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Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at UCSC is expanding its team with the development of a new position – the Associate Director for Equity in Mental Health. This position will lead the ongoing CAPS efforts to transform the way CAPS serves students with multiple and intersecting identities. Under the general direction the Director of CAPS, the Associate Director for Equity in Mental Health will provide strategic leadership and consultation for the UCSC community regarding approaches for reaching and supporting equity in mental health for BIPOC students and other historically underserved and marginalized groups. The Associate Director will work collaboratively with campus partners to develop strategies and policies and support programs that build an inclusive community and foster success and equity in mental health for students with diverse identities.
Characteristics of the Successful Candidate:
We are seeking transformational leaders who are committed to advancing mental health access and equity for college students and who demonstrate strong clinical, trauma response, and crisis management skills. Ideal candidates will have experience working with a high volume and acuity of student cases, involving those with complex mental health needs. We are seeking candidates who demonstrate knowledge of, commitment to and experience working with members of African, Black & Caribbean; Asian, Asian American & Pacific Islander; Chicanx/Latinx; Native/Indigenous; South West Asian & North African; Disabled/Neuro Diverse; Trans & Non-Binary; Queer; Undocumented and other historically marginalized or underrepresented communities. Successful candidates will demonstrate measurable experience employing practices/praxis grounded in intersectional approaches and understandings of identity and will possess knowledge of and insight about different religious traditions that intersect with many of the identities and communities listed above. Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated skill set with addressing issues related to identity as they arise such as discrimination, racism, Islamophobia, imposter syndrome, microaggressions, etc. For the full list of selection criteria, including the educational and licensure requirements, please visit the job posting.
About Counseling and Psychological Services: CAPS has a longstanding accreditation from IACS, the International Association of Counseling Services, and follows the standard of allowing the CAPS Director direct access to the University administration. CAPS offers an APA Accredited Internship Program in Health Services Psychology.
To apply for this job please visit careerspub.universityofcalifornia.edu.