Positions in Counseling Centers

Position Title
Counselor

University
San José State University

Department
Counseling Services

Salary Range
Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Position Description
Responsibilities
Candidates must address the mental health, educational and academic achievement needs of a student population of great diversity (i.e., ethnic, racial, country of origin, gender, sexual orientation, transgendered, disability, socioeconomic status, immigration status, religious diversity, etc.).
Successful candidates are expected to collaborate and work closely with other disciplines/departments, developing and implementing innovative services for the diverse student population.

Summary of Duties: Under the general supervision of the Director of Counseling Services, the selected candidate is expected to provide a full range of clinical services, clinical supervision of trainees, and outreach services, collaborating with colleagues either within Counseling Services or across campus.

Clinical Services: Provide short-term counseling for students; provide crisis intervention, clinical assessment, and case management; conduct workshops, psycho-educational groups and group therapy; provide consultation regarding issues that affect the educational, vocational, developmental, and psychological well being of students in the university community; provide referrals to and consultation with educational counselors, Student Health Servicesf professionals, and other campus faculty & staff; offer occasional evening or weekend outreach presentations, participate in rotation of after-hours coverage.

Outreach Services: Develop and participate in outreach programs to a metropolitan (largely commuter) campus community with a highly diverse student population; participate in the development and implementation of assigned outreach projects, e.g., class presentations, residence hall consultations.

Supervision: As appropriate, provide clinical supervision to practicum trainees, pre-doctoral interns, or post-doctoral residents; co-facilitate outreach activities, workshops, and groups with all levels of supervisees; provide training and educational seminars for all levels of supervisees.

Service/Committee Work: In keeping with the mission of an urban University, the necessity to relate to the regional area which the university serves, and consistent with the social justice emphasis of Counseling Services, faculty counselors are expected to serve on department, division, and University-level committees.

Minimum Qualifications
Doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology from a regionally accredited university and licensed in the State of California or eligible to sit for licensure by the anticipated start date; or
Masterfs Degree in Social Work and licensed in the State of California or eligible to sit for licensure by the anticipated start date; or
Graduate Degree in MFT and licensed in the State of California or eligible to sit for licensure by the anticipated start date; or
Ed.D. in counselor education and licensed in the State of California or eligible to sit for licensure by the anticipated start date.

Awareness of, sensitivity to, and knowledge in facilitating the personal and educational goals of a multicultural population;
Demonstrated effectiveness in counseling work with a variety of racial/ethnic groups and diversities including multi-racial identity, socioeconomic status, gender, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, disabilities, religion, etc.;
Delivery of personal counseling and prevention services in a college or university setting;
Clinical experience with individuals, couples and groups;
Clinical experience in using a brief therapy model;
Experience and interest in providing innovative services, outreaches, and workshops in a community setting;
Experience in providing consultation to various stakeholders;
Strong clinical and crisis management skills;
Knowledge and commitment to the application of the highest standards of legal and ethical principles in mental health practices
Well-developed written and oral communication skills
Experienced in collaborating effectively with a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff.
Strong planning and organizational skills.

Desired Qualifications
Strongly prefers candidate with demonstrated effectiveness in providing counseling with the diverse Latino/a population.
Experience with prevention programs on college campuses targeting international students, veterans, LGBTQ-identified students, and addressing issues such as, prejudice, and social injustices, suicide, sexual assault, alcohol/drug use.
Experience in providing counseling for mental health issues such as gender identity, autistic spectrum, and/or substance use.
Experience in supervision and training of doctoral level trainees.
Interest in integrating use of technology in counseling services.
Commitment to assessment of counseling learning outcomes.

University Description
A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls over 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. San José State Universityfs latest enrollment census shows that ethnically we have a student population that is approximately 30% Asian American, 21% Hispanic, 27% White, 4% African American, 8% Foreign Nationals. The mean age of undergraduate students at SJSU is 23. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

Region Description
San José State University is Californiafs oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,023,083), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of Californiafs most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close.

Required Application Materials
Please include Job Opening ID (JOID# 22456) on all correspondence. Submit 1) current vitae; 2) names, addresses, and telephone numbers of five professional references (no one will be contacted without your explicit permission); and 3) a letter of interest that includes a brief statement explaining your approach in providing services to a diverse student population. We recognize that this is a request not answered easily in a brief statement, but we would like this additional information (preferably no more than one page) in order to better understand your experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities.

Application Deadline
For full consideration, apply by November 1, 2012. Position is open until filled. Please check our website for updates. (http://www.sjsu.edu/counseling/Employment)

Starting Date
August 19, 2013. (January 2013 is possible if candidate is available).

Send Applications To:
Counseling Services Search Committee

Mailing Address
One Washington Square
San Jose , CA 95192-0035

Phone Number
408-924-5910

Email Address
counseling.services@sjsu.edu

Web Address
http://www.sjsu.edu/counseling

This listing expires on:
12/31/2012


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