Counseling & Psychological Services is seeking one Coordinator of Indigenous Student Mental Health and Wellness. This is a 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 and historically white institution (PWI), it is especially critical that we center the experiences and needs of students and staff with marginalized identities, and that we provide comprehensive, holistic support that is specifically designed to meet those needs. 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, inclusive, and just community.
The primary purpose of this position is to support the success of Indigenous students (Indigenous to the Americas and Pacific Islands) at OSU through the provision of clinical services, consultation, outreach, programming, and advocacy. The Coordinator of Indigenous Student Mental Health & Wellness is a 12-month full-time position that reports to a member of the CAPS senior leadership team (which includes the Executive Director, Associate Director of Clinical Services, Assistant Director of Training, and Assistant Director of Mental Health Promotion). This work must be informed by a thorough and nuanced understanding of the unique lived experiences of Indigenous students, particularly in white-dominated institutional spaces. Understanding the impact of racial trauma, anti-Indigeneity, Indigenous identity development including Two-Spirit and intersecting identities, intergenerational trauma, settler colonialism, and white supremacy culture will be critical to success in this position.
As a member of the CAPS team the Coordinator of Indigenous Student Mental Health and Wellness also provides clinical services to the OSU student population at large, and may also provide training to CAPS' doctoral interns and practicum trainees. 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.
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.
Two years of experience providing mental health services to Indigenous clients.
Eligible for licensure in the state of Oregon in respective discipline within 2 years of employment.
Ability to clearly communicate & apply to clinical practice the knowledge of the mental health impacts of systemic racism on Indigenous people.
Strong commitment and demonstrated ability to enact principles of social justice; dismantling racism and navigate layers of identity experienced by Indigenous students, including but not limited to connection to ancestral land, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, ability, religion, class, and nationality.
Experience providing outreach programming focused on the holistic mental health needs of Indigenous people.
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.
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 mid-60s or higher depending on skill, education, and experience
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