Carnegie Mellon University invites applications for a Staff Therapist position with Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) within the Community Health and Well-Being Unit of the Division of Student Affairs. This Staff Therapist position is a full-time, 11-month position reporting directly to the Assistant Director of Psychotherapy Services. The Staff Therapist will have the opportunity to join a multidisciplinary team of mental health counselors, licensed social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, trainees, and administrative professionals in a department with increased focus on integrating global social justice perspectives in inter-culturally sensitive community well-being.
The successful candidate will have experience working with historically underrepresented students including Black/African American, Indigenous/First Nations, Latinx, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander, Multiracial and other students of color, international students, and/or students who identify as LGBTQIA+. The candidate will have an understanding of the strengths of these students, as well as the impact that inequality, prejudice, and marginalization can have on people from historically under-served populations. The candidate will have the skills to provide culturally responsive care. The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the dynamics of privilege and oppression, and the impact these have on equity, access, and opportunity in higher education/the workplace and will have applied knowledge of multicultural theory.
- Provide individual and group psychotherapy for undergraduate and graduate students.
- Provide crisis intervention services including being part of the on-call after hours rotation and back-up triage services.
- Consult with students, faculty and staff, and families and parents and other providers regarding mental health issues or concerns.
- Provide clinical supervision to doctoral level psychology and counselor education graduate trainees.
- Assist in educational programming for doctoral level and master’s level trainees.
- Offer outreach programming to the campus community.
- Maintain clinical records and necessary statistics of psychotherapeutic and other client contacts, in compliance with ethics, law, and best practices.
- Participate in department, divisional, and other University committees as assigned.
- Attend and participate in regular CAPS staff meetings, case conferences, and in-service/professional development training.
- Earned doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology or a related mental health field from an accredited institution of higher learning.
- Minimum three years experience working as a provider in a mental health care environment. Practica, internship, and postdoctoral experience may be used to meet this requirement.
- Licensed or license-eligible in professional discipline in the State of Pennsylvania. If not currently licensed, must be independently licensed in professional discipline in the State of Pennsylvania within two years of hire.
- Demonstrated experiences of working with historically underrepresented students, such as Black/African American, Indigenous/First Nations, Latinx, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander, Multiracial and other students of color, international students, and/or students who identify as LGBTQIA+.
- Demonstrated experience in culturally sensitive diagnostic assessment, crisis intervention and risk assessment, and brief psychotherapy.
- Demonstrated experience as a culturally sensitive presenter and programmer of educational or outreach events.
- Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to manage conflict with cultural humility, clear professional boundaries, and ability to work collegially and collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team process.
- Demonstrated understanding of the dynamics of privilege and oppression, and the impact these have on equity, access, and opportunity in higher education/the workplace.
- Demonstrated understanding of cultural elements that influence self- and other- awareness and clinical practices.
- Experience working as a clinician in a college/university mental health center.
- Successful completion of a supervised doctoral internship accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) with a minimum of 2000 hours.
- Experience providing clinical supervision.
- Expertise and experiences with promoting mental health and engaging in advocacy for LGBTQI+ community.
- Background check
- Act 153 clearances
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