Case Manager/Counselor (LCSW)
12 month, full time
California State University Fullerton is seeking applications for a professional mental
health case manager/ counselor. Under the general supervision of the Director, the
selected candidate will provide a full range of case-management and clinical services
(50%) and will serve as the mental health liaison for the Guardian Scholars www.fullerton.edu/guardianscholars/ (former foster youth) program (50%). This position is a full-time (40 hours a week),
8a-5p (with occasional evening hours), and 12 month position. Successful candidates
will have a Master’s degree in a mental health field from an accredited university,
is a licensed clinical social worker and have expertise in addressing the mental health
and welfare, as well as the educational and academic achievement needs of a diverse
college student population. Successful Candidates will be expected to collaborate
and work closely with other disciplines/departments.
Case Manager/Counselor Services: Manage the communication and flow of information related to referrals from campus partners including but not limited to the Dean of Students office, Health Services, Housing, and Disability Support Services. Assist the staff in Counseling & Psychological Services with referrals for students needing counseling at an off-campus agency. Meet with students to assist with linking them to off-campus resources. Serve as a liaison to our off-campus mental health providers. Conduct outreach and presentations to campus stakeholders on current mental health trends. Offer consultation to students, faculty, and staff on mental health related questions/concerns. Demonstrate the ability to provide crisis intervention and case management support for students in distress.
Mental Health Liaison Services: Serve as the direct counselor to the students in the Guardian Scholar Program (GS),
which serves former foster youth. Develop and provide outreach programs based on
the needs of the students (e.g., classroom presentations; workshops; facilitated discussion
groups to a diverse group of former foster youth), identify group therapy needs, individual
therapy needs, collaboratively with Guardian Scholars staff develop programming support
and engagement for GS students, provide consultation to GS staff on issues that affect
developmental and psychological well-being of students, attend GS events such as annual
retreat, welcome day, and GS reception, and assist with the Foster Youth Ally Training,
and Trauma informed training.
- Master’s degree in a mental health field from an accredited university.
- California license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
- Case management services (clinical and non-clinical).
- Experience working with foster-care youth.
- Demonstrated knowledge, sensitivity and ability to work with students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
- Knowledge of mental health resources and systems of care.
- Demonstrated ability to conduct intake interviews, including psycho-diagnostic assessment, case conceptualization, and treatment plan formulation, for students with a broad spectrum of psychological problems, ranging from adjustment issues to major psychiatric disorders.
- Demonstrated ability to provide individual and group counseling, and crisis intervention for psychological emergencies.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Excellent ability to work as a member of a collaborative, multidisciplinary team.
- Computer Skills: Demonstrated ability to do electronic scheduling and record keeping.
- Understanding of the reunification process/emotional challenges for students as they obtain access to biological parents/siblings once they turn 18.
- Experience working with trauma.
- Demonstrated experience with mental health issues pertinent to a diverse college student population.
- Experience and interest in providing outreach services and counseling to address traditionally underserved students.
- Demonstrated experience with issues pertinent to a university student population.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and implement outreach presentations and workshops on mental health topics and to provide consultation and preventive education.
- Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage a variety of clinical and non-clinical duties as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Rank and Salary
In the CSU system, this position is classified as a Student Service Professional- Academically Related Level I- non tenure track. This is a full-time, 12 month, non-tenure position. Mental Health Counselors in the CSU serve as members of the Academic Faculty Unit and represented by the faculty union. Salary is competitive and is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The university offers excellent, comprehensive benefits including health/dental/vision plans for employees and dependents, spouse/domestic partner, access to campus childcare, and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits go to http://hr.fullerton.edu/payroll_benefits/HealthCarePlans.php
The anticipated starting date is August 13, 2018.
A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: https://apps.fullerton.edu/facultyrecruitment to view all job listings and select 10534BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:
- current curriculum vitae
- letter of interest which includes a brief statement explaining your experience and qualifications for the position including demonstration of addressing the needs of people from diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
- three letters of reference from professionals familiar with your clinical work (see instructions below).
On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. They will immediately receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.
For inquiries, please call: (657) 278-2355 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications received by July 31, 2018 will be given full consideration. Position will remain open until filled.
The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.
California State University Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.