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Department: Student Health and Wellness Center
The Mental Health Triage Counselor will report to the Executive Director of the Student Health & Wellness Center (SHWC). The Mental Health Triage Counselor will provide triage to determine service needs of students, same day appointments, mental health case management, coordination, crisis intervention and follow-up for SOU students with complex mental health needs. The Mental Health Triage Counselor provides continuity of care through the coordination of on-campus and off-campus health services and support resources. The Mental Health Triage Counselor will also develop collaborative relationships with SOU campus partners and Jackson County community providers.
This is a 9 month, non-renewable position. This will start 9/16/2019 and will end on 6/15/2020
Minimum Classification Qualifications:
Master's Degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or related field
Licensed or registered as an intern as a social worker or professional counselor in the State of Oregon
Two years' experience providing clinical counseling, group facilitation, case management, crisis intervention, conducting risk assessments, and/or care coordination
Experience in a college or university counseling center
All Listed Duties:
Provide triage, same day appointments and crisis intervention to students who are requesting mental health services at the Student Health & Wellness Center.
Provide intervention to students on the wait-list for mental health counseling.
Facilitate weekly life skills classes.
Maintain accurate and timely documentation for all clinical interactions.
Assist in tracking students referred to the community and communicates with them as needed about continuity of care.
In coordination with the Office of Student Support and Intervention, work with students to address academic issues related to medical or mental health concerns, assist students requesting medical withdrawals, and other student concerns.
Assist medical team to provide referral, intervention and support to students receiving medical services.
Provide consultation services for all SHWC staff regarding case management needs of students of concern.,
Assist students in the off-campus treatment referral process with guidance on issues such as insurance, transportation, selecting a therapist, and knowing what to expect from initial meetings. Advocates for students, as appropriate, in helping them access services.
Coordinate with community providers and agencies to expand and maintain referral networks and relationships.
Assist students in accessing health insurance benefits, including OHP, in order to obtain specialized or ongoing mental health or medical care. Assist uninsured students with accessing low-cost insurance coverage and community mental health resources.
Assists in improving internal and external referral processes.
Maintains an existing database of referral resources and services in the local community, including low cost providers.
Assists in on-campus referral processes as needed and maintains strong relationships with on-campus partners, particularly with the Office of Student Support and Intervention.
Provide presentations requested by SOU programs related to the services provided by the SHWC.,
Attend all relevant staff meetings
Attend other committees as assigned
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): -Position classification defined as “exempt” are not subject overtime
The person holding this position is considered a
Internal Number: 7939
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