About Mills College: Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a liberal arts college for women and gender non-binary students, with graduate programs for all genders. Consistently ranked one of the top master's universities and one of the best value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills also has been named one of the Best Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The Mills experience is distinguished by small, interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative experimentation, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary learning opportunities which empower students to make a statement in their careers and communities. As one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, we have a strong record of academic success with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ students, and other underrepresented students. Mills College has recently become a Hispanic Serving Institution. Applicants with expertise and experience in supporting and promoting success for Latina/o students are encouraged to apply.
Mills College encourages diversity in hiring and particularly welcomes applications and nominations from women, gender non-binary individuals, and minorities. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines but to engage with diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. For more information, please visit https://www.mills.edu/
We are seeking a dynamic clinician and leader with a demonstrated commitment to cultural humility and social justice who is passionate about providing services to a diverse student population to be the Assistant Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). The AD of CAPS provides direct service to students, supervises and teaches pre-doctoral trainees, with an additional emphasis on administrative responsibilities. This role is a full-time, 11-month position.
Under the supervision of the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), the Assistant Director provides a variety of culturally affirming and responsive mental health services in conjunction with the Division of Student Life. This position includes three general areas of responsibility:
Clinical Services Be part of a team committed to providing culturally affirming, responsive treatment, and healing to a diverse student body. Responsibilities include:
Provide short-term individual psychotherapy, crisis intervention services, and risk assessments
Plan, coordinate, and facilitate group therapy
Share/ rotate after-hours on-call responsibilities with the director and campus outreach counselor
Provide appropriate off-campus referrals, as needed
Provide outreach and training to students, faculty, and staff
Prepare and maintain confidential records in accordance to legal and professional guidelines
Teaching and Supervision in our Training Program Prepare the next generation of therapists to provide culturally affirming and responsive individualized treatment through an intersectional healing and social justice lens:
Provide direct supervision and feedback to predoctoral psychology trainees
Cultivate a training environment in which power, privilege, and marginalization are actively explored
Model reflective practice around your identities/experiences and their impact on treatment
Teach and help develop didactic curriculum
Assist with training program planning and evaluation process
Assist the Director in the development, revision, and implementation of CAPSs clinical policies and procedures.
Create and manage the content for CAPSs website
Devise strategies for and utilize traditional and social media (when appropriate) to publicize CAPS services and events, including therapy groups
Maintain and manage the CAPS outside referral list
Build liaison relationships on and off campus
In conjunction with Campus Outreach Counselor, actively work to develop relationships with community mental health providers that are reflective of the diversity of the Mills College student body
Manage and respond to emails on the CAPS e-mail account
Consult and collaborate with faculty and staff regarding counseling issues, concerns and related matters
Oversee CAPS data gathering initiatives including through our electronic medical record; comparing our data to that of colleges and universities nationwide; utilizing data to make recommendations for improvements to CAPS policies and procedures; and continuing to develop other means of data assessment as needed
Additional Duties and Responsibilities
Be part of a team committed to: creating a working community that operates from an intersectional and culturally affirming philosophy, communicating openly and directly, giving and receiving growth-oriented feedback to colleagues, working towards cultural self-determination, deconstructing traditional systems and power structures, and engaging with cultural competency and humility
Be open, positive, and respectful towards all persons contacted during the course of job performance with the intention of creating an inclusive environment throughout the campus
Perform related duties as assigned
Candidates must first and foremost demonstrate a commitment to the Mills student population and to learning/understanding about the communities and backgrounds of the schools students.
Expertise, experience with, and affinity for providing culturally responsive and affirming clinical services to people of color, in particular with Black and/or Latinx identified clients
Commitment to providing culturally affirming services to historically marginalized groups including first generation college students, LGBTQIA+ / transgender and gender nonconforming populations, and students of all abilities
Experience providing psychotherapy to adolescent and/or young adult client populations
Skills in assessing risk and providing services to high risk client populations
General understanding of APA or related professional standards, guidelines, laws and ethics
Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
Effective time management, ability to meet deadlines, and work independently
Organized, detail-oriented, able to take initiative and multitask
Creative, resourceful, and able to problem-solve
Be open, positive, and respectful to others with the intention of creating an inclusive environment
Knowledge of basic computer skills and willingness to learn new computer programs
Two years post-licensure experience in crisis intervention and psychotherapy with an adolescent and/or young adult population.
Experience providing culturally affirming supervision to trainees
Expertise in a niche area related to young adult populations such as eating disorders, trauma, self-harm, substance use, etc.
Experience providing clinical services on a college campus preferred, but not required
Experience providing mental health related outreach programming
Clinicians of diverse backgrounds including: clinicians of color, first generation college graduates, and clinicians who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community including transgender and gender nonconforming clinicians strongly encouraged to apply
Education and Training:
Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology preferred (for supervision of predoctoral trainees); however, LCSWs and LMFTs are strongly encouraged to apply
Active California license to provide psychotherapy. Applicants should be currently licensed in California and able to practice independently at the time of submitting their application
Physical, Mental, and Environmental Demands:
Hearing and speaking to exchange information; seeing to read and prepare a variety of materials
Sitting for extended periods of time
Reasonable accommodations will be provided, as needed, so job functions can be performed
This is full-time, an exempt position with an FTE of 1.0. Salary is commensurate with experience, includes an excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with college-matching after 6 month qualifying period, 10 days of vacation for year one, 15 days of vacation for years 2-10, and 22 days of vacation years 10+ plus, 12 sick days and 17 paid holidays (subject to annual review). Staff members also receive free admission to campus events, use of the pool, fitness center, and tennis courts. Tuition remission is also available after an introductory period. Voluntary benefits include: pet insurance, long-term care insurance, legal-assistance insurance, cellular provider discounts and computer hardware discounts.
commitment to and experience providing cultural affirming services to historically marginalized communities
interest in working in a community that centers equity based work and a social justice lens to mental health care.
Contact Information for 3 References
Please also indicate clearly in your cover letter whether or not you are currently licensed to provide psychotherapy in California.
This position is being listed at the same time as two other positions in Counseling and Psychological Services. If you are interested in being considered for more than one position, please indicate so in your cover letter.
First review of applications will begin at the end of May/beginning of June. Posting will remain open until the position has been filled. Anticipated August 1st start date.
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Keywords: psychologist, social worker, licensed social worker, LCSW, LMFT
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Mills is an independent liberal arts college for women with graduate programs for women and men. The College educates students to think critically and communicate responsibly and effectively, to accept the challenges of their creative visions, and to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to effect thoughtful changes in a global, multicultural society. Mills encourages openness to experimentation in the context of established academic disciplines. Programs are designed to reflect the importance of global issues, provide an understanding of the natural world, and enhance opportunities for women in their developing roles throughout society. The curriculum combines traditional liberal arts with new educational initiatives that recognize the value of cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity. Inspired by a teaching philosophy that grows out of its longstanding dedication to women?s education, Mills provides a dynamic learning environment that encourages intellectual exploration. The faculty of nationally and internationally respected scholars and artists is dedicated to developing the strengths of every student, preparing them for lifelong intellectual, personal, and professional growth.