Social Worker

University of the District of Columbia
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 20, 2023

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Employment Status: Full Time, Regular

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0095/8

Salary Range: $76,581- $91,243

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties

The Social Worker’s general duties include the provision of mental health services to university students, including assessment, consultation, ongoing counseling, case management, and outreach programming. The Social Worker is an integral team member in the Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC) and is based out of the Community College of the University of the District of Columbia. In addition to direct clinical services, the Social Worker will coordinate CWC operations at the Community College including serving as a primary point person for the CWC at the Community College and for providing referrals. The Social Worker reports to the Director of the Counseling and Wellness Center.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provides professional mental health services for UDC students, including initial assessment, counseling (individual and group), disposition planning and referral support, crisis intervention and management, and case management services as indicated
  • Serves as the primary point of contact regarding mental health matters at the Community College and with Community College students. The Social Worker has the responsibilities of developing and maintaining effective office operations and school specific materials at and for the Community College under the supervision of the Counseling and Wellness Center Director.
  • Provides consultation to faculty and staff on issues relevant to student mental health concerns, behavioral intervention, and educational performance
  • Develops, coordinates, and implements mental health outreach, training, and programming on psychological and mental health issues utilizing virtual and in person methods
  • Provides clinical supervision and training to non-licensed trainees, including predoctoral psychology students and psychiatric residents who provide counseling services to UDC students
  • Serves as a specialist within the Counseling and Wellness Center, providing information and resources to Counseling Center colleagues on resources such as community based clinical treatment options, social services, and wraparound services.
  • Develops, updates, and maintains a database of referral information for off-campus clinical services (including outpatient, in patient, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient programs) that are relevant for our student populations
  • Provides clinical case management services as needed or assigned by the Counseling and Wellness Center Director based on Center caseload needs
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, or Counseling from an accredited institution.
  • Licensed Social Worker (LICSW) in the District of Columbia or the ability to obtain license within three months of employment.
  • Minimum three (3) years post-graduate degree experience in a human/social services position directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Direct experience engaging and serving diverse communities and backgrounds, including members of underserved and marginalized populations.
  • Experience in crisis and case management.
Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit.

E mployment Benefits: Depending upon length of appointment, selectee may or may not be eligible for full benefits such as health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia’s retirement plan (TIAA).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intra family offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This job is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a 'satisfactory background investigation' is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Talent Management only.

C ontact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Talent Management at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: .

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