Job Title: Victim Mental Health Therapist Level: GRANT FUNDED -Department of Justice·
Position is GRANT FUNDED and runs through December 31, 2018
Department: Campus Mental Health & Recovery Classification Short-term, Temporary Full-Time
RESPONSIBLE TO: Dean of Student Services
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Provides counseling services to students experiencing October 1, 2015-related trauma; provides referrals and resources for staff and students with general counseling needs; develops and coordinates programs and services related to mental health, student support and well ness. Works collaboratively with the Victim Accommodation Specialist, Accessibility Coordinator, and the Behavioral Intervention Team in the initiatives related to campus mental health and wellness.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Provide intakes and assessments for students, determine service recommendations.
Provide individual and/or group therapy sessions specifically related to trauma related to October 1, 2015 (10/1); and may provide generalized individual and/or group therapy sessions related to the psycho-social-emotional needs of students; and referrals to resources for staff and faculty.
Provide personal counseling services, including cognitive, brief therapy in accordance with college policies and professional ethical standards.
Complete written diagnostic assessments and impressions, treatment plans, progress notes, and other documentation as required.
Contribute to development of treatment plans for students impacted by 10/1.
Provide crisis intervention services as needed, including referral and follow up.
Serve as consultant and liaison with referral sources and treatment providers.
Participate in community mental health awareness and outreach programs; comprehend services and supports available to students in the community, and make referrals as necessary.
Provide referrals, follow up, and outreach services as needed.
Promote and support activities, policies, and procedures with enhance mental health throughout the college community.
Consult with the Behavioral Intervention Team regarding student behavior concerns and assisting with students in distress.
Assist with planning and implementing trainings, workshops and events related to campus mental health recovery and well ness issues.
Provide counsel, mediation, and appropriate referrals to students, faculty, and staff during crisis situations.
Provide effective academic program advisement; assist students with appropriate course selection and concentration in terms of students' stated academic and career goals; assist students in the development of term-by-term planners-with specific focus on the students impacted by the events of 10/1.
Comprehend and maintain current information regarding UCC programs, academic and financial aid requirements, and other student services.
Maintain confidential files for all students seeking short-term personal or crisis counseling.
Engage the campus community with Compassion Fatigue, Trauma Stewardship, and other related topics to increase awareness and training to recover from trauma-related stress and injury.
Create comprehensive data collection system regarding services provided for grant reporting purposes.
Utilize relevant data to propose and implement strategic modifications to the delivery of counseling services, particularly with regard to sustainability of programming beyond the life of the grant funding.
Respond to the SAGE-Early Alert System promptly and communicate with concerned stakeholders.
Serve as main contact with the Department of Justice grant manager and submit quarterly grant reports
Other duties as assigned that fit within the grant-approved services regarding 10/1.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Must exercise good judgement, have strong analytical, strategic problem solving and decision making skills.
Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients, the community, and other staff members.
Ability to work as a team member and develop cooperative working relationships to organize, set priorities, meets deadlines and follow through on details to completion.
Demonstrated flexibility to adjust to change and coordinate multiple projects and deadlines.
Strong listening, oral, and written communication skills
Demonstrated sensitivity and experience working with individuals from diverse social, economic, ethnic, academic, and cultural backgrounds
Creating and facilitation of presentations, trainings, and workshops, and speaking in front of groups
Experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapies and Interventions or other short-term, highly effective counseling practices related to recovery. May also include motivational interviewing, appreciative inquiry, cost-benefit analysis, and skill-streaming.
Demonstrated knowledge of confidential expectations with regard to client sessions and documentation.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Hearing voice conversation, sitting, standing, walking, occurs in this job daily.
Bending and gripping with hands and fingers, kneeling, lifting/carrying 0-14 pounds, reaching, stooping occurs regularly but not daily.
A "flexible" schedule will be required.
Master's degree in social work, psychology or counseling, or other directly related fields, plus two years' experience as a Mental Health Therapist or Counselor, dual diagnosis experience.
Current Oregon licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW, Licensed Professional
Counselor (LPC), or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), required.
Demonstrated judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential matters.
Valid Oregon driver's license and automobile insurance required.
Mental Health Therapist or Counselor with two years of dual diagnosis experience
Experience in a community college setting.
Prior experience providing counseling or academic advising to college students
NOTE: This is a grant funded position by the Oregon Department of Justice, expiring on December 31, 2018. Continuation of position is contingent upon further funding.
Since its founding as a post-secondary education facility in 1964, Umpqua Community College has grown to 15,000 students who are enrolled in one or more classes each year. Umpqua Community College is one of the most picturesque colleges in the country, nestled between beautiful tree-studded hills and overlooking a large bend in the North Umpqua River. Natural volcanic rock and rustic, cedar shake... architecture grace the 14 campus buildings located on a 100-acre plot of land six miles north of Roseburg. Easy access to Interstate 5, exit 129, and mild year-around climate complement the scenic beauty of the campus.