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Case Manager

FLSA Status: Nonexempt

Months Per Year: 10

Hours Per Week: 37.5

Position Description

Seattle University has a new opportunity for a licensed Social Worker to join our Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) department.  The Case Manager will provide continuity of care through the coordination of on-campus and off-campus health services and support resources.  

Case Management:

Provide case management to students with complex mental health conditions including coordination of on-campus and off-campus resources.  

Provide students with safety planning and mobilization of support systems.

Help students understand and access their health insurance benefits in order to obtain specialized or ongoing mental health care.  Assist uninsured students with accessing low-cost insurance coverage and community mental health resources.

Coordinate treatment referrals for off-campus mental health care in order to assist students in accessing and establishing the clinically appropriate level of treatment.

Provide consultation to CAPS and other Seattle University staff regarding community mental health resources and referrals.

Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with various university constituents including the Dean of Students, Department of Public Safety, Housing and Residence Life, Student Health Center and Student Disability Services, as well as, other relevant departments.

Build and maintain collaborative professional relationships with community mental health care agencies, local hospitals and private practitioners.  

Serve as the community liaison between CAPS and local outpatient facilities in order to facilitate treatment referrals with local, specialized and/or ongoing mental health services (intensive outpatient treatment centers and private practitioners).

Serve as the community liaison between CAPS and inpatient treatment facilities (local hospitals and residential treatment centers) in order to facilitate direct admission for inpatient treatment (danger to self/other; substance abuse/detoxification; eating disorders treatment).  

Communicate with CAPS staff and designated emergency contacts regarding significant mental health emergencies including hospitalizations and other crises when permitted by law.  Communications may include treatment recommendations, hospital discharge planning and transition plans for returning to campus once the mental health crisis/condition has been stabilized. 

Serve as the CAPS referral coordinator.  Update, revise, maintain and refine the CAPS database of community providers, including fees, insurance information and current openings for new clients.  Provide referrals directly to students.  Track and evaluate referral outcomes.

Document services in accordance with clinical, ethical and legal standards of practice Maintain accurate and complete client files in a timely manner in accordance with CAPS policies and procedures.  

Collaborate on departmental projects and serve on Divisional and/or University committees as designated by supervisor(s), including campus suicide prevention efforts.

Seattle University has a new opportunity for a licensed Social Worker to join our Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) department.  The Case Manager will provide continuity of care through the coordination of on-campus and off-campus health services and support resources.

Case Management:

Provide case management to students with complex mental health conditions including coordination of on-campus and off-campus resources.  

Provide students with safety planning and mobilization of support systems.

Help students understand and access their health insurance benefits in order to obtain specialized or ongoing mental health care.  Assist uninsured students with accessing low-cost insurance coverage and community mental health resources.

Coordinate treatment referrals for off-campus mental health care in order to assist students in accessing and establishing the clinically appropriate level of treatment.

Provide consultation to CAPS and other Seattle University staff regarding community mental health resources and referrals.

Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with various university constituents including the Dean of Students, Department of Public Safety, Housing and Residence Life, Student Health Center and Student Disability Services, as well as, other relevant departments.

Build and maintain collaborative professional relationships with community mental health care agencies, local hospitals and private practitioners.  

Serve as the community liaison between CAPS and local outpatient facilities in order to facilitate treatment referrals with local, specialized and/or ongoing mental health services (intensive outpatient treatment centers and private practitioners).

Serve as the community liaison between CAPS and inpatient treatment facilities (local hospitals and residential treatment centers) in order to facilitate direct admission for inpatient treatment (danger to self/other; substance abuse/detoxification; eating disorders treatment).  

Communicate with CAPS staff and designated emergency contacts regarding significant mental health emergencies including hospitalizations and other crises when permitted by law.  Communications may include treatment recommendations, hospital discharge planning and transition plans for returning to campus once the mental health crisis/condition has been stabilized. 

Serve as the CAPS referral coordinator.  Update, revise, maintain and refine the CAPS database of community providers, including fees, insurance information and current openings for new clients.  Provide referrals directly to students.  Track and evaluate referral outcomes.

Document services in accordance with clinical, ethical and legal standards of practice Maintain accurate and complete client files in a timely manner in accordance with CAPS policies and procedures.  

Collaborate on departmental projects and serve on Divisional and/or University committees as designated by supervisor(s).

Qualifications

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
•The candidate must be licensed in Washington State as a social worker or counselor
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Demonstrated skills with organizing and managing multiple complex job duties
• Knowledge and experience working with community mental health agencies in King County and the Seattle Metropolitan area required.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience in community mental health services and crisis intervention preferred.
• A demonstrated interest in providing direct service to a diverse, college population. 

Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 50 acres in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. More than 7,400 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within nine schools and colleges. U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges 2017" ranks Seattle University 8th in the West among universities that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.

Application Instructions

Applicants are also required to attach an electronic cover letter and vita when applying.

Optional: Include up to three letters of recommendation upon applying. 

Persons who need assistance with the recruitment process may contact the Office of Human Resources at: 206-296-5870

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Seattle University
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
206-296-6000