Psychologist, African, Black, and Caribbean (ABC) Focus (194 views)

Psychologist, African, Black, and Caribbean (ABC) Focus

 

Location: Santa Cruz

Job ID: 67692

JOB POSTING

The largest employer in the county, rated as one of the most beautiful campuses, located on the coast overlooking Monterey Bay, UC Santa Cruz employs over 3,100 people in staff positions alone.

Are you passionate and dedicated about fostering mental health and well-being for African, Black, and Caribbean student communities? Student Health Counseling and Psychological Services is seeking a dynamic Psychologist specializing in addressing the unique needs and challenges of our African, Black, and Caribbean student population. As part of our supportive and collaborative counseling center team, you will have the opportunity to make a profound impact by providing culturally sensitive and trauma informed care, support, and advocacy to our diverse student body.

Opportunities available for this position include:

  • Hybrid remote work schedule, if desired
  • H1-B sponsorship
  • New Employee Signing Bonus

While full-time employment is preferred, a part-time 4 day per week schedule is possible. If less than 12 months is preferred, the position can contain regularly scheduled unpaid, non-work periods in the summer during which the Psychologist remains an employee and retains health benefits, but is not at work.

UC Santa Cruz staff have access to comprehensive benefits packages. Here is sample of benefits:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Care Insurance Plans
  • UC Retirement Plan
  • Group Term Life Insurance
  • Legal Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • 13 Paid Holidays plus accrued vacation and sick leave

For more information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the university visit: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

Thank you for your interest in UC Santa Cruz.

HOW TO APPLY

For full consideration, applicants should attach their resume and cover letter when applying for a job opening. For guidance related to the application process or if you are experiencing difficulties when applying, please review the https://shr.ucsc.edu/talent-acquisition/applicant_resources/index.html on our Talent Acquisition website.

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INITIAL REVIEW DATE (IRD)

Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. Materials submitted after the IRD will ONLY be forwarded at the request of the hiring unit. To ensure your application is routed for consideration, submit your materials before 11:59 p.m. on the IRD. Talent Acquisition cannot accept application materials outside of the jobs portal, and is unable to update submitted applications on an applicant’s behalf, or forward communications to the hiring units. For more information about the IRD and the applicant review process, https://shr.ucsc.edu/talent-acquisition/applicant_resources/ird-and-applicant-review-process.html.

The IRD for this job is: 05-13-2024

ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ

UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It’s known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus’s DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW

UC Santa Cruz (UCSC) Student Health Services (SHS) is a full-service health facility offering UCSC students clinical, educational, counseling, and psychiatry services to students on the UCSC campus. SHS is deeply committed to ensuring affordable, well-integrated, multidisciplinary healthcare that effectively supports the university’s diverse campus communities through equitable access and culturally competent, high-quality programs and services.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides a variety of mental health and psychological services to UCSC undergraduate and graduate students, including intake assessment, brief individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, mental health outreach and workshop programming, consultations, and liaison relationships to support student mental health and well-being.

Other departments include Student Health Outreach and Promotion (SHOP), home of the Condom Co-op; CARE (Center for Advocacy, Resources, & Empowerment) the advocacy and prevention education office that supports survivors of sexual assault, stalking, and dating/domestic violence; and Student Insurance Programs.

Student Health Services employs approximately 150 staff including physicians, psychiatrists, case managers, lab scientists, pharmacists, nurses, radiologists, and many other clinical and administrative staff. SHS welcomes staff with interest and experience in working with students with a wide range of ethnic, cultural, and gender identities.

More information can be found at: https://caps.ucsc.edu and http://healthcenter.ucsc.edu

JOB SUMMARY

The Psychologist reports to the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and is assigned duties by the Director as specified herein. The Psychologist provides high-quality clinical services, outreach and educational programming, and consultation services and provides supervision/training of doctoral interns and postdoctoral fellows as requested. In discharging these duties, the Psychologist is expected to be knowledgeable, skilled, and committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the delivery of psychological services to students with diverse and intersecting identities.

All of the Psychologist’s activities are performed within the limits of standards and ethical principles of their professional organization, as well as applicable legal mandates for mental health professionals in the State of California.

This Psychologist utilizes demonstrated expertise and understanding of working with African, Black, and/or Caribbean individuals in clinical and outreach services.

APPOINTMENT INFORMATION

Budgeted Salary: $104,295-$134,926/annually, proportionate to time worked. Salary commensurate with years of licensed experience as well as specialized skills and qualifications.

Under California law, the University of California, Santa Cruz is required to post a reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role. The salary shown above is the budgeted amount the University reasonably expects to pay and the salary extended should not exceed this posted amount.

Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits

Schedule Information:

  • Full-time, Fixed
  • Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 hours per week (willing to consider part-time and or potential furlough)
  • Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
  • Shift Includes: Day

Employee Classification: Career appointment

Job End Date: None

Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus

Union Representation: HX – Healthcare Professionals

Job Code Classification: CNSLNG PSYCHOLOGIST 2 HX (009559)

Travel: Never or Rarely

JOB DUTIES

50% – Direct Service

  • Provides brief counseling and psychotherapy with undergraduate and graduate students (individuals, couples) presenting a broad range of psychological problems, with a focus on African, Black, and Caribbean (ABC) identified students
  • Provides triage and intake assessment
  • Provides crisis assessment, intervention, and stabilization
  • Provides case management and referral services
  • Conducts group therapy, psychoeducational groups, and drop-in groups
  • Works collaboratively with CAPS and SHS providers, campus partners, off-campus mental health professionals, and community resources to meet the mental health needs of students
  • Determines the need for other professional interventions and refers as necessary.
  • Provides consultation to staff, faculty, administrators, and campus partners regarding the psychological well-being of students
  • Provides supervision and training of doctoral interns and postdoctoral fellows as needed
  • Provides backup consultation for the After-Hours Crisis Services

35% – Indirect Service

  • Consults with staff, faculty, and campus partners to collaborate on program development for psychoeducational outreach and training to enhance the mental health and psychological well-being of students in the campus community, with a focus on African, Black, and Caribbean (ABC) identified students
  • Participates regularly in CAPS committees and workgroups in a cooperative and professional manner in efforts to maintain and upgrade the quality of service of CAPS
  • Maintains accurate and timely clinical documentation
  • Promotes a safe and healthy workplace and effectively responds to injuries that occur

15% – Direct Outreach Service

  • Develops and implements multiculturally responsive outreach programs and psychoeducational workshops with a focus on African, Black, and Caribbean (ABC) identified students
  • Functions as a liaison and consultant to campus organizations serving ABC identified students

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Valid California licensure, in good standing, in Psychology OR Valid out of state licensure, in good standing, in Psychology. Out of State licensed psychologists are required to acquire California licensure within 180 days from either submitting the application or beginning California residency, whichever occurs first
  • Demonstrated experience, skills and expertise providing multiculturally responsive and trauma informed clinical services to individuals with diverse and intersecting identities, with a focus on African, Black, and/or Caribbean communities
  • Demonstrated clinical experience with individuals and couples using a brief therapy model
  • Demonstrated strong clinical and crisis management skills, including ability to work with high acuity students with complex mental health needs
  • Experience facilitating psychotherapy and psycho-educational groups
  • Experience designing and implementing multiculturally responsive outreach programs and psychoeducational workshops, with a focus on African, Black, and/or Caribbean communities
  • Demonstrated knowledge, understanding, and stated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the delivery of psychological services
  • Demonstrated expertise with developmental issues of late adolescence
  • Demonstrated commitment and experience in working with African, Black, and/or Caribbean communities and/or students
  • Demonstrated comprehensive understanding of African, Black, and Caribbean culture and experience in counseling African, Black, and/or Caribbean young adults
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an interdisciplinary team and to effectively collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to be an effective team member, and evidence of professional behavior
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to use computer-based electronic health records and scheduling software

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Counseling experience in a college/university setting
  • Psychology licensure in California preferred over out-of-state licensure

SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Valid California licensure, in good standing, in Psychology OR Valid out of state licensure*, in good standing, in Psychology *Out of State licensed psychologists are required to acquire California licensure within 180 days from either submitting the application or beginning California residency, whichever occurs first.
  • Must possess CPR/First Aid/AED certification or have the ability to obtain it within 60-calendar days of hire.
  • Selected candidate will be required to successfully complete a pre-hire criminal history background check and a pre-hire credentialing check.
  • The selected candidate will be required to work primarily on campus, with periods of remote work possible based on operational needs. If a hybrid work schedule is confirmed, the selected candidate must be able to work successfully from a home/remote office and be able to fulfill the requirements of the UCSC telecommuting agreement.
  • Job will require occasional working of non-traditional hours.
  • Selected Candidate will be required to take HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accessibility) training within 30 days of hire.
  • Selected candidate will be required to complete training within established time frames as directed including UC compliance training.
  • Ability to maintain appearance and conduct suitable for working in a professional setting.
  • Will be required to comply with current Student Health Center employee health safety requirements for health care workers as defined by state and federal regulatory agencies; current health safety requirements to be discussed during interview
  • The University of California has implemented a https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/VaccinationProgramsPolicy covering all employees. Employees, including new hires, are required to comply with any applicable policies relating to the University of California vaccine program.
  • Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtainedhttps://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displayText.xhtml?lawCode=PEN&division=&title=1.&part=4.&chapter=2.&article=2.5https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displayText.xhtml?lawCode=PEN&division=&title=1.&part=4.&chapter=2.&article=2.5.

SAFETY STATEMENT

All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.

EEO/AA

The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

For the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4010393/PPSM-20

For the University of California’s Anti-Discrimination Policy, please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/1001004/Anti-Discrimination

APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO USE THE UCSC ON-LINE PROCESS

View full job description and access on-line application:

https://apptrkr.com/5180650

To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

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