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Crisis Counselor-Clinical Instructor or Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & The Behavioral Sciences (Clinician Educator) Division of Student Mental Health Open Rank

Department of Psychiatry and The Behavioral Sciences Los Angeles, California

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.

The Keck School of Medicine of USC, Department of Psychiatry & The Behavioral Sciences, Division of Student Mental Health is seeking to hire a Crisis Counselor-Clinical Instructor or Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & The Behavioral Sciences (Clinician Educator).

Position Description

USC Student Counseling Services ( seeks experienced psychologist, social worker, or marriage and family therapist to join a diverse and dynamic multidisciplinary team.  We are seeking candidates who have strong crisis intervention and stabilization skills, excellent diagnostic and clinical skills with acute populations, and multicultural competence.  Crisis counselors in our center also collaborate with hospitals and medical staff, link students with community providers, participate on a behavioral intervention team, and provide consultation to campus partners regarding students of concern.  Strong organizational skills and interest in training and supervision are valued in the Student Counseling Services environment.

Description of the Center

The USC Student Counseling Services provides mental health and educational services to students so that they may achieve their academic and personal goals. 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.

Services we provide include; individual 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. 

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. 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 he 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 members are committed to ongoing learning and cultural competency. 

Minimum Qualifications

1.  Doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA-accredited program, or Master of Social Work, or Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy

2.  Licensed or license-eligible within 6 months in the state of California

3.  Excellent crisis intervention skills and diagnostic experience

4.  Multicultural competency in working with students of color, students from all economic classes, first generation students, LGBTQ students, and international students

Desired Qualifications

1.  Work experience in college counseling centers

2.  Three years of experience in a clinical setting

3.  Commitment to the highest ethical standards of professional practice and to professional integrity

4.  Demonstrated knowledge, experience, and skills in short term individual psychotherapy, group process work and training

5.  Resilient and able to thrive in a fast paced, demanding environment

6.  Desire to continue to grow as a professional and committed to excellence

7.  Expertise and experience with LGBT populations; international students; substance abuse; and wellness. 

8.  Foreign language skills are welcome.

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. Faculty members agree that any private practice work is through the Keck Faculty practice only.

The University of Southern California is one of the world’s 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 city’s 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.  Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

REQ20053527 Posted Date: 12/04/2017

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