Job Requisition Number: 26953. The Risk-Resilience Research Lab strives to conduct rigorous research that informs efforts to prevent violence and improve the lives of people at-risk. We focus on people with emotional problems who are at risk for criminal behavior and justice system involvement. Broadly, our studies are designed to help identify these people (Who is at risk?), understand the factors that promote and prevent violence (What is the problem?), and inform efforts to reduce risk (How should we intervene?). Our results often challenge assumptions about the nature of the problem and suggest innovative strategies for prevention, intervention, and justice.
The Clinical Social Worker will provide cognitive behavioral therapy treatment as part of a wider team at multiple research sites, both community and jail-based. The employee will act as the local designated expert in treatment and will provide guidance and training to new facilitators. The employee will liaise with treatment developers to modify CBT manual as needed to fit new client populations and clinical settings.
Responsibilities include: •Assesses clients and provides group treatment, using manualized cognitive behavioral therapy. •Serves as the designated expert in treatment, providing training and consultation to other group facilitators. •Adapts CBT curriculum for use in community and jail-based settings. •Works collaboratively with colleagues from diverse training backgrounds, evaluates and provides consultation to the Risk-Resilience Research Team.•English language proficiency. •Knowledge and experience providing group treatment using manualized cognitive behavioral therapy. •Excellent skills in interpersonal communication and documentation. •Experience in working with individuals with serious mental illness involved in the criminal justice system. •Ability to deliver care in an ethical, nonjudgmental and non-discriminatory manner. •Ability to work cooperatively in a team.
Education/Training: • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) issued by the state of California • Master’s degree from an accredited school of Social Work. • Three years post-MSW experience. This is a 43% part-time (17 hours per week) position for approximately 1 year.
This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Health Care Professionals Unit (HX) between the University of California and the University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at:
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