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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 3/17/2021
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Reporting to the Director of Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) this position is for a Licensed Clinical Social Worker to work in the Graduate Assembly's (GA) satellite office in Mulford Hall. The GA is UC Berkeley's graduate student government whose main mission is to improve the lives of graduate students. In addition to working with CAPS, and UHS, this position will work with graduate students to help serve the mental health needs of graduate students by providing one on one counseling, group counseling, etc. for graduate students from a diverse population. This position will work collaboratively with the senior psychologist who oversees the GA Wellness Center. This posting is for one vacancy.
Provides assessment, counseling and crisis intervention for graduate students on a broad range of behavioral, psychological and developmental concerns that may impact effective academic and personal functioning.
Provides the highest quality care for graduate students, including treatment recommendations, services and referrals.
Consults with senior clinicians on complex cases or on problems outside their area of expertise.
Documents and monitors progress of individual cases.
Serves as a resource for other professional staff and training staff.
Presents psychoeducational workshops for graduate students and academic departments.
Provides outreach consultation to faculty and staff regarding student concerns.
Experience working with graduate student populations and in university counseling.
Experience providing time-limited individual counseling, group counseling, evaluation, and assessment and crisis intervention services to a diverse student population.
Prior counseling experience in working with multicultural & diverse graduate student populations.
Prior experience working with equity & inclusion issues.
Knowledge and experience with student development and career counseling/ assessment.
Ability to work with high risk populations including severe and complex mental health concerns
Thorough knowledge of applicable laws, standards and ethics of professional conduct.
Thorough knowledge of diagnostic/psychological testing methodologies.
Highly effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, including public speaking and workshop delivery.
Experience and skills in conducting complex diagnosis, problem-solving and critical- thinking.
Ability to work in a highly collaborative manner with diverse clients, members of the medical staff and faculty.
Ability to conduct complex analysis and develop and present recommendations and course of treatment.
Knowledge of electronic/medical records systems.
Masters in social work, counseling or marriage and family therapy.
Current CA state license (LCSW or MFT). If licensed in another state, would need to be licensed within 6 months of residence in California.
Salary & Benefits
Salary to commensurate with experience. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
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).
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.
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.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.