Prevention Outreach and Care Coordinator

Job Posted: November 20, 2019
Search #: S19-034
Rank: Administrator IV

 

Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) seeks candidates for an exciting, new position of Prevention Outreach and Care Coordinator. SCSU is a student-centered university providing exemplary undergraduate and graduate education to approximately 10,000 students. Founded as New Haven Normal School in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive public university committed to excellence, social justice, access, and engagement. One of four universities in the 17-member Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System, the University is located in New Haven, a culturally vibrant environment with easy access to New York City and Boston.

As a professional member of the Counseling Services Staff, the Prevention Outreach and Care Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of all prevention, education and awareness raising activities for the department. In addition, provides continuity of care, case management, and referral support services for the department. Will serve as a direct mental health service provider to all students, with a special focus on supporting students who require cross-service collaborations between on and off-campus resources and service providers.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in clinical or counseling psychology, social work, counseling, marriage and family therapy, or related field;
  • Four years of counseling experience or related experience;
  • Currently licensed as a mental health provider by the State of Connecticut or license eligible within 12 months; and,
  • Demonstrated competence in providing prevention outreach, continuity of care, case management, and referral support.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Doctoral degree;
  • Experience with and a commitment to social justice issues, including but not limited to, providing services for college students who are racial minorities, first-generation, international, LGBTQIA, and/or who have disabilities;
  • Spanish speaking;
  • Experience providing psychological services in a university counseling center;
  • Experience providing training and clinical supervision to graduate interns;
  • Experience and skills with use of technology to enhance services and for electronic record keeping, scheduling and data collection; and,
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills demonstrated in speaking, listening, and writing.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • In collaboration with the Director, provides leadership, coordination and strategic direction for prevention, outreach, and education programming to students, faculty, staff and parents to promote student holistic mental health and well-being on campus.
  • Trains and supervises the student affairs graduate intern and others as needed.
  • Maintains, coordinates, and oversees the department’s referral database. This includes developing and maintaining relationships with outside providers and managing the technical aspects of the platform.
  • Provides leadership in working collaboratively with units across the division in expanding the use of the referral database to support student’s overall well-being. Trains faculty and staff on the use of the database.
  • Provides direct outreach and education programming and service to students according to campus needs and interests, to include developing and implementing evidence-based prevention, outreach and awareness programs, communication strategies, and mental health education efforts to enhance the well-being of the campus community.
  • Assists in coordinating collaborative efforts among health and wellness stakeholders at the university and serve as an advocate for student wellness needs.
  • Coordinates efforts to enhance coordination of care, case management, and referral support for students receiving clinical services. Works to eliminate barriers to appropriate treatment (i.e. insurance, financial, and transportation limitations) particularly for those students who require intensive treatment and cross-service collaboration between campus partners and off-campus partners (e.g., community psychotherapists, psychiatrists, clinics, treatment programs, hospitals, etc.).
  • Participates as part of the clinical team, performing all essential roles of a direct mental health service provider, including initial triage and intake assessments, group, couples, and individual counseling, crisis intervention, referral management, prevention outreach, psychoeducational workshops, supervision, and consultation.
  • Some evening and weekend hours may be required.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those enumerated above which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position.

 

APPLICATION:

For priority consideration, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Christine Thornton at thorntonc2@southernct.edu. Review of applications will begin December 2, 2019 and will remain open until December 23, 2019, or until filled. 
 

Southern Connecticut State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff.  People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.