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  • Date Posted: Jul 14, 2017

Multicultural Specialist/Mental Health Clinician

Northern Arizona University (NAU) seeks to fill a Multicultural Specialist/Mental Health Clinician position in Counseling Services (CS) within Campus Health Services (CHS). The successful candidate will be an experienced generalist psychologist, counselor or social worker with established clinical, outreach and training experience serving diverse populations. This individual will have the opportunity to strengthen outreach connections with diversity partners on campus, including the Chief Diversity Officer, the Inclusion and Multicultural Services office, the LGBTQA Resources and Support office, the Native American Student Services office and others. This individual will also provide training in diversity and multiculturalism to doctoral interns and master's level trainees.

Special Information: This position includes occasional evening and weekend hours for provision of on-call coverage and outreach/educational programming.

Primary Responsibilities:

•     Coordinates multicultural outreach programs, services, training and professional development for Counseling Services
•     Evaluates the effectiveness of services, outreach and training in multiculturalism
•     Participates in quality improvement and relevant clinical research projects as requested
•     Ensures record-keeping and clinical services are in regulatory and ethical compliance and meet accreditation standards
•     Provides training and supervision for Counseling Services' staff and trainees
•     Provides counseling services in the form of:
o     Individual, group and couples counseling
o     Initial assessments
o     Behavioral health consultation in our integrated primary care unit
o     Crisis appointments
o     On-call (after hours and weekend) coverage
•     Participates in case conference, psychiatric case conference and staff meetings in Counseling Services
•     Provides consultation and outreach services to the University community
•     Collaborates and consults with psychiatric, medical, and other mental health providers in Campus Health-Medical Services and in the local community
•     Provides case management and documentation in support of service provision
•     Participates on departmental and university committees as needed
•     Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

•     Licensed or license eligibility in the State of Arizona as a Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Professional Counselor or Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Appropriate educational credentials in support of license
•     Demonstrated competency providing clinical services, outreach and training for diverse campus populations
•     Demonstrated experience providing clinical services for the wide range of presenting issues seen in college students, including assessing and managing risk and the treatment of serious concerns (e.g., eating disorders, personality disorders)
•     Highly effective interpersonal skills. Ability to work in a highly collaborative manner
•     Strong written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

•     Experience in a college or university counseling center
•     Experience providing training and supervision in an APA-accredited training program
•     Strong outreach and consultation skills
•     Experience providing process group therapy

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

•     Ability to actively engage in clinical practice with students in ongoing counseling (with individuals, couples, groups), in crisis intervention, and in outreach programs
•     Ability to manage a very full caseload within a time-limited clinical setting
•     Commitment to an integrated model of healthcare
•     Experience in the use of electronic/medical records systems; must be computer literate
•     Knowledge of college student development theories and practice
•     Ability to work with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds
•     Awareness and commitment to NAU’s EEO/Affirmative Action Plan and Safe Working and Learning Environment goals

General Information

NAU is a state university with a student population of over 22,000 on the Flagstaff campus and over 8200 students through distance learning programs. The NAU campus is located at 7000 feet elevation at the foot of the San Francisco Peaks, 140 miles north of Phoenix, and 74 miles south of the Grand Canyon. Flagstaff enjoys a four-season climate that appeals to a wide diversity of individuals.

Counseling Services is one unit within an integrated Campus Health Services department, along with Medical Services and Health Promotion. Counseling Services is staffed with professionals from a number of different disciplines and has a strong value for multidisciplinary collaboration. Counseling Services provides a growing training program for students in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Counseling and Clinical Psychology programs. Counseling Services serves the NAU community through our direct services to students, as well as in consultation with other individuals and departments on campus and the provision of educational outreach presentations.


Commensurate with education and experience

Application Deadline:

Open until filled

How to Apply:

Please complete an application through the NAU Human Resources website (www.nau.edu/hr). Job ID 603002: Psychologist/Counselor/Social Worker. In addition to the required electronic NAU application, please send a letter of interest, a current vita, graduate transcripts, copy of active professional license, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three current professional references to: Dr. Megan Gavin, Clinical Coordinator and Chair of Search Committee, Counseling Services, Campus Health Services, Northern Arizona University, PO Box 6045, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-6045.

Contact Information

Website: http://www.nau.edu/hr

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