Positions in Counseling Centers

Position Title
COUNSELOR-CRISIS FOCUS POSITION

University
CALIFORNIA STATE POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY, POMONA

Department
Counseling Services, Student Health and Counseling Services

Salary Range
The anticipated annual salary range is $69996-$81996

Position Description
Counseling Services invites applications for 1 (one) Counselor-Crisis Focus (Full-time, Temporary Lecturer, 12 month, with anticipated annual renewal*).

In collaboration with the Associate Director of Counseling Services, the case manager, and Student Health and Counseling Services staff, the Counselor-Crisis Focus(Counselor-CF), will provide crisis counseling, risk/diagnostic assessment, case management, brief individual and group counseling services when appropriate, support, and referrals for students whose emotional challenges, behavioral difficulties, limited resources, or chronic mental health conditions impact their ability to function/succeed academically. The Counselor-CF will assist the Associate Director in developing and updating crisis practices, policies, and procedures.

This position requires excellence in clinical service delivery including on-call crisis counseling, emergency intervention (including hospitalization and follow-up), facilitation of on-campus and external referrals (e.g., external treatment providers, Judicial Affairs, University Housing Services), treatment planning, and coordination of care. The Counselor-CF will collaborate with the Associate Director to conduct needs assessments to help students transition back into the university after they have undergone psychiatric hospitalization and to ensure a smooth transition from crisis intervention to case management.

The Counselor-CF will serve as the primary on-call counselor during regular business hours, sharing coverage duties with the case manager and will track, monitor, and follow-up crisis cases and crisis calls. The Counselor-CF will be part of the Crisis Response Team and rotate after-hours and weekend coverage which includes providing back-up to the after-hours answering service. As determined by the needs of the students in crisis the Counselor-CF will provide collateral meetings and/or family counseling to facilitate students’ ongoing support.

Duties also include serving as a resource to various constituencies on campus (e.g., departments, faculty/staff, student organizations) in an effort to address potential danger or threats to the campus community and enhance student life by providing mental health consultation and outreach services (i.e., prevention and psycho-educational programs). The Counselor-CF will serve in the university’s behavioral intervention team in collaboration with the Associate Director.

The Counselor-CF will be the designated counselor for the Depression/Suicide Risk Interactive Screening Program (ISP), a web based prevention tool. Duties include conducting suicide prevention and resiliency training, collaborating with health educators focused on peer-to-peer outreach, assessing responses submitted by students, managing the website, writing electronic responses, communicating with students online, conducting in-person evaluations, making referrals and assisting students in their transition to treatment, as needed.

Minimum Qualifications
• Possession of a Doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology, completion of an accredited pre-doctoral training internship (CAPIC, APPIC, APA) 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.)
• Minimum of 2 years post-licensure clinical experience.
• Experience in providing the following services to adults: risk assessment for suicide, violence, and other psychological/behavioral emergencies, 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; conducting diagnostic and needs assessments to guide interventions and treatment planning.
• Clinical experience working with a broad range of presenting problems, including individuals with severe and chronic mental health conditions.
• Experience developing and implementing outreach services, including consultation, trainings, and workshops/presentations.
• Demonstrated ability to remain calm, make quick and thoughtful decisions during crisis situations while adhering to legal and ethical standards and maintaining appropriate professional boundaries; ability to make independent decisions, multi-task, and set priorities.    
• Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and competence in addressing the needs of diverse clients.
• Knowledge of CA legal and ethical standards and ability to utilize sound ethical judgment during treatment, consultation, and crisis intervention.
• Excellent communication skills including the demonstrated ability to provide effective communication during face-to-face interactions and through electronic means, including making effective oral presentations, facilitating the open exchange of ideas, and writing clear and concise clinical 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. 

Desired Qualifications
In order to meet the service needs of Cal Poly Pomona students, the following preferred qualifications are desired:
• Completion of an APA-accredited doctoral program and APPIC or APA accredited pre-doctoral internship.
• Experience working in a University and/or College Counseling Center.
• Experience in suicide and violence prevention education and mental health programming.
• Experience working with addictive and compulsive disorders.
• Specialty or interest, and experience working with survivors of trauma (childhood abuse, sexual abuse, and/or domestic violence).
• Bilingual fluency in Spanish/English and competency to conduct therapy in Spanish

University Description
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.

Region Description

Required Application Materials
Review of complete applications will begin August 8 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. Early response is encouraged. Completed application packages will be available for examination by any Counseling Services tenured, tenure-track or temporary faculty. A complete application will consist of:  A formal cover letter addressing the candidate’s interest and background related to the position’s minimum and preferred qualifications.  Detailed curriculum vitae.  Completed Employment Form, found at: http://www.csupomona.edu/~jobs/how%20to%20apply.shtml  Three recent letters of reference supporting the candidate’s match with the position requirements and qualifications.  Copy of graduate transcripts (official transcripts confirming completion of graduate degrees are required for finalist).  A list of the current contact information for the 3 references (including name, address, email address, and phone number) so that they can be contacted should the candidate become a finalist.

Application Deadline
Review of complete applications will begin August 8 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit all application materials by e-mail to: Counseling Services: Counselor-Crisis Focus Search Committee c/o Leslie Taylor-Contla 3801 W. Temple Ave, 66-116 Pomona, CA 91768 E-mail to: ldtaylor@csupomona.edu Fax to: (909) 869-6775 Phone: (909) 869-3220

Starting Date
Fall 2013

Send Applications To:
Leslie Taylor-Contla

Mailing Address
E-mail to: ldtaylor@csupomona.edu
Pomona, CA 

Phone Number
909-869-3220

Email Address
ldtaylor@csupomona.edu

Web Address
http://dsa.csupomona.edu/caps/default.asp

This listing expires on:
10/7/2013


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