Behavioral Health Specialist, LCSW or LMFT
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California 95064

Job Description

Behavioral Health Specialist, LCSW or LMFT
Student Success - Student Health Services

JOB #: 1807928

Full Time; Partial Year Career*
Starting salary is based on fixed criteria including the number of years as a licensed LCSW/LMFT and the type of experience (e.g. additional credit given for college counseling experience; behavioral health consultant experience). Starting Salary Range: LCSW/LMFT: $6,334 - $8616/Monthly for 11 months

Under the direct supervision of the Case Manager Supervisor, the Behavioral Health Specialist provides direct behavioral health assessment, intervention, and case management within a fast-paced Primary Care clinic to optimize whole-person health and wellness that supports the academic success of a highly diverse, multicultural student population.

Working collaboratively with colleagues from diverse clinical training backgrounds, performs psychological evaluation, diagnosis, psycho education, counseling and case management with individuals across a broad spectrum of developmental and psychological concerns that may affect physical, academic and personal functioning. Provide education and training to primary care staff on behavioral health related topics.

In discharging these duties the Behavioral Health Specialist is expected to be keenly sensitive to issues of gender, culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, etc. and able to provide counseling students to students with diverse backgrounds.

All the Behavioral Health Specialist's activities are performed within the limits of the standards and ethical principles of their professional organization, as well as applicable legal mandates for mental health professionals in the State of California.

This position requires demonstrated specialization in counseling and assessment in the context of integrated health services, often identified as collaborative care, behavioral health, or behavioral medicine.

Student Health Services has one Behavioral Health Specialist position available. The position will be filled by either a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Marriage & Family Therapist (Job #1807928) OR a Licensed Psychologist (Job #1807929).

A *partial-year career appointment is established to accommodate foreseeable seasonal fluctuations in staffing, operational, or other needs and contains regularly scheduled furlough periods during which the incumbent remains an employee and retains health benefits, but is not at work. The Behavioral Health Specialist's furlough period is for 4 weeks in summer (dates to be determined) and is unpaid time off.

Some special conditions include:
-Valid California licensure, in good standing, as a Social Worker (LCSW), or Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
-Prior to formal offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment criminal history background check and a pre-employment credentialing check.

Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 05/21/2018

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To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site ( ) on or before the initial review date (IRD). A computer is available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center (SVC), 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Date Posted : 05/04/2018