Therapist - Student Counseling Center (Case Manager)

, FL
Mar 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
At Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM), our mission is to help change the world through animal health.
Our students and faculty pursue a wide variety of advances in veterinary medicine, from public health and government to research and conservation, in an effort to shape tomorrow's world of medicine on a global scale. RUSVM is located on the island of St. Kitts in the Leeward Islands at the northern end of the Lesser Antilles, approximately 220 miles southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

RUSVM's Office of Student Experience provides programs and support to help veterinary students achieve their goal of completing the veterinary program and becoming practice ready graduates. The Case Manager provides support to the RUSVM Counseling Center through the development and delivery of assessment and outreach/programming activities, under the supervision of the Head of the Counseling Center.

The RUSVM Counseling Center provides a broad range of counseling services to the RUSVM campus community (comprising of approximately 1000 students and 230 colleagues). Services provided include individual and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, educational outreach programs, and consultation to the RUSVM community.

The Case Manager is an important member of an integrated Student Experience team (comprising cross functional operational and student life departments) who will work closely with other key colleagues and student experience specialists to deliver an exceptional student experience.

As part of the Student Experience team, this position will work closely and report directly to the Head of the Counseling Center to provide operational and service excellence to maximize opportunities in delivering counseling and other mental health outreach services.

Operational (90%)

• Provide triage, intakes, case management services. Direct clinical services should account for approximately 65% of time.
• Assesses, refers, and assists other Counseling Center staff in arranging care for students following triage, crisis, initial consultations, and as clients are completing treatment at the Counseling Center.
• Develop and deliver outreach programming activities on campus as assigned by the Head.
• Provide consultation/training to faculty and staff, as assigned.
• Participates in orientation activities as assigned.
• Engage in active case management.
• Develop psychoeducational materials.
• Maintains clinical records and necessary statistics of psychotherapeutic and other client contacts, in compliance with ethics, law, and best practices.
• Adhere to the ethical and legal standards of professional practice and behavior relevant to field of training and licensure.
• Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with colleagues and campus community
• Attend and participate in regular Counseling Center staff meetings, case conferences, and in-service training.
• Other duties as assigned by the Head.

Other (10%)

• Performs other job related duties as assigned

Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills:

• Demonstrated knowledge, sensitivity and ability to work with students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds including LGBT students and students with disabilities.
• Experience with organizational development and outreach.
• Advanced training in evidence based approaches.
• Demonstrated autonomy, effectiveness and sensitivity in clinical work.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and oral) skills and the ability to work as a member of a collaborative, multidisciplinary team.

Desired Qualifications:

• Hold a completed Masters level degree or equivalent training in Social Work or related field.
• Independently licensed.
• Demonstrated experience and ability to work as part of a highly cohesive and interdisciplinary team.
• Have experience with and commitment to working with diverse clients, including individuals from ethnically/racially diverse backgrounds and individuals representing varying sexual orientations.
• Multicultural competence and interest/expertise in outreach and preventative programming required
• Experience in a university counseling center is preferred.


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