Assistant Director of Diversity for Counseling Services
Stony Brook University
Location: Stony Brook, New York
Internal Number: 2104588
Assistant Director of Diversity for Counseling Services
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Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume): Ph.D or Psy.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA-accredited program including an APA-accredited internship. Three (3) years of full time post-degree professional work experience providing diagnostic intakes, psychotherapy, emergency assessment, teaching and supervision for late adolescent/early adulthood populations. Possess an active New York state license in psychology or an active out-of-state license with eligibility for NY licensure within six months of hire. Experience in mental health service provision with underrepresented student populations.
Preferred Qualifications: One (1) year of full time professional experience working in a college mental health setting. Experience developing and implementing clinical programs and services that address the needs of traditionally underserved or marginalized clinical populations. Clinical experience with individuals and/or couples using a brief therapy model. Clinical experience facilitating therapeutic processes and psychoeducational groups. Experience providing clinical supervision to psychology or social work trainees or professionals. Experience with clinical and crisis management, including the ability to work with high acuity students with complex mental health needs. Experience with electronic medical record keeping with programs such as Medicat, Point and Click, and/or Titanium. Fluency in Chinese, Korean, Japanese, or Spanish.
Brief Description of Duties: The Assistant Director of Diversity for Counseling Services reports to the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and serves in a key administrative role, overseeing their approach to supporting and providing outstanding clinical care to historically underserved or marginalized students. They will provide supervision and leadership for a team that includes 3 senior counselors with a diversity and inclusion focus and 3 psychology fellows (postdocs) that focus on student diversity and cultural experiences. They will oversee and coordinate the training of the psychology fellows within a large, multidisciplinary training program in college mental health which also includes psychology interns, externs, psychiatry residents, social work, nursing and mental health counseling trainees. In addition to providing clinical mental health services ( short-term individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, prevention and outreach services) the Assistant Director will help evaluate student needs and support faculty and staff from a lens of demonstrated expertise in the impact of marginalized identities, experiences of inequality, and the effects of oppression and privilege on mental health. They will coordinate training and professional development opportunities to improve services provided to historically underserved students, and support diversity, equity, and inclusion within the CAPS team. They will also assist with planning, implementing, and evaluating equity-focused programs and services. In summary, the ideal candidate will embody an understanding of intersectionality and how it impacts the daily lives of students. This staff member will represent CAPS to the University community. They are a member of the Center's leadership team and provide coverage for the Director when needed.
Provide supervision and leadership to a team of clinical staff members that are actively involved in university-wide efforts to enhance diversity and build an inclusive community. Serve as primary liaison to the Office of Multicultural Affairs and student organizations and groups representing underserved and marginalized groups. Function as a consultant to faculty, staff, and other units on campus regarding the concerns of historically underserved and currently oppressed students.
Provide oversight and coordination of the Postdoctoral Training Program at CAPS including recruitment, selection, onboarding, and training of Psychology Fellows (postdocs) that focus on diversity and cultural experiences; maintain public materials for program including website, training brochures, and listings for recruitment in the Universal Psychology Postdoc Directory; provide seminars to Psychology Fellows and other trainees as assigned; pursue APPIC membership.
Provide initial consults, crisis intervention, individual and group psychotherapy, and referral on a confidential basis to students with emphasis on multicultural focus in the provision of services (e.g., the incumbent is expected to be keenly sensitive to issues of gender, culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability status, socioeconomic status, and intersecting identity variables and to be skilled with techniques for counseling students with diverse backgrounds). Maintain timely, accurate clinical documentation to meet NY, federal (HIPAA), accreditation standards, and CAPS Chart Audit policies and procedures.
Coordinate for CAPS staff training and professional development opportunities to improve services provided to historically underserved students, and support diversity, equity, and inclusion within the CAPS team. Assist with planning, implementing, and evaluating equity-focused programs and services. Attend and contribute to staff-wide trainings and meetings and Clinical Services meetings on a regular basis.
Provide clinical supervision for trainees (post-docs, interns in an APA-accredited internship program and other trainees (psychology practicum students, social work interns)). Provide leadership at Training Committee meetings and contribute to efforts to maintain and improve training programs at CAPS; complete evaluations of trainees in a timely manner.
Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.
Special Notes: This is a full-time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.
Essential Position: This has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. Positions that are designated as such may be required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are cancelled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency.
Evening and weekend work may be required at times.
In accordance with the New York State Department of Health (DOH) regulation that all hospitals and nursing homes "continuously require all personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19," Candidates who are not already vaccinated must obtain the first dose of the vaccine within three (3) calendar days of acceptance of conditional job offer and must obtain any subsequent doses in accordance with the vaccine protocol. Candidates who are partially vaccinated, but not yet fully vaccinated, must complete their vaccination series within three (3) calendar days of job offer or in accordance with vaccine manufacture protocol, whichever comes later. The regulation also includes those who may be affiliated with or interact with employees of a hospital or nursing home. The regulation allows for limited exemptions with reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable law.
Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.
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Job Number: 2104588
Official Job Title: Assistant Director Counseling
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Counseling and Psychological Services CAPS
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