The Counseling Services (CS) Therapist, Initial Access/Crisis Care is a licensed or license eligible mental health provider who has interest in working at a university counseling center serving diverse populations in a full-time, 12 month position. They work collaboratively on an interdisciplinary team of professionals to meet the diverse mental health needs of a global student community. The CS Therapist, Initial Access/Crisis Care provides culturally responsive mental health services to PSU students including: initial consultation/triage, emergency/crisis services, and case management as needed. They must work exceptionally well with students of color, LGBTQ+ students, international students, and other underrepresented students and communities on campus. They will regularly consult with faculty and staff regarding student mental health concerns and work collaboratively with campus and greater Portland area community resources.
The CS Therapist, Initial Access/Crisis Care may supervise Master’s level students in training. They are an active participant in staff and clinical team meetings, professional development and clinical in-service activities, as well as involvement with Student Affairs programs/activities and university-wide committees/projects.
ABOUT PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY
Portland State University is Oregon’s most affordable public research university, located in the heart of one of America’s most dynamic cities. Our mission to “let knowledge serve the city” reflects our dedication to turning ideas into action — in Portland and around the world. The city is our campus, giving students unmatched access to career connections, a vibrant cultural scene and hands-on learning experiences with hundreds of community partners.
More than 27,000 students from all backgrounds bring diverse perspectives to our classrooms and campus life, from the tree-lined Park Blocks to the bustling Urban Plaza and state-of-the-art science labs. We are proud of our world-class faculty, groundbreaking research and international reputation for excellence in sustainability, community engagement and innovation.
The PSU Center for Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) is a nationally accredited healthcare facility that offers medical, counseling, dental, and health promotion/education services to the students of PSU. The center consists of over 100 clinical and administrative staff, and there are currently 20,000 students eligible to use SHAC services. For more information about SHAC, please go to our website: www.pdx.edu/health-counseling.
SHAC strives for inclusive and equitable hiring practices. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our healthcare team. All SHAC staff participating on search committees have completed PSU’s Inclusive Hiring Workshop.
Counseling Services is committed to helping students flourish in the classroom and beyond. We know that stress and other life circumstances impact students’ abilities to function at their best in the classroom and in their communities. Counseling Services offers a variety of short term mental health services that help students effectively cope with stressors, grow from experiences, find ways to restore balance, build strength, and ultimately increase personal well-being.