Columbia Health is among the nation’s largest and most comprehensive student health programs. Our Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS), which provides a broad range of mental health services to a highly diverse student population, seeks a licensed social worker to assume a variety of case management and direct clinical responsibilities, including, but not limited to, initial assessments and triage; comprehensive case management for students with trauma histories, eating disorders, and/or other significant psychiatric problems as they transition through different levels of mental health care; facilitation of hospitalizations; identification of, and liaison to, outside psychological resources and social supports; design and implementation of focused support groups; participation in a multidisciplinary eating disorder team; and ongoing contact and support for high risk students who have been referred to off-campus resources. The position offers significant professional development opportunities, including in-service programs, support for conference attendance, and the opportunity to work with senior staff skilled in a range of treatment modalities.
Columbia University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer—race/gender/disability/veterans. It is committed to a workforce of faculty and staff that reflects the diversity and talent of New York City, the larger metropolitan area, and the nation
Minimum Requirements: MSW in social work. New York State LMSW license. Minimum of 5 years of related experience, with at least three years of acceptable clinical experience. Advanced diagnostic and clinical skills, particularly with respect to crisis intervention. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Cultural sensitivity. Demonstrated ability to work with serious psychopathology and to work with family members. Experience in case management.
Strongly prefer New York State LCSW licensure
Strongly prefer background in eating disorders
Experience in college mental health settings and/or with late adolescent and young adult populations
Experience in trauma support
Familiarity with resources for patients with eating disorders and for trauma survivors