Carruth Fellows – Counseling/Social Work - Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric

West Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 13, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services at West Virginia University is seeking applications for multiple Carruth Fellows. These positions will be responsible for providing multiculturally-sensitive brief counseling (virtual and in person) for individuals with diverse presenting concerns. There are two possible tracks available to the Carruth Fellows: the Generalist Track and the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Track.

In order to be successful as a Generalist, the ideal candidate will:

  • Provide multiculturally-sensitive brief counseling (virtual and in person) for individuals with diverse presenting concerns.
  • Provide clinical services including, but not limited to treatment planning, short-term counseling, psychoeducational group therapy, crisis intervention services, and case management.
  • Conduct comprehensive intake evaluations, triage, and participate in CCPPS’s crisis intervention services including crisis clinic, and supervised after-hours crisis coverage (initial responses and crisis stabilization provided by ProtoCall staff).
  • Administer and document supervised risk assessments and risk reduction interventions.
  • Provide consultation and outreach to clients and their families, WVU faculty/staff, and the university community.
  • Complete required documentation in an electronic health record system and quality assurance activities including routine monitoring and management of student treatment compliance (i.e., missed appointments, cancellations, etc.) in accordance with agency policies and state and federal regulations.

In addition to the generalist job description above and in coordination with the Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services, the BIPOC Specialist and Multicultural Coordinator will:

  • Understand and be responsive to the particular stresses facing BIPOC students.
  • Co-facilitates didactic seminars on a variety of clinical or professional topics.
  • Develop and help implement group/workshop interventions that are facilitated in locations that attract BIPOC students and encourage the development and enhancement of survival and navigational strategies from their communities and traditions.
  • Facilitate activities and programs that help maintain focus on the importance of culturally competent and humble clinical services, outreach programming, and training opportunities.
  • Participate in the CCPPS’s diversity committee which is tasked with holding the Center accountable for providing culturally responsive and inclusive services to students.
  • Collaborate with other staff and trainees on issues pertaining to diversity and cultural competence, especially regarding working with BIPOC students.
  • Co-Initiate and develop outreach and training programs that promote the development and enhancement of culturally responsive practices.
  • Provide inclusive outreach programming to center clinical staff, WVU faculty, staff and students with a special focus on serving BIPOC students.
  • Act as a liaison to other campus offices providing services to BIPOC students.

Qualifications :

  • Master’s degree in Social Work or Counseling.
  • Experience providing clinical services in a multidisciplinary setting.
  • Experience providing services to diverse, college–age students, BIPOC students or other adults (e.g., students of color, LGBTQ+ students, international students, non-traditional students, military veterans).
  • Experience with Excel, Microsoft Access, or similar software.
  • Ability to navigate and to collaborate with university and healthcare systems.
  • Geographical availability to provide timely on campus emergency responses during on call weeks (2- 4 weeks per year).

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley — the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

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West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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