Counseling & Psychological Services is seeking two Triage Counselors. These are full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty positions. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Executive Director.
Oregon State University's (OSU) Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) is strongly committed to affirming diversity in a broad sense, to treating all with dignity and respect, and to opposing discrimination, prejudice, and oppression. Because OSU is a predominantly white institution (PWI), it is especially critical that we understand the experiences and needs of non-dominant students and staff, and that we provide support that is specifically designed to meet those needs. We recognize that, like most PWI's, our ways of supporting students and staff from non-dominant groups have been inadequate, and we have begun to work on doing better. This includes continually looking for ways to make our services more culturally responsive, including our hiring practices. We consider cultural humility to be an essential qualification for any CAPS position, and look for candidates who share this value with us. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and strongly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ+ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.
CAPS is committed to providing a range of culturally responsive services to help students succeed. These services are designed to help students understand themselves better, create and maintain satisfying relationships, improve their academic performance, foster resilience, and make healthy and satisfying career and life choices. We do this by providing consultation, single session interventions, psychoeducation, web-based support, crisis support during business hours, group counseling, and brief individual and relationship counseling when indicated. Additionally, if long-term care is needed we will make referrals to health care providers in the community. To enhance our services and more consistently refer to appropriate treatment options, CAPS has created appointments for Triage Counselors.
The Triage Counselor is a 12-month full-time position that reports to the Associate Director of Clinical Services. The Triage Counselor position is designed to increase CAPS’ ability to more consistently and effectively connect students to the mental health support they need within CAPS, at OSU, and in the community. The primary responsibility for this position is conducting brief triage consultations with students seeking clinical services through our triage intake system. These triage consultations will involve risk assessment, safety planning, case management, connecting students to appropriate resources within OSU and CAPS, and referral to community resources if longer-term care is indicated. The triage counselor team (currently consisting of two Triage Counselors) will also be responsible for participating on Student Care Team, managing ProtoCall crisis reports (during business hours), keeping up to date with community resources, and assisting CAPS clinicians with the hospitalization process.
Typically requires Masters in Counseling, Clinical, Family Therapy, or equivalent from an accredited program. Obtain licensure in the state of Oregon within 18 months of employment, or as a Social Worker in the state of Oregon within 6 months of employment.
Masters of Social Work, Masters of Counseling, Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy, Doctorate in Psychology, or similar degree from an accredited program.
Eligible for licensure in the state of Oregon in respective discipline within 2 years of employment.
A demonstrable commitment and ability to promote and enhance diversity, and ongoing development of cultural humility in working with a diverse student population.
Experience providing crisis assessment and support services for high-risk clients.
Experience balancing multiple simultaneous demands in a fast-paced clinical setting.
Demonstrated ability to consult with multiple stakeholders and clients' families regarding students' mental health needs.
Demonstrated ability to plan, implement, evaluate, and report activities in a timely manner.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal).
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.
Work hours are Monday-Friday 8am-5pm; Occasional after-hours meetings and/or weekend work may be required; Flexible work schedule may also be possible.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education, training and experience.
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