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UConn Mental Health Clinician - Hartford Campus

Employer
University of Connecticut
Location
Hartford Campus

Job Details

Search #: 498165
Work type: Full-time
Location: Hartford Campus
Categories: Student Programs and Services

JOB SUMMARY

Are you passionate about working with college aged students in a prestigious academic institution, and helping them toward their goals of wellness and academic success? Then Student Health and Wellness Mental Health Services is the position for you!

Student Health and Wellness (SHaW) Mental Health at The University of Connecticut is searching for a licensed clinician to provide direct clinical case management services, including assessment and brief psychotherapy, emergency care, psycho-educational services, and consulting services to the University community.

The position is a full-time (35 hours weekly), permanent, 10-month position based at the Hartford Campus and reporting to the Director of Regional Clinical Case Management.

UConn Student Health and Wellness is committed to diversity and inclusion, competence in working with culturally and ethnically diverse populations, and awareness of how issues of difference, power, and privilege manifest in higher education environments. The ideal candidate promotes health equity and reduces health disparities by demonstrating and supporting an understanding, sensitivity, and appreciation for health equity, social justice, cultural humility, and inclusiveness.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Works under the direction of a supervisor or manager. Serves in a highly advanced capacity in an area of specialization.

  • Provides psychotherapeutic counseling to individuals, couples and groups, consulting with other professionals as necessary; diagnoses, assesses, and treats emotional and functional disorders through brief model psychotherapy.
  • Provides emergency on-call service and crisis intervention for students who have psychiatric emergencies.
  • Prepares required clinical records and case reports in a timely manner and carries on necessary correspondence.
  • Performs clinical assessment, brief intervention, referral, and follow-up to students presenting with a wide range of mental health needs.
  • May train and supervise other health professionals, field placement students/trainees, and volunteers.
  • Conducts workshops and outreach services designed to provide mental health education to students, staff, faculty, administrators, and parents.
  • May prepare narrative and statistical reports of activities for use in the evaluation of the mental health program. May compile data to analyze and identify risks, trends, and gaps in the program.
  • Communicates and consults with appropriate University administrators, stakeholders, and various mental health and academic faculty. Makes referrals to and consults with other mental health agencies offering specialized care beyond the scope of Student Health and Wellness Mental Health Services.
  • Serves as a resource and consultant to the University community on matters relating to the well-being of students within the limits of confidentiality.
  • Assists with developing and maintaining policies and procedures to govern the counseling center. Ensures adherence to best practices.
  • Serves on departmental and/or University committees representing Student Health and Wellness and applicable policies and procedures to stakeholders and constituencies.
  • Performs related work as required.

Knowledge of:

  • The practice of mental health care, including diagnosis and treatment.
  • Legal and ethical standards at a local, state, and federal level of the practice of mental health care.
  • Best practices and models of public health and prevention initiatives designed to address mental health concerns across college and University communities.
  • Community resources, treatment planning, and case management.
  • Principles and practices of employee supervision.
  • Microsoft Office and related software applications.

Skill in:

  • Mental health assessment.
  • Crisis response/management.
  • Planning and organization.
  • Understanding students and fostering student success.
  • Developing and maintaining effective and appropriate working relationships.
  • Critical thinking, problem-solving, and analysis.
  • Recognition of social disparities and engaging with inclusive practice.

Ability to:

  • Take creative initiative in developing effective and unique mental health primary prevention initiatives that are grounded in clinical research.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of information and professional boundaries and maintain clinical records.
  • Provide mental health education and outreach to all members of the campus community.
  • Communicate effectively through both oral and written means.
  • Respect diversity and work collaboratively with individuals of diverse cultural, social, and educational backgrounds.
  • Work independently to analyze available information, draw conclusions and understandings, and present such conclusions effectively to senior management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s or Doctoral degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, or a related field.
  • Must possess or must obtain Connecticut Psychologist or Clinical licensure within one year of hire.
  • One year of related experience, which may include hours for obtaining the license.
  • Must have a demonstrated understanding of and stated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity issues in the delivery of clinical services.
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations.
  • Knowledge of AAPI issues and needs of high-need AAPI students from diverse ethnic, economic, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Previous experience working effectively and collegially as part of an interdisciplinary behavioral health care team.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • State of CT Licensed Psychologist or Clinical Practitioner.
  • Fluency in either Hindi and/or Urdu in both written and verbal communication.
  • Demonstrated experience providing culturally responsive mental health services to college students.
  • Demonstrated training in brief treatment models.
  • Demonstrated expertise in a minimum of one specific treatment relevant to collegiate mental health (for example eating disorders, attention deficit disorder).
  • Demonstrated experience working with a minimum of one specific population in college settings (for example international students, etc.).
APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time, 35 hours per week, permanent, 10-month position (mid-August through mid-June annually) with a full range of state health and retirement benefits. Other rights, terms, and conditions of employment are contained in the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association (UCPEA).

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

TO APPLY

Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #498165 to upload a resume, cover letter, contact information for three (3) professional references, and a separate diversity statement. Incomplete applications will not be considered for review. Review of applications will be ongoing and continue until the position is filled.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce. The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner. This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all. We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

Advertised: Feb 01 2024 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:

Organization

Working at UCONN

The University of Connecticut is a national leader among public research universities, with more than 30,000 students seeking answers to critical questions in classrooms, labs, and the community. A culture of innovation drives this pursuit of knowledge throughout the University’s network of campuses. Connecticut’s commitment to higher education helps UConn attract students who thrive in the most competitive environments, as well as globally renowned faculty members. Our school pride is fueled by a history of success that has made us a standout in Division I athletics. UConn fosters a diverse and vibrant culture that meets the needs and seizes the opportunities of a dynamic global society.

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