This position is a limited position with the possibility of extension/career conversion.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/04/19. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
The University of California San Diego Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), a unit within the Cluster of Student Health and Wellbeing in UC San Diego Health and rooted in Student Affairs and Academic Affairs. CAPS is the leading center on campus that delivers campus-based mental health services to over 33,000 registered UCSD undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students. CAPS multicultural, multidisciplinary, and student-centered staff strives to deliver culturally proficient counseling services, outreach programming, consultation, research, and training opportunities.
CAPS services support the academic mission of the University aimed at student success and retention and works toward the maintenance of an inclusive and healthy living and learning environment for individuals to flourish as they pursue their academic and career goals. CAPS is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services and the Post-doctoral Program is APPIC affiliated. CAPS is fully committed to self-examination, peer review, and quality control through the utilization of data, outcome, and client experience measurements.
Under the supervision of the CAPS Director or designee, the Clinical Social Worker will support students to enhance their educational experience and reduce the impact of mental conditions and personal distress on their well-being through appropriate assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and referrals to campus and community resources.
The incumbent will develop interventions, treatment plans, monitor their progress, and assure effective coordination of care between providers at CAPS, other campus resources, and mental health providers in the surrounding community. The services provided will include triage, crisis intervention and brief psychotherapy. Treatment plans may result in off-campus referrals to intensive outpatient and inpatient programs and specialized and/or long term psychotherapy. When appropriate, the incumbent will also work with University Administrators, Student Affairs and Academic Departments for effective collaboration and timely coordination of care, including medical leave of absence and readmission.
A Master's Degree from an accredited school of social work; or equivalent Degree. Possession of a clinical social worker license issued by the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners (and three years of post-master's experience preferred).
Demonstrated ability to manage difficult and complex mental health cases with thorough understanding of the legal issues surrounding working with higher risk students.
Excellent interpersonal skills in general, and specific to mental health consultation work, are required including the ability to: develop strong working relationships.
Positively represent CAPS across diverse communities and interact effectively with both health care professionals and non-professionals regarding mental health concerns.
Demonstrated experience directing, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating case management services for individuals with multiple personal and life problems.
Knowledge and experience providing time-limited counseling and psychotherapy, evaluation, diagnosis, and crisis intervention.
Knowledge of various psychological theories, therapeutic interventions, pharmacology, and differential diagnoses using DSM-IV and ICD-10.
Commitment and expertise in working with diverse populations and/or underrepresented college student populations.
Knowledge of student development theories to explain college student behavior, including psychosocial theories, cognitive/structural theories, and ecological and integrative theories.
Strong knowledge and understanding of state and federal health care privacy laws, Title IX, VAWA, ADA, Title II, HIPAA and FERPA, as well as professional ethics or regulations that govern the work.
Proven ability and experience in utilizing word processing and electronic mental health records, accessing resources as needed for client care and own professional development.
Specific training and/or experience working with problems particularly prevalent in college-age population, and in interdisciplinary setting focusing on student wellness.
Bilingual ability to provide mental health care and support to students and families in English and
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