Trauma and Health Concerns Clinical Social Worker (9313C)
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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: July 3, 2019
Departmental Overview As a national collegiate leader, UC Berkeley's University Health Services (UHS) provides comprehensive medical, mental health, insurance and health promotion services to all Berkeley students, and a variety of health programs for faculty and staff. 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. Coupled with health promotion and public health programs, UHS reaches all segments of the Berkeley campus community. Learn more about us by visiting uhs.berkeley.edu
Under general supervision, performs assessment, diagnosis, psychotherapy, and case management of cases specific to the specialty areas of the unit including high risk situations of violence and health concerns such as eating disorders, other medical conditions and pregnancy. Provides brief counseling, crisis assessment and intervention, and group counseling for students with medical and trauma concerns. Provides consultation to faculty and staff.
Participates in the supervision of Post-MSW Fellows, and the training of Post-MSW Fellows, Doctoral Psychology Interns, and Post-Doctoral Fellows. This may include seminar leadership.
Co-shares responsibility for reviewing requests for financial support to cover unexpected, necessary medical expenses and assist students in applying for grants to reduce financial impact, as appropriate.
Provides training and outreach to campus on specific areas of expertise.
Other duties as assigned.
Masters in Social Work or Masters in Counseling Psychology with a Marriage and Family Therapy focus and current CA state license (LCSW or LMFT) plus one year (able to supervise within one year).
Advanced knowledge of mental health concerns with a particular focus on sexual violence, other trauma, co-occurring substance use and health conditions.
Advanced individual counseling skills including assessment, psychotherapy, and case management.
Comprehension of group dynamics, facilitation of groups and problem solving.
Working knowledge of college developmental and mental health issues including dual diagnoses.
Effective verbal and presentation skills, computer literacy.
Supervision skills, including a working knowledge of BBS requirements for pre-licensed clinicians.
Demonstrated experience providing culturally-relevant counseling services, supported by a social justice lens, to communities that have been underserved.
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.
Ability to provide non-judgmental, client-centered pregnancy support to individual students who are able to become pregnant, couples and those in other relationship structures. Knowledge of a full range of options for LGBTQ+ students who wish to become parents (eg. in vitro fertilization, adoption) along with community resources for students terminating their pregnancies.
Working knowledge of applicable laws and standards of professional conduct.
Demonstrated expertise working independently and as a collaborative team member with diverse client groups, medical and mental health staff, campus and community partners.
Demonstrated effectiveness in communication skills, coordination and consultation.
Licenses or certifications required, if any: California State Licensure.
At least 2 years post-licensure.
Experience as a supervisor of ASWs.
Experience working with college student populations reflective of the Cal campus.
At least three years of experience working with multi-culturally diverse populations including individuals with a range of trauma, health concerns, dual diagnoses, intimate partner violence, harassment and stalking utilizing a range of treatment modalities.
Working knowledge of electronic health records.
Expertise in eating disorders or a strong interest in developing this expertise.
Salary & Benefits For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
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).
Physical Exam Employment is contingent upon passing a physical exam.
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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