Licensed Psychotherapist, CARES Grant
Location: Santa Cruz
Job ID: 11418
Initial Review Date (IRD)
The Initial Review Date (IRD) for this position is: 10/26/2020
UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.
Dept Marketing Statement
Student Health Services (SHS) is a full service medical facility offering clinical, educational, and psychological services to students on the UC Santa Cruz campus.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides a variety of mental health and psychological services to UC Santa Cruz undergraduate and graduate students, including brief individual and group therapy, psychoeducational workshops, crisis intervention, outreach programming, online services, and consultation, to support student's academic success and well-being.
The CARES Grant positions are specifically focused on assisting and supporting marginalized students who are experiencing emotional and academic distress in the pandemic and remote learning situation.
The Licensed Psychotherapist, CARES Grant reports to the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and is assigned duties by the Director as specified herein. The Licensed Psychotherapist, CARES Grant will provide high quality clinical services; community psychology/outreach and consultation services; and may participate in training of doctoral interns and post-doctoral fellows. All CAPS staff are expected to have awareness, knowledge, and skills to effectively provide professional service to a diverse student body. The Licensed Psychotherapist, CARES Grant will provide services to underserved and marginalized students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
All the Licensed Psychotherapist's activities are performed within the limits of standards and ethical principles of their professional organization, as well as, applicable legal mandates for mental health professionals in the State of California.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary Information: $6,667 - $9,483 / Monthly. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 3
Benefits Level Eligibility: Mid-level
40 hours weekly
Shift includes Day, Occasional Evening/Weekend
Employee Classification: Contract Appointment
Job End Date: 6/9/2021
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus
Union Representation: None
Provides brief counseling and psychotherapy with undergraduate and graduate students (individuals and couples) with a broad range of psychological problems
Provides crisis assessment and crisis intervention
Provides case management and referral services
Conducts group counseling and psychoeducational sessions
Consults with students, faculty, and staff regarding issues that affect the developmental and psychological well-being of students in the university community
Determines the need for other professional interventions and refers as necessary
May provide training of doctoral interns and postdoctoral fellows as needed and their degree permits
Provides consultation for the After Hours Crisis Service as scheduled
Functions as a community mental-health provider and a consultant to faculty, staff, residential life staff, and other units on campus regarding student concerns and student distress (i.e. anxiety, stress, depression due to academic life, suicidality, substance abuse, identity development, interpersonal issues, values clarification and goal setting), enhancing the psychological well-being of the campus community
Implements outreach programs, trainings, class presentations
Participates regularly in a cooperative and professional manner in efforts to maintain and upgrade the quality of service of the CAPS unit by participating in CAPS committees and collaborating with other licensed psychotherapists, college administrators and staff, and faculty in program development, committee work, and consultation
Consults with psychiatrists, physicians, and off-campus mental health professionals, social agencies, campus entities and community resources regarding students and/or mental health issues
Promotes a safe and healthy work place and effectively responds to injuries that occur
Other duties, as assigned
- Valid California licensure, in good standing, in Social Work, or Marriage and Family Therapy
- Master's degree in related area
- Demonstrated clinical experience with individuals using a brief therapy model
- Demonstrated strong clinical and crisis management skills, including ability to work with high acuity students with complex mental health needs
- Experience facilitating psychotherapeutic and psycho-educational groups
- Experience implementing multiculturally sensitive outreach programs and psychoeducational workshops
- Demonstrated multicultural competence in mental health service provision. Knowledge of how race, ethnic identity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, privilege and multiculturalism relate to psychological service delivery in a university setting
- Demonstrated clinical experience working with underserved and marginalized populations
- Demonstrated expertise with developmental issues of late adolescence
- Demonstrated ability to work in an interdisciplinary team and to effectively collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to be an effective team member, and evidence of professional behavior
- Strong planning and organizational skills
- The ability to follow, implement, encourage others to follow the UCSC Principles of Community
APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO USE THE UCSC ON-LINE PROCESS
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To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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