For full consideration, a cover letter must be submitted along with your CV/Resume
Full-time university staff therapist (LCPC, LCSW, LMFT or PhD/PsyD/EdD)/Latinx Student Liaison position. Under the supervision of the Associate Director for Outreach and Education, this position conducts initial assessments, brief individual therapy, group therapy, and crisis intervention for Northwestern students on the Evanston Campus, with a particular focus on Latinx students. Additionally, provides consultation and outreach and educational programming to Northwestern community. The staff member also will serve as a supervisor in the CAPS training program, as needed. Position requires some evening hours and occasional weekend duties.
Conducts initial assessments, daytime walk-in crisis services, and assumes on-call responsibilities for after-hours emergency services. On rare occasion, crisis interventions services may be required on the Chicago campus.
Provides brief individual and group psychotherapy for students on the Evanston campus with a focus on Latinx students
Provides clinical consultation to Multicultural Student Affairs and other departments/programs.
Maintains clinical records and necessary statistics of psychotherapeutic and other client contacts, in compliance with ethics, law, and best practices.
Consults with psychiatrists in conjunction with prescribing and monitoring psychotropic medication for psychotherapy patients.
Consults with parents, physicians, faculty, academic deans, residence life staff, off-campus counseling services, other campus offices and students, when appropriate, and with appropriate authorization in order to provide quality care to students.
Makes referrals to off-campus therapists, clinics, or hospitals, when appropriate.
Supervises and participates in training experiences for doctoral psychology trainees as applicable.
Provides case management consultation to trainee(s), as needed.
Provides crisis management supervision to trainee(s), as needed.
OUTREACH AND EDUCATION PROGRAMMING:
Serve as liaison to Multicultural Student Affairs, providing psychoeducation outreach programming for Latinx students.
Conducts outreach and educational programming, as requested, including QPR trainings, firesides, orientation sessions for new students and parents.
Assesses and summarizes ongoing Latinx undergraduate, graduate, and professional student needs.
Liaison with Latinx student groups, attending periodic meetings of the various organizations.
Holds weekly Let’s Talk office hours in Multicultural Student Affairs to provide informal consultation for students and helps to remove barriers to access mental health services.
Serves as a liaison to Posse Scholars Program.
Participates in Student Affairs and other University committees as assigned by the Executive Director and Associate Director for Outreach and Education
Attends and participates in regular CAPS staff meetings, case conferences, and in-service/professional development training
Performs other duties as assigned.
Holds a completed Master’s degree in counseling, social work, or related field or a doctoral level degree (Ph.D., Psy.D., or Ed.D.) in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA accredited program.
For doctoral candidates, must have completed an internship that met the requirements of their doctoral degree.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, LCPC or LCSW or license-eligible: a) currently licensed in another State; b) or post-doctoral hours have been completed to sit for licensure exam; c) and/or successfully passed the required examination.
Demonstrates outstanding clinical skills and a well-integrated understanding of short-term therapy, crisis intervention, community consultation, advocacy, and outreach/developmental programming.
Demonstrates experience in training and supervision of graduate students in mental health fields.
Demonstrates experience with and commitment to working with diverse clients, including individuals from ethnically/racially diverse backgrounds, individuals representing varying sexual orientations, international students, and working cross-culturally.
Demonstrates understanding and experience with college student developmental theory from undergraduate through graduate/professional levels.
Knowledge of computer word processing skills and comfort with information technology in general.
Past experience (1-3 years) working in a comprehensive university counseling center providing crisis intervention, brief individual psychotherapy, group therapy, supervision of doctoral level psychology graduate students in an APA accredited site, outreach and consultation.
For doctoral candidates, doctoral internship at an APA accredited site is preferred.
For doctoral candidates, experience with supervision of doctoral level psychology graduate students in an APA accredited site is preferred.
Strong consideration will be given to candidates with experience in conducting psychoeducational, theme-based and/or interpersonal process groups.
Demonstrates experience partnering effectively and collegially on an inter-disciplinary team in a university counseling center or other mental health agency.
Experience and knowledge about the specific developmental and academic/career concerns of Latinx students. Previous experience with this student population highly preferred.
Knowledge/expertise in one or more of the following areas: working with LGBTQA, international students, low income, first generation, undocumented, DACA students, or students with mixed status family; substance abuse and eating disorder assessment and treatment; cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and perfectionism.
Knowledge and experience with positive psychology and wellness theory.
Have thorough knowledge of clinical applications for contemporary issues in psychology and student affairs, especially as related to individual and cultural diversity.
Demonstrates an understanding of the dynamics of privilege and oppression, and the impact these have on equity, access, and opportunity in higher education/the workplace.
Familiarity with multicultural theory and competence, such as impostor syndrome and stereotype threat.
Demonstrates commitment to co-create an inclusive community and actively participate in related professional development, including openness to feedback and ongoing self-examination.
Strong consideration will be given to candidates who have experience/expertise in empirically validated treatment modalities, especially dialectical behavioral therapy and trauma informed care.
Strong creativity and problem-solving skills.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 39852
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.