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USC Student Counseling Services’ Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services (RSVP) http://engemannshc.usc.edu/rsvp/seeks a Masters’ or Doctoral level clinician (e.g., LCSW, LMFT, PsyD) to join a diverse and dynamic multidisciplinary team who are strongly committed to providing excellent clinical treatment and outreach services regarding gender issues and gender violence. We are seeking candidates who have solid clinical generalist skills, have outreach expertise, and thrive in a collaborative, collegial, and professional environment with experience and strong interest in gender equity.
Description of the Center
The USC Student Counseling Services provides mental health services to students so that they may achieve their academic and personal goals. Services we provide 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.
We are committed to providing quality mental and educational services in accordance with the ethical and legal standards of our profession. We appreciate and honor diversity and work with all students with compassion, respect and dignity. We advocate for and empower our students in pursuing their goals and personal development.
We are committed to making the Center a work environment characterized by respect, mutual support, and team work, and the sharing of diverse and honest opinions among our staff is encouraged. We value and honor the diversity of the students we serve as well as the diversity of our staff and the unique contributions of each member. Team members are committed to ongoing learning, self-awareness, and cultural competency.
Description of RSVP
Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services (RSVP) exists to facilitate the success of students by providing advocacy and confidential counseling to those who have experienced sexual/gender-based harm during their time at USC.
Through its educational programs, RSVP fosters a better understanding of sexual violence, relationship abuse, stalking, and healthy relationships/sexuality. Above all, RSVP serves as a haven for students and provides opportunities to make change on campus, through its educational programs and peer outreach program, VOICE (Violence Outreach Intervention and Community Empowerment). RSVP fosters an environment that enriches the USC experience across lines of gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, class, ability and sexual orientation.
RSVP provides the following support:
Serves as a safe, confidential space for survivors of sexual assault and other gender-related harm to receive counseling (crisis, individual, group) and advocacy.
Connects students to community resources such as rape treatment centers or advocacy groups, campus accommodations (such as housing or academic support) and all reporting option such as USC’s Title IX office and law enforcement.
Offers educational programs that help prevent sexual violence and create healthy relationships (e.g., workshops and VOICE peer outreach program).
Collaborates with student groups and other campus offices committed to addressing gender-based harm/power-based control.
Conducts individual assessment and diagnostic sessions. Provides referral, short term counseling and crisis intervention services as appropriate.
Practices trauma informed care within a short term model for students experiencing gender based harm and sexual violence.
Plans and implements outreach activities on consent, rape culture, healthy relationships, etc. Demonstrates creativity with reaching underrepresented populations such as the LGBTQ students; international students; or students of color.
Assists in development of prevention, intervention, referral and outreach services, including stalking, domestic violence, and sexual assault awareness months.
Supervises graduate student interns and collaborates with appropriate academic unit(s). Coordinates hourly professional staff. Provides administrative direction and clinical consultation. Conducts staff development activities.
Develops and conducts seminars and related activities. Conducts training sessions with University administrators regarding gender-based harm. Assists in design of new training activities. Coordinates and supplements training activities provided by Departments and Schools.
Participates and supports training programs and peer programs.
Provides weekly after hours coverage 3-4 weeks per year.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
This is a faculty position in the Division of Student Mental Health in the Department of Psychiatry & the Behavioral Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. All genders and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
Doctorate in Psychology or Master’s degree in Social Work or Marriage & Family Therapy
Must be licensed or license eligible in the State of California
Expertise in treating sexual violence and short term treatment, including: brief psychotherapy, stabilization and referral of serious mental illness, and crisis intervention
Multicultural competency in working with students of color, students from all economic classes, first generation students, LGBTQ students, and international students
Resilient, self-aware, and can thrive in a fast paced, demanding environment
Work experience in college counseling centers, women’s centers, or college student affairs
Excellent trauma informed clinical training and diagnostic skills
Experience with reporting to law enforcement or working with university Title IX offices
Foreign language skills are welcome
Commitment to the highest ethical standards of professional practice and to professional integrity
Desire to continue to grow as a professional and committed to excellence
Internal Number: REQ20058737
About University of Southern California
At the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, our faculty and staff integrate the vanguards of science, medicine, education, and psychology and behavioral health to deliver compassionate patient care; provide exceptional training for students, residents and fellows; and conduct leading-edge research.
The department plays a key role in USC’s healthcare system by developing and teaching best practices and serving the diverse and often underserved patients and communities of Los Angeles through interdisciplinary and inter-professional collaboration, teamwork and shared models of excellence in care.
With our expansive, world-class research programs, department faculty members maintain particular strengths in psychiatric genetics, clinical treatments and health services research.
Our educational programming features internationally known leaders in curriculum, evaluation, research and teaching methodology. Faculty members are committed to the best possible educational experience for students, residents, fellows and other trainees — and are dedicated to their development as clinicians, teachers, researchers and leaders.