Ventura County Community College District
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Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: PE-003
Location: Moorpark College (Moorpark CA), CA
Department: MC - Business Services
Closing: 1/11/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
Under the direction of the Moorpark Student Health Center (SHC) Coordinator and in partnership with the supervisory Psychologist, and as a part of a multidisciplinary team the Case Manager will provide the listed essential duties. This is a temporary grant funded position through a Mental Health grant from the California Community College Chancellor's Office
The College & the Community
Moorpark College serves approximately 20,800 full and part-time students. MC students self-identify as Hispanic or Latinx (33%), White or Caucasian (50%), Asian (8%), Black or African American (2%), and of two or more races/ethnicities (5%). The student community is highly diverse with respect to socio-economic backgrounds, gender/sexual identities, and age (21% of Moorpark students are age 25 or older). Additionally, many of our students are first generation college students. Moorpark has an excellent reputation for university transfer preparation, and its signature career/technical programs include nursing, radiation technology, biotechnology, and exotic animal training operated within the world-renowned America's Teaching Zoo.
The city of Moorpark is a suburban city in eastern Ventura County, easily accessed from all of Ventura County and much of Los Angeles County.
- The most important role of this position is to provide case management and referral services to our diverse student population. This may involve meeting individually with students in person, by phone, by video, by email or any other appropriate and sanctioned medium in order to assess a student's counseling, medical and social service's needs.
- For students who were hospitalized through Moorpark College SHC, coordinates/schedules appointments to both meet with students discharged from a psychiatric hospitalization, and to assist them in connecting with their off campus provider of treatment. Assess the current needs of previously psychiatrically hospitalized students in conjunction with any hospitalization discharge plan referrals that were provided, and develop an appropriate treatment plan (if necessary) that focuses on keeping at risk persons safe in the present, and ensuring they get connected to appropriate and high quality resources and levels of care. Consult with and collaborate with SHC clinician when applicable for students who received mental health services on campus.
- Researches potential referral resources through all of the major health insurance plans and cultivates relationships with potential community based, sliding fee-scale resources in order connect students to a wide range of appropriate and high quality services. Continually update mental health pathways for Ventura and North Los Angeles County.
- Assists students with navigating the health care system for mental and physical health resources.
- Tracks and follows up with students for a 2-4 week (typically) period of time after providing them with appropriate resources in order to ensure continuity of care, and to ensure that people get setup with resources and do not end up “falling through the cracks”
- Work with the Moorpark College SHC mental health team to obtain release of information, and all necessary records, documentation and treatment plans in the aftermath of a student psychiatric hospitalization.
- Works with the Moorpark College SHC mental health team to help students with complex mental health needs connect with off campus providers of service.
- Provides limited direct crisis management services to students in distress.
- Researches national trends, implements safety, and support programs for students.
- Coordinates with student service programs and any other relevant collaterals on campus to ensure effective programs are in place that support student success.
- Collaborates with the Basic Needs Center providing assessment of need and assistance for foster youth and homeless students for on and off campus resources as needed i.e. mental health care, food pantries, housing, showers, and financial assistance. This will involve creating a screening tool to determine student need.
- Organizes trainings and informational sessions for students/employees with community mental health resources (i.e. Coalition for Family Harmony, RISE program, Transitional Aged Youth (TAY)).
- Maintains weekly scheduled appointments and documentation in electronic records systems. Ensures student contact documentation is ethical, accurate, and timely.
- Communicates subject matter clearly, correctly, effectively and maintains required office hours.
- Adapts methodologies for students with special needs and different learning styles.
- Uses appropriate preparation and organizational skills in area of assignment.
- Demonstrates sensitivity in working with students of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation and disabilities.
- Works cooperatively and professionally within the college community with students, staff, faculty and administrators.
- Uses effective and positive communication skills with staff and students.
- Other duties as needed/required/requested.
- Masters in Clinical Psychology, social work or the equivalent.
- 2 years' experience in similar position
- Possess demonstrated experience in crisis and behavior risk assessment.
- Possess demonstrated experience with crisis intervention and management.
- Possess knowledge of community agencies and mental health resources.
- Experience in planning Mental Health Outreach and Prevention activities.
Professional Expert Contract, non-benefitted, grant funded position.
$60/hour, 16 hours week, 12 months. Earn up to $48,000.
The deadline for submission is January 11th.
You must upload the following documents with your application in order for it be considered complete:
- A cover letter introducing yourself, addressing your qualifications for the position, and your interest in Moorpark College.
- Curriculum Vitae
- Three letters of recommendation from past employers or clinical supervisors
- Unofficial Transcript
This is considered a temporary professional expert assignment. As such, employees hired in this capacity are considered at will and do not accrue property interest in the assignment.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT:
The Ventura County Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunities and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, veteran status, medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
To apply, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/vcccd/jobs/2920199/case-manager