CLOSING DATE: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Initial review of applications will begin on Wednesday, December 9th, so applications should be submitted by that time for guaranteed consideration.
JOB TYPE/SCHEDULE: Unlimited Part-time; 39 hours per week during the Academic Year (August – May) and 15-20 hours per week during the summer, subject to change as needed; full benefits; FLSA Exempt
Bemidji State University (BSU) and Northwest Technical College (NTC) invite applicants to join our team as the Case Manager at the Student Center for Health & Counseling. The Student Center for Health & Counseling provides students with a wide range of convenient, quality, on-campus medical services. The Center also offers counseling services involving a spectrum of emotional issues regarding relationships, social situations, academic or financial stress, and other life situations.
The Case Manager, under limited supervision of the Director, provides a full range of consultation and assistance to BSU and NTC students who need access to counseling, medical and psychiatric care on and off campus. The goal of this position is to promote continuity of care by targeting wellness programming that supports students in their professional development, self-advocacy, empowerment and overall well-being. This position will also develop a network of on and off campus resources to facilitate referrals and coordinate services for students. Successful completion of Psychotherapist Checks Under M.S. Chapter 604.20 is required prior to hire.
Responsibilities of the Case Manager include:
- Assessing student need and coordinating medical, mental health and psychiatric care.
- Assisting and coordinating student mental health and psychiatric referrals to include evaluations, counseling, diagnostic assessments, and treatment plans for the overall wellbeing of students. Assisting with referrals and access to additional resources and services on and off campus when needed.
- Coordinating care to ensure needs of students are being met.
- Developing treatment plans, using evidence-based interventions, treatments, and referrals.
- Coordinating transition care for students by identifying individual goals and strengths. Monitoring progress of student referrals and treatment plans through various levels of care as needed.
- Developing on-going supportive and/or case management functions
in accordance with the needs of students.
- Evaluating treatment needs for students including intake, treatment goals, monitoring the progress of student referrals and treatment plans through various levels of care. Facilitating admission and discharging planning including screening for need and transfer of information for ongoing care. Working within a multidisciplinary team of on and off campus members for complex treatment needs.
- Serving as case liaison to external community and governmental agencies. Consulting, advising and educating staff, families, clients and community providers to facilitate response to student needs so students and clients understand their options. Serving as a campus partner in educating faculty and staff as well as advocating for student needs off and on campus. Facilitating educational groups for students.
- Documenting assessments, progress and recommendations and services rendered to students. This includes student outcomes and revised recommendations as well as necessary relevant documentation needed by internal departments and external agencies. Producing annual reports. Meeting regularly with the immediate supervisor as a means of enhancing professional growth, reviewing and processing the provision of case management services, and dealing with appropriate administrative issues.
- Performing other duties as assigned to ensure the smooth functioning of the department and maintaining the reputation of the organization as a viable business partner.
Minimum qualifications for this position include:
- Licensed to practice social work in the state of Minnesota and satisfaction of one of the following combinations of licensure and experience:
- Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and a minimum of three (3) years of professional social work experience; OR
- Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW); OR Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW); OR Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW); and a minimum of eighteen (18) months of professional social work experience
- Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, public health education or related field from an accredited program.
Preferred qualifications include:
- Experience working at a college or university as a case manager or social worker.
- Experience working with underserved, underrepresented and marginalized populations.
- Knowledge of local resources such as clinics, hospitals, pharmacies, and behavioral health services available to students on and off campus.
To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your application and/or resume clearly demonstrate fulfillment of the qualifications.
Apply for Vacancy Posting 42647, on the Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) website: http://mn.gov/mmb/careers/.
If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.
For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.
Inquiries about the position:
Yvette Anderson, M.S., LPCC
Director of the Student Center for Health and Counseling
If you have general questions about this posting or submitting an application, contact Teresa Hanson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNIVERSITY / COMMUNITY
The greater Bemidji community has a population of 25,000 and serves as a regional center for education, commerce, recreation, health care, and the arts.
Bemidji State University, located amid the
lakes and forests of northern Minnesota, occupies a wooded campus
along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,100
students, Bemidji State offers more than 80 undergraduate majors
and eight graduate degrees encompassing arts, sciences and select
professional programs. BSU is a member of the Minnesota State
system of colleges and universities and has a faculty and staff of
more than 550. The university's Shared Fundamental Values include
environmental stewardship, civic engagement and international and
Northwest Technical College has prepared students for fulfilling careers in high-demand fields for more than 50 years. The college’s accessible, affordable, hands-on programs also help the region’s employers meet their ever-growing need for a highly skilled workforce. NTC serves more than 1,000 students with an excellent education, an open-enrollment policy and affordable tuition. Students may pursue nearly 40 degree, diploma and certificate programs in six distinct career paths. Classes are offered on campus, online, or as a combination of both. NTC is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities.
In this Northwoods setting, students, staff and faculty have a variety of activities at their fingertips. Possessing all the charm and character of a college town, Bemidji remains a tight-knit community of good neighbors and engaged citizens who always come out to cheer for the Bemidji State Beavers. While the city of Bemidji — named after the Ojibwe Chief Shaynowishkung (nicknamed Bemidji) — is home to a diverse population of more than 15,000 people, it serves a regional population of more than 100,000.
Located between three American Indian reservations – Leech Lake, Red Lake and White Earth, students at Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College have the opportunity to experience a dynamic local culture and history. Bemidji also sits at the center of the legends of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. The famous statues of Paul and Babe greet students as they drive in from the south along Lake Bemidji.
Though quaint and historic, the city offers the urban conveniences upon which college students rely. Bemidji State and Northwest Tech are both conveniently located minutes away from affordable restaurants, cozy coffee shops, grocery stores, city parks and more. Small, locally owned shops and art sculptures line the streets of downtown Bemidji, while national chains can be found in and around the Bemidji area, including an uptown selection of department stores and restaurants.
The thriving downtown community presents ample opportunities for engagement off-campus. Among other things, there are fine-dining restaurants, cafes, and a natural foods co-op in downtown Bemidji. The historic Paul Bunyan Playhouse has a calendar of classic shows; restaurants and lounges offer weekly live music performances; the First Friday Art Walk provides a tour of new monthly art exhibits; and annual events such as the Loop the Lake Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival, the Blue Ox Marathon, Bemidji Winterfest, and The Minnesota Finlandia bring the community together.
For those who love the outdoors, there are wooded, multi-use trail systems within minutes of campus and community parks with walking trails, playgrounds and a skate park. Lake Bemidji State Park and its miles of navigable trails is located directly across the lake from BSU, and the Buena Vista Ski Area — just 12 miles north of campus — offers downhill skiing and campus-sponsored student transportation in the winter months. Further, the Mississippi River Headwaters is a mere 45 minutes from Bemidji.
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