Clinical Staff Member and Touchstone Resource Coordinator
University of Maine - Orono, ME

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University of Maine

Counseling Center

We hope to find a dynamic individual who can provide effective mental health services and creative leadership Touchstone Resources, a comprehensive suicide prevention program that was developed under a SAMHSA grant funded by the Garrett-Lee Smith Act.

Applicants must be licensed or license eligible in the State of Maine and have experience in providing mental health services in a college counseling center or similar setting, and a strong interest in providing public health prevention education and outreach programs.

This is an eleven-month, full-time, base budgeted position. Salary range is $36,000 to $42,000, for Master’s level and $42,652-$46,000 for Doctoral level. For a complete job description contact Pamela Guerrette at (207) 581-1392, or Pamela.Guerrette@umit.maine.edu ., or go to jobs.umaine.edu. For more information about the Counseling Center and Touchstone Resources see our websites at: http://www.umaine.edu/counseling/

Review of applicants will begin February 20th st and continue until the position is filled. Please send letter of application indicating the position to which you are applying, current vita and three letters of reference to Pam Guerrette, Chair of Search Committee, Counseling Center, 5721 Cutler Health Building, Orono, Maine 04469, or electronically to Pamela.Guerrette@umit.maine.edu.

Appropriate background checks will be required.

The University of Maine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Job Description

Title: Clinical Staff Member and Touchstone Resource Coordinator

Department: University of Maine Counseling Center and Touchstone Resources

Division of Student Affairs

Reports To: Director, Counseling Center

Date: February, 2013

Purpose:

To promote the academic success, personal well-being, and health of students and the campus community by providing direct psychological services to the students, and by coordinating campus wide prevention and public health initiatives, and education and consultation to faculty, staff students and parents.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide direct counseling and psychological services to students.
  • Conduct assessment and treatment of students through intake, walk-in assessment/triage, crisis intervention, time-limited case consultation, ongoing counseling, and case management.
  • Share in the rotation of evening and weekend “on call” services. And provide urgent care, emergency, and crisis intervention services including coordinating care with community agencies psychiatric providers, and psychiatric hospitals.
  • Coordinate Touchstone Resources including the Touchstone Web, the Touchstone Social Network and Touchstone Gatekeeper training, and providing supervision for the Touchstone Graduate Assistant.
  • Coordinate public health initiatives and collaborate with other departments to develop and deliver campus wide public health initiatives including training, outreach and educational programs.
  • Provide supervision to Masters and/or Doctoral level trainees.
  • Provide consultation to colleagues, students, faculty, staff and parents.
  • Attend and Participate in Departmental/ Division Staff Meetings, University Committees, and other administrative tasks as assigned by the Director.
  • Participate in Professional Development activities as needed to keep skills abreast of current trends and to maintain licensure.
  • Create and maintain clinical records in accordance with Maine State Law, Federal Law and professional ethical guidelines.
  • Abide by applicable State and Federal Laws, Licensing Board rules, professional Codes of Ethics and Standards of Practice, and University policies and procedures.
  • Perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by the Director.
Knowledge and Skill Qualifications:

Applicants must be licensed or license eligible in the State of Maine as a Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, or Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Official title for this position will depend on degree and licensure. Licensure will be expected at the time of hire or within one year of hire. A successful candidate who is not licensed must obtain conditional license by the start date or within two months after the start date. Successful candidates must have experience delivering psychological or counseling services in a college counseling center or similar setting and have demonstrated skill and success in the delivery of effective suicide prevention programs and/or other outreach and educational programs. Applicants should also have demonstrated sensitivity to multicultural issues and social justice with experience working with a diverse student population.
Candidates must have demonstrated a history or effective collaboration as a member of a team of professionals and must show interest and the ability to be cooperative in working with other Counseling Center staff to provide a balance of skills as needed by the Center at any particular time. S/he should possess excellent clinical and interpersonal skills and highly ethical professional functioning.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

The incumbent will supervise the Touchstone Graduate Assistant and may be able to participate in training and supervision Master’s and/or Doctoral level interns.

Work Schedule:

University of Maine business hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Work outside of normal business hours will be necessary in order to complete the requirements of the position. This will include sharing on call crisis consultation and participation in evening and weekend programs and initiatives.

Work Environment:

This work involves the stress typical of a Psychologist providing services in an out-patient mental health setting on a college campus. This includes the emotional stress contingent with providing direct services and case management to a population experiencing a wide range of psychological disturbance including; depression, anxiety, suicidal risk, and at times, major mental illness. This setting includes working with a supportive team of colleagues who consult regularly with one another for professional development and to manage the personal stress of the work. Work may be performed in an office, meeting rooms, classrooms, residence halls, or on the campus grounds. Workload priorities may need to be shifted and schedules changed in order to meet deadlines or collaborate in Division wide programming initiatives or need of the community.

Position Type: 11 month ongoing, base budgeted position. Normal work year is August- June 30 th .

Schedule for Evaluation:

During the initial 6 months of employment and annually thereafter in accordance with the UMPSA agreement.

Job Family/Salary Grade:

Job Family for both positions is 19. Salary Band for PhD level is 5, Master’s Level is 3.

Appropriate background checks required.

All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures, as well as to complete applicable workplace related screenings, and required employee trainings, such as Information Security, Safety Training, Workplace Violence and Sexual Harassment.

On January 1, 2011, UMaine became a tobacco-free campus. Information regarding UMaine’s tobacco-free policy is online at http://umaine.edu/tobaccofree/ .

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