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Instructor or Clinical or Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry & The Behavioral Sciences

Department of Psychiatry and The Behavioral Sciences Faculty 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.

USC Student Counseling Services’ Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services seeks a Masters’ or Doctoral level clinician to join a diverse and dynamic multidisciplinary team who are strongly committed to providing excellent clinical treatment and outreach services regarding gender issues and gender violence. We are seeking candidates who have expertise in treatment of trauma, intimate partner violence and sexual assault as well as solid clinical generalist skills, outreach expertise, and the ability thrive in a collaborative, collegial, and professional environment with experience and strong interest in gender equity.

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. 

Description of Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services (RSVP)

RSVP exists to facilitate the success of students by providing advocacy and confidential counseling to those who have experienced sexual/gender-based harm during their time at USC.

Through its educational programs, RSVP fosters a better understanding of sexual violence, relationship abuse, stalking, consent, and healthy relationships/sexuality. Above all, RSVP serves as a haven for students and provides opportunities to make change on campus, through its educational programs and peer outreach program, VOICE- Violence Outreach Intervention and Community Empowerment. RSVP fosters an environment that enriches the USC experience across lines of gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, class, ability and sexual orientation.

RSVP provides the following support:

  • Serves as a safe, confidential space for survivors of sexual assault and other gender-related harm to receive counseling (crisis, individual, group) and advocacy.
  • Connects students to community resources such as rape treatment centers or advocacy groups, campus accommodations (such as housing or academic support) and all reporting option such as USC’s Title IX office and law enforcement.
  • Offers educational programs that help prevent sexual violence and create healthy relationships (e.g., workshops and VOICE peer outreach program).
  • Collaborates with student groups and other campus offices committed to addressing gender-based harm/power-based control.

USC is 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. As a team, RSVP is committed to creating a work environment characterized by respect, mutual support, and team work, and the 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. Team members are committed to ongoing learning, self-awareness, and cultural competency.

Job Accountabilities:

  • Conducts individual assessment and diagnostic sessions. Provides referral, short term counseling and crisis intervention services as appropriate.
  • Practices trauma informed care within a short term model for students experiencing gender based harm and sexual violence.
  • Plans and implements outreach activities on consent, rape culture, healthy relationships, etc. Demonstrates creativity with reaching underrepresented populations such as the LGBTQ students; international students; or students of color.
  • Assists in development of prevention, intervention, referral and outreach services, including stalking, domestic violence, and sexual assault awareness months.
  • Supervises graduate student interns and collaborates with appropriate academic unit(s). Coordinates hourly professional staff. Provides administrative direction and clinical consultation. Conducts staff development activities.
  • Develops and conducts seminars and related activities. Conducts training sessions with University administrators regarding gender-based harm. Assists in design of new training activities. Coordinates and supplements training activities provided by Departments and Schools.
  • Participates and supports training programs and peer programs.
  • Provides weekly after hours coverage 3-4 weeks per year.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Psychology or Master’s degree in Social Work or Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Must be licensed or license eligible in the State of California
  • Expertise in treating sexual violence and short term treatment, including: brief psychotherapy, stabilization and referral of serious mental illness, and crisis intervention
  • Multicultural competency in working with students of color, students from all economic classes, first generation students, LGBTQ students, and international students
  • Resilient, self-aware, and can thrive in a fast paced, demanding environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Work experience in college counseling centers, rape treatment centers, or domestic violence organizations
  • Excellent trauma informed clinical training and diagnostic skills
  • Experience with reporting to law enforcement or working with university Title IX offices
  • Commitment to the highest ethical standards of professional practice and to professional integrity
  • Desire to continue to grow as a professional and committed to excellence
  • Foreign language skills are welcome

This is a faculty position in the Division of Student Mental Health in the Department of Psychiatry & the Behavioral Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. All genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

REQ20072980 Posted Date: 04/19/2019
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