Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.
The Division of Student Affairs supports the academic mission by educating students as whole persons, promoting their intellectual, moral, spiritual, and social formation; enhancing students' learning and helping to prepare them for lives of discernment, civic engagement, and professional growth; teaching personal responsibility and respect for people of all faiths, cultures, and beliefs; promoting the health and safety of students and others in the University community. Georgetown's Counseling and Psychiatric Service (CAPS) serves as the university's primary mental health agency for its students and campus community. Our central mission is to collaborate directly with students in overcoming difficulties that may interfere with the definition and accomplishment of their educational, personal, and career goals.
The Case Manager and Outreach Coordinator will focus primarily on four tasks: Coordination with Georgetown University Hospital regarding students admitted to the psychiatric unit, coordination of students' medical leaves of absence, referrals to community providers, and coordination of the outreach efforts of CAPS. Responsibilities of the Case Manager include but are not limited to:
Direct Clinical and Case Management Services
Represent CAPS at GU hospital discharge meetings for identified students and coordinate aftercare planning with the hospital.
Develop and maintain a clinical case-management system to monitor high-risk students.
Analyze students' insurance benefits and financial resources to aid in treatment planning and referrals.
Provide in-house and off-campus clinical referrals, maintain database of local and regional treatment providers and community resources, and develop system for tracking referral outcomes.
Develop aftercare and/or relapse prevention plans for identified students and monitor post treatment progress.
Participate in after-hours crisis support system via phone.
Assist with triage and intake duties by phone and in-person.
Coordinate exits and returns for Medical Leaves of Absence and maintain a database of exits and returns.
Field and manage requests for releases of information and chart reviews.
Document and maintain timely and accurate client records.
Provide consultation to students, faculty, and staff regarding mental health and behavioral and student life issues.
Communicate as needed with university personnel and other concerned individuals, such as family members and concerned students.
Attend scheduled staff meetings and other responsibilities as assigned by the director.
Community Consultation and Outreach
Respond to outreach requests coming from campus community members and track the requests, ensuring that none are lost.
Work with CAPS staff members' areas to identify their areas of strength appropriate for outreach programming.
Determine the form of outreach activity and the staff member appropriate for each request - such as trainings, workshops, presentations, panel discussions, tabling, or community support meetings.
Promote outreach activities to the full CAPS staff by encouraging them to participate and emphasizing the importance of outreach to the mission of CAPS.
Oversee the CAPS Ambassadors program (students volunteers) when implemented.
Keep records with respect to outreach programming so that CAPS can track it.
Requirements and Qualifications
Doctorate in psychology (or related field) or an MSW, along with licensure in the District of Columbia; Previous college mental health experience is preferred
Demonstrated flexibility to adapt to changing work demands and comfort with a fast-paced environment
A strong work ethic, congenial and collaborative working style, readiness to address multicultural issues, and a capacity for outreach
Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Send cover letter, vita, and three letters of reference to Search Committee, Counseling and Psychiatric Service, 1 Darnall Hall, Georgetown University, 37th and O Streets, N.W., Washington, DC 20057. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
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Established in 1789, Georgetown is the nation's oldest Catholic and Jesuit University. Georgetown is one of the world's leading academic and research institutions, offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world.