108384 - (LCSW) Alcohol and Substance Use Recovery Spec.
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#108384 (LCSW) Alcohol and Substance Use Recovery Spec.Initial Review Date: Tue 9/14/2021
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The Student Health and Well-being (SHW) cluster of the UC San Diego, which reports through UC San Diego Health System, plays a leadership role in creating a strong and active wellness culture that enables all students to flourish in body, mind and spirit. This includes promotion and the expansion/development of a student health and well-being center, and the transformation of existing departments, under the oversight of the executive director, into a cohesive, trans-disciplinary source of integrated wellness services. The SHW cluster includes the departments of Student Health Services (SHS), Health Promotion Services (HPS), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and SHW Administration.
CAPS delivers campus-based mental health services to over 40,000 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. In collaboration with Student Affairs and Academic Affairs, 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 Resident Training Program is APPIC affiliated. CAPS is fully committed to self-examination, peer review, and quality improvement through the utilization of data, outcome, and client experience measurements
UCSD CAPS is seeking a skilled mental health professional, experienced in reducing barriers to student mental health care in a multicultural university environment, to provide counseling and clinical services for a diverse student population. Emphasis area for this position will be addressing the mental health needs of students with Alcohol and Substance Disorders, to foster their academic success and wellness at UCSD. This position requires proven training, expertise, commitment, and sustained engagement in assessing and treating students with alcohol and substance disorders toward their recovery, personal development, well-being, and academic success, through culturally proficient individual, group and community interventions.
Under general supervision, the incumbent performs specialized mental health social work to support students to enhance their educational experience and reduce the impact of mental conditions and personal distress on their wellbeing through appropriate assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and referrals to campus and community resources. The services provided will include triage, crisis intervention and brief psychotherapy, as well as coordination of care and specialized case management for high-risk students discharged from the hospital. Also participates in after hours, on-call, and urgent care coverage. The incumbent provides consultation to faculty, staff and administration, engages in mental health promotion and education to a diverse college population, and delivers preventive outreach including psycho-educational programming and evaluation.
A cover letter is required in order for your application to be considered complete. If you do not have a LCSW license, please indicate in the cover letter your ability to be licensed prior to the start date.
Master's degree from an accredited school of social work. Possession of a clinical social worker license issued by the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners, and three (3) years of post-master's experience.
Knowledge and experience providing time-limited counseling and psychotherapy, evaluation, diagnosis, and crisis intervention.
Demonstrated expertise, training, knowledge, and experience assessing and treating patients with Alcohol and Substance Disorders and Recovery.
Proven ability to conduct culturally proficient and focused individual, conjoint, couples, and family counseling and psychotherapy, as well crisis intervention at an individual and community level.
Proven ability to consolidate clinical information from a variety of sources into assessment and the treatment planning process, including the ability to plan and conduct treatment interventions.
Strong ability and experience coordinating care with community mental health resources.
Knowledge of student development theories to explain college student behavior, including psychosocial theories, cognitive/structural theories, and ecological and integrative theories.
Strong ability to communicate clearly and concisely in both written and oral form. Effective presentation skills. Ability to write coherent and timely reports, evaluations and case summaries.
Working knowledge of electronic medical/mental health records systems (EMR or EHR).
- Specific training and/or experience working with problems particularly prevalent in college-age population, and in interdisciplinary setting focusing on student wellness.
- Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
- Must work occasional evenings, weekends, and holidays, as needed for after-hours emergency coverage.
- This position is subject to work remote during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ability to telecommute for work, if/when needed and operationally feasible, as determined by department.
Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).
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