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Staff Counselor

Company: University of California - Merced
Location: Merced
Posted on: August 6, 2019

Job Description:

Staff Counselor

Job Category:

Health and Counseling

Unit:

Counseling and Psychological Services

Position Code:

SCNC8782A

Status:

Open

Closing Date:

Applicant review will begin on or around 4/8/2019 and will continue until selection.

Salary:

$55,000 - $65,000

Location:

Campus Site



Background check:

Background check and fingerprinting may be required



Description:


The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system's 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building located in the heart of Merced.

ABOUT THE JOB

Under direct supervision of the Associate Director of Counseling and Psychological Services and designated supervisors, The Staff Counselor uses skills as a seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of industry practices and campus policies and procedures; resolves a wide range of issues. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Ability to function in an environment controlled by HIPAA, FERPA, CMIA, CANRA, and other regulations. Functions as a team player in support of colleagues and departmental needs.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Provides counseling, clinical consultation and / or psychotherapy to clients. Develops and communicates treatment plans, provides crisis intervention / management and emergency services as required.

2. Assesses clients and determines appropriate therapeutic approach in consultation with other behavioral health professionals as appropriate.

3. Arranges for therapeutic interventions for clients with serious disturbance problems.

4. Leads educational workshops, support groups and / or retreats for center.

5. Participates in, or leads, training sessions and workshops to enhance treatment skills.

6. May lead paraprofessionals in performance of clinical duties.

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Qualifications:

Master's degree in related area and 3 years of directly related experience, or equivalent experience/training.

Valid license in the state of California as a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), or licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC).

Thorough knowledge and understanding of clinical counseling principles, methods, procedures, and standards.

Thorough knowledge of legal and ethical issues related to I WPO patients' rights.

Ability to evaluate the progress of therapeutic approach and modify as necessary.

Ability to develop and present educational programs and or workshops.

Highly effective problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.

Ability to work in a highly collaborative manner with a diverse client group.

Highly effective verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.

Knowledge of business software and specialized applications / systems used in behavioral health settings.

Adherence to CANRA guidelines as a mandated reporter.

Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of cultural backgrounds.

Ability to establish rapport with others as a requisite for healthy and therapeutic relationships.

Ability to deal effectively with a high level of stress, emotionality and ambiguity.

Ability to effectively weigh and evaluate personal needs, student-client needs, and the aims and policies of the agency, and to respond to and negotiate these competing needs.

Ability to be both consistent and flexible, as circumstances warrant.

Ability to receive and utilize constructive feedback regarding performance, presentation, and relationships with others.



To Apply:

Click on the link below to use our new on-line application system.

If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.

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The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction

As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at
http://smokefree.ucmerced.edu

E-Verify: Effective September 8, 2009, all employers who receive Federal contracts and grants are required to comply with E-Verify, an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA). E-Verify electronically verifies employment eligibility by comparing information provided on the I-9 form to records in the DHS and SSA databases. Certain positions funded by federal contracts/subcontracts requires UC Merced to notify job applicants that an E-Verify check will be conducted and the successful candidate must pass the E-Verify check.
More Information

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University of California visit:
http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/

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