Stanford University has an immediate opening for Director of the Confidential Support Team, an office of mental health professionals that provides trauma-informed support for students impacted by sexual and relationship violence. This position is integral to creating a healing space for the students we serve and helping them to navigate complex systems on and off campus.
CST is a unit of Vaden Health Services within the division of Student Affairs. CST supports connection, healing, and thriving among Stanford students impacted by sexual, relationship, and gender-based violence through confidential, trauma-informed consultation, counseling, and outreach. CST values diversity, inclusion, and intersectionality in all aspects of its programming and services. We seek candidates who can support this mission and these values.
Serve as the director of the Confidential Support Team (CST), providing leadership in program development and strategic vision for CST clinical and outreach missions and goals.
This is an 80%/0.80 Full time equivalent (FTE) position
In this role, you will:
Set and assure professional standards for clinical, outreach, and administrative work at CST.
Lead and manage CST staff, including recruitment, hiring, supervision and professional development of team comprised of an administrative associate and clinical team.
Provide direct clinical care for students, supervision of trainees, and consultation/support for professional staff.
Specifically provide a wide range of trauma-informed direct clinical services in response to experiences of sexual assault or relationship violence within a diverse student population (e.g., consultation, crisis support, brief emotional support, individual and group therapy, on and off campus treatment planning, and on-call services).
Provide and oversee urgent and on-call services, including crisis support.
Collaborate with CST outreach manager on CST outreach strategy and goals.
Collaborate with the CST Clinical Care Manager in managing clinical flow to ensure accessibility and quality of care.
Participate in outreach activities including presentations, trainings, support for student organizations in developing healing and awareness raising events, and developing and maintaining relationships with various campus community centers and organizations.
Lead and champion activities related to diversity, equity, and inclusion within and outside the unit.
As a unit head of Vaden Health Services, participate actively in Vaden Leadership Team and Quality Council meetings, activities, and initiatives.
CST Director reports to Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Director of Vaden Health Center for administrative, clinical, human resource and programmatic matters.
CST Director acts in consultation and collaboration with the Vaden Leadership team, as well as other campus partners (e.g., Vaden Medical Services, CAPS, SHARE Response and Education Teams, YWCA, Residential Education, Graduate Life Office) and advisory groups comprised of students and/or staff.
Maintain a consultative and productive relationship with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Manage CST budget and approve expenses
Institute and supervise training, research, program evaluation, and other initiatives, as appropriate.
Serve as spokesperson for the unit, on and off campus, with students, staff, faculty, and others. This could include participating on committees or providing consultation related to organizational policies and practices (e.g., processes for supporting students who are assaulted while traveling internationally, Title IX advisory board, and others).
To be successful in this role, you will:
Hold a Master's degree in social work or psychology, or PhD/PsyD in clinical or counseling psychology and two-years post degree experience. Prefer at least five years post-degree experience and one year of managerial supervisory experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience. Licensure in California is required.
Have demonstrated ability to supervise other staff.
Expertise working with transitional aged youth and sexual/relationship violence
Expertise in clinical skills in evaluation, crisis intervention, and case management.
Proven ability to interact with diverse constituencies.
Demonstrated strong communication skills (verbal and written).
Demonstrated skills in consultative work with professional colleagues and other staff; experience in collaborative work across systems of care and with multi-disciplinary teams
Expertise in program development, design and implementation.
In addition, preferred skills and experiences include:
Excellent organizational skills including an ability to oversee a wide variety of activities, to define pitfalls, to propose and implement effective solutions, while being able to balance competing priorities.
High level of energy, flexibility, and the ability to work independently.
Student development knowledge and experience in college/university settings.
Bi- or multi-lingual therapy skills
Work or lived experience relevant to serving one or more of the following communities:
Indigenous/Native American students
Students with disabilities
Able to work evenings and weekends, on occasion.
Successful candidates must be able to work evenings and weekends, as needed.
How to Apply: We invite you to apply for this position, please submit your resume and a one-page cover letter along with your online application.
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The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
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