This position provides a full range of consultation services and assistance on behalf of University of Providence students in need access to medical, mental health, psychiatric or related care in the Great Falls community and beyond. Advocacy requires assessment of trauma experience and evaluation for safety risk and referral to appropriate services. The Advocate and Counselor will assist clients with traditional case management needs such as coordination of care, obtaining referrals and access to campus and community resources. The Advocate and Counselor also assists with implementation of university policies, procedures, and practices regarding students at risk.
The goal of this position is to promote continuity of care, assist with overcoming barriers, make referrals to support services, and support the overall well-being of students. The Campus Advocate and Counselor develops a network of on- and off-campus resources by engaging regularly with stakeholders. In addition, as a licensed clinician, the Advocate and Counselor will have an appropriate therapeutic case load providing outpatient mental health services and crisis intervention services.
This position collaborates on initiatives related to basic needs, i.e., housing and food insecurity. The Campus Advocate and Counselor offers training and educational presentations on mental health and other wellness related topics.
Provide confidential victim advocacy, case management and trauma-informed care for University of Providence students.
- Provide a thorough intake for services and then as applicable: safety plan, provide legal advocacy, medical advocacy, crisis support, psychoeducation on trauma and the trauma response, provide interim safety and academic support measures, advocate for clients working with the Title IX Coordinator, provide referrals to campus and community resources, report cases in aggregate to the Vice President for Student Engagement and/or other parties as necessary, assess reports for safety risk to the greater campus.
- Monitor progress of student referrals through various levels of care.
- Facilitate Emergency Room mental health assessments and follow up discharge planning to increase success for students returning to campus after a mental health crisis.
- Interact and communicate with internal and external entities on behalf of helping a student.
- Assist in the coordination of students’ re-entry into the University due to a withdrawal due to mental health/medical reasons, if appropriate.
- Maintain detailed client records, including documenting case management, that follow professional guidelines and standards.
- Evening and weekend hours may be required.
- Assess client needs and provide short-term counseling, crisis management, and referrals.
- Provide ethical care and comply with applicable policies, procedures, and regulations applying to the position and the fields of practice (i.e., university, professional, state, and federal).
Provide basic needs assistance and support for students related to mental health, housing and food insecurity, childcare, transportation, and other targeted student support services.
- Serve as point of contact for the University basic needs website.
- Create, present, and/or facilitate workshops and programs for students, faculty and staff.
- Connect students to external and internal resources.
- Liaison to University units and community partners. Campus partners include, but are not limited to, Campus Safety, Academic Success Center, TRIO, Student Engagement and Athletics. Community partners include, but are not limited to, the Montana Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, YWCA Center for Safety and Empowerment, and Great Falls Police Department, Cascade County Sheriff Department as well as community organizations that address housing and food insecurity, medical care and support, and mental health support services.
- Create content and materials for campus and community presentations, describe referral processes, and create an understanding of services available. Create other marketing materials as needed. Use social network and/or social media for the purpose of increasing awareness of services offered.
- Be flexible to the needs of the student population including possible co-location with campus partners.
Provide student-centered case management services intended to facilitate student success.
- Perform case management services that address barriers to academic and personal success.
- Advocate on behalf of students struggling to navigate the University to maximize their success.
- Assist students in applying for benefits, insurance, and other services/programs to ensure optimal care.
- Facilitate and coordinate evaluation referrals (e.g. ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, chemical dependency, eating disorders, psychiatry, and physical disabilities).
- Assist with student academic appeals, registration petitions, reduced course-load requests and other types of leave related to mental health/medical reasons.
- Collect data and produce regular reports to assist with identifying trends with case management and ways to promote student success.
- Work professionally and effectively within a multi-disciplinary team.
- Supervise Clinical Interns, Volunteers, and Student Employees as needed.
Coordinate and offer trainings and education to students, faculty, staff, families and the community on well-being related topics.
- Serve as a resource to provide training and/or instruction to the campus on topics related to student well-being.
- Assist faculty and staff in learning about internal and external social service resources.
- Serve on University-wide and Student Engagement committees as designated i.e., Campus Assessment Response and Evaluation (CARE)Team.
- Participate in professional organizations.
- Attend seminars, conferences, or workshops for professional development purposes as well as to acquire CEU’s for licensing purposes.
- Master’s Degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or marriage and family counseling.
- Licensed in the State of Montana as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
- Experience working at a college or university as a case manager or providing direct student support. (Preferred)
- Two years’ experience in providing trauma informed outpatient mental health care as well as advocacy and/or case management services.
- Experience working with survivors of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual harassment, or stalking.
Position Type: Staff
Salary: $55,000 to $65,000 Annually
Location: Great Falls, MT
To apply, please send cover letter, resume, UP application, and contact information for three professional references to email@example.com .
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The University of Providence is a Catholic, student-centered, mission-focused university. For more information, please contact Human Resources at 406.791.5977.