Screening/Triage System to ameliorate the impact of student mental health crises and treat students with severe and persistent mental illnesses on an ongoing basis. When clinically-indicated during a mental health emergency, they will either delegate staff to or personally accompany MSU police officers on wellness checks or students to the emergency room to support continuity of care, advocate for students and/or their families, and facilitate discharge planning; they may visit patients or families in hospital settings.
The successful candidate will lead the ICSU in providing high quality care, consultation to providers in responding to different crises, leadership in responding to campus crises, engagement with administration in collaboration with relevant campus and community departments, and demonstrate a significant commitment to multiculturalism and serving underrepresented/underserved populations.
MSU CAPS offers many services virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic; at present, this position is a combination of onsite and virtual duties. CAPS provides a wide range of mental health services for diverse students, including and not limited to: screening/triage appointments, individual and group therapy, psychiatric services, outreach and multicultural engagement, clinical coordination (i.e., case management/referral coordination services), intensive integrated clinical services, crisis intervention, and hospitalization coordination and support. Please explore CAPS overall services here: https://caps.msu.edu/.
MSU is a large university with many resources and activities, and excellent benefits for employees. Please explore our benefits here: https://hr.msu.edu/toolkits/benefits-overview.html. Additionally, the Lansing/East Lansing metropolitan area is a beautiful and affordable place to live in mid-Michigan’s lower peninsula, and within driving distance of Detroit MI and Grand Rapids MI.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing more than four years of graduate study beyond a bachelor’s degree, such as a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or Counseling Psychology, one-year predoctoral fulltime internship (by a licensed psychologist), six months to one year of related experience in psychotherapy in a clinic/agency environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Full licensure as a Psychologist by the State of Michigan, or license eligible in the State of Michigan within eighteen months from date of hire.
If the applicant has a limited license in psychology in Michigan, or is eligible to immediately obtain limited licensure in psychology in Michigan (Psychologist LLP License commonly held during residency), then the applicant must meet the following two criteria in order to receive an offer for employment for this position:
- Excellent verbal/non-verbal communication skills
- Ability to lead a multi-disciplinary team with compassion and integrity
- Previous clinical experience working with adolescents and/or young adults
- Experience in a multidisciplinary setting with diverse college student populations from a multicultural/intercultural perspective
- Previous clinical experience with crisis stabilization, and interactions with hospital systems and higher level of care settings
- High tolerance for chaotic, intense situations
- Comfort with a fast-paced work environment
- Knowledge of electronic medical records, data entry, and various technological proficiencies.
- Previous interactions with mental health agencies/environments, hospitals, individuals and families in crisis or with significant mental health concerns, and government agencies (e.g., CPS, DHS, Police Departments, etc.)
- Proficiency in Dialectical Behavior Therapy & Crisis Intervention
- Experience and proficiency in
- Administrative experience 3+ years
- Full licensure for 3+ years as a Psychologist
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.Required Application Materials
Proof of Michigan Licensure or eligibility for Michigan Licensure: Must be able to submit one of the four options below to be considered:
Either (1) or (2) below:
If not able to submit either 1 or 2 above, then must submit at least option 3 or 4 below to be considered:
Confirmation of having registered for EPPP and letter describing ability to meet requirement to become fully licensed in Michigan by December 31st, 2020, including supervision hours requirement.
Please note the following resource in fulfilling options 2, 3, or 4 pertaining to the Michigan licensure process and requirements:
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