Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program) As Wisconsin’s only public urban research university, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) has established an international reputation for excellence in research, community engagement, teaching and entrepreneurism. Designated an R1 research institution, UWM educates more than 24,000 students and is an engine for innovation in southeastern Wisconsin.
UWM is the largest educator of veterans in Wisconsin, with more than 1,000 enrolled each year under the federal G.I. bill. The Princeton Review named UWM a 2018 Best Midwestern university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews. UWM is committed to the full inclusion of LGBT+ campus constituents and in 2018, Campus Pride Index named UWM one of the Top 30 LGBTQ-friendly postsecondary institutions in the United States.
Join the UWM family to grow professionally and personally in your career and life. We make learning accessible at every age, stage of life and location. At UWM, we all share the motivation to learn and to excel. We value unique perspectives and possess the talent and desire to nurture ideas that make global impact. Our campus counseling and health services, accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, provides integrated, holistic care for students through our medical, counseling, and health promotion and wellness departments. We assist the UWM campus community through collaborative partnerships designed to enhance the university’s academic and community service mission and focus on our students’ well-being as an essential component to student success.
Job Summary The Clinical Case Manager provides professional mental health counseling and consultation services for the campus community, incorporates a brief therapeutic model to address the emotional and behavioral needs of students, creates developmental programming to increase healthy lifestyle and coping behaviors across campus, and provides strategic direction and advocacy for university mental health policy and initiatives. This position will provide clinical case management services as well as crisis counseling to clients at University Counseling Services (UCS) who present to UCS with urgent needs of assistance. It will assist in accessing community-based treatment services and insurance coverage for clients as well as coordinate assistance with other campus departments on behalf of students. In addition, it will serve as the lead in responding to crises and urgent walk-ins at UCS.
The Case Manager/Crisis Counselor works with campus partners to provide services to students in crisis, those students identified from the Student Support Team, and serves as the liaison to area hospitals, community group practice agencies, and other area providers. UCS offers a short-term treatment model and often will refer students out to community providers, higher levels of care, or facilitate hospitalization procedures when needed. They must possess strong communication skills, sophisticated experience managing mental health crises, and knowledge/experience accessing complex medical and mental health services.
Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum of 3 years practicing as a licensed mental health clinician
State licensed in Wisconsin, or license-eligible as an independent LPC or LCSW and/or psychologist
Evidence of strong crisis management skills involving mental health emergencies
Experience working as a case manager locating and accessing community-based mental health services
Evidence of strong communication and networking experience
Knowledge and/or experience of the nuances of collegiate student mental health
Experience treating clients across various spectrums, including race, ethnicity, orientation, gender identity, ability and economic status through a social justice lens
Experience working with high-risk and high-acuity populations
Experience providing brief treatment
Experience using Medicat or other electronic health records
Ability to be highly flexible and modify work and treatment approaches to meet the changing needs of a student population
Ability to collaborate effectively with other staff, faculty, and departments and positively contribute to a client care team
Application Instructions Completed application materials must include:
A letter of application addressing educational and professional level work experience and knowledge as it relates to all required and preferred qualifications as listed above
Document listing the names and contact information for three professional references
In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether they meet any of the qualifications, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications.
The candidate selected for this position will be required to submit official college transcripts.
Starting salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience. Excellent fringe benefits, including vacation and sick leave. There are no weekend or on call responsibilities and no insurance billing or paperwork to complete.
Application Notes For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.
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UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.
CBC and Reference Check Policy
Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.
Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)
For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see http://www.cleryact.uwm.edu/, or call UWM’s Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.
In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
Title and Total Compensation Project
The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/