The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.
USC Counseling and Mental Health (CMH) seeks an experienced masters level clinician (i.e., social worker, marriage and family therapist) to join a diverse and dynamic multidisciplinary team who are strongly committed to providing excellent clinical treatment, training, and outreach services regarding mental health and wellness.
The Case Manager will:
Interview clients and others to obtain information to assess client needs, recommend treatment, and assess treatment progress
Prepare and maintain confidential case records
Consult with service providers and community agencies on case management issues
Coordinate with USC Student Health Care Coordinators to ensure that clients are connected with services
Perform case management duties for assigned clients
We are seeking candidates who have strong clinical skills, are familiar with the duties associated with a university counseling center, and thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative, collegial, professional environment.
Description of CMH
USC Counseling and Mental Health provides mental health services to students so that they may achieve their academic and personal goals. Services we provide include: individual, couples and group counseling; assessment and referral to other professionals and institutions; crisis intervention (including some after-hours coverage); biofeedback; psychiatric evaluations and medication follow-up; consultation; outreach and prevention; and training and supervision.Â
We are committed to providing quality mental health and educational services in accordance with the ethical and legal standards of our profession.Â We appreciate and honor diversity and work with all students with compassion, respect and dignity.Â We advocate for and empower our students in pursuing their goals and personal development.
Training is an important function in CMH.Â We are committed to providing professional training opportunities for trainees in psychology, social work, and medicine (med students and residents).Â All faculty and staff are involved in our training programs, including participating in and promoting self-reflection. Our students benefit from multidisciplinary collaboration and we adopt a bio-psycho-social approach in our work whenever appropriate.
We are committed to making CMH a work environment characterized by respect, mutual support, and team work, and the sharing of diverse and honest opinions among our staff is encouraged.Â We value and honor the diversity of the students we serve as well as the diversity of our faculty and staff, and the unique contributions of each member.Â Faculty, staff, and trainees are committed to ongoing learning, self-awareness, and cultural competency.Â
Masterâs degree in Social Work or Marriage and Family Therapy
Licensed in the state of California
Expertise in case management and short term treatment, including brief psychotherapy, stabilization and referral of serious mental illness, and crisis intervention
Resilient, self-aware, and can thrive in a fast paced, demanding environment
Multicultural competency in working with students of color, students from all economic classes, first generation students, LGBTQ students, and international students
Work experience in college counseling centers
Excellent diagnostic skills
Experience working with issues encountered in late adolescence, including: transgender identity, menâs issues, sexual trauma, eating disorders, and substance use disorders
Commitment to the highest ethical standards of professional practice and to professional integrityÂ
Desire to continue to grow as a professional and committed to excellence
Application Deadline: Until position is filled.
Starting Date: Negotiable
This is a faculty position in the Division of Student Mental Health in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. The position is full-time. Salary is competitive, and contingent on experience. A generous benefits package includes health insurance, sick time, paid vacation, professional days, and a stipend for professional development.
The University of Southern California, founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students, and staff that make the university what it is.
The University of Southern California is one of the worldâs leading private research universities with approximately 43,000 students from all 50 states and boasts one of the largest international student bodies in the country. USC is located in the heart of Los Angeles, a culturally rich metropolitan city, and is close to both beach and mountains with wonderful outdoor recreation opportunities. The mild temperatures along with the cityâs average of 329 days of sun per year makes Los Angeles a wonderful city in which to live and work.
The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.Â Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.
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