Coordinator of Indigenous Student Mental Health & Wellness

Oregon State University,

Counseling and Psychological Services
Last Posted:

Thu, Apr 8th, '21

Deadline:

May 11, 2021

Start Date:

August 1, 2021

Last Updated:

Thu, Apr 8th, '21

 
POSITION DESCRIPTION
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  • Full Time

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Oregon State University enthusiastically invites applications for a full-time, 12-month Coordinator of Indigenous Student Mental Health & Wellness. The primary purpose of this position is to support the success of Indigenous students (Indigenous to the Americas and Pacific Islands) at OSU through the provision of clinical services, consultation, outreach, programming, and advocacy. This individual will work collaboratively with community and university agencies that serve Indigenous students.

 

The creation of this position is a part of CAPS’ ongoing commitment to centering the needs of marginalized students in our community. This work must be informed by a thorough and nuanced understanding of the unique lived experiences of Indigenous students, particularly in white-dominated institutional spaces. Understanding the impact of racial trauma, anti-Indigeneity, Indigenous identity development including Two-Spirit and intersecting identities, intergenerational trauma, settler colonialism, and white supremacy culture will be critical to success in this position.

  • Experience consulting/liaising with campus and/or community partners serving Indigenous populations.
  • Experience providing mental health services in a higher education setting/in a college counseling center.
  • Currently licensed.
  • Two years of post-graduate professional counseling experience.
  • Experience providing group therapy.
  • Experience contributing to a multidisciplinary clinical team.
  • Experience advising, consulting, and/or mentoring Indigenous youth or community organizations.
ABOUT OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Oregon State University is one of 73 land-grant universities in the United States. The school is also a sea-grant, a sun-grant, and space-grant institution, making it one of only four U.S. institutions to obtain all four designations. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming and supportive campus environment. OSU provides outstanding leadership opportunities for people interested in promoting and enhancing diversity, nurturing creativity and building community. Faculty and staff are known for their collaborative spirit and innovation, and students are passionate problem solvers. At OSU and around the state, you’ll find a caring community with a commitment to making a difference.

OSU is located in Corvallis, a thriving community consistently ranking among the nation’s top 5 college towns and top 20 places to live. Corvallis lies between the beautiful Oregon Coast and majestic Cascade mountains, and is just a 90-minute drive from Portland. It is the perfect place for anyone who enjoys culture, nature, and outdoor pursuits.

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Masters of Social Work, Masters of Counseling, Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy, Doctorate in Psychology, or similar degree from an accredited program.
  • Two years of experience providing mental health services to Indigenous clients.
  • Eligible for licensure in the state of Oregon in respective discipline within 2 years of employment.
  • Ability to clearly communicate and apply to clinical practice the knowledge of the mental health impacts of systemic racism on Indigenous people.
  • Strong commitment and demonstrated ability to enact principles of social justice; dismantling racism and navigate layers of identity experienced by Indigenous students, including but not limited to connection to ancestral land, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, ability, religion, class, and nationality.
  • Experience providing outreach programming focused on the holistic mental health needs of Indigenous people.
  • Experience providing brief therapeutic interventions.
  • Experience providing crisis assessment and support services for high-risk clients.
  • Experience balancing multiple simultaneous demands in a fast-paced clinical setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to consult with multiple stakeholders and clients’ families regarding students’ mental health needs.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Experience consulting/liaising with campus and/or community partners serving Indigenous populations.
  • Experience providing mental health services in a higher education setting/in a college counseling center.
  • Currently licensed.
  • Two years of post-graduate professional counseling experience.
  • Experience providing group therapy.
  • Experience contributing to a multidisciplinary clinical team.
  • Experience advising, consulting, and/or mentoring Indigenous youth or community organizations.
 
COMPENSATION

The anticipated salary range starts in the mid-60s or higher depending on skill, education, and experience. CAPS is committed to offering a competitive and equitable salary to qualified candidates.

Included in the initial compensation package will be a stipend for moving-related expenses. 

APPLICATION MATERIALS

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