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Mental Health Specialist (Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor) at Indiana University

Mental Health Specialist (Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor)

Indiana University Bloomington, IN Full Time
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Department Information

The Division of Student Affairs is focused on building a strong foundation to ensure every student's IU experience is positive, safe, healthy, and meaningful. The Division of Student Affairs staff and 19 departments aim to help students navigate their time at IU, providing the tools they need to be successful in school and after graduation. Students are our priority and their health, safety, and overall well-being are our core mission.

Indiana University's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), a department within the Division of Student Affairs and integrated within IU's Student Health Center, is a diverse interdisciplinary team located in beautiful Bloomington, Indiana - a welcoming college town surrounded by hills, forests, lakes, biking, and hiking trails. There are diverse cultural events, a broad array of food, restaurants and people from across the country and the world.

Job Summary

This role involves the delivery of clinical mental health services to IU students using the Sexual Assault Crisis Service (SACS). The Counselor rotates being on-call on a 24/7 basis and manages the 24/7/365 sexual assault crisis telephone line, alternating with another counselor and with the Sexual Violence Prevention and Victim Advocacy office staff. This position provides advocacy services for students working with relevant medical, legal, and forensic services and assists with reducing stigmas and stereotypes that discourage minority students from seeking counseling. Work in all these domains is expected to be multi-culturally informed and consistent with the learning objectives of the Division of Student Affairs. Conducts crisis appointments for students who request them following a recent sexual assault and provides follow up individual and group counseling to IUB students who have sustained a sexual assault. This position is expected to supplement counseling, when appropriate, with referral to other resources in the University such as academic support, career services, Student Advocates, and Disability Services. This position is expected to fully engage in the delivery of educational and preventive outreach activities, including serving as the adviser for Safe Sisters, Men Against Rape & Sexual Assault (MARS), and the sexual assault education program RAISE. In addition to these job duties this role is expected to perform the following:
  • Supervise peer educators in the area of sexual assault; supervise master's level practicum students and doctoral interns.
  • Serve on after-hours crisis response teams on an as-needed basis in the event of larger scale campus crises; serve on the triage team when needed as well as emergency response teams.
  • Serve on relevant university committees.
  • Conduct individual intake assessments.
  • Provide direct clinical mental health services to individuals, groups, and couples.
  • Manage individual caseload so as to be able to incorporate new clients in an ongoing manner.
  • Maintain accurate, timely clinical notes, following Quality Improvement committee standards.
  • Adhere to relevant ethical and legal standards of HIPAA, relevant professional bodies, and state boards.
  • Collaborate with other members of the department's multi-disciplinary staff, including consulting with and referring to other professionals when appropriate (e.g., psychiatrists, medical providers, and dietitians).
  • Utilize evidence-based clinical interventions and, as appropriate, document in clinical notes.

Required Qualifications

Master's degree in a relevant mental health area from an accredited program and four years of post-degree experience.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Indiana or license eligible upon hire.

Proficient communication skills. Ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism. Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills. Ability to demonstrate a high commitment to quality. Flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty. Highly thorough and dependable. Ability to demonstrate a high level of accuracy, even under pressure. High degree of initiative. Ability to influence internal and/or external constituents.

Preferred Qualifications

Basic computer skills to negotiate the electronic health record and electronic communications demanded by the job.

Working Conditions / Demands

This role requires sedentary work as well as extended durations of moving about the workplace. It requires the ability to move objects and equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, and the ability to discern between various objects and devices. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Work Location

Bloomington, Indiana

Job Classification

Career Level: Advanced

FLSA: Exempt

Job Function: Health Services

Job Family: Behavioral Health

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Posting Disclaimer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

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