The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.
USC Student Counseling Services is actively recruiting full-time licensed therapists (PhD/PsyD/LCSW/LMFT) to join a diverse and dynamic multidisciplinary team who are strongly committed to providing excellent clinical treatment, training, and outreach services regarding mental health and wellness. We are seeking licensed therapists with expertise in dealing with clients at risk or in crisis, and candidates who have strong clinical skills, are familiar with the duties associated with a university counseling center, and thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative, collegial, professional environment.
Description of USC Student Health and CMH
USC Student Health provides a comprehensive campus health program including mental health services, medical services, prevention and health promotion, health communications, the student health insurance plan, and public health services to improve the health of the USC population. Mental Health services support students so that they may achieve their academic and personal goals through the Department of Psychiatryâs Student Counseling and Mental Health practice (CMH). CMH services include: individual, couples and group counseling; assessment and referral to other professionals and institutions; crisis intervention (including some after-hours coverage); biofeedback; psychiatric evaluations and medication follow-up; consultation; outreach and prevention; and training and supervision.Â Services at CMH are provided by and under the auspices of the Department of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences of the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
Position Description [Purpose, Scope, and Duties]
These clinicians/therapists will provide individual treatment, group therapy, routine and urgent intake, triage, case consultation, third party consultation, and after hours coverage to USC students. They will provide specialized psychotherapy and case management services to students who meet risk criteria, and perform student welfare checks for mental health concerns alongside the USC Department of Public Safety. They may Supervise interns and practicum students; present didactic training in seminars for social work/psychology practicum interns on theories, interventions or diagnoses; and provide psycho-educational workshops to USC faculty, staff, and students.
Masterâs or higher degree in social work, marriage & family therapy, counseling, psychology, or related field Licensed in the state of CaliforniaExpertise in short term treatment, including: brief psychotherapy, stabilization and referral of serious mental illness, and crisisResilient, self-aware, and can thrive in a fast paced, demanding environmentCommitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and multicultural competency in working with students of color, students from all economic classes, first generation students, LGBTQ students, and international students
Experience in dealing with students/clients at risk or in crisis Work experience in college counseling centers LPS designation Excellent diagnostic skillsDemonstrated knowledge, experience, and skills in group process work and trainingExperience working with issues encountered in late adolescence, including: transgender identity, menâs issues, sexual trauma, eating disorders, and substance use disordersCommitment to the highest ethical standards of professional practice and to professional integrityÂ Desire to continue to grow as a professional and committed to excellence Bilingual or multilingual
Application Deadline: Until position is filled.
Starting Date: Negotiable
This is a faculty position in the Division of Student Counseling and Mental Health in the Department of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. The position is exempt, full-time. Salary is competitive, and contingent on experience. A generous benefits package includes health insurance, sick time, and paid vacation.
USC is one of the worldâs leading private research universities with approximately 48,500 students from all 50 states and boasts one of the largest international student bodies in the country. USC is located in the heart of Los Angeles, a culturally rich metropolitan city, and is close to both beach and mountains with wonderful outdoor recreation opportunities. The mild temperatures along with the cityâs average of 329 days of sun per year makes Los Angeles a wonderful city to live and work.
Apply here and upload a cover letter expressing interest/fit for this position, and specifying training/expertise in working with students/clients in crisis or at risk 3 letters of recommendation, 2 of which should be from current/former direct clinical supervisors and speak to clinical expertise/skill and CV.
The University of Southern California (USC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. The Department of Psychiatry strongly values diversity, equity, and inclusion and is committed to hiring excellent and diverse faculty. All genders, BIPOC, LABTQIA+, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.