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Crisis Counselor Position (Full-Time Temporary Lecturer, 12-month)
Cal Poly Pomona University
Counseling and Psychological Services
Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Position includes a very attractive benefits package.
CAPS invites applications for 1 (one) Crisis Counselor (Full-time, Temporary Lecturer, 12 month). In collaboration with the Associate Director and Director of Counseling and Psychological Services, the Crisis Counselor will provide support, assessment and crisis management to students with emotional challenges and those whose behavioral difficulties impact the campus. The primary functions of this position require excellence in crisis intervention and case management. Additional functions require strong ability in other aspects of clinical service delivery including brief individual, couple, family and/or group counseling, intakes of students seeking services and limited psychological testing. Duties also include clinical services in the form of consultation and outreach services (i.e., psycho-educational programs) to various constituencies on campus (e.g., student organizations, faculty and staff), serving as a resource to university offices in an effort to enhance student life, and providing clinical supervision and training seminars for pre and post-doctoral trainees. Some evening and weekend hours required to meet workload demands and/or departmental responsibilities, and to provide quality services.
•Possession of a Doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology and a valid license to practice as a Psychologist in the state of California; or if licensed in another state, eligible for reciprocity per CA Business and Professions Code Chapter 6.6 Article 3 § 2946 (see http://www.psychboard.ca.gov/lawsregs/index.shtml.)
•Experience in the following: crisis intervention and follow-up, including hospitalization of clients, facilitating referrals to community resources, case management, collaborating with medical professionals, and other relevant parties to ensure continuity of care; risk assessment for suicide, violence, and other psychological/behavioral emergencies; working with a broad range of presenting problems, including individuals with severe and chronic mental health conditions; brief counseling with individuals, couples, families and groups utilizing professional therapy orientations, techniques, and strategies; working with diverse populations; developing and implementing outreach services, including consultation, trainings, and workshops/presentations; supervising, training, and evaluating pre and post-doctoral trainees.
•Demonstrated ability to: provide crisis intervention and case management; make quick and thoughtful decisions during crisis situations while adhering to legal and ethical standards and maintaining appropriate professional boundaries; work with severe and chronic mental health conditions; to perform brief therapy, and psychological assessment, especially as pertains to the developmental needs of a college student population; make independent decisions, exercise sound clinical judgment, multi-task and set priorities.
•Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and competence in addressing the needs of diverse clients.
•Knowledge of and experience with mental health models and policies/procedures related to the field of psychology.
•Excellent communication skills, including demonstrated ability to make effective oral presentations, facilitate an open exchange of ideas, and write clear and concise clinical case notes, documents, and reports.
•Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with and respond to multiple constituencies and make meaningful connections within and outside the counseling center.
In order to meet the service needs of Cal Poly Pomona students, one or more of the following preferred qualifications are desired:
•A valid license to practice as a psychologist in the state of California at the time of application.
•Completion of an APA-accredited doctoral program and pre-doctoral internship.
•Experience working in a University and/or College Counseling Center.
•Extensive experience working with addictive and compulsive disorders.
•Specialty, interest in, and experience working with survivors of trauma (childhood abuse, sexual abuse, and/or domestic violence).
•Experience in suicide and violence prevention education and mental health programming.
•Experience working with serious mental illness in an outpatient or inpatient setting.
•Bilingual fluency in Spanish/English and competency to conduct therapy in Spanish.
Cal Poly Pomona is a comprehensive public university that is widely recognized for its polytechnic mission and learn-by-doing philosophy. One of the 23 campuses of the California State University, it is consistently ranked as one of the best public universities in the West. Cal Poly Pomona currently enrolls 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students (with approximately 65% representing diverse ethnic groups) and employs approximately 1,000 faculty members. The University is committed to diversifying its faculty and staff to better serve its multicultural student body, and has made educational equity one of its highest priorities. Cal Poly Pomona is noted for its beautiful and historic 1,400-acre campus, once the Arabian horse ranch of cereal magnate W. K. Kellogg. It is located about 25 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in one of the most dynamic economic and cultural regions in the country. Additional information is available at the university’s Web site: www.csupomona.edu.
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona sits on 1,438 acres and is located 30 miles from downtown Los Angeles.
Required Application Materials
A complete application will consist of: Cover letter addressing the candidate’s interest and background related to each of the requirements listed above under minimum and preferred qualifications. Detailed curriculum vitae. Completed Employment Form, found at: http://www.csupomona.edu/~jobs/how%20to%20apply.shtml Copy of graduate transcripts (official confirmation of degree required for hire). Three recent letters of reference supporting the candidate’s match with the requirements listed above in the position description and qualifications. Contact information (including name, address, and phone number) for these 3 references so that they can be contacted should the candidate become a finalist.
Review of complete applications will begin June 15th, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. Early response is encouraged. Completed application packages will be available for examination by any tenured and tenure-track faculty of CAPS.
Send Applications To:
Please submit all application materials by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org Attn: CAPS Crisis Counselor Search Committee c/o Leslie Taylor-Contla
3801 W. Temple Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
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