Black and African American Specialist/Mental Health Clinician #605123

Northern Arizona University
Arizona, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Nov 06, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

Position Summary:

Northern Arizona University (NAU) seeks to fill a Black and African American Specialist/Mental Health Clinician position in Counseling Services (CS) within Campus Health Services (CHS). The successful candidate will be an experienced psychologist, counselor, or social worker with established clinical, outreach and training experience serving diverse populations, with a professional focus on the needs of Black and African American individuals. This individual will provide psychological programs and services to NAU students, with a focus on meeting the needs of Black and African American students, including multiracial and indigenous Black and African American individuals. The ideal candidate will be able to approach clinical service provision from the perspective of Black Psychology and culture and with sensitivity to other intersecting identities. This individual will have the opportunity to strengthen outreach connections with diversity partners on campus, including the Office of Inclusion: Multicultural & LGBTQIA Student Services, Student Support Services, Black Student Union, and others. This individual will also provide training in diversity and inclusion to Counseling Services staff, doctoral interns, doctoral practicum students, and master's level trainees.

NAU is currently engaged in an Organizational Growth and Effectiveness Initiative, which focuses on positioning the University for future success of its operational practices. As a result, some aspects of this position may be subject to change, such as, but not limited to: duties, titles, and reporting structure.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Provide counseling services in the form of:
Individual, group and couples counseling or initial assessments.
Behavioral health consultation in our integrated primary care unit.
Crisis appointments.
On-call (after hours and weekend) coverage.
Coordinate diversity and inclusion outreach programs, services, training and professional development for Counseling Services.
Evaluate the effectiveness of services, outreach and training in diversity and inclusion.
Tracks data related to usage of services and improves the Center’s ability to meet the needs of BIPOC students.
Participate in quality improvement and relevant clinical research projects as requested.
Ensure record-keeping and clinical services meet legal, ethical, and accreditation standards.
Provide training and supervision for Counseling Services' staff and trainees.
Participate in case conference, psychiatric case conference and staff meetings in Counseling Services.
Provide consultation and outreach services to the University community.
Collaborate and consult with psychiatric, medical, and other mental health providers in Campus Health, Medical Services and in the local community.
Provide case management and documentation in support of service provision.
Serve on departmental and university committees as needed.
Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Licensed or license eligible in the State of Arizona as a Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Professional Counselor or Licensed Clinical Social Worker within 12 months of hire date. Appropriate educational credentials in support of license.
Demonstrated competency providing clinical services, outreach and training for diverse campus populations.
At least 9 months experience in service provision to Black and African American individuals.
Demonstrated multicultural competence and commitment to diversity and inclusion in organizational development.
Demonstrated experience providing clinical services for the wide range of presenting issues seen in college students, including risk assessment and management, and the treatment of serious concerns (e.g., eating disorders, personality disorders).
Demonstrated ability to approach clinical service provision from the perspective of Black Psychology and culture.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in a college or university counseling center.
Experience providing training and supervision.
Strong outreach and consultation skills.
Experience providing process group therapy.
Familiarity with Liberation Psychology, Critical Race Theory, and Multicultural and Feminist approaches to treatment.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Human Resources website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.