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In support of Kent State University’s vision and core values, the mission of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is to enhance the psychological health and development of Kent State University students. Through the provision of an array of culturally competent and evidence-based psychological services, consultation with faculty and staff, and programming, CAPS staff contribute to the attainment of student educational objectives, encourage student engagement in the university community, and support students’ personal and professional success
As a comprehensive student counseling center, we endeavor to create a welcoming and affirming environment that honors diversity and values individual and cultural differences. We strive to accomplish our mission through a variety of professional services including individual and group psychotherapy, psychological testing, crisis intervention, drug and alcohol programs, training of helping professionals and outreach and programing for the university community.
CAPS Core Values:
Confidentiality and Compassion: We believe in creating a supportive and confidential space to the KSU community. We show care for everyone with kindness and empathy.
Respect for Peoples Rights and Dignity: We are committed to providing a welcoming, affirming, and inclusive environment for all. We make efforts to have a diverse staff with competence in multicultural counseling. We believe everyone should be valued and treated with respect regardless of age, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language, and socioeconomic status.
Justice and Advocacy: We endeavor to ensure that all students have access to and benefit from our services. We also educate others in the campus community about various dimensions of mental health through our campus engagement activities.
Professional Excellence and Ethics: We strive to provide the highest quality services consistent with professional standards. We adhere to all professional and ethical principles and work to stay current with the latest research and developments in psychological practice.
Multidisciplinary and Collaborative Approach: We make efforts to collaborate with medical staffing at University Health Services, personnel in the Division of Student Affairs, the University, and the broader community.
Based on our mission and core values, we are seeking a team member who is capable of and committed to the following: As a culturally responsive member of a highly supportive and collaborative team, the BIPOC-Focused Mental Health Provider delivers quality direct clinical services and outreach programing to university students with a focus on the BIPOC community, particularly African-American students. In addition, this provider offers assistance in the development, implementation, and evaluation of services for BIPOC students. This provider will serve as the liaison to the Multicultural Student Center and other units on campus that serve BIPOC students. This position reports to the Director.
Ideal candidates for this position are those who have strong generalist skills for working with the university student population, as well as expertise in understanding the impact of racial trauma. Campus outreach will center on promoting help seeking behaviors, as well as creating inclusive mental health awareness/stigma reduction messaging that are reflective of BIPOC students.
We know that personal lived experiences and identities impact our professional work and the ways in which we engage with our students, colleagues, and campus partners. As this position is focused on working with BIPOC students, having one or more shared identities is invaluable. Thus, we highly encourage members of these groups to apply.
To apply for this job please visit jobslist.kent.edu.