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The Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) program is accepting applications for a Practicum and Internship Specialist. The successful candidate will be committed to the academic and clinical success of all MAC students and will respect and celebrate the diversity and differences found among our students. They work closely with MAC faculty and staff to ensure compliance with SAU policies and procedures and adherence to CACREP standards of accreditation.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for all elements of the MAC practicum and internship experiences.
Serve as the Point of Contact for all inquiries regarding MAC practicum and internship experiences.
Applies knowledge of CACREP accreditation to all work activities.
Be available to students, program supervisors, and site supervisors to help resolve any issues that might develop in the course of the student internship.
Monitor progress for students who have been granted extensions for practicum and internships.
Work directly with the MAC Department Chair, program supervisor and student in cases of dismissal from an internship site.
Communicate with program supervisors, site supervisors and students the Concept, Mission, Values, Distinctives, and outcomes of Spring Arbor University and the MAC program.
Maintain and keep current all curricula for the practicum and internship current, in conjunction with the MAC Curriculum committee.
Coordinate student clinical records.
Clear students for clinical experience by collecting clinical applications from the program supervisors and process them by checking attendance, the completion of all coursework, GPA, and the appropriate background checks through ICHAT
When students are cleared for clinical experience, contact students and program supervisors to indicate the student is cleared for placement at an internship site.
Maintain records related to the MAC clinical activities, including extensive use and understanding of Tevera. Enter clinical information for each intern, internship site, site supervisor, and program supervisor into Tevera (the clinical documentation software program) and maintain the program as related to the clinical process.
Ensure the appropriate documentation and licenses for site supervisors is verified and accessible.
Work with program supervisors to vet new clinical sites, insuring that they are able to provide the direct hours, appropriate clinical experience, and have a fully licensed clinician who can serve as the site supervisor.
Build relationships with potential clinical sites in the community and take the necessary steps to initiate and approve new clinical sites as needed.
Maintain a central record of approved placement sites in the various communities where MAC is offered.
Be knowledgeable of school and agency counseling policies and procedures.
Keep the Internship Manual current.
Hire and train the program supervisors who teach the case conceptualization, practicum and internship courses and who oversee the placement of students in internships.
Conduct appropriate training and orientation for students and site supervisors.
Train site supervisors and program supervisors regarding Tevera usage.
Provide and monitor supervision training for site and program supervisors.
Assist the MAC Chair with Accreditation reports and issues.
Assist with the development and maintenance of a strong professional atmosphere in the MAC department.
Maintain a professional counseling identity, including memberships in professional associations.
Other duties as assigned.
Attention to detail and exceptional organization skills are essential. Willingness to assist as a team member in the program's implementation and ongoing review of CACREP standards. Good interpersonal, communication, writing skills and the ability to work effectively with faculty is important. Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks. Experience with Tevera Field Placement and Assessment Management software is preferred. Experience with Excel spreadsheets and MS Word required. Preferred office location at either the Spring Arbor Campus or at SAU’s Southfield Site is strongly preferred. Individual will exhibit a life and service that is in full accord with the Spring Arbor University Concept and Community Covenant.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
An earned Doctorate degree in Counselor Education and Supervision is preferred; Master of Arts in Counseling is required. Successful college teaching experience with experience teaching in nontraditional environments/modalities is preferred. Experience with counseling and supervising clinical internships is helpful.
Experience working in multicultural academic environments preferred and individuals from diverse populations are encouraged to apply.
Please visit careers.arbor.edu to apply.
About Spring Arbor University
To apply please visit: https://www.arbor.edu/about/offices-and-schools/human-resources/careers/