Northwestern University is searching for a full-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who will have joint appointments in both the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and the Northwestern University Health Services (NUHS). The staff member who serves in this role will have a strong background in crisis intervention, suicide assessment, and experience in a high volume/fast-paced clinical setting. In the role at CAPS, the position will be providing primarily crisis intervention, case management, and other clinical access services to Northwestern students. In the role at NUHS, the position will assess students who have screened positive for suicidal ideation in a medical primary care setting and assure that they are connected to services in a timely manner, as appropriate. Some evening hours may be required.
Clinical Services (85% of time)
Provides crisis intervention services in CAPS and other clinical access services as assigned.
Carries out on-call responsibilities after hours crisis and emergency services/response.
Monitors high risk suicide screenings at NUHS and conducts timely evaluations and management of students who screen positive for suicide risk.
Provides internal consultation to staff about aspects of client management.
Follows up to ensure that clients are appropriately assessed, successfully referred, and compliant with treatment recommendations.
Maintains clinical records and other client contacts, in compliance with ethics, law, and best practices of all clinical interventions in Titanium Scheduling electronic mental health record in CAPS.
Documents administratively in Point-and-Click electronic health record in NUHS.
Consults with parents, physicians, faculty, academic deans, residence life staff, off-campus counseling services, other campus offices and students, when appropriate, and with appropriate authorization in order to provide quality care to students. Makes referrals to off-campus therapists, clinics, or hospitals, when appropriate
Training (5% of time)
Supervises and participates in training experiences for masters and doctoral level graduate trainees. Provides crisis management supervision to trainees, as assigned
Other Duties (10% of time)
Participates in Student Affairs and other University committees as assigned by the Executive Director of CAPS.
Attends and participates in regular CAPS staff meetings, case conferences, and in-service/professional development training.
Attends and participates in regular NUHS meetings, case conferences, and in-service/professional development trainings
Performs other duties as assigned.
Hold a completed Masters of Social Work Degree from a CSWE accredited program
Independently licensed or license-eligible (must be currently licensed in another State or have successfully passed the required examination and supervision for licensure) in the State of Illinois (LCSW for Social Worker candidates).
Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with complex health insurance plans and managed care companies.
Demonstrated experience and ability to work as part of a highly cohesive and interdisciplinary team.
Demonstrated competency and extensive experience in crisis intervention and consultation with collateral parties within multi-layered and complex systems.
Have experience with and commitment to working with clients from diverse backgrounds.
Have past experience (1-3 years post-graduate) in a university counseling center, supervision of Masters and doctoral level psychology graduate students in an APA accredited site.
Demonstrated understanding and experience with college student developmental theory from undergraduate through graduate/professional levels.
Demonstrated experience and facility with an electronic records management system, databases, and other technology to aid in the provision of clinical services and administration.
Knowledge of financial aid policies and procedures and experience collaborating with university financial aid departments around resources for low-income students.
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Required Application Materials
To be considered for the position (Job opening ID: 35073) applicants must submit the following materials electronically on the Northwestern University Human Resources
Cover letter outlining interest in the position and addressing how you meet the specific job requirements;
A current CV or Resume;
Names and contact information (including address, telephone number, and e-mail) of three professional references.
As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 35073
About Northwestern University
CAPS is a very dynamic unit within the Division of Student Affairs at NU and is highly utilized by students and other campus community members seeking consultations.