Staff Clinician (17053)
The Staff Clinician position promotes the academic, social, and emotional well-being of students by providing professional mental health services (i.e., crisis intervention, clinical intakes and psychotherapy), clinical case management, referral assistance, consultation, outreach, and participation in rotation of after-hours emergency coverage. The Staff Clinician also assists with the Counseling Center’s training program and participates in activities throughout the university.
- Case Management Responsibilities. Develops and implements systems for follow-up with students who have been referred to community resources (i.e., therapists, psychiatrists, hospitals). In coordination with Counseling Center staff and other AU case management teams, assists and supports students in accessing community-based outpatient mental health services. Assists students who have been hospitalized for psychiatric concerns transition successfully out of the inpatient setting into recommended aftercare resources. Assists and collaborates with Counseling Center staff and campus partners in treatment and disposition planning for students with complex mental health needs.
- Clinical Services. Provides direct clinical services, such as individual or group counseling, crisis intervention, intakes, and consultations, in order to assess and address the emotional concerns of students, promote a supportive and knowledgeable community with regard to mental health issues, and facilitate students’ connection to the support or treatment they require.
- Clinical Training. Provides clinical training to graduate student clinicians regarding case management skills and utilization of referral resources. Participates in other activities related to the clinical training programs of the Center, such as trainee selection, orientation, supervision and evaluation.
- Consultation and Outreach. Provides consultation to members of the AU community, including faculty, staff, parents, and students, regarding the mental health needs of students. Consults with on- and off-campus health care providers to help coordinate care.
- Professional Participation. Participates in program development, review and development of policies and procedures, staff meetings and other activities affecting the efficient and effective functioning of the Center. Participates in Center, division, or university committees or task groups. Participates in peer supervision, professional development, or other training to develop and refine professional skills and knowledge.
- Other duties as requested by the Director of Clinical Services.
- After-Hours Emergency Coverage. Provides after-hours emergency coverage as required.
- Contributes to the profession by presenting at conferences, writing, and publishing.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
- Full time
- Sr. Coordinator/Analyst A
- Must be available to provide after-hours emergency coverage as required.
Required Education and Experience
- Master's degree in counseling, psychology, social work, or related field
Preferred Education and Experience
- 2+ years post-licensure with case management experience in a college/university counseling center; understanding of human development and the promotion of healthy growth; strong professional interest and experience working with a diverse student population including students of color, international students, students with disabilities, and first generation college students; and experience in providing referrals and case management with severe or potentially life-threatening psychological conditions.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
- Licensed or license-eligible in the District of Columbia at the time of hire.
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: An ability to welcome, value, and affirm individuals of all identities and experiences, and a commitment to ensure they are understood, appreciated, and fully included in the university community.
- Discretion, Tact and Diplomacy: Ability to exercise discretion, tact and diplomacy while interacting with students, faculty, university staff, management, and other stakeholders on confidential and/or sensitive matters.
- Advanced Communication: Ability to express oneself orally and in writing in a clear and concise manner, use language with precision; construct logical arguments; and produce written material appropriate for the audience that is free of spelling and grammatical errors.
- Ability to engage in active and empathetic listening and communicate with a service minded orientation.
- Interpersonal Skills: Ability to related well to and develop and maintain effective relationships with people from varied backgrounds and situations; demonstrate understanding, concern and empathy for others; effectively relate to people who are displaying hostility or distress; and respond appropriately to the needs and feelings of different people in different situations.
- Student Services Skills: Ability to serve as bridge to services, intervene and/or advocate on students’ behalf with offices across campus to support needs, drive engagement and empower students to achieve their goals.
- Standard Office Software: Skill using email, word processing, spreadsheet/ data analysis and presentation development software applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint while preparing briefings, reports, and presentations.
- High standards of professional integrity and ethics.
- Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check
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