Job Requisition Number: 26310. UC Berkeley’s University Health Service (UHS) is a comprehensive college health service providing fully accredited, primary medical care, counseling and psychological services, and innovative health promotion programs for students, faculty, and staff. UHS provides on-campus medical care and coordinates supplemental needs for off-campus care through a network of community specialists and hospitals. UHS manages the student health insurance and workers’ compensation insurance programs.
Approximately 65,000 visits occur annually including Primary Care, Urgent Care, Occupational Health and Specialty Clinics. Services are designed to minimize the impact of illness, emotional distress and injury on studies and work. The Social Services (SOS) unit offers short-term counseling, groups, case management and nutrition services to the campus student population. Counseling staff consist of social workers who provide compassionate specialty counseling on a range of specific and highly sensitive topics. Coupled with health promotion and public health programs, UHS reaches all segments of the Berkeley campus community. Learn more about UHS by visiting uhs.berkeley.edu
Reporting to the Director of Social Services, this position will work to decrease the impact of sexual violence on students in the Cal community. Harassment, sexual assault, stalking and intimate partner violence will be addressed through the application of a range of psychological interventions including individual and group counseling, crisis response and case management. The position requires demonstrated expertise in the treatment of trauma and a broad range of knowledge that may be applied in outreach and counseling efforts.
Key Responsibilities: •Under general supervision, performs assessment, diagnosis, •psychotherapy, and case management of high risk situations of violence. •Provides trauma-informed crisis assessment and intervention, brief counseling and comprehensive, empowerment based care for all survivors of sexual violence, harassment, stalking or IPV. •Develops and leads groups for survivors of gender based violence. •Manages complex cases, including those with dual diagnoses, and functions as a liaison between survivors/victims and campus and community resources. •Provides consultation to Tang staff on issues of sexual violence including patient reporting options and staff reporting responsibilities. •Trains staff on trauma-informed care. •Infuses multicultural competence and social justice into all interventions and trainings.
Outreach Efforts •Trains the campus community on Tang services and how to refer/intervene successfully. Partners with PATH to Care advocates to provide campus outreach including healing circles. This will involve evening hours. •Develops positive, productive and effective relationships with campus partners who are working to address sexual violence including PATH to Care advocates, GenEq, OPHD, The Center for Student Conduct, local police, etc. •Develops positive, productive, and effective relationships with community partners including Highland Hospital, Bay Area Women Against Rape and Family Violence Law Center to facilitate referrals and collaboration.
•Other Duties as Assigned•Masters in Social Work and current CA state license (LCSW) •Demonstrated interest, experience and skills to effectively support and treat individuals who have experienced sexual or domestic violence. •Advanced knowledge of mental health concerns with a particular focus on sexual violence, other trauma, and co-occurring diagnoses. •Advanced individual counseling skills including assessment, psychotherapy, and case management. •Comprehension of group dynamics, facilitation of groups and problem solving. •Experience working independently and as a collaborative team member. •Demonstrated experience providing culturally-relevant services to communities that have been historically underserved by anti-violence movements. •Demonstrated experience supporting and working with people from diverse ethnic, cultural, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientation, and gender identities and backgrounds in a multicultural college environment. •Effective verbal and presentation skills and ability to adapt presentations to different audiences. •Computer literacy and ability to navigate an electronic health record. •Interpersonal skills and political acumen to be able to work effectively within and outside the university system in order to intervene successfully and strengthen programs and relationships. Employment is contingent on successful completion of: Background Check, Acceptable Medical Evaluation that includes infectious disease surveillance and proof of current required vaccinations or immunity levels, and successful credentials verification (if applicable).
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