Psychologist I Position: Full-time (12-month) position in a large university counseling center with an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited pre-doctoral internship. Position is located in the main counseling office in the Student Services Building with frequent campus connections in partner offices on campus.
This position will provide culturally informed outreach and prevention services to underrepresented racial and ethnic minority students. This position will engage in culturally informed assessment, short-term counseling, and case management services with students as needed. The selected candidate must have a pronounced commitment to student success, particularly of racial and ethnic minority students, commitment to providing culturally informed consultation concerning general mental health concerns and specific student situations. Demonstrated commitment to working with college populations, specifically those with multiple marginalized identities is required. Responsible for building relationships across campus with students, faculty, staff, and administrators and providing consultation services that support students’ mental health and well being as well as their retention, persistence, and graduation rates.
The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If the description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.
Clinical Services - Provides culturally informed clinical assessment, case management, and goal-oriented, short-term counseling to underrepresented students. Meets ethical obligations for timely documentation of counseling services per State of Texas licensure requirements and Counseling & Psychological Services protocols. Engages in counseling related activities including maintaining counseling records, administering and interpreting psychological tests/inventories, making referrals, and managing various organizational and administrative aspects of counseling cases.
Community Engagement - Builds relationships with the Department of Multicultural Services, Office for Student Success, student organizations, and other stakeholders. Promotes an understanding of the critical role of mental health and wellbeing on the retention, persistence, and graduation rates of underrepresented racial and ethnic minority students. Provides education on the mental health needs of underrepresented racial and ethnic minority students at a PWI and making recommendations for positively contributing to their mental health and wellbeing. Engages in needs assessment, program development, and evaluation (mental health outcomes). Provides consultation to staff at the Department of Multicultural Services and Office for Student Success related to general mental health concerns and specific student concerns. Participates in CAPS’ Let’s Talk program, which is an outreach initiative that meets and engages students in conversation in an environment that feels safe and empowering to them. Engages underrepresented students around issues of race, intersecting identities, and other stressors that may affect student mental health and academic achievement.
Administrative Duties - Seeks consultation from peers and leadership for difficult clinical cases per State of Texas licensure requirements. Provides presentations for student, faculty members, and staff members about counseling services, programs, organization, professional development topics and issues, etc. Provides professional presentations at local, regional, and national conferences and workshops. Participates in weekly supervision including review of recorded sessions and case review. May provide supervision for Master/Doctoral level students in Counseling and Counseling Psychology, and adjunct supervision for Doctoral interns. May provide training seminars in the area of job function and professional expertise. Participates in continuing education and professional development activities related to the performance of job functions, and maintenance of skills in one’s professional specialty area. Engages in applied research and evaluation activities. Publishes and/or disseminates the results of research and evaluation efforts. Assists with organizational and administrative tasks, as requested.
LBSW Case Manager Position: Full-time (12-month) position in a large university counseling center. Position is located in the main counseling office in the Student Services Building and may drive to meet local community resources to build referral relationships.
The Clinical Social Worker is responsible for mental health case management, referral services, and student tracking. Serves as a liaison between clients, counseling staff, and community resources and will work closely with students who have long-term or specialty needs that fall outside of the role and scope of counseling services at CAPS. Collaborates with CAPS’ clinicians through a warm hand-off process. Services may include referral assistance to community counselors or hospitals, referral follow up to ensure continuity of care, tracking high risk students in partnership with Student Assistance Services, and locating social service options such as food, shelter and financial assistance for students in need. May work closely with clients discharged from local behavioral health hospitals to ensure continuity of care upon return to campus. Functions as a social worker under supervision in the Counseling & Psychological Services department. Works closely with the administrator of the Garrett Lee Smith Suicide Prevention SAMHSA Grant.
1) Case Management & Referral - Meets individually with students in person, by phone, by video, or through email to evaluate and identify a student’s counseling, medical, and social services needs. Researches possible referral options through insurance panels or low-cost choices and provide those resources to students. Assists clients with navigation of resources including education on how to access and utilize resources. Tracks and follows up by phone or email for approximately 2-4 weeks to ensure continuity of placement and care. Assists in care coordination for clients needing specialty urgent services including but not limited to in-patient hospitalization, intensive outpatient services, partial hospitalization services, and medical detox services. Provides back up for clinical operations as it relates to case management and referral. Serves as a liaison between clients, counseling staff, and community resources and will work closely with students who have long-term or specialty needs that fall outside of the role and scope of counseling services at CAPS.
2) High Risk Student Tracking - Tracks CAPS’ clients who are hospitalized through CAPS’ procedures or through another entity including police, residence life, Student Assistance Services, etc. Ensures continuity of care of high-risk clients including obtaining needed Release of Information forms, discharge plans, and scheduled follow-up appointments. Participates on Behavior Intervention Team and Critical Incidence Response Team in order to identify CAPS’ clients in need of further tracking.
3) Database Management - Creates a database system to house community referral resources. Creates and annually distributes/collects referral information from community providers through an electronic survey.
4) Community & Staff Relationships - Works closely with the administrator of the Garrett Lee Smith Suicide Prevention SAMHSA Grant. Works closely with Suicide Awareness & Prevention Office as well as HelpLine to coordinate care. Works closely with CAPS’ Community Relationship Specialist to develop working relationships with outside vendors and resources, specifically community mental health providers and hospital facilities. Assists in training clinical staff regarding client education and resources. Collaborate with CAPS’ clinicians through a warm hand-off process. Provide referral research information to CAPS’ staff as well as community requests as needed.
ABOUT TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
Counseling & Psychological Services: CAPS is one of 17 departments within the Division of Student Affairs. CAPS’ staff is composed of a director, three associate directors, seven assistant directors, eight additional staff psychologists, fourteen additional professional counselors, six pre-doctoral interns, six practicum counselors, one case referral counselor, one psychiatric nurse practitioner, one HelpLine coordinator, one clinical informatics analyst, one business administrator, seven associate staff, and one student worker. Approximately 35-40 trained undergraduate and graduate students serve as members of the center’s after-hours HelpLine crisis line. The internship training program has been continuously accredited by APA since 1983.
Texas A&M University: Texas A&M University in College Station is the Flagship University of the Texas A&M University System. Fall 2019 enrollment for the university was 69,465 students, making it the largest university in the nation. Texas A&M University offers more than 120 undergraduate degree programs and more than 240 masters and doctoral degree programs. Texas A&M University is the oldest public institution of higher education in Texas, and is the only land, sea, and space grant university in Texas. The university offers a rich variety of cultural, recreational, athletic, and community education programs.
College Station and Bryan, Texas: The combined population of the College Station/Bryan area is approximately 250,000. College Station and Bryan are located 95 miles northwest of Houston, 95 miles east of Austin, the state capitol, 200 miles south of Dallas-Fort Worth, and 150 miles northeast of San Antonio. Excellent schools, shopping, and recreational facilities are available in the community and surrounding areas.