The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.
USC Student Counseling Services (https://engemannshc.usc.edu/counseling/) seeks an experienced psychologist or social worker to join a diverse and dynamic multidisciplinary team who are strongly committed to providing excellent clinical treatment, training, and outreach services regarding mental health and wellness. We are seeking candidates who have strong clinical skills, are familiar with the duties associated with a university counseling center, and thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative, collegial, professional environment.
Description of the Center
The USC Student Counseling Services provides mental health services to students so that they may achieve their academic and personal goals. Services we provide include: individual, couples and group counseling; assessment and referral to other professionals and institutions; crisis intervention (including some after hours coverage); biofeedback; psychiatric evaluations and medication follow-up; consultation; outreach and prevention; and training and supervision.
We are committed to providing quality mental and educational services in accordance with the ethical and legal standards of our profession. We appreciate and honor diversity and work with all students with compassion, respect and dignity. We advocate for and empower our students in pursuing their goals and personal development.
Training is an important function in our center. We are committed to providing professional training opportunities for trainees in psychology, social work, and medicine (med students and residents). The entire staff is involved in our training programs including participating in and promoting self-reflection. Our students benefit from multidisciplinary collaboration and we adopt a bio-psycho-social approach in our work whenever appropriate.
We are committed to making the Center a work environment characterized by respect, mutual support, and team work, and the sharing of diverse and honest opinions among our staff is encouraged. We value and honor the diversity of the students we serve as well as the diversity of our staff and the unique contributions of each member. Staff are committed to ongoing learning, self-awareness, and cultural competency.
1. Doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA-accredited program or Master’s degree in Social Work
2. Licensed in the state of California
3. Prior university counseling center experience
4. Multicultural competency in working with students of color, students from all economic classes, first generation students, LGBTQ students, and international students
1. Work experience in college counseling centers
2. Three years of experience in a university counseling center
3 Excellent diagnostic and crisis intervention skills and experience
4. Commitment to the highest ethical standards of professional practice and to professional integrity
5. Demonstrated knowledge, experience, and skills in short term individual psychotherapy, group process work, and training
6. Resilient and can thrive in a fast paced, demanding environment
7. Desire to continue to grow as a professional and committed to excellence
8. Expertise and experience with LGBT populations; men’s issues; international students’ substance abuse; and wellness. Foreign language skills are welcome.
Competitive with excellent benefits. This is a faculty position in the Division of Student Mental Health in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
REQ20053977 Posted Date: 01/03/2018
Location/Region: Los Angeles, CA (US)