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Position Title
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Portland State University

Counseling Services

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Position Description
The Clinical Social Worker provides mental health services to PSU students including: brief individual therapy, group therapy, crisis intervention and emergency services, case management, and outreach and consultation to the campus community. This position also provides supervision and training to MSW and Counselor Education practicum students. Clinical Social Worker works collaboratively on an interdisciplinary team of mental health professionals.

Essential Responsibilities:
•Assess and provide treatment to students presenting with a wide range of emotional/mental health problems in time-limited individual and group modalities.
•Provide emergency assessment, intervention, and appropriate referral to students in crisis.
•Work collaboratively within interdisciplinary clinical team including psychologists and psychiatrists.
•Seek consultation and supervision for direct services provided.
•Supervise Master’s level Social Work and Counselor Education students.
•Participate in outreach programming and consultation services to the campus community.
•Be an active member of the Counseling Services clinical team participating in peer supervision and in-service training activities.
•Participate on SHAC and/or university-wide committees or task forces.
•Create an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates differences.
•Function and communicate effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities, and cultural backgrounds.
•Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural and inclusive setting with a willingness to change for continual improvement.
•Adhere to all of PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.

Minimum Qualifications
•Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited program
•Current Oregon licensure as Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or currently eligible for Oregon licensure upon hire
•Two years experience delivering clinical services (e.g., initial assessment, psychotherapy, especially brief treatment models, crisis response and intervention, and case management).
•Demonstrated clinical competency in working with diversity in all its forms, evident in training and in clinical experience with diverse populations
•Successful completion of a background check

Desired Qualifications
•Evidence of strong generalist skills with particular experience providing clinical and outreach services to men and traditionally underserved populations.
•Experience with and commitment to providing clinical supervision

University Description
Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation’s most livable cities, the University’s innovative approach to education combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University’s 49-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State’s commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 124 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. PSU’s motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe.

PSU seeks talented individuals who understand our values and strategic goals and enjoy sharing ideas and collaborating in an environment of mutual respect to achieve those values and goals. We are committed to leading through engagement and seek individuals who support this strategy. Engagement describes Portland State’s collaborative approach to the exchange of knowledge and resources with local, regional, national, and global partners for mutual benefit of students, faculty, and the community.

As a component of the Diversity Action Plan and the President’s Strategic Mission of achieving global excellence, Portland State University strives to become an institution that is recognized nationally and internationally for the accomplishments of its faculty, the reputation of its programs, and the preparation of it students as world citizens.

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Required Application Materials
Letter of application, vitae, names of three current references

Application Deadline
June 14, 2013

Starting Date
August 1, 2013

Send Applications To:
Lucy Dwyer

Mailing Address
PO Box 751
Portland, OR 97207

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