Requisition # 2018-9134 Department Health Services Category Health Services Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time
Campus Life has recently received a multi-year gift focusing on undergraduate and graduate student health, wellbeing, and resilience. This gift will be used to support a multi-faceted Initiative that will involve Campus Life as a whole in promoting wellbeing, including skills-building, outreach, events, professional development, and a longitudinal research study. This position involves three Campus Life offices: UHS, Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students (ODUS), and Athletics. Because of the centrality of the position's clinical and compliance functions, UHS offices will be emphasized in this description; despite this emphasis, this position is conceptualized as a Campus Life position that serves Princeton students through coordinated responsibilities and actions with ODUS and Athletics.
This position builds on existing mental health interventions by staffing newly created "satellite" offices, which will serve as health and wellbeing outposts embedded within Princeton's student life community. The outreach activities conducted in these satellite spaces will be coordinated with other new wellbeing and resilience initiatives. The satellite offices will promote greater student access to traditional forms of mental health services as well as serve as designated spaces for targeted group and community outreach interventions related to student mental health and wellbeing.
The position provides direct clinical services to our undergraduate and graduate student population, including urgent care and crisis intervention, psychological evaluations, time-limited individual and group psychotherapeutic treatment, on call services, campus liaison, mental health education and promotion, and community referral services. Also, UHS has an active Infirmary that provides 24 hour health coverage. As such, this mental health position involves the provision of limited primary after-hours, on-call coverage, assigned at the discretion of the CPS Associate Director.
The outreach counselor is responsible for providing direct short-term counseling and crisis intervention services to students, consultation to staff and administrators, and coordinated evidence-based mindfulness and mental health promotion programming (e.g., Koru) in partnership with Campus Life staff and student groups in two satellite offices/Campus Life Division departments. Each satellite office will be open two days a week. The satellite offices will be in the Department of Athletics and another student-centered space on campus, subject to change based on student needs. The counselor will be responsible for establishing an office in those locations, integrating with the student community in those locations, and working closely with staff both at the site and with other Campus Life offices that have wellbeing-related functions.
The ideal candidate for this position will have a significant campus prevention, outreach, and training background with particular expertise in mindfulness practices, and in addition to being a licensed clinician, it is preferred that they will hold an advanced degree in public health or the equivalent credential to support their population-based educational work. Experience practicing and/or teaching Koru, meditation, or self-compassion a plus.
Because this is a new position, the counselor must also demonstrate skill in planning and managing the launch and implementation of new wellbeing-related educational curricula, and be adept at establishing solid collaborative relationships with staff and administrators from other departments. The particular skill and knowledge set will be informed by a strong understanding of the developmental and mental health challenges affecting late adolescents and young adults. The counselor will also show specialized knowledge and expertise in either working with student athletes or working with students from diverse backgrounds.
This is a 2 year term position with the possibility of extension.
Clinical Care (40%)
Provides time-limited individual and group psychotherapeutic treatment, psychological evaluations, and urgent care and crisis intervention within two satellite counseling and educational spaces.
Serves on an on call-after hours rotation with other CPS staff.
Performs specialized evaluations for students of concern: these include administrative, readmission, exit, and post-hospital evaluations
Uses clinical data to inform diagnostic assessments (DSM-V) and treatment planning
Effectively manages the clinical operations of two satellite counseling and educational spaces.
Wellbeing Promotion, Outreach, and Consultation (40%)
Engages in evidence-informed campus outreach and community education related to mental health promotion with a particular focus on mindfulness, self-compassion, and social connectedness.
Coordinates outreach programming with the Director of Health Promotion & Prevention Services and the the Project Director for Wellbeing Initiatives to maintain open lines of communication, reach initiative goals, prevent duplication of services, and evaluate the success of the satellite offices.
Serves as a mental health consultant to other University partners and stakeholders within the communities of the satellite offices.
Partners with student groups such as the Residential College Advisers, Peer Health Advisers, and UMatter Fellows to implement and promote services and events.
Attends residential college, athletics, or affinity center events in the communities within which the counselor is physically located.
Performs other duties as assigned (20%)
Involved in other initiatives, projects, and activities, as assigned by the Director of CPS, the Director of Health Promotion and Prevention Services, or in partnership with other Campus Life staff.
Master's degree in social work or doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology from an American Psychological Association (APA)-approved doctoral program.
Completion of APA-approved clinical internship or equivalent.
New Jersey State license or license-eligible.
Advanced understanding of the full range of developmental and mental health challenges affecting late adolescents and young adults.
Demonstrated excellence in developing, facilitating, and evaluating evidence-informed prevention and outreach programming on wellbeing, including expertise in one or more types of mindfulness practices.
Evidence of experience in developing and managing new clinical initiatives or systems of care.
Demonstrated excellence in creating solid collaborative relationships with community stakeholders and partners.
Evidence of the provision of culturally informed mental health care, and attunement to the manifestations of psychological problems across different cultural backgrounds, identity configurations, and genders.
Specialized knowledge and expertise in working with student athletes or students from diverse backgrounds.
Knowledge of New Jersey's psychology license standards and federal regulations (e.g., HIPAA, FERPA) pertaining to health care organizations (including clinical records, patient privacy and confidentiality, treatment of minors) as well as relevant accreditation standards (e.g., Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care)
Be knowledgeable in principles and methodologies (e.g., Plan-Do-Study-Act, Root Cause Analysis, measurement, data collection, and analysis) needed to support Quality Improvement projects and activities and/or willing to attend UHS-based Quality Improvement basic training within first 6-months of hire.
Experience working in a university mental health service or a comparable health-care system.
Advanced degree in public health or the equivalent credential.
Certification in Sports Psychology.
Evidence of professional contributions (such as presentations at professional and academic conferences, publications, and/or form of scholarship), and experience in writing and success in securing grant-related funding.
Thrives in an energetic, diverse work environment, and skilled at effective interactions with college-age populations, international students, parents, faculty, and college administrators.
Familiarity with total work systems (such as the Institute for Health-care Improvement, Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, and Baldrige National Quality Program); and reviewing and analyzing data.
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