Job Identification: 403 Locations: , , , , Job Schedule: Full time Job Category: Health Services
Diversity and Inclusion Statement
Guided by an ethic of Vincentian personalism and professionalism, DePaul compassionately upholds the dignity of all members of its diverse, multi-faith, and inclusive community. We seek to hire collaborative, open-minded, and dedicated professionals who are committed to advancing our university mission to making education accessible to all, with special attention to including underserved and underrepresented communities. Successful candidates thrive in an environment where ideas and perspectives representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, and experiences are welcome and supported.
General Summary Under the direction of the Director of University Counseling Services (UCS), the Assistant Director for Community-Based Services (CBS) provides leadership and coordination in the areas of “Let's Talk”, “Outreach & Consultation”, “Liaison”, “Mental Health Screening”, and “Campus Engagement” programs at the Lincoln Park Campus and/or Loop Campus. 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 Assistant Director for Community-Based Services develops, provides, and evaluates outreach programming and consultation for the campus community. Other duties include crisis counseling and consultation for daytime and after-hours psychological emergencies 24/7 rotated among staff members. This professional actively participates in UCS clinical training program by providing weekly supervision for 1-3 doctoral-level trainees and maintains clinical records in accordance with legal and professional standards.
Responsibilities & Duties
Provides direct psychological services (e.g., triage, intake, brief therapy, group counseling, emergency, and crisis counseling and consultation):
Provides triage, individual psychological counseling, group counseling, couple's counseling, and psychoeducational workshops.
Provides clinical supervision to trainees and unlicensed staff members (assuming oversight and responsibility for each of the trainees' clients).
Provides crisis intervention and participates in an after-hours, weekend, and holiday emergency coverage 24/7 on a rotating basis with other UCS staff members, and daily on-call coverage.
Develops, organizes, and maintains a comprehensive community-based services program designed to meet the needs of the DePaul community as well as the overall clinical needs of UCS.
Develops, implements and evaluates community-based services activities in a manner that is consistent with outreach and consultation standards and other professional guidelines as set forth by the Association for University and College Counseling Center Outreach (AUCCCO), International Association of Counseling Services (IACS), and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Keeps current with policies, practices, legal and ethical standards in regard to the provision of outreach.
Conducts quarterly evaluative review of the community-based services program and implements appropriate changes and enhancements that satisfy professional guidelines and the service needs of UCS.
Monitors expenditures incurred by the community-based programs and provide reports as requested by the Director.
Coordinates outreach programming with UCS staff including graduate-level interns and externs and communicate relevant issues to the Director as needed.
Collaborates with campus partners and outside vendors to deliver outreach programming to students, faculty, staff, and family members.
Clinical and administrative leadership of the community-based services area of UCS as an Assistant Director:
Provides leadership in the implementation and coordination of the “Let's Talk” program for example.
Collaborates with the Director, Associate Director, and other clinical staff to ensure the provision of high-quality community-based services.
Coordinates outreach and consultation programming for graduate-level interns and externs.
Coordinates staff participation in outreach and consultation activities as requested by campus partners.
Coordinates formal liaison partnership between UCS staff and campus partners.
Provides leadership in the coordination of needs assessment, strategic planning, and outcome assessment for UCS.
Works closely with Director & Associate Director to establish priorities, goals, and vision for the center's community-based programs and services.
Ability to assume leadership roles within the counseling center, Student Affairs, and the University.
Develops policies governing programs that interface with community-based programs, the delivery of outreach and consultation services, and general counseling center operations.
Confers regularly with the Associate Director about clinical and administrative issues affecting UCS staff and service delivery.
Assists with the coordination of postvention services following student crises (e.g., student deaths, accidents, fires, etc.)
Assists in the recruitment, selection, training, and supervision of professional and support staff.
Serves as a consultant to staff, faculty, students, and parents on psychological issues related to student development and success:
Provides consultation to faculty, staff, students and parents, and other concerned parties regarding student issues.
Provides liaison, outreach, and workshops to students, faculty, and staff.
Designs and facilitates workshops, seminars, training, and psychoeducational outreach programs responsive to the needs of the Division of Student Affairs and the DePaul student body.
Keeps accurate and timely clinical records.
Engages in case management (e.g., clinical documentation and record-keeping, correspondence, off-campus referrals, and consultative phone calls with other treatment providers) as needed.
Actively participates in departmental and divisional staff meetings, team supervision, and in-service training:
Serves on departmental and Student Affairs committees as assigned by the Director.
Organizes and presents to UCS staff members and trainees based on clinical specialties and expertise.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience
Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology or Counseling Psychology.
Graduation from a doctoral program fully accredited by the American Psychological Association.
Completion of a Predoctoral Internship at a site approved by the American Psychological Association or the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers.
Requires 4 to 6 years of post-doctoral experience in clinical or counseling psychology and a minimum of 2 years of progressive administrative project experience in outreach and consultation.
Demonstrated interest and experience in issues of diversity, social justice, and advocacy.
Strong background and commitment to multi-culturally competent counseling and outreach (e.g., LGBT students, first-generation college students, lower socio-economic status students, students of color, etc.).
Knowledge of, and adherence to, ethical, legal, and professional standards of practice with independent judgment and discretion.
Ability to function well as part of a collaborative team.
Ability to relate well to students, campus partners, faculty, and other members of the DePaul community.
Strong organizational, planning, and problem-solving skills.
Ability to provide positive leadership and administrative leadership with UCS staff.
Strong background and experience with clinical supervision of trainees.
Clinical expertise and experience with developmental issues and treatment of psychological disorders impacting the young adult and college student population (e.g., substance abuse, trauma, eating disorders, identity development, mood, and anxiety disorders, suicide prevention, etc.).
Licensed or licensed-eligible (i.e., able to be licensed within 12 months of hire) as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Illinois.
Oversee the supervision of trainees who report directly to the Assistant Director for Clinical Training.
Coordinate the community-based services training activities for all graduate-level interns and externs.
Consult with the Associate Director for Clinical Services, and/or Director with regard to any trainees exhibiting difficulties in fulfilling their clinical or professional duties.
Consult with the Associate Director for Clinical Services and/or Director with regard to clinical staff fulfilling their outreach and consultation, and liaison duties.
Have quarterly supervisory meetings with all trainees to assess progress and outcomes of their outreach and consultation learning contract.
Maintain strong metrics and assessment procedures and processes to assess the satisfaction and efficacy of the community-based program and make adjustments as necessary.
Works with Director in determining budget needed for community-based services.
There are no physical requirements for this position.
Other Skills & Abilities Required
Keyboard skills and facility with Microsoft Office.
Strong ability to work collaboratively as part of a cohesive team-oriented environment.
Student Affairs background or strong commitment to building strong collaborative partnerships with Student Affairs professionals.
Strong background in learning outcomes assessment and metrics.
Knowledge of brief psychotherapies and emerging evidence-based practices in professional psychology.
Strong awareness and commitment to the incorporation of APA's multicultural guidelines in training, supervision, and service delivery.
Strong outreach skills to marginalized and underserved populations consistent with the University's mission.
Knowledge of and commitment to integrating the University's Catholic and Vincentian values and urban mission into UCS programs and services.
Additional Information For consideration, please include a resume and cover letter.
UCS staff members require some evening and weekend hours as needed and are available 24/7 for student crises.
Some travel to Loop Campus and/or Lincoln Park Campus is required.
Salary & Benefits Package:
DePaul offers a comprehensive package including competitive pay and benefits to attract and retain the best talent in order to further the University's mission. For more information, please visit the following pages:
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Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect: Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected. For more information, please visit the following pages: Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act
Title IX Contact Information Federal Title IX policy requires that all colleges and universities make known the contact information for the person responsible for coordinating its efforts to comply with Title IX responsibilities. The Title IX Office is on the Lincoln Park campus on the 3rd floor of the Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue. The Title IX Office can be reached at 312-362-8970 or [email protected]
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At DePaul University, we are looking for candidates who want to join us in our mission to provide access to education for all. Successful candidates welcome ideas and perspectives from colleagues and students representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, religious beliefs, and experiences. We seek collaborative, open-minded and hard working professionals to work in a real world urban learning environment. Are you exceptional, yet modest and open to challenges? We seek achievers and leaders that want to bring their passion and skills to our well-respected community of approachable colleagues. Build your career with us. DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.