Mental Health Clinician/Multicultural Specialist

Miami University,

Student Counseling Service
Last Posted:

Tue, Aug 11th, '20

Deadline:

Review of applications will begin August 25, 2020 and continue until the position has been filled.

Start Date:

Anticipated start date of November 2, 2020.

Last Updated:

Tue, Aug 11th, '20

 
POSITION DESCRIPTION
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  • Full Time

Overview of Position

The Mental Health Clinician/Multicultural Specialist (1) performs the duties of a mental health clinician, providing multi-culturally informed clinical services to Miami University students; training and supervisory services to mental health trainees; and consultation services to faculty, staff, students and families; and (2) provides educational, outreach, and consultation services specifically designed to enhance the academic success, retention, and personal development of diverse student populations.  Through this work, the aim is to advance intentional efforts to provide services to our increasingly diverse student population. This is a full-time (40 hour per week), 10-month position.

 

Duties/Position Responsibilities

“Mental Health Clinician” responsibilities:

  • Provides multi-culturally informed psychological services (i.e. individual and group counseling) to Miami University students presenting with a wide range of mental health concerns; and makes referrals to other specialists as appropriate.
  • Intervenes in crisis and emergency situations of a mental health nature with students, including after hours on-call responsibilities.
  • Consults with faculty, staff, students, families, and other professionals regarding the mental health needs of students.
  • Initiates and responds to requests to provide psycho-educational programming to various groups within the university community.
  • Provides clinical supervision and training of staff, psychology interns within the SCS APA-accredited psychology internship training program, and other trainees such as doctoral and masters level students from Miami’s APA-accredited Clinical Psychology Training Program, commensurate with the clinician’s licensure status.
  • Maintains clinical records and provides clinical documentation and communication with external practitioners as necessary for ethical clinical treatment.
  • Attends and participates in clinical staff meetings, consultations, and professional development.
  • Assumes responsibility for other assignments including serving on divisional and university committees.

 

“Multicultural Specialist” and Administrative Responsibilities: 

The Multicultural Specialist will provide clinical, educational, outreach, and consultation services specifically designed to enhance the academic success, retention, and personal development of diverse student populations.  The specialist will embody a commitment to diversity/multiculturalism as expressed through ability, age, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic differences. The specialist will also collaborate with other university community members to develop, cultivate and create initiatives and programs that enhance a sense of belonging, personal development, and understanding of difference for students of color and all students at Miami University.

ABOUT MIAMI UNIVERSITY

Miami University, located in the quaint college town of Oxford in the rolling hills of southwestern Ohio 45 minutes north of Cincinnati, was founded over 200 years ago and was once referred to by Robert Frost as "the most beautiful college there is." A highly selective public university with a strong liberal arts emphasis and selected as one of the “Public Ivys”, Miami enrolls about 17,500 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students. Among its strengths, Miami prides itself in strong student life and student engagement traditions, among which the mental health services of Student Counseling Service are critical. The IACS-accredited Student Counseling Service is a vibrant and vital office of 12 psychologists, three licensed counselors/social workers, four psychology interns participating in our APA-accredited internship program, and five placement students, and practices a strong commitment to multicultural services.

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@miamioh.edu or 513-529-3560.
 
As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Master’s degree in Counseling, or Marriage and Family Therapy, or Social Work from an accredited program and clinical licensure in the State of Ohio before the start date; OR doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA accredited Program and licensure as a psychologist within the first year of employment
  •  Demonstrated sensitivity and commitment to multicultural issues/social justice and proven ability to interact with diverse individuals and groups
  • The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to work independently and work well in a team setting

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Licensed in Ohio 
  • Experience working in a college counseling center
  • Demonstrated training and interest in training and supervision of mental health professionals

 
COMPENSATION

Salary is commensurate with licensure status and experience level. The position is associated with full health and other staff benefits (a full description is available at http://miamioh.edu/humanresources/my-benefits-wellness/index.html) including 18 vacation days. This is a full time, 10- month position.

APPLICATION MATERIALS
  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. A list of three professional references