Mental Health Specialist
Job posting number: #7135747
Posted: March 23, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionDepartment Information
The Division of Student Affairs is focused on building a strong foundation to ensure every student’s Indiana University experience is positive, safe, healthy, and meaningful. The Division of Student Affairs staff and 22 departments aim to help students navigate their time at IU, providing the tools they need to be successful in school and after graduation. Students are our priority, and their health, safety, and overall well-being are our core mission.
Indiana University’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), a department within the Division of Student Affairs and integrated within IU’s Health Center is a diverse interdisciplinary team located in beautiful Bloomington, Indiana a welcoming college town surrounded by hills, forests, lakes, biking, and hiking trails. There are diverse cultural events, a broad array of food, restaurants, and people from across the country and the world.
The Mental Health Counselor role involves the delivery of clinical services to IU students through CAPS, the Student Health Center's Counseling and Psychological Services. The Mental Health Counselor’s work in all of these domains is expected to be culturally competent / informed and consistent with the learning objectives of the Division of Student Affairs.
Assists with reducing stigma associated with mental health services that create barriers for undeserved and marginalized communities.
Serves on the triage team when asked by the Director.
Collaborates with members of the CAPS multi-disciplinary staff.
Serves on after-hours crisis response teams on an as needed basis, in the event of larger scale campus crises.
Delivers outreach programs, as needed.
Conducts individual intake assessments.
Provides direct clinical mental health services to individuals, groups, and couples.
Manages individual caseload so as to be able to incorporate new clients in an ongoing manner.
Maintains accurate, timely clinical notes, following Quality Improvement committee standards.
Adheres to relevant ethical and legal standards of HIPAA, relevant professional bodies, state boards.
Consults with and refers to other professionals when appropriate (e.g. psychiatrists, medical providers, and dietitians).
Utilizes evidence-based clinical interventions and, as appropriate, document in clinical notes.
Serves on emergency response teams.
Participates in active educational outreach programs.
Master's degree in relevant mental health area from an accredited program
4 years of post-degree experience
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Indiana or license eligible upon date of hire
Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Indiana or license eligible upon date of hire
Proficient communication skills
Maintains a high degree of professionalism
Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty
Highly thorough and dependable
Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure
Possesses a high degree of initiative
Ability to influence internal and/or external constituents ¿
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires sedentary work as well as extended durations of moving about the workplace. It requires the ability to move objects and equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, and the ability to discern between various objects and devices and to position patients. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.