Job Summary Caltech Student Wellness Services serves graduate and undergraduate students who are scientifically-minded, culturally diverse, and engaged in a rigorous academic environment. Our tight-knit campus allows for flexibility and strong relationships within Student Affairs to provide high-quality support to meet the unique needs of each student. The AOD Clinical Coordinator is part of the Counseling Services clinical team, which provides psychological services, crisis management, outreach, consultation, and training to the student community. Counseling Services is housed in the same building as Health Services, and works closely with medical professionals to consult and collaborate on complex cases involving the intersection of physical and mental health.
The AOD Clinical Coordinator will serve as liaison to the Student Affairs team responsible for AOD initiatives, and will have the opportunity to develop and implement new outreach, intervention, and education programs designed to help students make healthier choices and reduce risk of negative outcomes of substance use. The AOD Clinical and Outreach Coordinator will provide individual and group intervention for students with AOD concerns. Referrals will come from the deans' office, residential life staff, Counseling Services, and self-referral. Interventions will include use of the BASICS protocol and appropriate follow up or referral to other educational programs to meet students' specific needs.
While this position does require knowledge and experience related to the management of substance use disorders, the AOD Clinical Coordinator will also have experience in providing counseling to students on a wide range of issues including mood disorders, anxiety, adjustment concerns, suicidality, relational issues, and academic performance concerns. AOD-focused clinical intervention, projects, and outreach make up approximately 25% of the role, while general clinical services, staff meetings, case consultation, outreach, and professional development make up the remainder of this clinician's time.
Job Duties - Provides individual, group, and crisis counseling for culturally diverse graduate and undergraduate students presenting with a wide range of psychological concerns - Works collaboratively with other mental health and medical professionals within Student Wellness Services and with local community providers to facilitate referral, case management, and ongoing care of students - Participates in Counseling Services staff meetings, clinical case consultation, and professional development seminar - Assists in response to individuals and/or groups during campus-wide crises and/or natural disasters - Participates in back-up after-hours crisis intervention in conjunction with Protocol services - Provides individual substance abuse counseling for students referred after an alcohol violation, hospital transport, or other referral from deans, residential life, etc. - Develops and delivers individual and group interventions to support students who wish to remain sober, engage in harm reduction, and/or otherwise manage their substance use - Participates in the Alcohol and Other Drugs Working Group - Advises and trains student engagement groups and leadership on a variety of topics and health and wellness initiatives - Develops and delivers AOD orientation programs, as well as health, wellness, and psychologically-oriented educational programs to meet the specific needs of the Caltech student population - Some after-hours programming, outreach, and clinical interventions required - Additional duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications - Master's degree in social work or doctoral degree in clinical psychology, social work, or related field from an accredited program - Candidates must be licensed (LCSW or clinical psychologist) in the state of California. If licensed with similar qualification in another state, licensure to practice in California must be obtained within 6 months of hire - 2+ years' experience working in a college/university environment
Preferred Qualifications - Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Ph.D., Psy.D,) or related field, with licensure/licensure eligibility in the state of California - Training in BASICS protocol - Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credential - 3+ years' experience working in a college/university environment - Experience working with Interfraternity/Panhellenic organizations and student leaders
Required Documents - Resume - Cover Letter
EEO Statement We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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