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The Department of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences is recruiting a faculty member to serve as the Assistant Director for Outreach and Prevention in our Student Counseling and Mental Health practice (CMH) of USC Student Health.
Description of USC Student Health and CMH
USC Student Health provides a comprehensive campus health program including mental health services, medical services, prevention and health promotion, health communications, the student health insurance plan, and public health services to improve the health of the USC population. Mental Health services support students so that they may achieve their academic and personal goals through the Department of Psychiatryâs Student Counseling and Mental Health practice (CMH). CMH services 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.Â Services at CMH are provided by and under the auspices of the Department of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences of the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
Position Description [Purpose and Scope]
The Department of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences of the Keck School of Medicine of USC is seeking an experienced Assistant Director of Outreach and Prevention who will be responsible for high-level development, oversight, and coordination of University-wide outreach and prevention efforts. The ideal candidate will be a licensed clinician (PsyD, PhD, LCSW, LMFT) who has experience designing and implementing outreach programming to diverse audiences, including to transitional age youth. Candidates should have excellent clinical, supervisorial, and public speaking skills and demonstrate a commitment to social justice, multicultural competence, and the wellbeing of students.Â Â
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Report to the Director of CMH
Develop strategic vision for, develop, supervise and coordinate University-wide outreach and prevention activities including health communications
Collaborate with USC Student Health Communications on communication and mental health campaigns and social media presence
Provide training related to the most effective outreach and prevention practices
Support the needs of the faculty clinicians when delivering outreach and prevention services to the community
Supervise CMHâs Multi-cultural Coordinator
Supervise the clinical activities of generalist faculty clinicians
Hire and supervising a Graduate Assistant of Outreach and Prevention
Conduct seminars and training new interns and other trainees to conduct outreach and prevention work
Create and implement programming with a focus on community engagement, social justice, DEI, and wellbeing, including programming in USCâs Student Equity and Inclusion Programs
Oversee outreach requests from campus partners and students, assign them to the clinical team
Conduct outreaches on campus
Serve on university committees and collaborate with campus partners to support the universityâs collective impact strategy and wellbeing goals
Serve as the USC Student Health lead in implementing and utilizing The Jed Foundationâs goals and strategies
Serve as the point person and collaborative partner with USC Student Health, Health Promotion and Strategy Unit
Collaborate with the RSVP Assistant Director for Prevention
Maintain a clinical schedule seeing clients for initial appts, crisis counseling, follow ups, and consultations
Attend leadership meetings within the Department of Psychiatry
Active participation with the Association for University and College Counseling Center Outreach
Masterâs or higher degree in social work, marriage & family therapy, counseling, psychology, or related field Licensed in the State of California 1-2 years of experience 2-3 years overseeing/coordinating college outreach or similar programming Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and multicultural competency in working with students of color, students from all economic classes, first generation students, LGBTQ students, and international students Must possess excellent written, verbal, and public speaking/communication skills
Resilient, self-aware, and can thrive in a fast paced, demanding environment Experience in prevention and outreach program evaluation Bilingual or multilingual
Application Deadline: Until position is filled.
Starting Date: Negotiable
This is a faculty position in the Division of Student Counseling and Mental Health in the Department of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. The position is exempt, full-time. Salary is competitive, and contingent on experience. A generous benefits package includes health insurance, sick time, and paid vacation.
Apply here and upload CV/resume, cover letter expressing interest in and fit with the minimum and preferred qualifications, and 3 letters of recommendation.
The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. The Department of Psychiatry strongly values diversity, equity, and inclusion and is committed to hiring excellent and diverse faculty. All genders, BIPOC, LABTQIA+, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.