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Department: Student Health and Wellness Center
Salary/Rate: $44,347 @ 9months
FTE: 1.0 FTE
The Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) of SOU promotes optimal health and well being of students through the provision of quality services including but not limited to: primary medical care, mental health care, health education, early intervention strategies, community outreach and prevention programs and crisis response services. The SHWC is accredited by AAAHC as an outpatient clinic and supports an integrated service model of care. Services are provided through a fiscally sound and self supporting approach addressing student and campus community needs respectfully, professionally and in ways that honor diversity. Services are delivered in a setting and manner that represents the SHWC and SOU positively, and that are supportive of the academic goals and programs of SOU. The primary focus of this position is the provision of individual and group counseling services utilizing a developmental approach in a brief treatment environment with a focus on substance abuse. This position will provide general counseling and drug and alcohol assessments, interventions, referrals for SOU students and consultations to clinic staff specific to substance abuse. This position must have knowledge of current practice and methodologies in the alcohol and drug treatment field. This position must relate to both traditional and non-traditional students and respond in an inclusive and supportive manner to the needs of a diverse student population. This position assists in education, prevention, intervention and post-vention services in the campus community specific to alcohol and drug and mental health needs. Each SHWC employee is responsible for: 1.Knowing and complying with applicable internal and external policies, procedures, rules and regulations, including but not limited to: SHWC Policy and Procedures, SOU Policy and Procedures; AAAHC Standards, OHSA, and profession specific rules, regulations, ethics and standards of care. 2. Performing all duties in a positive and constructive manner supportive of a healthy team environment and that reflect highest ethical and professional communication. Adheres to Department Professional Communications Guidelines. 3. Open communication by bringing all student, provider, SOU community, and broader community issues, concerns, and/or requests to the Director on a timely basis including but not limited to any potential risk management or quality control issues. 4. Performing other assigned administrative, clerical and housekeeping duties.
Minimum Classification Qualifications:
Masters level degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work or related degree specific to professional mental health counseling.
Oregon license in good standing, registered intern or eligible for Oregon license reciprocity.
Minimum two years professional mental health counseling experience.
Experience in suicide risk assessment and intervention.
Demonstrated experience working successfully in a team environment.
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication.
Experience with and ability to interact with a diverse population.
Ability to learn and adapt quickly to varied computer software programs. Microsoft Office Suite experience.
Must pass Criminal History background check.
Minimum one year professional experience providing direct alcohol and drug clinical services to adults with moderate or high acuity needs in an alcohol and drug treatment focused environment.
Knowledge and skill in using current best practices in alcohol and drug treatment field.
Experience facilitating alcohol and drug psycho- educational and therapeutic groups.
Two years' experience providing group facilitation, case management, crisis intervention, conducting risk assessments, and/or care coordination
Experience in, but not limited to, the following clinical areas: gender identity, eating disorders, self-injurious behavior, crisis response training/debriefing, use of DSM dual diagnosis, healthy relationships.
Experience providing mental health services within a health/medical care setting.
Experience working as part of an integrated or multi-disciplinary team.
Providing drug and alcohol or mental health services in a University/College setting.
Presentation experience and skills.
Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite, web publishing, or other computer based skills.
All Listed Duties:
Counseling/Therapy: Provide individual, group and couples counseling/therapy to students including appropriate assessment, diagnosis and brief time sensitive treatment; provide crisis intervention, maintain up-to-date files clinical records, and job-related data commensurate with the current standards of the profession and position expectations. Co-facilitate weekly CORE (Community of recovery in education) group, provide consultation and individual counseling to members of CORE and other students in need of drug and alcohol assessment/counseling.
Outreach/Consultation/Supervision Provide workshops, outreach programs and liaison activities designed to foster student success; consult with SHWC staff and members of the SOU community regarding the mental health and drug and alcohol needs of students. Provide community, campus and professional service as appropriate and within the scope of professional responsibilities. Provide supervision and training to SHWC staff and interns as needed.
Attend and participate in case conferences and in-service training activities. Maintain and promote the highest ethical and professional standards commensurate with training and licensure. Participate as an active consulting member of the SHWC mental health team.
Stay current on all internal communication through regular attendance at meetings, reading and signing minutes of missed meetings, and regular use of e-mail.
Quality improvement: Routinely perform, review, and participate through daily communications and on assigned work teams, on-going assessment of quality of care, effectiveness and efficiencies throughout the department supporting Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care Standards and best practices in college health.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): -Position classification defined as “exempt” are not subject overtime
The person holding this position is considered a
Internal Number: 8214
About Southern Oregon University
SOU provides career-focused, comprehensive educational experiences to over 6,200 students. Along with an emphasis on student success and intellectual growth, SOU is committed to diversity, inclusion and sustainability. Theoretical and experiential learning programs provide quality, innovative experiences for students. At SOU, students build strong community connections through internships, mentorships, field studies, capstone projects, volunteer opportunities and civic engagement.