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The Mental Health Clinician is a full-time position within University Counseling & Psychological Services (UCAPS) that requires an experienced master-level social worker or clinical counselor with strong multicultural expertise, well-developed clinical skills, and significant experience and interest in sexual violence, sexual harassment, stalking, and/or intimate partner violence (IPV) concerns. General duties include triage, psychological evaluation/intake assessment, individual and group psychological counseling, and crisis intervention to a diverse DePaul undergraduate, graduate and professional students at Lincoln Park and/or Loop Campus within a brief therapy framework. This full-time professional will provide outreach and consultation to staff, faculty, students and parents. The Mental Health Clinician provides crisis counseling and consultation for daytime and after hours psychological emergencies 24/7 rotated among staff members. The Mental Health Clinician participates in UCAPS Clinical training program by providing supervision, seminars and consultation to graduate level trainees and maintains clinical records in accordance with legal and professional standards. Some travel to Loop Campus and/or Lincoln Park Campus is required.
What You'll Do:
Provides high quality counseling, psychological and crisis management services for DePaul students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional programs.
-Provides in-person and/or telemental health triage, intakes, group counseling and brief individual psychological counseling focused on student success. -Provides in-the-moment phone crisis support, guidance & brief case management to DePaul students who are currently enrolled and residing in or out of Illinois State, other countries, and study abroad programs. -Maintains clinical records and necessary statistics of psychotherapeutic and other client contacts in compliance with legal and ethical standards and best practices. -Consults with psychiatrists in conjunction with prescribing and monitoring psychotropic medication for psychotherapy patients. -Consults with parents, physicians, faculty, academic deans, residence education staff, off-campus counseling services, other campus offices and students, when appropriate, in order to provide quality care to students. -Provides drop-in crisis and risk assessment, urgent and emergent counseling services. -Develops safety plans and facilitates psychiatric hospitalizations as necessary. -Supervises graduate-level trainees with clinical crises and urgent care situations. -Conducts psychological testing as applicable or needed. -Provides consultations to staff psychologists and/or mental health clinicians regarding high risk clients. -Manage follow-up with high risk students and students who have been hospitalized to ensure appropriate supports are in place to optimize student safety. -Provides on-call after-hours, weekend and holiday coverage 24/7 on a rotating basis with other UCAPS staff members. -Provides some evening and weekend counseling and support services. -Provides Emergent Response Support services to students and campus partners as assigned by the Director. -Makes referrals to on-campus resources when appropriate. -Makes referrals to off-campus therapists, clinics, and hospitals, when appropriate.
Supervises unlicensed professional staff members and graduate level practicum students, externs, and interns.
-Supervises unlicensed professional staff and master level practicum students or externs as assigned. -Provides case management oversight and consultation to trainees, as assigned. -Leads training seminars for master level practicum students, interns and externs.
Participates in regular UCAPS staff meetings, case conferences, and in-service/professional development training.
-Serves on Student Affairs and university committees as appointed by the Director. -Develops didactic and psychoeducational presentations to groups inside and outside of University Counseling & Psychological Services. -Organizes and presents to UCAPS staff members based on areas of specialty and clinical expertise. -Provides administrative coordination of the Group Program or Outreach Program as assigned by the Director.
Administrative Duties. -Notes writing.
Provides outreach and consultation to students, faculty, staff and parents.
-Conducts outreach and other student learning programs, as requested, orientation sessions for new students and emergency and postvention support to the campus community, as needed. -Conducts organized mental health awareness campaigns such as National Depression Screening Day, Eating Disorders Awareness Day -Develops and implements trainings on mental health awareness for Resident Advisors and student leaders. -Participates in campus-based mental health initiatives organized by UCAPS such as suicide prevention programs. -Stays current on relevant research and best practices regarding psychological services to the college student population. -Develops psychoeducational programming to address campus mental health and climate issues.
Supervises unlicensed professional staff members and graduate-level practicum students, externs and interns as assigned.
What You'll Need:
-Master's degree (MSW, MA) in a counseling/human services area such as Psychology, Social Work, or Counseling required. Clinical licensure to practice independently in Illinois (LCPC or LCSW) is preferred upon hire or will be required within 6 months of becoming eligible to apply for a clinical license in the State of Illinois.
Completion of internship at an accredited site.
One to two years of post-graduate experience, preferably in a counseling center setting, is preferred.
Have experiences in brief individual psychotherapy, group counseling, supervision of graduate students in outreach and consultation.
Past experience working with the college-aged population, including a strong knowledge of the challenges experienced by young adults, preferred.
Have experiences and competency in working with sexual assault clients from a trauma informed care model.
Knowledge or and demonstrated competence and sensitivity in working with a multi-cultural population.
Strong diagnostic and therapeutic skills, particularly using short-term treatment interventions.
Demonstrated commitment to the highest ethical standards of professional practice, as well as personal and professional integrity.
Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and to collaborate with other departments and college administrators.
Strong crisis assessment and crisis management skills.
Ability to provide outreach and consultation to students, faculty, staff, and family members.
Excellent organizational, communication and human relations skills.
Understanding and commitment to the University's Catholic and Vincentian values and urban mission.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Illinois. Or Licensed-eligible staff will be required within 6 months of hire to apply for a clinical license in the State of Illinois.
Keyboard skills and facility with Microsoft Office are essential.
Knowledge of and experience with Electronic Health Record.
Competent in providing counseling via Telemental Video Platform.
Understanding of assessment strategies and metrics in Student Affairs is necessary.
Provides on-call after-hours, weekend and holiday coverage 24/7 on a rotating basis with other UCAPS staff members.
Provides some evenings and weekend counseling and support services as needed.
Some travel to Loop Campus and/or Lincoln Park Campus is required.
Working for a stable and well-known University that values diversity and inclusion.
Top choice medical, dental, and vision benefits.
Retirement plan matching contribution of 10%.
Tuition waivers for employees and dependents.
Generous paid time off, sick time, holidays, floating holidays, and more!
For consideration, please include a resume and cover letter.
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