Social Worker / Muslim Specialist

May 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Social Worker / Muslim Specialist

Job Number:

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Business Title: Social Worker/Muslim Specialist Job Title: Social Worker Division/School: Vice Provost for Student Affairs Job Family: Health Care Services Job Series: Mental Health Professionals Job Code: 4600 Grade: G Exemption: Exempt Appointment Duration: (Continuing) Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description

If you are ready to work for an organization that nurtures diversity, respect, professional development and a comfortable work-life fit, we invite you to explore this opportunity and apply online for the position of Social Worker/Muslim Specialist for the Vaden Health Center. The preferred candidate will have expertise working with Muslim student populations and understanding of how devotion and faith practice can impact mental health and well-being.

Provide individual, couples, and/or group counseling and psychotherapy, crisis intervention, clinical consultation, and outreach programming.


  • Develop campus outreach to student groups and community resource centers and participate in educational programming and additional program development.
    • Participate as a liaison to The Markaz: Resource Center, Bechtel International Center, and the Office of Religious Life. This will include attending meetings, developing activities and programming in collaboration with center staff, and facilitating student workshops and discussions.
  • Provide a wide range of direct clinical services to students, and work with faculty and administrators in consultation, outreach, and other collaborative initiatives.
  • Provide comprehensive outpatient mental health services and programs to a diverse student population with a specific focus on clinical and outreach services to Muslim student communities.
  • Conduct phone triage and schedule students for intake, medical evaluation, or referral to outside provider.
  • Provide intake evaluations, individual brief therapy, couples and group therapy, and psycho-educational groups.
  • Provide crisis assessment, intervention, and management to students of concern or in crisis; assess need for higher level care.
  • Evaluate and respond to emergency situations; provide consultation to campus for urgent/crisis situations.
  • Track students of concern or requiring higher levels of care, participate in discharge planning, and manage referrals.
  • Participate in center meetings and development activities; complete special projects as assigned
  • Conduct seminar/rotation training.

* - Other duties may also be assigned MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Education & Experience:
Master's degree in social work or psychology or related field and two years post-degree experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated clinical competence with student populations of the Muslim World.
  • Demonstrated community-based mental health competence, including understanding of cultural stigmas towards mental health, emphasis on confidentiality, and familiarity with eastern values of peace and balance.
  • Sensitivity to gender roles in one-on-one sessions with devout Muslims.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience in working with issues of religious, cultural, and sectarian diversity within Muslim communities.
  • Experience facilitating groups, leading discussions, and presenting to student populations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Expertise in clinical skills in evaluation, crisis intervention, and case management.
  • Proven ability to interact with diverse constituencies.
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills (verbal and written).

Certifications and Licenses:
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California.
  • Frequently sit and perform desk based computer tasks.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, use a telephone, and write by hand.
  • Rarely kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), twist/bend/stoop/squat, reach/work above shoulders, grasp forcefully; sort/file paperwork or parts, scrub/sweep/mop/chop/mix, operate foot and/or hand controls, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


  • Job requires night, overnight or on-call availability, weekends and holidays.


  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

Experience a culture of excellence. Stanford University, located in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions for the betterment of humanity and for preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

To foster the talents and aspirations of our 10,000 staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.

Finalist candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background check.

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job: Health Care Services

Location: Vice Provost for Student Affairs
Schedule: Part-time
Classification Level:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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