About Vassar College Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. Vassar College is a smoke free/tobacco free campus.
Position Summary and ResponsibilitiesThe Director of Case Management (DCM) position is designed to support students who are dealing with challenges relating to medical health, mental health, financial concerns, family challenges, or social/adjustment issues. The DCM utilizes their extensive knowledge of campus and community support systems to provide timely connections with resources that can help. The DCM will take a holistic approach to the work; meaning that we expect the DCM to be an active, empathic listener and focus on the whole person in front of them. The goal is to join with students in tackling challenges so that they do not feel alone in the process. The DCM serves on the Student Support Network and is an integral member of the Student Living and Wellness Team and the Dean of College division, providing operational support for programs and services under a cross-functional team strategy. The DCM will have clinical skill set, however, the DCM will serve as a non-confidential resource for students. Responsibilities:
Works closely with the Associate Dean of the College, Student Living and Wellness to establish care management, practice and protocols for the Student Support Network.
Communicates effectively with stakeholders to include the campus community, parents and external partners.
Ensures accuracy and privacy of student records.
Identifies and responds to trends in student well-being.
Creates, presents and participates in trainings and presentations to the campus community.
Establishes comprehensive plans of support with students and stakeholders.
Evaluates and assesses the success of support efforts.
Provides information about resources for students with financial and/or transportation barriers to care.
Provides follow up on referrals to support services within the university as well as community agencies.
Functions as a liaison to local hospitals.
Assists with the clearance process for students returning to college after a medical leave and/or hospitalizations, and communicates with the student's providers and supporting the student in creating a treatment plan.
Builds and maintains a robust referral network of community therapists, psychiatrists, treatment programs.
Serves as a support and potential resource for students looking to establish long term care for their mental and/or physical health with an off-campus resource.
Other duties as assigned.
Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field and a minimum of three years of experience working in a college or counseling setting; preferred five years of experience.
Direct experience in case management.
Knowledge of appropriate responses and resources to students reporting suicidal ideation, chronic health issues, substance abuse, sexual assault and violence, or other issues affecting their educational success.
Demonstrates knowledge of legal issues, current trends, and best practices that inform student case management in higher education.
Appreciation for and openness to liberal arts education.
A proven commitment to and experience supporting a diverse student population.
Ability to effectively communicate with broad constituents to include students, parents, faculty, and other staff.
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with members of the campus community.
Ability to exercise sound judgment, set priorities, achieve goals, assess complex situations, and maintain strong ethical and professional standards.
Demonstrates analytical thinking to select and interpret guidelines, and address problems of considerable difficulty.
Knowledge of resources for consultations on cases, i.e. supervisors, legal resources and expert professionals.
Ability to travel to local mental and physical health resources to help establish and maintain institutional relationships.
Required Applicant Documents Resume Cover Letter Contact Information for 3 References
Optional Applicant Documents
Special Instructions to Applicants To complete your on-line application, you will be required to attach your cover letter, resume, contact information for 3 professional references. All attachments must be in PDF format. Review of applications will begin immediately. This position will remain open until filled.
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Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
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Founded in 1861, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country, Vassar is renowned for pioneering achievements in education, for its long history of curricular innovation, and for the beauty of its campus.