The Counseling and Psychological Services Crisis Focused Counselor provides a variety of mental health services with an emphasis on providing short-term and crisis therapeutic interventions for Mills College at Northeastern University in Oakland, CA. These services will include psychological evaluation, crisis intervention, brief psychotherapy intervention, and short-term psychotherapy. The Crisis Focused Counselor will be a lead in making improvements to our crisis management processes and protocols. The Crisis Focused Counselor will be responsible for making appropriate referrals for psychopharmacological evaluation and external ongoing counseling, and for referral to emergency mental health services, when appropriate. The Crisis Focused Counselor will also provide follow-up support to students with acute needs and may have the opportunity to facilitate a support group.
In addition, this position will be engaged in supporting our clinical training program in helping to prepare the next generation of therapists to provide individualized treatment through a social justice lens. This may include providing direct supervision to trainees and teaching didactics. The position may also involve outreach activities to the Mills College at Northeastern University community and collaboration with various support services within the University. Time spent amongst the various clinical service activities may shift in proportion to changes in service demands at any given time of the year. The clinician will often work closely with and make referrals to other Division of Student Life staff, and will collaborate with our Student Health Center as appropriate, all in the interest of providing the best possible team-oriented health care to Mills College at Northeastern students.
We are seeking a clinician who is committed to social justice and passionate about providing services to a diverse, primarily young adult population. Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, LCSW, LMFT, or LPCC and active California license to provide psychotherapy in California at time of application is required. Strongly preferred 2+ years' experience and competency in urgent and crisis assessment and treatment, short-term psychotherapy, treatment of alcohol/drug abuse, working with adolescents and college aged clientele, demonstrated success in working effectively in an interdisciplinary team setting, and supervisory experience.
1) Direct Triage/Crisis Focused Support -
Provide direct crisis support, crisis intervention, and assessment, disposition, case management and documentation, and make campus and community referrals. Review and adapt crisis management processes and protocols in collaboration with CAPS and other divisional partners.
2) Direct Clinical Services (non-crisis) -
Provide direct clinical services including follow-up care, group counseling, case management and documentation, and campus and community referrals.
3) Consultation, Outreach and Committee Work -
Provide psychoeducational programming and outreach to the campus community. Serve on campus, divisional and CAPS teams and committees, participate in health promotions outreach.
4) Training Program Teaching and Supervision -
Provide training, and consultation within CAPS training program and to other campus wide and mental health and medical staff.
Must have a commitment to and work exceptionally well with students identifying as BIPOC, in particular Black and Latinx identified students, LGBTQIA+, transgender and nonbinary students, international students, students of all abilities and other under-represented communities on campus.
Must have a sophisticated understanding of how intersectionality, privilege, and socioeconomic status relate to the mental health of a global student community and a personal commitment to anti-racism work.
Clinicians of diverse backgrounds including: clinicians of color, first generation college graduates, and clinicians who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community including genderqueer/gender non-conforming clinicians strongly encouraged to apply.
The expected salary range is $73,535 to $93,755 based on the position's responsibilities and scope.
Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.
Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more information.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.