DEPARTMENT OF COUNSELING AND PSCHOLOGICAL SERVICES
PART TIME POST-DOCTORAL COUNSELOR FELLOW
MULTICULTURAL FOCUS INCLUDING BLACK/AFICAN AMERICAN SELF-IDENTIFIED STUDENTS
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Sonoma State University is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Located in the Sonoma County wine country, 48 miles north of San Francisco, the University has an enrollment of approximately 9,000 students. As of spring 2013, the University had 497 faculty with 47% tenure-track. The University is comprised of six schools: Arts and Humanities, Business and Economics, Education, Extended and International Education, Social Sciences, and Science and Technology. Degrees are offered in 45 majors at the bachelor's level and 16 at the master's level. Sonoma State University occupies 274 acres in the beautiful wine country of Sonoma County, in Northern California. Located at the foot of the Sonoma hills, the campus is just an hour’s drive north of San Francisco and 40 minutes away from the Pacific Ocean.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is a division of Student Affairs at Sonoma State University. CAPS offers confidential counseling to students experiencing personal problems that interfere with their academic progress, career, or well-being.
Under the general supervision of the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services, with clinical case supervision by staff psychologist, the post-doctoral fellow will provide clinical and outreach services to SSU students to include provision of services to students identifying as Black/African American. Services will include the following: diagnostic assessment and evaluation; brief, evidence-based individual, couples, and group psychotherapy; case management; crisis and emergency intervention, referrals to outside providers, workshops, presentations, and other outreach activities. The post-doctoral fellow also provides consultative psychological services to members of the Sonoma State community, including faculty, staff, deans, administrators, and parents. The selected candidate will have specialized knowledge, experience and passion for working with Black/African American identified clients. This is a temporary, part-time academic year appointment beginning August 2017 and ending May 2018, at a 20-35% time base. It is designed to provide partial hours towards meeting the post- doctoral Supervised Professional Experience (SPE) requirements for licensure. The position may be renewable at the same or higher time base in subsequent years and has the potential to fill all SPE requirements over a two year period.
To be recommended for appointment, the candidate must have:
Knowledge, experience and passion for working with Black/African American identified clients.
Training and experience providing psychological counseling to adolescents and/or young adults.
Demonstrated ability to evaluate and intervene with high risk individuals and severe mental health issues.
Experience and comfort working with “high risk” mental health issues.
Skill and ability to identify and articulate a treatment plan within a short-term therapy model.
Demonstrated commitment to social justice.
Strong generalist clinical skills and expertise.
Demonstrated effectiveness in counseling with a variety of racial/ethnic/cultural groups and diversities including multiracial identity, gender, LGBTQ+, disabilities, and religion.
Ability to make prognostic indications for short-term therapeutic work with students and understand when and how to refer to other treatment facilities.
Passion for and experience with providing campus outreach, programs, workshops, and trainings.
Availability for evening and/or weekends for outreach events and for after-hours coverage rotation.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Excellent communication skills, including a demonstrated ability to conduct effective oral presentations, facilitate the open exchange of ideas, and write professional, clear, concise clinical notes, documents, and reports.
Knowledge of applicable laws and ethics pertaining to the practice of psychology.
Competent use of DSM.
Knowledge of developmental issues in university populations.
Demonstrated ability to work as a team member in a stressful environment.
Strong planning and organizational skills.
Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively as a member of the Counseling and Psychological Services team.
Psy.D.; Ph.D.; or Ed.D. in clinical or counseling psychology
Doctorate obtained from an APA-accredited doctoral program.
Knowledge and experience with Titanium (electronic scheduling and record-keeping system).
Experience developing and conducting workshops and groups on a variety of mental health topics and prevention programs within a college setting.
Clinical experience in a college setting.
Bilingual/multilingual Spanish speaker.
The full time base rate for this position is $3,000/month.
HOW TO APPLY
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Official transcripts may be required at the time of hire.
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The deadline to apply is by September 22, 2017.
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Search Committee Chair: Dr. Laura Williams, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services
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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation.
MANDATED REPORTING REQUIREMENT
This position is 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.
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