This position is responsible for oversight of key areas of clinical service provision within the University Counseling Center in addition to providing direct counseling and outreach services to the Azusa Pacific community.
Master's degree in clinical or counseling psychology or related field from an accredited institution.
Licensure by the California Board of Psychology or Board of Behavioral Sciences. If the applicant is currently licensed in another jurisdiction, CA licensure will be expected within 180 days of employment.
Five years of post-graduate clinical experience with evidence of increasing supervisory and administrative responsibilities, university counseling setting preferred.
Applicant should be a generalist with experience in at least some of the following: brief therapy; addiction and substance abuse; crisis management and consultation; providing counseling, prevention and outreach services to diverse populations; psychological assessment; sexual and gender-related concerns; faith and spiritual integration; men's issues; sport psychology or work with intercollegiate athletes; supervision of staff and trainees.
Knowledge and fluency with electronic record keeping systems, Medicat preferred.
Staff supervision and training: Provides consultation and supervision of clinical practice for non-licensed and licensed staff. Coordinates and facilitates weekly clinical peer consultation meetings. Organizes, plans, and facilitates one all-staff training seminar per semester, with the goal of enhancing quality of treatment and keeping professional staff abreast of current trends and developments in the delivery of clinical services. The Associate Director is responsible for overseeing all facets of UCC services and decision-making in the absence of the Director.
Clinical services: Coordinates UCC intake and urgent care schedules; monitors flow of clients; assesses efficiency of clinical processes; keeps UCC counselors accountable to maintain adequate availability for expected clinical load; guides administrative support staff to develop and facilitate smooth execution of front desk procedures and protocols when assisting clients and managing clinical emergencies; creates efficiencies through support and maintenance of Medicat electronic record system; tracks client statistics and creates regular reports. Collaborates as a member of the UCC Administrative Team with the Director and Training Director in the development and revision of procedures and documentation related to the delivery of clinical services.
Case disposition: Responsible for all client assignment processes; oversees disposition of clients during weekly staff meetings; monitors waiting list clients, including proper documentation of client contacts and communication with clients through collaboration with UCC administrative support staff and counselors; maintains statistics related to waiting list numbers and provides regular updates to staff and other stakeholders.
Counseling services: The Associate Director maintains a caseload of individual, couples, and group clients; is available for crisis intervention and management, which may include nights and weekends; acts as an emotional wellness consultant for the university community; conducts outreach and training, including educational workshops on various mental health topics; attends and participates in all clinical supervision and staff meetings.
Task force and committee representation: Supports the university by attending various functions that are deemed appropriate for UCC staff by the Director. Represents the Director on various campus committees as designated.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of relevant ethical and legal parameters of professional practice.
Excellent communication skills including strong command of grammar and writing skills.
Able to work independently and with little supervision, be proactive and take initiative. Actively seeks out opportunities for growth and professional development.
Demonstrates sensitivity and commitment to the unique needs of students experiencing mental health concerns.
Demonstrates respect, professionalism, and consideration when dealing with students, faculty, and staff.
Ability to utilize effective organizational skills and flexibility.
Ability to work in a busy student environment and to positively impact the lives of students.
Ability to think abstractly, solve problems and effectively balance managing people and tasks.
Ability to understand and relate well to students and others of diverse backgrounds.
Ability to maintain and manage confidential information and situations.
Ability to manage challenging people and situations, including student and campus crises.
Supports and affirms the identity, mission and goals of Azusa Pacific University in providing a Christ-centered higher education for its students.
Proficient in Microsoft (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint) office software.
Proficient in Google (e.g., Mail, Calendar, Docs, Sheets) office software.
Proficient in Medicat or a similar electronic record keeping system.
Azusa Pacific University is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering more than 100 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU continues to be recognized annually as one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.