Department: Student Living and Wellness Duration of Position: Full year / Full time Work Schedule: Employee Type: Administrator Posting Date: 06/22/2021 Union Representation: Not Applicable Posting Number: AS095P Pay Rate:
About Vassar College Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is deeply committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, diversity and inclusiveness. Vassar seeks to create a pluralistic community for all staff, faculty and students. Vassar College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer, and applications from women, individuals with disabilities and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. Vassar College is a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus.
Position Summary and Responsibilities Under the general direction of the Director of Case Management, the Case Manager provides direct Case Management Services to students who are dealing with challenges relating to medical health, mental health, financial concerns, family challenges, or social/adjustment issues. The Case Manager works closely with key offices to identify and intervene as early as possible with students in need for support services. The Case Manager will also support the activities, programs and services associated with the functions of the Case Management, Advocacy, Resources, and Education (CARE) Office. Although the case management role is a non-clinical role within the CARE Office and the area of Student Living and Wellness, the individual hired for this position would need to have clinical knowledge and experience in the provision of case management services. This position has an on-campus housing option. Responsibilities:
Provides direct Case Management Services to students experiencing various levels of distress including but not limited to: medical health, mental health, financial concerns, family challenges, or social/adjustment issues. This includes students experiencing high acuity concerns such as suicidal ideation and self-injury or other issues affecting their educational success. Provides support to students in connecting to on and off campus resources and assisting with the referral process.
Assists with the clearance process for students returning to college after hospitalizations, and communicates with the student's providers who are supporting the student in creating a treatment plan. Connects students to treatment providers in the community if students are not already connected to care.
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.
Assists in the coordination of the in-take process for student related issues that come to the Case Management, Advocacy, Resources, and Education (CARE) Office. Communicates with the Director of Case Management, Associate Dean of Student Living and Wellness, and other campus colleagues to track and resolve student concerns.
Engages with colleagues in various areas within the College such as Dean of Studies Office, Counseling Services, Health Promotion Education, Accessibility Educational Opportunity Program, Financial Services, Residential Life, Student Advocacy and Violence Prevention, Health Services and others, to advocate on behalf of students and to seek resolutions for financial, academic, health, emotional, and psychological concerns faced by students.
Works closely with the Director of Case Management to manage students of concern cases that require the undertaking of initial information gathering, developing recommendations for response, taking the initiative to mobilize appropriate responses and/or services, and provides information to the student, student's family as appropriate and conveys information to other areas within the college including Dean of Studies Office, Counseling Services, Health Promotion Education, Accessibility Educational Opportunity Program, Financial Services, Residential Life, Student Advocacy and Violence Prevention, Health Services and others ensuring that appropriate resources are available and postvention strategies are mobilized on behalf of the student and the campus community.
In conjunction with the Director of Case Management actively participates in Student Support Network (SSN) meetings.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Masters Degree Required in Social Work, Counseling, or related field.
Demonstrated knowledge of crisis management, crisis intervention and case management skills.
Knowledge of health care, mental health care and services, crisis management prevention, and psycho educational and educational outreach and programming to students, faculty, administrators, staff and parents.
Demonstrated ability to initiate and coordinate services for students.
Demonstrated ability to interact effectively, productively and sensitively with students, faculty, administrators, staff and parents per the standards and practices related to the Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) and other relevant policies and best practices.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively and provide leadership within a multidisciplinary organizational setting including on campus residential facilities, faculty, campus administration, campus health providers, off campus health care providers, law enforcement and the courts.
Demonstrated ability to review, understand and effectively apply complex policies and laws.
Outstanding written, digital, and oral communications skills.
Excellent interpersonal, cultural competency and conflict resolution skills.
Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds.
Ability to follow, implement and encourage others to follow Vassar College policies and state and federal laws.
Ability to encourage others toward common and individual goals and to motivate others to follow. Preferred Qualifications:
Direct experience working on college campuses with college-age clients. Two years experience post graduate degree providing direct case management services.
Special Instructions to Applicants To complete your on-line application, you will be required to attach your resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 professional references. All attachments must be in PDF format. Review of applications will begin immediately. If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources, 845-437-5820.
For full consideration applicants should apply by:
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.
What Information Do We Collect?
When you visit our website you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and website use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our website.
Personal Information You Choose to Provide
We may request that you voluntarily supply us with personal information, including your email address, postal address, home or work telephone number and other personal information for such purposes as correspondence, placing an order, requesting an estimate, or participating in online surveys.
If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received by mail and telephone.
Website Use Information
Similar to other websites, our site may utilize a standard technology called "cookies" (see explanation below, "What Are Cookies?") and web server logs to collect information about how our website is used. Information gathered through cookies and server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our website, and the sites visited just before and just after ours. This information is collected on an aggregate basis. None of this information is associated with you as an individual.
How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing service and support and making available other products and services to our customers and prospective customers. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our website, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. The lists used to send you product and service offers are developed and managed under our traditional standards designed to safeguard the security and privacy of all personal information provided by our users. You may at any time to notify us of your desire not to receive these offers.
What Are Cookies?
Cookies are a feature of web browser software that allows web servers to recognize the computer used to access a website. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by a user's web browser on the user's hard drive. Cookies can remember what information a user accesses on one web page to simplify subsequent interactions with that website by the same user or to use the information to streamline the user's transactions on related web pages. This makes it easier for a user to move from web page to web page and to complete commercial transactions over the Internet. Cookies should make your online experience easier and more personalized.
How Do We Use Information Collected From Cookies?
We use website browser software tools such as cookies and web server logs to gather information about our website users' browsing activities, in order to constantly improve our website and better serve our users. This information assists us to design and arrange our web pages in the most user-friendly manner and to continually improve our website to better meet the needs of our users and prospective users.
Cookies help us collect important business and technical statistics. The information in the cookies lets us trace the paths followed by users to our website as they move from one page to another. Web server logs allow us to count how many people visit our website and evaluate our website's visitor capacity. We do not use these technologies to capture your individual email address or any personally identifying information about you.
Notice of New Services and Changes
Occasionally, we may use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our website, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. As a user of our website, you will be given the opportunity to notify us of your desire not to receive these offers by clicking on a response box when you receive such an offer or by sending us an email request.
How Do We Secure Information Transmissions?
When you send confidential personal information to us on our website, a secure server software which we have licensed encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us. The information is scrambled en route and decoded once it reaches our website.
Other email that you may send to us may not be secure unless we advise you that security measures will be in place prior to your transmitting the information. For that reason, we ask that you do not send confidential information such as Social Security, credit card, or account numbers to us through an unsecured email.
How Do We Protect Your Information?
Information Security -- We utilize encryption/security software to safeguard the confidentiality of personal information we collect from unauthorized access or disclosure and accidental loss, alteration or destruction.
Evaluation of Information Protection Practices -- Periodically, our operations and business practices are reviewed for compliance with organization policies and procedures governing the security, confidentiality and quality of our information.
Employee Access, Training and Expectations -- Our organization values, ethical standards, policies and practices are committed to the protection of user information. In general, our business practices limit employee access to confidential information, and limit the use and disclosure of such information to authorized persons, processes and transactions.
How Can You Access and Correct Your Information?
You may request access to all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain in our database by emailing us using the contact form provided to you within the site structure of our website.
Do We Disclose Information to Outside Parties?
What About Legally Compelled Disclosure of Information?
We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights.
Permission to Use of Materials
The right to download and store or output the materials in our website is granted for the user's personal use only, and materials may not be reproduced in any edited form. Any other reproduction, transmission, performance, display or editing of these materials by any means mechanical or electronic without our express written permission is strictly prohibited. Users wishing to obtain permission to reprint or reproduce any materials appearing on this site may contact us directly.
We are grateful for your donation and support of our organization. If you have made an error in making your donation or change your mind about contributing to our organization please contact us. Refunds are returned using the original method of payment. If you made your donation by credit card, your refund will be credited to that same credit card.
Automated Recurring Donation Cancellation
Ongoing support is important to enabling projects to continue their work, so we encourage donors to continue to contribute to projects over time. But if you must cancel your recurring donation, please notify us.