Summary: This position is a generalist clinician providing individual, group, and crisis counseling services and campus outreach prevention services. In addition, the administrative responsibility of the coordinator of referral services is to implement and document systems for follow-up with students who have been referred to community resources.
Required Qualifications and Education:
Doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology, masters in social work or counseling, or comparable degree by start date. For doctorate candidates, APA-accredited program and internship
License eligible as a psychologist, counselor, or clinical social worker in Michigan (to be licensed within two years of hire)
Experience and comfort working and collaborating with agencies, departments, hospitals, and other community systems of care
Commitment to working with diverse student populations in an affirming environment
Strong clinical, collaborative, and interpersonal skills
Preferred Qualifications and Education:
Doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology and license eligible as a psychologist in Michigan
Two years of clinical experience with a university/college population
Experience in a counseling center providing an APA-accredited psychology internship and other training programs
Experience providing mental health or preventative programming, outreach, and psychoeducation
Experience providing service to diverse student populations (e.g., students of color, LGBTQIA students, student veterans, and students with disabilities)
Responsibilities – Essential Functions:
Provide leadership as the coordinator of referral services, including:
Schedule phone appointments for students who need additional referral information, meet with students to overcome barriers to accessing community resources, and assist in scheduling appointments with off-campus providers as needed
Assist and collaborate with staff in treatment and disposition planning for students with complex mental health needs, particularly for those students who are frequent users of urgent-care appointments
Identify and document the network of campus and community services to meet specific needs related to academic stress, legal issues, mental health services, financial support agencies, food services, etc.
Update and refine the online referral database (in conjunction with the coordinator of case management), as well as evaluate outcomes of UCC referral services
Build liaison relationships with off-campus mental health providers, private practitioners, hospitals and inpatient units, and other community partners.
Provide culturally sensitive individual and group counseling over a broad range of difficulties and diagnoses, including:
Psychological, social, or other difficulties that interfere with students’ academic success
Crisis intervention management, including occasional afterhours on-call coverage for the on-campus population
Provide consultation and outreach activities to the university community
Provide training in an APA-accredited internship and potential supervision to doctoral psychology and masters level social work interns
Participate in Division of Student Services activities pertinent to student well-being, including serving on university committees
Participate in national/regional professional organizations and activities
Other duties as assigned by the director
Work hours are 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., with one day served at Pew Campus
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience. There is an excellent fringe benefits package.
Department/Division: University Counseling Center, Division of Student Affairs. The center is accredited by IACS and has an APA-accredited doctoral internship in psychology. The center is well integrated within the university and has strong supportive partnerships across campus, with access to excellent student affairs leadership. Center staff are innovative, multidisciplinary, collegial, and invested in training and working collaboratively to ensure quality delivery of services to a diverse student body. For additional information about the center, please see University Counseling Center.
Campus: Established in 1960, Grand Valley State University is a relatively new university with an enrollment of over 25,000. Committed to excellence, Grand Valley offers students personalized attention through relatively small classes and excellent student services. GVSU's main campus is located in Allendale which is about 12 miles west of Grand Rapids and 12 miles east of Lake Michigan with its beautiful beaches. The 1,237-acre campus includes both rolling hills to the west and deeply wooded ravines to the east. The city of Grand Rapids combines a diverse economy, strong public/parochial schools, outstanding cultural and recreational opportunities, and excellent health care to create a high quality of life for area residents.
Application Deadline Date: Application deadline is February 11, 2019. Preferred start date is September 2019.
How to Apply: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select "Apply now". Please include a cover letter and vita. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. If you have questions or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.
Grand Valley State University educates students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies. The university contributes to the enrichment of society through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service.
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