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Texas State University
3667+ Commensurate with experience
Coordinates referrals and bridging of students to mental health services in the community; follows up and tracks referrals to ensure quality of care; and maintains a database of referral resources and community services in surrounding communities. Facilitates referrals of students to the Counseling Center from on-campus psychiatrists and private mental health care providers; responds to consultation requests from faculty, staff, parents, and students; serves as a liaison to community health providers, services, and resources and works collaboratively with other departments in Student Affairs to provide quality services to students. Provides on-call services and assist in responding to crisis intervention situations. As assigned, attends staff and other department meetings; serves on committees, task forces, and treatment teams; and conducts orientation, education, and outreach programs.
*Coordinate referrals of students to private mental health services in the community;
*Coordinate outreach / liaison programs with community providers;
*Follow up and track referrals to ensure quality of care;
*Facilitate referrals of students to the Counseling Center from on campus psychiatrists and private mental health care providers in the community;
*Develop and maintain a database of referral resources and community services in surrounding communities;
*Serve as liaison to community health providers, services and resources;
*Respond to consultation requests from faculty, staff, students, and parents;
*Serve on committees, task forces, and treatment teams as assigned;
*Assist counseling staff in responding to crisis intervention situations;
*Conduct orientation, education, and outreach programs as assigned;
*Attend staff and other department meetings as assigned;
*Serve as an on-call consultant as needed.
Masters degree in Counseling/Psychology, Social Work, or related field; experience working with distressed individuals within a higher education setting and/or community setting; demonstrated ability to work with diverse constituencies both on and off campus; ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others; strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills; strong organizational skills; and demonstrated multicultural competence in mental health service provision. Licensed or license eligible as a counselor, social worker, or psychologist in Texas.
Demonstrated expertise in clinical case management, ability to deal with crisis situations, experience working with veteran and students from underrepresented groups; and knowledge of local community mental health resources.
The Counseling Center is part of the Division of Student Affairs. The Counseling Center is administratively linked with Career Services and the Student Health Center under the overall direction of the Director of the Counseling Center/Assistant Vice President for Students Affairs. The Counseling Center operates primarily on a developmental, brief therapy model. The professional staff consists of the Director, who is a psychologist, and Associate Director/Supervising Director who is also Director of Training, an Assistant Director for Operations and Assessment/Supervising Psychologist, an Assistant Director for Clinical Services/Senior Psychologist, an Assistant Director for Education and Outreach/Supervising Counselor, an Assistant Training Director/Supervising Psychologist, a psychologist, a Supervising Counselor, a Case Manager, two postdoctoral residents, and three pre-doctoral interns. The Center typically has three doctoral level practicum students each academic year. Texas State University-San Marcos is a four-year, comprehensive doctoral granting public university with an enrollment of over 34,000 students. The University is located in the scenic Texas Hill Country, approximately 25 miles south of Austin, at the headwaters of the San Marcos River in the community of San Marcos, between Austin and San Antonio. Texas State University-San Marcos is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University - San Marcos is an EOE.
Required Application Materials
Apply electronically through the Texas State Human Resources website: https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu. A cover letter addressing your interest and qualifications for the position and a current resume or curriculum vita must be electronically attached to your application. Only electronic applications will be accepted. If chosen to interview, a transcript from the institution granting your Masters degree must be mailed to: Dr. Heather Aidala, Search Committee Chair Texas State University - San Marcos Counseling Center 601 University Drive. LBJSC 5-4.1 San Marcos, TX 78666-4616 Employment with Texas State University-San Marcos is contingent upon the outcome of a criminal history background check.
Open until filled
Available January 7, 2013
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