Posted in Other 9 days ago.
Job No: 524704
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Department: 04030100 - SL-COUNSELING & WELLNESS CTR
Brief Consultation & Referral appointments are brief (20-30 minutes) assessment and referral meetings with UF students seeking counseling services. During these meetings, CART counselors briefly determine students' appropriateness for various on-campus and community resources and make recommendations and referrals accordingly. During consultation CART counselors also assess for suicide/homicide danger and address other urgent concerns, such as substance use and mental status. Consultation may include safety planning and referral to on-call CART counselors for further evaluation and crisis intervention.
In collaboration with CWC case managers, maintain and monitor a clinical case management system to provide continuity of care and follow-up for clients.
Assist students with social services needs including, but not limited to, referral to community resources.
Follow up to ensure that clients are appropriately assessed, successfully referred, and compliant with treatment recommendations.
Complete records punctually according to record keeping/report writing procedures that are currently operative at the CWC and required by legal and ethical regulations. Prepare and submit all service reports, or other communications involving the clinical operations of the CWC which are intended for persons, departments, or agencies outside of the CWC for review and approval of the Director or Associate Director.
Crisis counseling includes the following skills: empathic listening and validation, de-escalation, prioritization, assessment of suicide/homicide danger, safety planning, efficient intervention, consultation, and consideration of other risk factors such substance use, self-care, social support, and mental status. Crisis counseling occasionally involves interventions of last resort, such as psychiatric hospitalization.
Provide daytime crisis services. Consult with faculty, staff, students, and family members who are concerned about a student.
Consult with clinical faculty, clinical director, clinic coordinator, and case managers on students with urgent/emergent/recurrent concerns.
Mentoring and training practicum students, interns and new staff. CART meetings are also biweekly, and we also attend staff meetings and case conference meetings.
Performs other related duties as assigned. Attend weekly meetings and dyadic/group supervision. Maintain awareness of CWC's relationships with other university departments, community health providers, services, hospitals, and other resources.
CART Counselors will be closely supervised by the CART Interim Program Director and will not be supervising other employees.
Normal Work Schedule is 40 hours per week, typically 8am - 5pm Monday through Friday.
The Mission of the Counseling and Wellness Center at the University of Florida is to facilitate the total development of students by reducing psychological problems and distress and by enhancing mental health, well-being, quality of life, and optimal functioning, through the delivery of high quality, culturally sensitive services to UF students and the larger campus community. Our primary focus is on providing brief, confidential counseling aimed at helping students succeed academically and interpersonally.
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