Clinical Treatment Coordinator
Requisition # 2017-7590
Department Health Services
Category Health Services
Date Posted 5/31/2017
Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time
Application Deadline ..
The position is primarily responsible for assisting students in connecting with community resources for ongoing mental health counseling and psychiatric medication management. Responsibilities will include developing, maintaining, and monitoring a database of community mental health referral resources; meeting with students and assisting them in navigating insurance and gaining access to care; and scheduling follow-up sessions with students to ensure that they have successfully connected to resources. The clinical treatment coordinator will also be responsible for checking in with high risk students who have been connected to care outside of CPS to ensure that they continue to engage in recommended treatment, which may include intensive outpatient programs (IOP) and partial hospitalization programs. The clinical treatment coordinator will be an active member of the Crisis Intervention Team. The clinical treatment coordinator provides day and after hours on-call crisis services as an active CPS team member, consultation to the Princeton community, triage, some time-limited therapy and/or group therapy, and relevant outreach to Princeton and/or community partners.
The clinical treatment coordinator possesses sophisticated clinical diagnostic skills, superior interpersonal skills in establishing relationships with community resources, and the capacity to connect with a broad range of students. The particular skill and knowledge set will be informed by a strong understanding of the full range of developmental and mental health challenges affecting late adolescents and young adults.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Clinical Care (80%)
- Participates as part of the clinical team, providing assistance with managing intake, triage and emergency systems and consultation regarding community referrals
- In coordination with CPS staff, assists and supports students in accessing services from community resources for outpatient mental health care. Examples include scheduling phone appointments for students who need referral information, meeting with students who need referral information, meeting with students to overcome barriers to accessing community resources, and providing care management for students who may need multiple services across campus.
- Develops and implements systems for follow-up with students who have been referred to community resources (psychotherapists, psychiatrists, clinics, treatment programs). Follows up with external providers to ensure that clients are appropriately assessed, successfully referred, and compliant with treatment recommendations.
- Assesses/analyzes the insurance benefits and financial resources available for mental health treatment for identified students/clients (including advocating for low cost services when needed).
- Assists students who have been hospitalized for mental illness to transition successfully back to Princeton University by assisting with discharge planning, coordinating follow-up care, and facilitating students' access to appropriate services on- and off-campus. Provides care management of these students consistent with best practices for college students who have experienced significant episodes of mental illness.
- Assists and collaborates with counseling staff in treatment and disposition planning for students with complex mental health needs, including students who have not been formally referred out, but have missed multiple appointments at CPS.
- Assist students with internal referrals to CPS groups or psychiatry appointments.
- Along with the Director, builds and maintains liaison relationships with off-campus mental health providers, private practitioners, hospitals and inpatient units, and other community partners.
- Conduct triage assessments of students seeking services to determine level of acuity of intake appointment.
- Serves on an on call-after hours rotation with other CPS psychologists/social workers.
Administrative Management (20%)
- Will establish and maintain a comprehensive database for mental health providers in the Princeton area and will assist students in finding mental health care near Princeton.
- Maintains appropriate records and documentation of care management activities, in compliance with law, ethics and best practices
- Participates in UHS, Campus Life, and University committees, as assigned by the Associate Director and Director
- Gets involved in other initiatives, projects, and activities, as assigned by the Associate Director and Director.
- Master's degree in social work or doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology from an American Psychological Association (APA)-approved doctoral program
- License or license-eligible within professional field
- Excellent interpersonal skills in general and specific to mental health consultation and care management
- Clinical care or care management experience
- Demonstrated excellence in managing psychological emergencies during office hours and after-hours
- Evidence of effective collaborations with a diverse group of psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, as well as productive collaborations with multiple stakeholders
- Evidence of the provision of culturally informed mental health care, and attunement to the manifestations of psychological problems across different cultural backgrounds, identity configurations, and genders
- Knowledge of New Jersey's psychology licensure standards and federal regulations (e.g., HIPAA, FERPA) pertaining to health care organizations (including clinical records, patient privacy and confidentiality, treatment of minors) as well as relevant accreditation standards (e.g., Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care)
- Experience working in a university mental health service or a comparable healthcare system
- Evidence of professional contributions (such as presentations at professional and academic conferences, publications, and/or form of scholarship), and experience in writing and success in securing grant-related funding
- Thrives in an energetic, diverse work environment, and skilled at effective interactions with college-age populations, international students, parents, faculty, and college administrators
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
Standard Weekly Hours
Eligible for Overtime
Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)
Physical Capacity Exam Required
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