Counseling Services at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire invites applications for a fixed-term professional academic staff position as a Counselor/Case Manager, to begin August 5, 2013. The individual in this position is expected to work full-time during the period of August 5, 2013, and ending May 29, 2014. This position has the expectation of renewal based on performance, with each year of employment encompassing similar dates.
The Case Manager (50%) is responsible for communication and flow of information related to referrals from campus partners, including the Students of Concern Team, Dean of Students Office, Health Services, Disability Services, and University Housing. Respond to consultation requests from faculty, staff, students and parents. Maintain a database of local and regional referral resources and serve as a liaison to community mental health providers. Facilitate off-campus referrals for students who need long-term and/or specialized care. Assist students in understanding and accessing insurance benefits. Follow-up and track referrals to ensure quality of care.
The counselor (50%) is responsible for providing individual, group, marriage and family therapy, and crisis intervention counseling services to university students, and for counseling university employees to the point of referral. Consultation services to faculty and staff, and outreach activities are also performed by counselors to enhance the personal, social, educational and vocational development and adjustment of students and other members of the campus community. AODA Coordinator responsibilities include identifying and implementing programming relating to chemical use for the student community, including (but not limited to) implementing the underage drinking education program, providing an avenue for AODA assessments at UWEC, identifying community AODA treatment resources for students and working with CASE to implement AODA programming for the broader university.
- Provide case management services to a college population who receive counseling services.
- Coordinate AODA services provided within the clinic and develop programming resources in this area.
- Conduct counseling or therapeutic interviews to help individuals gain insight into causes of personal needs, and promote personal development.
- Assessment of students' needs may be done by interviews, psychological testing, or other counseling techniques.
- Plan and offer a variety of structured and unstructured groups for skill building, support, insight, and personal development of college students.
- Participate in coverage of "intake" counseling service to provide crisis intervention, assessment, therapy, and referral to students and staff on a walk-in basis.
- Provide liaison and consultant work with faculty, staff, and administration concerning student and staff development and mental health needs.
- Provide outreach to campus organizations and classes to inform students about personal development and mental health concerns.
- Engage in professional development activities, such as holding professional offices, making presentations at conferences, publishing, conducting in-services, and doing psychological research.
- Supervise/train graduate student practicum/interns.
- Conduct outreach and training events for individuals or community groups.
- Master's degree in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy or Social Work required from a regionally accredited institution.
- Preference for a licensed clinician in the state of Wisconsin.
- Demonstrated ability to provide case management to clients will be considered an asset.
- Demonstrated interest in working with an AODA population and certification to provide AODA services or an interest in obtaining AODA certification will be considered an asset.
- Preference for experience with a young adult population and experience assessing and treating significant mental health concerns.
- Demonstrated experience working in a team-oriented environment that includes interactions with allied health professionals preferred.
- The ability to enhance the diversity of the unit and serve as a role model and mentor for women and/or minorities will be considered an asset.
The Counseling Services unit is a part of the Student Affairs Division at UW-Eau Claire and is overseen by the Dean of Students. Counseling Services works closely with the Dean of Students Office, Student Health Services and other student support units to provide integrated care for our clients.
Applications are submitted electronically. Interested candidates should apply online at: http://www.uwec.edu/Employment/uweccareers.
You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Click the link to the Counseling Services: Counselor position and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.
Include the following in PDF format (a single pdf file strongly preferred):
- Letter of application
- Graduate school transcript
- Contact information for three references.
If you have application questions, please email Ms. Erin Pevan, Counseling Services Office Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 715-836-5521.
To ensure consideration, applications must be received by March 22, 2013. However, screening may continue until the position is filled.
A criminal background check will be required prior to employment.
To learn more, visit the Web site: www.uwec.edu/employment