Assessment and Evaluation Coordinator

Kent State University,

Counseling and Psychological Services
Last Posted:

Tue, Jun 8th, '21

Deadline:

June 27, 2021

Start Date:

August 2021

Last Updated:

Tue, Jun 8th, '21

 
POSITION DESCRIPTION
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  • Full Time

CAPS Mission

In support of Kent State University’s vision and core values, the mission of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is to enhance the psychological health and development of Kent State University students. Through the provision of an array of culturally competent and evidence-based psychological services, consultation with faculty and staff, and programming, CAPS staff contribute to the attainment of student educational objectives, encourage student engagement in the university community, and support students’ personal and professional success

As a comprehensive student counseling center, we endeavor to create a welcoming and affirming environment that honors diversity and values individual and cultural differences. We strive to accomplish our mission through a variety of professional services including individual and group psychotherapy, psychological testing, crisis intervention, drug and alcohol programs, training of helping professionals and outreach and programing for the university community.

 

CAPS Core Values: 

  • Confidentiality and Compassion:  We believe in creating a supportive and confidential space to the KSU community. We show care for everyone with kindness and empathy.
  • Respect for Peoples Rights and Dignity: We are committed to providing a welcoming, affirming, and inclusive environment for all. We make efforts to have a diverse staff with competence in multicultural counseling. We believe everyone should be valued and treated with respect regardless of age, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language, and socioeconomic status.
  • Justice and Advocacy: We endeavor to ensure that all students have access to and benefit from our services. We also educate others in the campus community about various dimensions of mental health through our campus engagement activities.
  • Professional Excellence and Ethics:  We strive to provide the highest quality services consistent with professional standards. We adhere to all professional and ethical principles and work to stay current with the latest research and developments in psychological practice.
  • Multidisciplinary and Collaborative Approach: We make efforts to collaborate with medical staffing at University Health Services, personnel in the Division of Student Affairs, the University, and the broader community.

Based on our mission and core values, we are seeking a team member who is capable of and committed to the following: 

As a culturally-responsive member of a highly supportive and collaborative team, the Assessment and Evaluation Coordinator provides oversight for the assessment and evaluation program, as well as delivers quality direct clinical services, supervises agency trainees, and delivers outreach programming to the campus community. This position reports to the Associate Director.  

Scope of Responsibilities:  Under the direction of the Associate Director, the Assessment and Evaluation Coordinator provides oversight for assessment program activities. This coordinator maintains primary responsibility for the administration, scoring, and interpretation of psychological assessments at CAPS, including intellectual, behavioral, and personality measures. They will oversee implementation of Routine Outcome Measurements (ROMs) and client satisfaction surveys.  In addition, this coordinator offers training and clinical supervision for agency trainees in assessment, ROMs, as well as professional development for staff in these areas.  

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: 

25%

Provides leadership for assessment programs including: mission, vision, policies, and procedures.

Ensures that the assessment program fits within the overall scope and mission of CAPS, Student Affairs, and Kent State University.

Establishes assessment policies and procedures consistent with ethical guidelines, best practices, and applicable state and federal statutes.

Creates, schedules, and monitors assessment services (administration, scoring and interpretation of psychological tests), develop and monitor ROMs and client satisfaction surveys.

Provides timely reports related to utilization, outcomes, and other variables for assessment, ROMs and satisfaction surveys.

Develops and implements quality improvement initiatives related to assessment and evaluation services.

Ensures efficient, high-quality service and evaluation for the assessment and evaluation program.

Provides consultation/supervision to CAPS staff and trainees regarding assessment and evaluation services.

Ensures that assessment and ROMs measures delivered to students are culturally appropriate and up-to-date.

Collaborates in assessment services research, if applicable.

Develops and maintains tools to assist CAPS staff and trainees in providing assessment services.

Works within a comprehensive communication strategy to promote staff input, participation, and buy-in for CAPS assessment activities.

Seeks increased awareness, knowledge, and skills that facilitate culturally informed interventions.

Performs other administrative duties as assigned.

35%

Facilitate both face-to-face and tele mental health services as indicated.

Participate in the provision of mental health triage services.

Conduct intake interviews, psycho-diagnostic assessment, case conceptualization, and treatment plan formulation.

Provide brief individual, couples, family, and group psychotherapy to students with a broad spectrum of psychological, academic, and interpersonal concerns.

Respond to high-risk clinical situations. 

Provide crisis intervention and emergency services to the university community.

Administer ROMs and psychological assessment, including intellectual, behavioral, and personality, as indicated by training and discipline licensure.

Provide collaborative care with a multidisciplinary team of mental health and primary care providers at University Health Services.

Conduct mental health and preventative outreach programming to educate students and the university community. Priority will be placed on those activities that raise mental health awareness, decrease stigma, increase help-seeking behavior, and prevent suicide.

Offer supervision and seminars to CAPS trainees in accordance with training policies and procedures.

Provide consultation to university students and their families, faculty and staff, and other stakeholders.

40%

Complete clinical documentation according to CAPS policies and procedures.

Prepare for outreach activities.

Complete report writing.

Prepare for supervision activities.

Participate in professional development and continuing education activities.

Follow agency policies and procedures consistent with state mental health statutes, ethical guidelines, best practices, and HIPAA.

Attend CAPS staff, clinical team, and committee meetings.

Participate in ongoing staff conversations about the ways marginalization, discrimination, and oppression impact individuals and systems.

Take an active role in the continuous improvement of CAPS processes and systems.

Participate in Student Affairs and university-wide committees.

As budget allows, represent CAPS on the Kent State campus, in the State of Ohio, and nationally.

Perform other related duties as required.

ABOUT KENT STATE UNIVERSITY

Kent State University is an eight-campus public institution with enrollment of 40,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.  Rated a top national public university according to U.S. News and World Report, Kent State offers more than 200 undergraduate majors and minors, masters and doctoral degrees, and an accredited College of Podiatric Medicine.  With location in northeast Ohio, Kent State is easily accessible to many area attractions.  The city of Cleveland offers the nation's largest concentration of cultural, educational and medical institutions within one square mile; the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; Playhouse Square, containing 10 performance spaces; also within easy driving distance is the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Scenic Railroad, covering 33,000 acres of woods, water and wildlife.  All of these opportunities are offered within an affordable region with a cost of living well below the national average.


 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Ph.D. or Psy.D. and internship from an APA-accredited program. Two years of experience in a clinical setting. Must be able to work non-traditional hours.

Licensure in the State of Ohio as a psychologist or Ohio license eligibility.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience working in a university counseling center. Experience counseling college and/or high school-aged populations. Experience with electronic medical records. Experience and capability to work as part of a highly cohesive and multidisciplinary team in a university counseling center and with professionals in other campus units. Effective interpersonal skills that facilitate organizational health. A commitment to self-awareness and desire for growth related to the ways marginalization, discrimination, and oppression impact individuals and systems.

 
COMPENSATION

Commensurate with credentials and experience.

APPLICATION MATERIALS

CV, cover letter, and references.

For more information and to apply, please visit jobslist.kent.edu | Kent State University