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Placement Coordinator CPSY

Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR

Job - Education

Close Date: 02/14/2020

Job Purpose

The role of the Placement Coordinator - CPSY is to develop and maintain working relationships with clinical community agencies, to oversee practicum and internship placement of students from multiple Counseling Psychology (CPSY) department programs, and to ensure thorough and accurate documentation and data collection processes.

The Graduate School is grounded in a strong commitment to equity and social justice. We are looking for a colleague with the requisite professional experience who shares our vision and commitment to these principles.

What You'll Do

Actively develops and maintains positive relationships with agencies that provide professional mental health, professional mental health and addictions, family therapy, art therapy services in the greater Portland area and region.
Supports placement of students in practicum and internship sites. Works with Clinical Coordinators to provide information to students and address their questions about placement processes.
Works closely with program Clinical Coordinators to make routine contact with sites, maintain updated site information, MOUs,and make site visits. Collaborates with Clinical Coordinators to communicate with sites and site supervisors about placement issues as needed.
Tracks the collection, verification, and reporting of CPSY clinical placement data.
Plans and hosts internship fair for Professional Mental Health Counseling, Professional Mental Health Counseling-Addictions, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Art Therapy programs.
Communicates with internship site representatives about the fair. Works with faculty to prepare students for attending the fair. Coordinates all publicity, invitations, student worker assistance and other logistics for the fair with the event planning help of CPSY office administrative staff.
Collaborates with the Center for Community Engagement to manage communication with site supervisors about continuing education opportunities and fee waiver and course registration processes.
Maintains a list of community therapists qualified to work with students needing to meet their portfolio requirement for personal counseling.
clinical work group,program, and department meetings as needed to understand and address the needs of each program within the department.
Provides clinical and administrative coverage for the Lewis & Clark Community Counseling Center a few times each year. This includes overseeing daily operations, coordinating the work of clinic staff, serving as contact for Center supervisors, and providing back-up supervision to student clinicians when there are urgent client care needs.

Must Haves

Master's degree in a counseling related field
Three years of experience working in or with counseling clinics or site-based agencies.
Demonstrated ability to communicate, interact, and collaborate effectively with faculty, staff, students, and community partners.
Ability to work independently and in a self-directed manner on complex assignments.
Strong organizational and prioritization skills.
Prior work experience and demonstrated skill in exercising prudent judgment, discretion, and ability to maintain confidentiality.
Demonstrated ability to cultivate and build community partnerships.
Understanding of counseling field as it relates to preparing graduate students for professional experiences in clinic or other agency sites.
Strong PC skills, including extensive experience with the Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel, and proficiency with database management systems.
Ability to carry out responsibilities in alignment with the social justice mission of the Graduate School.

Nice to Haves

Four years of experience working in or with counseling clinics or site-based agencies.
Experience providing mental health services.
Experience work with counselor education programs, e.g. Marriage, Couple and Family Therapy; Mental Health Counseling; and/or Art Therapy
Experience working on teams to build partnerships between higher education and clinics/agencies.
Familiarity with Portland area mental health agencies and addictions services.

Work Schedule

37.5 hours per week
Benefits Eligible: Yes

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Physical Requirements

The job works primarily at a desk or is otherwise involved in activities requiring little lifting, climbing or working in tiring positions
Sitting, standing, driving, walking, grasping/gripping, pinching/squeezing, reaching, repetitive hand movements (e.g., typing), seeing, talking, hearing

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