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USC Student Counseling Services 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.Â
We are committed to providing quality mental and educational services in accordance with the ethical and legal standards of our profession.Â We appreciate and honor diversity and work with all students with compassion, respect and dignity.Â We advocate for and empower our students in pursuing their goals and personal development.
Training is an important function in our center.Â We are committed to providing professional training opportunities for trainees in psychology, social work, and medicine (med students and residents).Â 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.Â 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.Â Staff are committed to ongoing learning, self-awareness, and cultural competency.Â
Doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA-accredited program or Masterâs degree in Social WorkLicensed in the state of CaliforniaExpertise in short term treatment, including: brief psychotherapy, stabilization and referral of serious mental illness, and crisis intervention â all following a 6 to 8 session modelResilient, self-aware, and can thrive in a fast paced, demanding environmentMulticultural competency in working with students of color, students from all economic classes, first generation students, LGBTQ students, and international students
Work experience in college counseling centersExcellent diagnostic skillsDemonstrated knowledge, experience, and skills in group process work and trainingExperience working with issues encountered in late adolescence, including: transgender identity, menâs issues, sexual trauma, eating disorders, and substance use disordersOutreach to Middle Eastern or South Asian students; Mandarin speaking (all foreign language skills are welcome)Commitment to the highest ethical standards of professional practice and to professional integrityÂ Desire to continue to grow as a professional and committed to excellence
Application Deadline: Until position is filled.
Starting Date: Negotiable
This is a faculty position in the Division of Student Mental Health in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. The position is full-time. Salary is competitive, and contingent on experience. A generous benefits package includes health insurance, sick time, paid vacation, professional days, and a stipend for professional development.
The University of Southern California is one of the worldâs leading private research universities with approximately 43,000 students from all 50 states and boasts one of the largest international student bodies in the country. USC is located in the heart of Los Angeles, a culturally rich metropolitan city, and is close to both beach and mountains with wonderful outdoor recreation opportunities. The mild temperatures along with the cityâs average of 329 days of sun per year makes Los Angeles a wonderful city to live and work.
The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.Â Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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