The Multicultural specialist provides direct clinical services (individual evaluations, individual counseling, couples counseling, group therapy, triage, and crisis care including some after-hours on call coverage) for IUSM medical trainees statewide with particular emphasis on meeting the needs of our BIPOC and URM medical learners. This individual will deliver quality clinical care. This role also supports programming and outreach services that focus on the mental health needs and barriers to care for learners from underrepresented groups and the development and implementation of initiatives to address these needs. They will lead efforts to assess, refine and redevelop these programming efforts for the department that are innovative, responsive, culturally relevant, and coordinated. The Multicultural specialist will participate in departmental long-term strategic planning regarding diversity and inclusion issues and will coordinate and organize trainings that will help staff further develop cultural competency in the areas of identity development, intersections of identity and theoretical frameworks that promote equity and inclusion. This role will include a liaison function with IUSM stakeholders, faculty, and campus committees for matters related to equity, diversity and inclusion.
This is an ideal role for an experienced master’s or doctoral-level clinician, who thrives on and is rewarded by direct clinical work and enjoys developing new initiatives and programming. The successful candidate will possess demonstrated experience and expertise working with communities of color, LGBTQI+ populations, international trainees, first generation learners, and those holding other intersectional identities.
Conducts individual intake assessments.
Provides direct clinical mental health services to individuals, groups, and couples.
Manages individual caseload so as to be able to incorporate new clients in an ongoing manner.
Maintains accurate, timely clinical notes, following Quality Improvement committee standards.
Adheres to relevant ethical and legal standards of HIPAA, relevant professional bodies, state boards
Consults with and refers to other professionals when appropriate (e.g. psychiatrists, medical providers, and dietitians)
Utilizes evidence-based clinical interventions and, as appropriate, document in clinical notes
Serves on emergency response teams
Participates in active educational outreach programs
May supervise Master's level mental health students
Provision of Clinical Care for Medical Trainees:
Perform diagnostic assessments; provide individual, couples, and group psychotherapy for medical learners statewide
Triage referrals; provide crisis management and stabilization
Provide after-hours back-up call coverage
Communicate with referral sources within the IU system (i.e., program directors, lead advisors, faculty)
Facilitate treatment planning including referrals to providers outside of the IU system for outpatient and inpatient care as needed; coordinate post-hospitalization care and follow-up
Collaborate with members of the mental health services team, and across the School and university, to facilitate quality patient care providers outside of the IU system for outpatient and inpatient care
Coordinate post-hospitalization care and follow-up
Outreach, Programming and Program Development:
Provide consultation to faculty, administrators, and stakeholders for issues that have psychological dimensions
Design and deliver psycho-educational programming and community outreach services for IUSM medical trainees with particular emphasis on issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion
Work effectively as a collaborative member of the mental health services team to develop and implement programming and outreach
Participate in the assessment, implementation, and development of improvements to the delivery of mental health services and programming provided to medical trainees across the IUSM system with particular attention to the mental health needs of BIPOC and URM medical learners
Engage in policy formulation and implementation related to diversity and inclusion efforts for DMHS. Upon request, help staff formulate multicultural or social justice goals for internal DMHS staff performance review
Coordinate/organize trainings that will help staff further develop cultural competency in the areas of identity development, intersections of identity and theoretical frameworks that promote equity and inclusion
Provide leadership and direction to DMHS and consult with campus committees related to matters of equity, diversity and inclusion
Maintain liaison relationships with other diversity positions and committees within IUSM.
Provide strategic consultation for the leadership team in areas of recruitment of staff and trainees, campus and department culture of diversity strengths and challenges, and how these affect the delivery of mental health services
Partner with DMHS leadership team to organize the DMHS response when issues related to diversity and/or inclusion are prominent. Provide leadership and consultation in deciding how to staff these events and presentations
Attend DMHS clinical and staff meetings
Complete scheduling of patients and documentation of clinical work in a timely and complete manner
Provide regular reports regarding work activities to the Director
Provide a brief overview of the academic year’s equity, diversity and inclusion efforts from the past year, submitted to the Director for use in annual reports
Master's degree in a relevant mental heath area from an accredited program
Doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology
Training in diversity, equity, and inclusion matters as they pertain to the delivery of mental health care.
4 years of post-degree experience
Advanced experience with minoritized populations, demonstrated cultural humility and curiosity is essential and should be shown through lived experience, research or presentations and/or skill in expressing such knowledge in person in an interview setting.
Experience providing programs and outreach that advance values of diversity, social justice, and cultural competency within the delivery of mental health care.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Indiana or license eligible Upon Hire OR
Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Indiana or license eligible Upon Hire
Proficient communication skills
Maintains a high degree of professionalism
Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty
Highly thorough and dependable
Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure
Possesses a high degree of initiative
Ability to influence internal and/or external constituents
Sensitivity to issues of gender, culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, socio-economic status
Delivery of culturally-competent mental health care
Provision of counseling to learners with diverse backgrounds
Provision of individual, couples, and group psychotherapy
Complex clinical decision-making
DEI initiatives and program development
Program assessment and execution
Provision of supervision
Delivery of high-quality psychoeducational and outreach programming
Ability to use an Electronic Medical Record
Utilize computer-based word processing, spreadsheet, electronic communication, database, and scheduling software
Ability to use standard office equipment such as copy machine, fax, and multiline phone systems.
Strong work ethic
Knowledge of and experience within mental health systems in the State of Indiana
Experience with the young adult learner population
Indiana University School of Medicine is a national leader in medical research and education. With more than 60 academic departments and specialty divisions across nine campuses statewide and strong clinical partnerships with Indiana's most advanced hospitals and physician networks, the school is continuously advancing its mission to prepare healers and transform health in Indiana and throughout the world.
The Department of Mental Health Services promotes psychological health, well-being, and success for all Indiana University School of Medicine learners and trainees across the State of Indiana. We deliver professional and comprehensive counseling and psychiatric services, crisis intervention, programming, consultation services, and outreach, as well as support the broader School of Medicine community and foster an environment where learners can thrive. We serve a diverse learner population of approximately 3200 trainees across the state of Indiana. DMHS is invested in providing care that is inclusive and culturally informed. We work collaboratively in the provision of mental health services, outreach, and liaison work, and work actively on the continuous improvement of our work... with a commitment to adherence to best practices.
As a member of the Department of Mental Health Services team working with IUSM medical trainees, you will have the opportunity to:
Evaluate and treat mental health concerns
Contribute toward personal development, maturation, and wellness
Facilitate adjustment to the School of Medicine, residency training programs, and fellowship programs
Support academic persistence
Work collaboratively with IUSM stakeholders, faculty, staff, and learners to support medical learners
Promote a respectful and inclusive IUSM learning environment that fosters professional and personal growth
We continually endeavor to facilitate, build, and create interaction, understanding, and dialogue between our diverse cultures to create to an intentionally inclusive, accessible campus community. Our collective goal is to instill diversity into our institution's consciousness; reinforce it with equity and excellence through our policies, practices and programs; and prepare all members of the community for a multicultural world. Our goals are to recruit, retain, advance, recognize, and promote a diverse faculty, staff and administration while creating a campus-wide community that celebrates its own diversity as one of its strengths and as a means of shaping IU's identity as a university.
Candidates from diverse backgrounds encouraged to apply.