Intercultural Specialist, Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island School of Design
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Internal Number: R-00746
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) seeks an Intercultural Specialist to provide clinical, educational, outreach, and consultation services specifically relevant to the needs of racial and ethnic minority students. This position provides programs and services that address cultural issues and identity development, serious mental health issues, as well as problems that are developmental and preventative in nature. The Intercultural Specialist provides psychological intervention, prevention, and postvention programs and services to the college community, primarily to students.
Experience with cultural concerns, identity development, and serious mental health issues relevant to college students is required. The ideal candidate will provide clinical services such as initial assessment, individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, and case disposition; serve as a clinical supervisor and trainer for graduate trainees; develop, implement, and evaluate educational and prevention outreach programs; provide consultation to faculty, staff, students, parents/families, and other mental health/health care providers; and participates in department and college meetings and committees.
RISD is committed to building a campus culture that advances transformational justice, cultural humility and curiosity. As such, we seek candidates whose professional practice is aligned with the principles of sustainability, social equity and inclusion, and equal access to resources and opportunity.
Provides counseling services in the form of individual, group, and couples counseling; initial assessments; crisis appointments. Using RISD's EMR system, prepares documentation of services provided. Ensures record-keeping and clinical services are in regulatory and ethical compliance and meet accreditation standards.
Develops, coordinates, and delivers multicultural outreach programs, services, training, and professional development on behalf of Counseling Services. Collaborate with campus partners to create and align opportunities that deepen the awareness and ensure the inclusion of minoritized populations. Evaluate the effectiveness of services, outreach, and training in issues of diversity, identity, and inclusion.
Participates in case conferences, psychiatric case conferences, and staff meetings in Counseling Services.
Provides training and clinical supervision for Counseling Services' trainees.
Serves in the on-call (after hours and weekend) coverage rotation.
Master's degree in counseling, psychology, social work, mental health, or a related field required. Licensed or license eligible in the State of Rhode Island (must be able to file for license within 3 months of hire)
Three plus years post-graduate experience with demonstrated knowledge and experience working with people from marginalized groups and the issues they face as they navigate within dominant culture(s) and between cultures required.
Demonstrated competency providing clinical services for diverse clients, including international populations and clients along the gender and sexual orientation spectra
Demonstrated experience providing clinical services for the wide range of presenting issues seen in college students, including assessing and managing risk and the treatment of serious concerns (e.g., eating disorders, prodromal symptomatology)
Appreciation and knowledge of intersecting identities, the process of identity development (intersectional identity development), and how this varies between individuals
Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver multicultural outreach programs, services, training, and professional development
Demonstrated ability to actively engage in clinical practice with students in ongoing counseling (with individuals, couples, groups), in crisis intervention, and in outreach programs
Ability to manage a very full caseload within a time-limited clinical setting
Experience in the use of electronic/medical records systems; must be computer literate
In-depth knowledge of college student development theories and practice
Ability to work with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds
Highly effective interpersonal skills. Ability to work in a highly collaborative manner
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Awareness and commitment to a developmental clinical and training model
Doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.)
Experience in a college or university counseling center
Familiarity with a variety of cultures (both international and domestic)
Training or experience with issues such as racial fatigue, code-switching, and impostor syndrome
Clinical experience working with international, immigrant, and/or refugee populations
Passion for and commitment to social justice
Experience providing training and supervision in an APA-accredited training program
Strong outreach and consultation skills
Experience providing process group therapy
Fluency in multiple languages
35 hours/week; 12 months/year
Full-Time, Regular; Exempt
Documents Needed to Apply:
Cover Letter (required)
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please upload all required documents.
The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements.
For certain positions, RISD is currently supporting remote work arrangements due to the pandemic. When work resumes in person, employees are expected to perform work on campus.
RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), founded in 1877, is a fine arts and design college located in Providence, Rhode Island. Enrolling about 2000 undergraduates and 400 graduate students from across the United States and 55 other countries, RISD offers 16 undergraduate majors and 16 graduate majors, and is ranked annually by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top art and design schools in the United States. RISD’s rigorous education encourages creative experimentation and intellectual risk-taking, challenging students to question their approach to art making through critical thinking. There are over 90,000 works of art in the RISD Museum, which houses a collection of fine and decorative art objects. The first public galleries opened in 1893. The RISD Library is one of the oldest independent art college libraries in the country with more than 150,000 volumes and 380 periodical subscriptions which offer unusual depth and richness in the areas of architecture, art, design, and photography. The RISD campus is contiguous with the campus of Brown University and the two institutions share social, academic, and community resources.RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundament...al to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.