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Position Title
Care Coordinator/Crisis Clinician

University of Kentucky

Counseling Center: Consultation and Psychological Services

Salary Range
Commensurate with experience

Position Description
The University of Kentucky Counseling Center (UKCC) seeks a dynamic professional to serve as a Care Coordinator/Crisis Clinician to work in collaboration with clinicians at UKCC to ensure continuity of care for at-risk UK students. Responsibilities include providing intake/diagnostic assessment; triage services; short-term, structured symptom-management groups; brief individual counseling services when appropriate; case management for clients presenting with complex, multi-faceted needs; and referrals for students who struggle with emotional challenges, behavioral difficulties, limited resources, and/or chronic mental health conditions impact their ability to function/succeed academically.

This position requires excellence in clinical case management; the ability to provide clinical services including crisis coverage and emergency intervention (including hospitalization); ability to create and sustain liaisons with on-campus and external referrals; comprehensive, holistic treatment planning; and the coordination of care for UKCC clients.

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum qualifications are MSW with 3 years of relevant experience and credential-eligible as LCSW in Kentucky, or clinical/counseling psychologist eligible for doctoral-level license in Kentucky.

Desired Qualifications
Ideal candidates will be good at developing liaison relationships. Any familiarity with local referral resources is a bonus. Strong candidates will be comfortable with hospitalization protocols and helping individuals deal creatively with limited resources (e.g., food, housing, transportation, $ for more intensive treatment, financial aid for school, etc.). Traits such as conscientiousness and being good with follow-up are important. Also, the ability to maintain a calm and helpful demeanor in crisis situations is an asset.

Our Counseling Center seeks individuals who are collaborative in nature, have strong communication skills, practice good self-care, maintain healthy boundaries, and possess the ability to manage a challenging workload while promoting a positive atmosphere and collegial relationships.

University Description
The University of Kentucky is the flagship university for the state. It is a major research institution with over 28,000 students and 16 academic colleges. In addition to the undergraduate and graduate/professional schools, the campus includes the Colleges of Medicine, Law, and Dentistry and the University Medical Center/Chandler Hospital.

Region Description
The University of Kentucky is located in Lexington, a growing community of approximately 300,000 surrounded by beautiful Bluegrass horse farms. Lexington offers many opportunities for recreational and cultural activities and is within comfortable driving distance to larger metropolitan areas such as Louisville, Cincinnati, Columbus and Nashville.

Required Application Materials
Resume, cover letter and contact information (phone and email) for four references. All materials must be submitted electronically through the UK electronic application process.

Application Deadline
March 29, 2013 at midnight.

Starting Date
August 1, 2013 (negotiable, and hopefully much sooner)

Send Applications To:
Federico "Felito" Aldarondo, Ph.D., Associate Director

Mailing Address

Phone Number
(859) 257-8701

Email Address

Web Address

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