Clinical Social Worker - 18881BR

Clinical Social Worker

Counseling/Psych Svcs
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Work Location Assignment: 
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

This Clinical Social Worker position is within the Clinical Service of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Counseling & Psychological Services is comprised of two units, the Clinical Service and Testing Service. CAPS is a unit within Student Affairs at the University of Kansas.

The Clinical Service has responsibility for providing psychological services to the students of the University of Kansas. CAPS Clinical Service contributes to the educational mission of the University by assisting students in meeting personal, social, and academic challenges as they negotiate their college careers. CAPS Clinical Service provides programs designed to increase awareness and educate students about important issues related to life skills, adjustment, and college life. Additionally, it contributes to the educational mission by providing an APA accredited pre-doctoral psychology training program and provides supervision and training to pre-doctoral interns in psychology, graduate practicum students in social work, practicum students in psychology, and other students-in-training. It also works closely with offices within Student Affairs and other University offices.

General Responsibilities: CAPS Clinical Social Workers provide counseling and psychotherapy to eligible students of the University. Clinical Social Workers also provide outreach and consultation to students, faculty and staff, and supervision to graduate students and other students-in-training. All responsibilities are performed in accordance with the professional and ethical guidelines of the National Association of Social Workers, Council on Social Work Education, and the established administrative policies and procedures of CAPS. The Clinical Social Worker reports to the Associate Director of CAPS and is a member of the CAPS interdisciplinary team.

The incumbent in this position will see, hear and possibly have access to confidential information that must be handled in accordance with all relevant state and federal laws and University policies and procedures regarding its use and disclosure.

This position also is authorized to review, create and process client information &/or data in accordance with established procedures in the performance of job duties.

Job Description

65% Provides counseling and psychotherapy services to eligible KU students. Services include diagnostic evaluations, individual therapy, group therapy, clinical consultation, and participation in interdisciplinary clinical team meetings. Maintains clinical records in accordance with CAPS policies and state/federal regulations. Complies with the duties and responsibilities relative to ePHI and IT Security.

25% Provides training and supervision to graduate students-in-training including social work practicum students, psychology interns, and practicum students in psychology. Provides direct supervision, participates in professional seminars, and participates in development of training curriculum and other training activities.

5% Provides outreach and prevention activities including consultation to faculty, administration, and other staff regarding student adjustment, mental health, and development issues. Develops and presents programs designed to increase awareness and educate students about important issues such as personal development, stress management, ADHD, prevention, and adjustment to college life. Supports and implements activities designed to enhance diversity within CAPS, Student Affairs, and the University.

5% Carries out other responsibilities as requested by the Director or the Associate Director as needed including, but not limited to, participation on University committees, and implementation of research activities and special projects. Acquires and maintains Kansas LSCSW license.

Position Requirements

Due to COVID restrictions, this position will begin teleworking and may transition to on-site work when deemed safe and necessary.

Required Qualifications

  1. Masters degree in Social Work from a Council on Social Work Education accredited program conferred by start date and one year of related professional experience.
  2. Licensed (including current LMSW license) or immediately license eligible in social work at the LSCSW level in the state of Kansas.
  3. Strong written communication skills as evidenced by application materials.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience in supervision and training.
  2. Experience in group therapy.
  3. Experience in brief/solution focused therapy techniques.
  4. Experience in DSM-5 diagnosis and assessment of mental status.
  5. Experience in outreach and prevention.
  6. Demonstrated experience in and commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and commitment to ongoing development of multicultural competence.
  7. Strong verbal communication skills.
  8. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and other members of the community.
  9. Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively on interdisciplinary team, to take initiative, and to be flexible in response to developing demands and challenges of the position.
  10. Two years experience in counseling and psychotherapy beyond the masters degree.

Additional Candidate Instructions

In addition to the online application, the following documents are required to be considered for this position:

1. A cover letter addressing how required and preferred qualifications are met.
2. Resume or curriculum vitae.
3. Contact information for three professional references.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Application review begins April 30th, and will continue as needed to collect a pool of qualified applicants.

Contact Information to Applicants

Heather Frost
(785) 864- 2277

Advertised Salary Range

Commensurate with experience

Work Schedule

40 hours per week, Monday- Friday, 8am- 5pm

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Counseling/Psych Svcs
Primary Campus:
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
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