Reporting to the OUWB School of Medicine Associate Dean for Student Affairs, the OUWB social worker provides mental health counseling and health resource support to our diverse population of 500 highly educated medical students as they seek support for their wellbeing throughout the medical education process. The OUWB social worker will be dedicated to the medical student population for individual counseling, group counseling and mental health well-being programming and education. In addition to general health and wellbeing of our students, the OUWB social worker's role is integral to the OUWB goal of our medical students' integrated growth and development as people and physicians.
The OUWB social worker will provide mental health wellness access to students at both the OU campus in Rochester, MI as well as students at the Beaumont Royal Oak campus. Some late afternoon/evening and weekend hours may be required.
Although reporting to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, OUWB, the social worker will have no responsibility for student assessment nor performance evaluation. The social worker does not engage in discussion nor provide information related to student progress. With access to student health information, the OUWB social worker will manage student records at a level compliant with HIPAA.
Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling or other closely related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Counselor or Psychologist with at least four years of experience working as a mental health counselor. Experience should include suicide prevention education and programming and community crisis response. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent organizational and analytical skills. Ability to communicate effectively with others.
Previous work experience in a medical education setting with medical students and/or physicians. Significant experience addressing anxiety and depression with a population of young adults.
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As a state-supported institution of higher education, Oakland University has a three-fold mission. It offers instructional programs of high quality that lead to degrees at the baccalaureate, master?s and doctoral levels, as well as programs in continuing education; it advances knowledge and promotes the arts through research, scholarship, and creative activity; and it renders significant public service. In all its activities, the university strives to exemplify educational leadership in a diverse and inclusive environment.