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Departmental Overview University Health Services (UHS) is looking for licensed social workers to work with a team of talented professionals in their Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) unit, and who share a passion for providing exceptional and comprehensive psychological and counseling services to university students. CPS is a highly utilized, comprehensive, student counseling service that assists students with a wide range of concerns, including academic success, life management, career and life planning, crisis management, and emotional and psychiatric illness. Performing under the general supervision of the Director of CPS, CPS staff provides a variety of services for students including career assessment and counseling, brief psychotherapy, crisis assessment and intervention, couples counseling, group counseling, and case management for complex medical and psychiatric illnesses.
Counseling staff also offer psycho-educational programs to students and provide consultation to faculty and staff regarding student concerns. Counselors are a multicultural group of social workers and clinical and counseling psychologists. CPS also has an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited pre-doctoral internship training program. UHS, located at the Tang Center, serves the University of California, Berkeley campus by providing fully accredited primary and urgent medical care, sports medicine, mental health, innovative health promotion and health insurance services to students, as well as a variety of faculty and staff health programs and services. UHS employs over 300 career and contract staff. To learn more, visit http://www.uhs.berkeley.edu/.
Responsibilities Under the direct supervision of the CPS Interim Clinical Director, the Per Diem Counselor / Clinical Social Worker provides mental health care, case management and support, in collaboration with UHS psychiatrists and CPS psychologists and other social workers. Most services will be provided in the CPS unit at UHS. Overall responsibilities include:
Performs assessment, diagnosis, psychotherapy, and case management of cases with a broad range of presenting issues and complexity including high risk concerns.
Provides crisis assessment and intervention for students and consultation to campus faculty and staff.
Participates in outreach activities and presentation of psychoeducational workshops for students.
Responsible for projects regarding the development and coordination of campus and community resources and referrals particularly for underrepresented groups including but not limited to Muslim, South Asian, and African-American student populations.
Functions as a consultant to CPS and other UHS staff with expertise in campus and community resources.
The incumbent is involved in the training of Post-MSW Fellows, Doctoral Psychology Interns, and Post-Doctoral Fellows.
In order to perform these responsibilities, this position requires a Masters in Social Work or Counseling and CA state licensure (LCSW or MFT).
Masters in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Counseling and current CA state license (LCSW or MFT) or ability to obtain CA license by position start date.
Advanced individual and group intervention skills including assessment, psychotherapy, and case management.
Experience working with and commitment to addressing the needs of multicultural and marginalized populations.
Ability to work with high risk populations including severe and complex mental health concerns.
Working knowledge of college developmental and mental health issues including dual diagnoses.
Experience and interest in developing community resources and referrals.
Effective verbal and presentation skills, computer literacy, supervision skills.
Working knowledge of applicable laws and standards of professional conduct.
Expertise working in a collaborative manner with diverse client groups, medical and mental health staff, and campus and community partners.
Effective skills in communication, coordination and consultation.
At least 3 years post-licensure.
Experience working with multicultural and marginalized college student populations in university counseling.
Expertise and experience working with Muslim, South Asian, and/or African-American student populations.
Working knowledge of electronic health records.
Salary & Benefits Commensurate with experience.This position is not eligible for UC benefits plan.
How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Other Information 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).
Conviction History Background This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Mandated Reporter This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
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