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Post-Doctoral Resident-Psychology

California Lutheran University
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 30, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time
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Post-Doctoral Resident-Psychology

Position Category: Staff (Non-Exempt)
FLSA: Non-exempt
FTE: 0.75
Location: Thousand Oaks

University Background:
The mission of California Lutheran University is to educate leaders for a global society who are strong in character and judgment, confident in their identity and vocation, and committed to service and justice. Founded in 1959 in beautiful Ventura County, the university has an enrollment of about 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students who come from across the nation and around the world from a diversity of backgrounds, cultures and faiths. As a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution, Cal Lutheran is looking for candidates with a dedication to and success in working in diverse communities. The university is committed to an inclusive learning and work environment that values individual differences and respects each person’s dignity.

Basic Function:
Under the direction of the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services and in accordance with standardized procedures, the Post-doctoral Resident is responsible for performing short-term individual, group, and relationship therapy, psychological assessments, consultation, outreach, psycho-educational workshops, clinical supervision, training, and case management with clients with a diverse range of presenting concerns and mental health diagnoses. The position works in collaboration with other staff members and trainees, and performs after-hours emergency/crisis on-call responsibilities as needed.

Representative Duties:
  • Provides individual and relationship psychotherapy. E
  • Conducts intake and assessment services. E
  • Manages a large clinical caseload within an environment of high activity and multiple role demands. E
  • Facilitates interpersonal process, support and/or psycho-educational groups. E
  • Provides on-call and/or in-person emergency care screening/triage services. E
  • Provides referrals and coordinates care for clients outside of the scope of practice. E
  • Provides behavioral health consultations with medical professionals, other providers, and campus partners. E
  • Responds to campus crises. E
  • Shares after-hours emergency services coverage with other members of the staff as needed. E
  • Maintains accurate and timely documentation of services provided. E
  • Provides outreach, liaison, and consultation services. E
  • Provides supervision of trainees in accordance with policies and procedures. E
  • Attends staff meetings, supervisor/training committee meetings, case consultation, training seminar, divisional meetings, and other campus events. E
  • Attends two hours of individual supervision and two hours of group supervision weekly. E
  • Demonstrates a commitment to campus and community diversity in the broadest sense and provides counseling services consistent with that value. E
  • Follows agency policies and procedures, and adheres to state and federal mental health statutes, ethical guidelines and best practices. E
  • Uses computer applications and electronic record-keeping. E
  • Other responsibilities, as assigned.

E = Essential Duties

Knowledge Of:
  • Techniques to respond effectively to spontaneous work demands while undertaking projects that require advanced planning.
  • Multicultural competency in the broadest sense.
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication skills, public speaking, and in leading group discussions and trainings.
  • Broad “generalist” clinical skills in assessing and intervening with a wide range of disorders, concerns, and degrees of pathology in treatment, utilizing a time-limited model of care.

Ability To:
  • Utilize a strong work ethic and a willingness to collaborate.
  • Commit to a proactive student development perspective involving an active relationship with the campus community.
  • Embrace a team-orientation.
  • Maintain a commitment to a developmental philosophy toward both clients and trainees.
  • Attend evening or weekend activities as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:
Any combination equivalent to: A Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in counseling, clinical psychology or related field and completion of a Pre-Doctoral Internship with at least one year experience of demonstrated skillful provision of clinical services to a college student population.

Preferred Qualifications:
Completion of a doctorate (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in counseling or clinical psychology from an APA-accredited program.
Completion of a Pre-doctoral Internship at an APA-, APPIC-, or CAPIC-accredited training program.
Demonstrated interest in and experience providing clinical supervision.
Training and experience providing group psychotherapy.
Training and experience providing outreach or other preventive services.
Experience with Titanium software.

Licenses and Other Requirements:

Physical Abilities:

Working Environment:
Indoor office environment.

Posting Number: Staff004752020
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 08/15/2022
Position End Date: 05/19/2023
Open Date: 11/17/2021
Close Date: 1/2/2022
Open Until Filled: No

Application Procedure/Special Instructions:

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California Lutheran University is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment for all persons, regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by applicable law. No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any program, activity or facility of the University on the basis of these factors in a manner consistent with applicable federal and state laws, regulations, ordinances, orders and rules, and University’s policies, procedures, and processes.

Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process can be provided to individuals with qualifying disabilities. Please contact the Human Resources Department for further information or to request an accommodation.

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