Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.
The Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) of SOU promotes optimal health and well being of students through the provision of quality services including but not limited to: primary medical care, mental health care, health education, early intervention strategies, community outreach and prevention programs and crisis response services. The SHWC is accredited by AAAHC as an outpatient clinic and supports an integrated service model of care. Services are provided through a fiscally sound and self supporting approach addressing student and campus community needs respectfully, professionally and in ways that honor diversity. Services are delivered in a setting and manner that represents the SHWC and SOU positively, and that are supportive of the academic goals and programs of SOU. The primary focus of this position is the provision of individual and group counseling services utilizing a developmental approach in a brief treatment environment with a focus on substance abuse. This position will provide general counseling and drug and alcohol assessments, interventions, referrals for SOU students and consultations to clinic staff specific to substance abuse. This position must have knowledge of current practice and methodologies in the alcohol and drug treatment field. This position must relate to both traditional and non-traditional students and respond in an inclusive and supportive manner to the needs of a diverse student population. This position assists in education, prevention, intervention and post-vention services in the campus community specific to alcohol and drug and mental health needs. Each SHWC employee is responsible for: 1.Knowing and complying with applicable internal and external policies, procedures, rules and regulations, including but not limited to: SHWC Policy and Procedures, SOU Policy and Procedures; AAAHC Standards, OHSA, and profession specific rules, regulations, ethics and standards of care. 2. Performing all duties in a positive and constructive manner supportive of a healthy team environment and that reflect highest ethical and professional communication. Adheres to Department Professional Communications Guidelines. 3. Open communication by bringing all student, provider, SOU community, and broader community issues, concerns, and/or requests to the Director on a timely basis including but not limited to any potential risk management or quality control issues. 4. Performing other assigned administrative, clerical and housekeeping duties.
Minimum Classification Qualifications:
Master's Degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or related field
Licensed or registered as an intern as a social worker or professional counselor in the State of Oregon
Two years' experience providing clinical counseling, group facilitation, case management, crisis intervention, conducting risk assessments, and/or care coordination
Experience in a college or university counseling center
All Listed Duties:
Counseling/Therapy: Provide individual, group and couples counseling/therapy to students including appropriate assessment, diagnosis and brief time sensitive treatment; provide crisis intervention, maintain up-to-date files clinical records, and job-related data commensurate with the current standards of the profession and position expectations. Co-facilitate weeklyCORE(Community of recovery in education) group, provide consultation and individual counseling to members ofCOREand other students in need of drug and alcohol assessment/counseling.
Outreach/Consultation/Supervision: Provide workshops, presentations, outreach programs and liaison activities designed to foster student success; consult withSHWCstaff and members of theSOUcommunity regarding the mental health and drug and alcohol needs of students. Provide community, campus and professional service as appropriate and within the scope of professional responsibilities. Provide training to SHWC staff as needed. Provide supervisionto interns as needed.
Attend and participate in case conferences and in-service training activities. Maintain and promote the highest ethical and professional standards commensurate with training and licensure. Participate as an active consulting member of theSHWCmental health team.
Stay current on all internal communication through regular attendance at meetings, reading and signing minutes of missed meetings, and regular use of e-mail.
Quality improvement: Routinely perform, review, and participate through daily communications and on assigned work teams, on-going assessment of quality of care, effectiveness and efficiencies throughout the department supporting Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care Standards and best practices in college health.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): -Position classification defined as
SOU provides career-focused, comprehensive educational experiences to over 6,200 students. Along with an emphasis on student success and intellectual growth, SOU is committed to diversity, inclusion and sustainability. Theoretical and experiential learning programs provide quality, innovative experiences for students. At SOU, students build strong community connections through internships, mentorships, field studies, capstone projects, volunteer opportunities and civic engagement.