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The Social Services (SOS) unit offers short-term counseling, groups, case management and nutrition services to the campus student population. Counseling staff consist of social workers who provide compassionate specialty counseling on a range of specific and highly sensitive topics. Coupled with health promotion and public health programs, UHS reaches all segments of the Berkeley campus community. Learn more about UHS by visiting uhs.berkeley.edu
Manages the functions and services provided by the clinical social workers, training staff and registered dietitians within the Social Services unit.
Ensures the quality of clinical social work and nutrition programs provided by department. Oversees a range of quality assurance activities, reporting back to Tang leadership.
Oversees the design, implementation and delivery of educational and training programs provided by staff members.
Provides direct clinical work and case management.
Provides direction and consultation to staff members and campus partners. Actively participates in UHS leadership roles and select campus committees. Oversees Medical Withdrawal process for the campus.
Coordinates the management of high risk, critical and sensitive cases. Provides mental health clinical leadership.
Evaluates work among varying departments, organizations and outside service providers and agencies.
Evaluates on-going programs; plans and develops long-range goals and objectives.
Assists in the development and maintenance of clinical management systems and internet and web based information.
Assumes responsibility for assessing campus climate and morale relative to populations served and works in partnership to strengthen systems and responses.
Develops and monitors operational and budget processes, staff FTE, finance, and human resources.
Establishes and recommends changes to policies which affect the department.
Manages the coordination of activities of a department with responsibility for results in terms of costs, methods, and employees.
Required Qualifications Knowledge and Skills:
Strong knowledge of clinical social work and mental health counseling programs.
Strong knowledge associated with conducting evaluation, assessment and delivery of clinical social and counseling services.
Strong knowledge of laws and ethical standards.
Strong knowledge of campus policies and procedures.
Strong knowledge of HR-related policies and budget/fiscal processes.
Broad skills and competencies associated with providing multi-cultural counseling services.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Strong presentation skills.
Strong skills associated with conducting the most complex assessments, problem-solving and critical-thinking.
Broad skills associated with program development, implementation and delivery.
Position works in a highly collaborative manner with diverse client group, medical staff, faculty and campus staff at all levels.
Position must be able to oversee and provide guidance on the most complex analysis.
Must be able to oversee the development and presentation of recommendations, findings, and recommended course of treatment.
Position must be able to exert influence on policies and programs of significance.
Requires knowledge of electronic/medical records systems.
Must be computer literate.
Advanced degree in social work. Must be in possession of a current and valid California mental health license.
How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Other Information Employment is contingent on successful completion of: Background Check, Acceptable Medical Evaluation that includes infectious disease surveillance and proof of current required vaccinations or immunity levels, and successful credentials verification (if applicable).
Conviction History Background This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Mandated Reporter This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.