Coordinator of Indigenous Student Mental Health & Wellness (54 views)

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Oregon State University enthusiastically invites applications for a full-time, 12-month Coordinator of Indigenous Student Mental Health & Wellness. 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. This individual will work collaboratively with community and university agencies that serve Indigenous students.

The creation of this position is a part of CAPS’ ongoing commitment to centering the needs of marginalized students in our community. 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.

Required Qualifications

  • 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 and 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 brief therapeutic interventions.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience consulting/liaising with campus and/or community partners serving Indigenous populations.
  • Experience providing mental health services in a higher education setting/in a college counseling center.
  • Currently licensed.
  • Two years of post-graduate professional counseling experience.
  • Experience providing group therapy.
  • Experience contributing to a multidisciplinary clinical team.
  • Experience advising, consulting, and/or mentoring Indigenous youth or community organizations.

Salary and Benefits

The anticipated salary range starts in the mid-60s or higher depending on skill, education, and experience. CAPS is committed to offering a competitive and equitable salary to qualified candidates.

Included in the initial compensation package will be a stipend for moving-related expenses.

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