Job no: 527851 Work type: Management (MPP) Location: Humboldt Categories: MPP, At-Will, Health Professionals, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Director of Counseling and Psychological Services
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Job #527851 Close Date: Sunday, June 25, 2023
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(Job #527851) Administrator II, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services, Salary Range: $4,583 - $14,713 monthly, Hiring Range: starting salary $10,417 - $11,500 monthly. Starting salary: $125,000 - 138,000 based on a 12/12 time base (depending on qualifications). Salary will be adjusted for an 11/12 hire. This is a full-time, benefited, exempt, 11/12 or 12/12 pay plan (work 11 or 12 months of the year with pay and benefits over 12 months) permanent position in Counseling and Psychological Services. Time-base (11 or 12 mos) is negotiable for the first three years of the position, but 12/12 time-base will be expected beyond the first three years of appointment. This position is an Administrator II in the California State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP). Under this plan, incumbents are subject to normal management reviews and serve at the pleasure of the University President. Additional information can be found at: http://www.calstate.edu/HRAdm/policies/mpp.shtml. This position comes with a premium benefits package that includes outstanding vacation, medical, dental, and vision plans, life insurance, voluntary pre-tax health and dependent care reimbursement accounts, a fee waiver education program, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), and 14 paid holidays per year. Additional benefits information can be found at https://hraps.humboldt.edu/employee-benefits. Please note that this is an internal recruitment open only to active, stateside, staff or faculty employees of Cal Poly Humboldt.
Position Summary: Under the direction of the Executive Director of Student Health and Wellbeing Services, this position provides administrative leadership and direction to the department of Counseling and Psychological Services and supports the overall mission, vision, and operation of SHWS.
In concert with the Executive Director of SHWS, and the CAPS team, develop a vision for CAPS with related goals and outcomes. Develop a business plan in accordance with this vision, and engage in strategic planning that will best accomplish the related goals and outcomes.
Provide leadership in the creation, recruitment, hiring, and eventual, orientation and training process for new faculty employees and support staff.
Provide professional leadership, supervision, and evaluation of CAPS staff, including tenure track and temporary faculty members and support (ASA and ASC) staff.
Manage program operations (including psychotherapy services) and related policies [assessing, planning, prioritizing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating program operations].
Provide oversight for high-risk cases: serve as a clinical consultant to staff regarding at-risk clients and help to determine appropriate level of care (including psychiatric hospitalization and 5150 holds).
Oversee the management of front-office operations, including student interactions with front office staff, client scheduling, etc.
Provide oversight and management of CAPS operating expenses.
Work with the Executive Director of SHWS in long-range budgetary planning for CAPS that is in keeping with the vision and goals, and overall business plan, of the broader department.
Assure compliance with, and navigate the process of, professional accreditation for the center (e.g., through IACS or AAAHC).
Establish and maintain internal documentation about policies, procedures, programs, and general employee orientation (e.g., a Policy and Procedures or Employee Manual) using Power DMS or another appropriate tracking method.
Keep supervisor abreast of important changes and trends at CAPS and in college mental health more generally.
Maintain membership, and serve as an active participant, in professional organizations and CSU system-wide events (e.g., AUCCCD, OCCDHE) that provide support and guidance in the management of a university counseling center.
Maintain good working relations among CAPS and the broader SHWS staff, the larger division of Student Affairs, and other campus departments as appropriate.
Assure that program policies and procedures are congruent with professional standards, legal mandates, university guidelines/priorities, and student need.
Maintain CAPS website and share timely and accurate information with the Executive Director and admin team of SHWS so that CAPS updates can be posted to the SHWS website and other online or social media resources.
Maintain CAPS electronic mental health record system and assure compliance with state and federal laws regarding health disclosures and privacy rights, including the CURES Acct.
Provide oversight of CAPS records requests and release of records
Provide leadership in emergency planning and response.
Communicate with parents, university personnel, and students regarding questions, issues, or concerns about CAPS services.
Provide leadership in relation to mental health & wellbeing outreach efforts on campus. For example, serve as a lead campus partner in key campus initiatives as directed by the Executive Director (e.g., the JED campus initiative, in support of mental health related grants, etc.)
Serve as the SHWS lead (designee for the SHWS Executive Director), with delegated signing authority, as requested in his/her absence.
Work with the Executive Director of SHWS in developing and moving toward a vision for the unit.
Serve on campus committees as assigned, including the Executive Board of Student Health & Wellbeing Services and the campus Emergency Operations Management Team.
Provide direct service (psychotherapy, crisis intervention, psychoeducational workshops, clinical consultation, clinical supervision).
Provide oversight of the CAPS postgraduate and practicum-level training programs
Other Duties as Assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Associated with this Position Include:
Knowledge and expertise with the management of an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system.
Knowledgeable, and skilled in, essential computer software: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Google Documents / Forms / Spreadsheets / Email.
Knowledge of California mental health laws and practices and strict adherence to legal guidelines and APA ethics code.
Ability to communicate effectively through verbal and written means, including use of graphs and spreadsheets
Ability to learn our EMR, PyraMED, and to operate at an 'Admin' level in the system. Knowledge and skillset in PyraMED strongly desired.
Strong psychotherapy, supervisory, and case management skills.
Strong leadership skills.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and appropriately prioritize.
Excellent customer service and public service skills, including the ability to exercise self-control in difficult situations.
Ability to define problems; collect data; establish facts; assimilate and interpret facts; draw valid conclusions; and develop policies and protocols.
Ability to effectively develop and conduct staff training and presentations.
Ability to display cultural humility and work effectively with diverse colleagues and clients.
Social justice orientation and a commitment to equitable health care
Minimum of 5 years of experience in the practice of psychotherapy with evidence of progressive leadership / responsibility.
Advanced degree (e.g., PhD, PsyD, EdD, MA, MSW), from an accredited university, in an applied mental health field (e.g., psychology or social work).
Current licensure as a mental health professional (e.g., as a professional psychologist, LMFT, LCSW, or LPCC) in the state of California with license in good standing.
Maintenance of California licensure to practice psychotherapy during the course of employment.
Demonstrated experience as a solid leader with strong written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated knowledge of college mental health with a commitment to student development.
1 or more years of management experience within the field of mental health which includes administrative supervision and evaluation of mental health professionals
Professional experience within university counseling and psychological services
Doctoral level degree
Licensure as a psychologist
Application Procedure: To apply, qualified candidates must electronically submit the following materials by clicking the Apply Now button:
Letter of Interest
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Contact information for at least three professional references
Application Deadline: The deadline to submit application materials is 11:55 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, 2023.
Any inquiries about this recruitment can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or Cal Poly Humboldt's Human Resources Office at (707) 826-3626.
Cal Poly Humboldt sits on the traditional homelands of the Wiyot people in what is currently called Arcata, CA. The Wiyot people call the area Goudi'ni (over in the woods). Cal Poly Humboldt was the first campus in the California State University system to offer a stand-alone major in Native American Studies.
Cal Poly Humboldt is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.
Working in the state of California is a condition of employment for this position. Even if part or all of an employee's assignment can be performed remotely, the employee must maintain a permanent residence in the state of California. The employee must be able to accept on-campus work assignment, as assigned, and come to campus when needed.
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to email@example.com.
Cal Poly Humboldt hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. This position may be considered a 'Campus Security Authority', pursuant to the Clery Act, and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1107 a condition of employment.
CAL POLY HUMBOLDT IS NOT A SPONSORING AGENCY FOR STAFF OR MANAGEMENT POSITIONS (e.g. H1-B VISAS)
Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) is required prior to the appointment date. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) is required for employment. Cal Poly Humboldt will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or if it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Failure to satisfactorily complete or adverse findings from a background check may affect the employment status of candidates or continued employment of current CSU employees who are being considered for the position.
This position is a 'designated position' in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.' In reference to the full disclosure letter, please refer to HR 2010-08.
Cal Poly Humboldt is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. Additional information about Cal Poly Humboldt can be found at www.humboldt.edu.
Cal Poly Humboldt is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Mandated Reporting: This position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Additionally, all CSU staff and faculty receive training annually on their obligations in responding to and reporting incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. You will be notified by email when you are required to take this mandated training.
Class Code: 3312 Publication Date: May 26, 2023
Advertised: 26 May 2023 Pacific Daylight Time Application Closes: 25 Jun 2023 Pacific Daylight Time
Cal Poly Humboldt is part of the 23-campus California State University system. We have a comprehensive arts and sciences curriculum, recognized nationally for its high academic quality. We are located 275 miles north of San Francisco in the town of Arcata, where approximately 5,800 students live and learn in one of the world's most beautiful places—near ancient redwood forests, mountains, and beaches. Humboldt County offers a range of businesses, services, and cultural activities/performances.