Clinical Director of Mental and Behavioral Health

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Clinical Director of Mental and Behavioral Health; Counseling Center

Posting #
2781

Department Description:
Consistent with the University of San Diego's philosophy of developing the whole person, the Counseling Center's core purpose is to enhance the emotional, relational, and psychological well-being of students. We strive to facilitate students' personal growth and enhance their academic success through accessible, culturally congruent clinical and outreach services. We work in collaboration with other Wellness and university departments and community partners.

University Description:
The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanity's urgent challenges.

Detailed Description:
In collaboration with the senior director, the clinical director oversees the delivery of high quality equitable clinical services; assessment services; consultation services for the university community; policy development; recruitment, supervision, and training of all professional, trainee, and administrative support staff.

The clinical director serves as a member of the Mental Health and Behavioral Health Collaborative Team (i.e. Sr. Director Clinical, Clinical Director, and Assistant Director) and participates on area, divisional and university committees and task forces.

The clinical director provides direct service to students and manages urgent needs of students or community members after traditional business hours. Periodically, this position may be asked to lead or contribute to either ad hoc or ongoing division/campus projects outside the scope of their day-to-day activities.

The university seeks an individual with a strong interest in working at a mission driven, faith-based institution and who has a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The role of a clinical director in working with students and the responsibilities of the position are significantly tethered in the university's contemporary Roman Catholic mission.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Administrative:

Serves in a lead role, working with the Mental Health and Behavioral Health (MHBH) Collaborative Leadership Team to:

a) Manage and enhance the utilization and processes of electronic medical record software (Point and Click) with a specific focus on integrated care as multiple clinical units use Point and Click.

b) Leads assessment and evaluation efforts of clinical services and practices seeking to ensure alignment with mental and behavioral health best practices, USD's co-curricular learning outcomes and supports the continual enhancement practices that support health equity. Responsible for clinical data collection and report creation.

c) Maintains and updates policies and guidelines that align with federal, state, and local requirements and the best practices for the provision of mental and behavioral health services and health equity within university settings.

d) Ensures the provision of services and supports that are consistent with university strategic initiatives, mission, and values.

e) Responsible for communication regarding services and programs, which includes creating a comprehensive review of annual clinical service activities and working closely with our health promotion team on campaigns and outreach efforts. Develop and present educational and prevention programs.

f) Maintains and enhances processes for work-flow and data management related to medical leaves of absences and other Academic Affairs requests.

g) Provides training and compliance oversight regarding policies and procedures to clinical staff and front desk staff.

h) Coordinates triage and crisis coverage schedules and works with campus partners to ensure communication of coverage. Takes a lead role on coordinating after hours ProtoCall services.

i) Provides direct administrative supervision and annual evaluation to assigned clinical staff and unit executive assistant. This includes coordination of various team meetings.

j) Develops and maintains collaborative partnerships with colleagues and campus partners to best support the well-being of individuals and the campus community during crisis situations; supports Integrated Care processes and meetings, Sensitive Issues Team Meetings (SIT) and Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) meetings when needed.

k) Exhibits a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all professional activities and duties. Is able to infuse anti-racism practices into clinical services, programs and recruitment efforts.

l) Assumes Sr. Director Responsibilities, participates in a lead various campus committees / task forces, when requested and engages in other administrative duties assigned, when needed.

Psychological Assessment, Short-term Counseling for Students:

a) Conduct comprehensive psychological assessments

b) Develop treatment plans based on diagnostic information

c) Conduct individual, group, couples, and family counseling and psychotherapy following legal, clinical, ethical and professional standards

d) Provide referrals to agencies and practitioners, internal and external to USD. Engage in clinical care coordination activities.

Consultation and Training:

a) Provide consultation, training and support to various stakeholders within the campus community.

b) Develop and provide seminars for interns and other trainees, as needed to support an APA approved predoctoral clinical training program, other clinical training efforts and the needs of the USD community.

c) Provide clinical supervision to interns and other trainees, as assigned to support an APA approved predoctoral clinical training program, other clinical training efforts and the needs of the USD community.

Urgent Direct Services / Crisis intervention:

a) Urgent and crisis intervention includes coverage of MHBH triage hours and additional support for triage during peak times; after hours crisis response. and clinical supervision of interns and other trainees.

b) Assessment of potential for suicide, homicide or other risk factors.

c) Assessment for possible hospitalization/need for intensive mental health care.

d) Initiate legally mandated reporting as required by clinical license of suspected child abuse or elder abuse.

e) Initiate legally mandated reporting of risk or danger to others.

f) Provide care coordination with student(s), families / caregivers, USD community partners, and external community partners and ensure all clinical follow-up occurs, as appropriate.

g) Provide individual or group debriefings/postvention interventions in response to distressing events.

h) On a rotating basis, be available for after-hours, emergency consultation with university officials, ProtoCall counseling services, students, families and other stakeholders.

Job Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology; APA-accredited academic program or internship preferred.
  • Licensed or licensed-eligible as a psychologist in California and least 7 years licensed in California or other state
  • Minimum of 7 years of direct clinical experience after completion of degree
  • Experience supervising professional staff
  • Experience managing administrative responsibilities in a supervisory role at a university or a similar multidisciplinary organization.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Excellent clinical, supervisory and management skills with a health equity focus.
  • Experience with programmatic evaluation and assessment
  • Previous experience with the management of electronic medical record software
  • Clear knowledge of mental health law and policy in the higher education environment
  • Demonstrated experience as an outstanding leader with capacity for conflict resolution,
    social justice, decision making and implementation skills.
  • Special interest coursework, supervisory experience and programming background in a university or comparable setting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of mental health and behavioral health crisis response and assessment and working with community partners.
  • Commitment to holistic student development, integrated care, health promotion, the mission, vision, and strategic plan of USD.
  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills: ability to work with various University constituents including parents, students, administrative and staff as well as San Diego community professionals.

    Performance Expectations - Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent clinical and supervisory skills.
  • Demonstrated experience as an outstanding leader with conflict resolution, decision making and implementation skills.
  • Special interest coursework, supervisory experience and programming background in a university or comparable setting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of mental health and behavioral health crisis response and assessment.
  • Commitment to holistic student development, integrated care, the mission, vision, and strategic plan of USD.
  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills: ability to work with various University constituents including parents, students, administrative and staff as well as San Diego community professionals.
  • Ability to maintain the utmost level of confidentiality in accordance with the FERPA and other applicable federal, state, and professional laws or guidelines.
  • Desire and ability to seek continuing education and professional development opportunities associated with diversity, equity and inclusion, including liaisons to professional associations, in order to remain current in field.

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
    Licensed or licensed-eligible as a psychologist in California and least 7 years licensed in California or other state

    Special Conditions of Employment:
    This is an essential role on campus which will require the individual to respond to emergencies as the third senior member of the mental and behavioral health team and serve as member of the emergency management response team which may require working after traditional business hours.

    Tools & Equipment Used:
    Computer, Video Based work (ZOOM or similar platforms), Telephone / telehealth services, electronic medical records, google suite, fax, and other related office equipment.

    Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

    Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.

    Posting Salary:
    Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.

    The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer.

    Special Application Instructions:
    Resume and Cover Letter Required

    Please visit https://jobs.sandiego.edu/cw/en-us/job/494238/clinical-director to complete our online application. In addition, please upload a cover letter and resume to your application profile for the hiring managers' review. If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at [email protected]

    Additional Details:
    Hours: 40 per week

    Closing date: January 18, 2021

    Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

    The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

    The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit http://www.sandiego.edu/smokefree.





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