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Mental Health Specialist

Company: Indiana University
Location: Bloomington
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

DepartmentIU HEALTH CENTER (BA-IUHC-IUBLA)Department InformationThe Division of Student Affairs is focused on building a strong foundation to ensure every student's IU experience is positive, safe, healthy, and meaningful. The Division of Student Affairs staff and 19 departments aim to help students navigate their time at IU, providing the tools they need to be successful in school and after graduation. Students are our priority, and their health, safety, and overall well-being are our core mission. Indiana University's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), a department within the Division of Student Affairs and integrated within IU's Health Center is a diverse interdisciplinary team located in beautiful Bloomington, Indiana a welcoming college town surrounded by hills, forests, lakes, biking and hiking trails. There are diverse cultural events, a broad array of food, restaurants, and people from across the country and the world. Learn more about Benefits at IU!Job SummaryThe Mental Health Counselor role involves the delivery of clinical services to IU students through Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Clinical services include individual, couples, group, and crisis counseling. Department-Specific Responsibilities: Assists with reducing stigma associated with mental health services that create barriers for underserved and marginalized communities. Collaborates with members of CAPS' multi-disciplinary staff. Serves on after-hours crisis response teams on an as needed basis, in the event of larger scale campus crises. Delivers outreach programs, as needed. The Counselor's work in all these domains is expected to be culturally competent / informed and consistent with the learning objectives of the Division of Student Affairs. A component of this role involves the delivery of clinical mental health services to IU students using the Sexual Assault Crisis Service (SACS). The Counselor rotates being on-call on a 24/7 basis and manages the 24/7/365 sexual assault crisis telephone line, alternating with another counselor and with the Sexual Violence Prevention and Victim Advocacy office staff. This position provides advocacy services for students working with relevant medical, legal, and forensic services and assists with reducing stigmas and stereotypes that discourage minority students from seeking counseling. Conducts crisis appointments for students who request them following a recent sexual assault and provides follow up individual and group counseling to IUB students who have sustained a sexual assault. This position is expected to supplement counseling, when appropriate, with referral to other resources in the University such as academic support, career services, Student Advocates, and Disability Services. General Responsibilities: Conducts individual intake assessments. Provides direct clinical mental health services to individuals, groups, and couples. Manages individual caseload so as to be able to incorporate new clients in an ongoing manner. Maintains accurate, timely clinical notes, following Quality Improvement committee standards. Adheres to relevant ethical and legal standards of HIPAA, relevant professional bodies, state boards. Consults with and refers to other professionals when appropriate (e.g. psychiatrists, medical providers, and dietitians). Utilizes evidence-based clinical interventions and, as appropriate, document in clinical notes. Serves on emergency response teams. Participates in active educational outreach programs. May supervise Master's level mental health students. QualificationsEDUCATIONRequired Master's degree in a relevant mental heath area from an accredited program.WORK EXPERIENCERequired 4 years of post-degree experience.PreferredExperience with electronic medical records (EMR).Experience working with individuals who have been victimized by sexual violence and or trauma.LICENSES AND CERTIFICATESRequired Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Indiana or license eligible upon hire. Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Indiana or license eligible upon hire.SKILLSProficient communication skills.Maintains a high degree of professionalism.Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills.Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty.Highly thorough and dependable.Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure.Possesses a high degree of initiative.Ability to influence internal and/or external constituents.Working Conditions / DemandsThis role requires sedentary work as well as extended durations of moving about the workplace. It requires the ability to move objects and equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, and the ability to discern between various objects and devices and to position patients. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation. Work LocationBloomington, Indiana Advertised Salary$60,000-$63,000 annually.Job ClassificationCareer Level: AdvancedFLSA: ExemptJob Function: Health ServicesJob Family: Behavioral HealthClick here to learn more about Indiana University's Job Framework.Posting DisclaimerDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time. This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University's COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page.Equal Employment OpportunityIndiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.Campus Safety and SecurityThe Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing policy statements, crime and fire statistics for all Indiana University campuses, is available online. You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at or by visiting IUPD.Contact UsRequest SupportTelephone: 812-856-1234

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