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Departmental Overview 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.
Responsibilities 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.
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.
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.
Working knowledge of electronic health records.
Familiarity with medical terminology and various diagnoses.
Strong working knowledge of scientific methods, including experiments.
Salary & Benefits This is an non-exempt, hourly paid position. Hourly rate will be commensurate with experience.
This position is not eligible for UC benefits.
How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Other Information 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:
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.
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