New PostMaster Fellow Position and Behavioral Health Therapist Position within Athletics

Carruth Center for Counseling and Psychological Services,

Carruth Center for Counseling and Psychological Services
 
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Last Posted:

Mon, Jun 24th, '24

Deadline:

Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

Start Date:

As soon as someone is hired.

Last Updated:

Mon, Jun 24th, '24

 
POSITION DESCRIPTION
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  • Full Time

PostMaster Fellow

The Fellowship positions are year to year appointments designed for recent graduates (within the last 2 years) of a Master of Social Work or Counseling Program. 

Fellowship - Generalist Track

  • Provide multiculturally-sensitive brief counseling (virtual and in-person) for individuals with diverse presenting concerns
  • Provide clinical services including, but not limited to treatment planning, short-term counseling, psychoeducational group therapy, crisis intervention services, and case management
  • Conduct comprehensive intake evaluations, triage, and participate in CCCPS's crisis intervention services including crisis clinic and supervised after-hours crisis coverage (initial responses and crisis stabilization provided by ProtoCall staff)
  • Administer and document supervised risk assessments and risk reduction interventions
  • Provide consultation and outreach to clients and their families, WVU faculty/staff, and the university community
  • Complete required documentation in an electronic health record system and quality assurance activities including routine monitoring and management of student treatment compliance
  • Serve as a liaison to various campus stakeholders and ensure that students, faculty, and staff are provided with timely information regarding CCCPS and student mental health concerns
  • Other duties as assigned

Athletics Fellowship Track

  • Provide supervised multiculturally-sensitive brief counseling (virtual and in person) and performance enhancement services for student athletes with diverse but less acute presenting concerns.
  • Provide supervised clinical services including, but not limited to, diagnostic assessment, treatment planning, short-term individual counseling, crisis intervention services, psychoeducation, and case management for student-athletes.
  • Administer and document mental health screenings, risk assessments and reduction interventions.
  • Provides performance enhancement, consultation and outreach to counseling center and student life, student-athletes, coaches, athletics staff members, and team recruits.
  • Facilitates student-athlete access and transition to appropriate mental health providers for ongoing pharmacologic and longer term or specialized behavioral therapies as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate a cooperative attitude towards all sports within the intercollegiate athletic program and broader mental health initiatives at WVU.
  • Must have the ability to build and maintain relationships with student-athletes, coaches, staff members other clinicians, and constituencies; required to use creative abilities to develop new techniques and approaches in dealing with many issues controlled by this position.
  • Faithfully and diligently execute related duties of the department, as requested or assigned by the leadership at Athletics and CCCPS - to include attending sports practices, games, and team events that may occur after hours.

Behavioral Health Therapist 

This position is embedded within a satellite center within WVU Athletics. It is one of two dedicated positions and works collaborativelty with the Department of Athletics and the Carruth Center.

  • Provide multiculturally-sensitive brief counseling (virtual and in-person) and performance enhancement services for student-athletes with diverse presenting concerns. 
  • Provide clinical services including, but not limited to, assessment, treatment planning, short-term individual counselinggroup counseling crisis intervention services, psychoeducation, and case management for student-athletes. 
  • Administer and document risk assessments and reduction interventions. 
  • Provide consultation and outreach to counseling center and student life, student-athletes, coaches, and athletic administration. 
  • Complete required CCCPS documentation on an electronic health record system and quality assurance activities including routine monitoring and management of student treatment compliance (i.e., missed appointments, cancellations, etc.) in accordance with agency policies and state and federal regulations. 
  • Provide clinical supervision to trainees at athletics and facilitate didactic seminars on a variety of clinical, professional, and wellness topics. 
  • Facilitate student-athlete access and transition to appropriate mental health providers for ongoing pharmacologic and longer-term or specialized behavioral therapies as appropriate. 
  • In coordination with CCCPS leadership, intercollegiate athletic leadership and other campus collaborators, develop and support various initiatives to promote student-athlete health, resilience and wellness. 
  • Represent the University on the highest level with dignity, integrity, and strength of character and will exhibit ethical behavior; must respect the rights and dignity of individuals with sensitivity to problems that may arise from racial, ethical, sexual orientation, and other differences. 
  • Demonstrate a cooperative attitude towards all sports within the intercollegiate athletic program and broader mental health initiatives at WVU. 
  • Manage sensitive and confidential information related to student-athletes, coaches and staff, utilizing discretion and correct decisions. Manage professional and personal time to handle time-sensitive issues, tight deadlines, extended hours beyond the normal workday, weekend work, and on-call availability. 
  • Faithfully and diligently execute related duties of the department, as requested or assigned by the leadership at Athletics and CCCPS. 
ABOUT CARRUTH CENTER FOR COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES

About Carruth Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CCCPS) 

CCCPS is the coordinating site for student mental health services on the WVU campus staffed by 36+ clinicians, 6+ trainees, 3 postmasters fellows, 3 predoctoral interns and provides students with access to a wide range of multidisciplinary mental health services including group counseling, brief individual counseling, multifaceted outreach, case/care management, attention, crisis assessment and stabilization services.  Training and supervision are provided to predoctoral interns, post masters fellows, counseling psychology, counseling and social work interns and practicum students. The center's large, multidisciplinary staff includes social workers, psychologists, and licensed professional counselors. The Center shares a state-of-the-art building with the Student Health Center, WELLWVU/Health Promotions and WVU Healthy Minds University (an outpatient fee for service clinic that provides psychiatric and long term counseling).  Satellite centers are also available  in three other locations on campus.

CCCPS stands committed to affirming and celebrating multiculturalism in its broadest sense. Students of every background can expect to be able to use our services with a promise of respectful treatment that considers the context of their life experiences; CCCPS has developed a Diversity Statement that is available online

We wish to establish a work environment that reflects our society and our student body. We have a strong preference for candidates who can contribute, through their education and experience, to the diversity and excellence of the WVU community. Successful candidates will be dedicated clinicians who value working with a unique and diverse population of students. 

WVU is committed to innovation and creating an extraordinary experience for our students. We are significantly expanding clinical and especially outreach services at CCCPS and are complementing those services with access to higher levels of behavioral health care by collaborating with our colleagues in the health sciences and the broader community to create a collaborative, stepped care model. We are working hard to foster partnerships across campus and are applying technology to support service delivery and outcome assessment. By actively designing and implementing strategies that will help WVU recruit, retain, and develop talented clinicians at CCCPS, we are creating a workplace of choice.   We are especially pleased to be able to offer up to a 10K retention bonus for clinicians and leadership.

 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

PostMaster Fellow

  • Outreach: determined by assigned team needs
  • Weekly clinical hours: 27
  • ~4-5 hours a week of support/prep administrative time per week

Behavioral Health Therapist

  • Licensed (or license-eligible within 18 months-six months preferred) as a Counselor, Social Worker, or Psychologist within the State of WV.
  • CMPC or CMPC eligible (preferred but not required)
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

PostMaster Fellow

  • Recently graduated (within last 2 years) and obtained Master's degree in Social Work or Counseling.
  • Experience providing outpatient clinicals services in a multidisciplinary setting.
  • Experience providing services to diverse, college‚Äďage students or other adults (e.g., Black, Latinx, API, LGBTQ+, non-traditional students, military veterans etc.)
  • Experience with Excel, Microsoft Access, or similar software
  • Ability to navigate and to collaborate with university and healthcare systems
  • Geographical availability to provide timely on campus emergency responses during on call weeks (2- 4 weeks per year--- except for Athletics track)
  • Required to complete licensure exam (NCE or LGSW) prior to start date.
  • Required to complete Licensure Packet for Provisional Counseling License such that Provisional License is approved by Board by start date. 
  • CMPC or CMPC eligible (not required)
  • Clinical/Performance Enhancement experience and/or training. 

Behavioral Health Therapist

  • Completed MA/MS/MSW degree from an accredited program.
  • Completed doctoral degree in Counseling, Sport, Clinical Psychology (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D., or Psy.D.) from an APA-accredited program (preferred but not required).
 
COMPENSATION

Compensation is commensurate with experience.

APPLICATION MATERIALS
  • Cover letter and CV, required
  • Minimum of 3 references