GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Responsible for case management for StepUP students including individual and group counseling, addiction and recovery counseling, mental health needs, learning issues, referrals to community resources, crisis management, communication with internal and external support systems and assessment.
Provide individual and group counseling to students on addiction issues, mental health issues, ongoing skills acquisition; academic, recovery, life, self-management skills, and interpersonal skills. Serve approximately 25 students for individual sessions per week and 30 students weekly in recovery enhancement groups.
Case Management and Consultation - manage 25 students' cases through communication with each student and their circle of support. This can include family members, psychologist, psychiatrist, probation officers, lawyers, faculty, staff, disability specialists, treatment providers, residence life, and educational institutions. Coordinate care with other team members and colleagues regularly. Participate in weekly staff meetings to gather information and consult on current and prospective caseloads.
Coordinate Internal and External Community Referrals - utilize Augsburg College resources, in addition to, community resources that serve students in a holistic fashion. Consult with these referrals on a regular basis to provide optimal therapeutic support for a case load of 25 StepUP students.
Crisis Intervention and Management - manage addiction and mental health crisis through individual care, provision of crisis counseling, facilitation of hospitalization or other support needed, to ensure students are safe and minimize community impact.
Screening, Intake, Orientation and Assessment - determine appropriateness for student to enter the StepUP Program. Identify coexisting conditions that indicate need for additional services. Complete an interview and document results. Describe to student and family the general nature and goals of the program and the rules governing client conduct and infractions that can result in disciplinary action or dismissal from the StepUP Program and/or Augsburg College.
ADDITIONAL EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
Record Keeping - Keep accurate and confidential records for each student in accordance with professional standards and ethical requirements mandated by the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy and an Alcohol and Drug Counselor License.
Professional Development - engage in professional activities to enhance therapeutic and student development skills and meet the ethical and licensure requirements of the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy and an Alcohol and Drug Counselor License.
All other duties as apparent or assigned by supervisor(s).
Bachelor's degree in related field and two years of experience required.
Minnesota Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor required.
30 hours adolescent development training required.
Knowledge of addiction, recovery, and relapse prevention required; knowledge of addiction recovery in higher education.
Knowledge of the 12-step program required.
Required computer skills: Microsoft Office, Google.
Advanced education equivalent to a master's degree or specialist certification preferred.
Ability to work one on one with students.
Strong communication skills.
Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a diverse work environment.
Ability to be attentive to details, be accurate, be precise.
Ability to lead/teach; work in a team environment; and work independently with little or no supervision.
Ability to reason/analyze; maintain confidentiality; and demonstrate patience, understanding.
Ability to show initiative; multi-task and organize workflow; manage one or more multiple projects; and handle frequent interruptions.
Augsburg College educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. The Augsburg experience is supported by an engaged community that is committed to intentional diversity in its life and work. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, a...nd shaped by its urban and global settings.Set in a vibrant neighborhood at the heart of the Twin Cities, Augsburg College offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and seven graduate degrees to more than 4,000 students of diverse backgrounds. The trademark of an Augsburg education is its emphasis on direct, personal experience. Augsburg educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders.Augsburg's undergraduate program of liberal arts and sciences is offered on both a traditional weekday schedule and a non-traditional weekend and evening schedule. Augsburg offers master's degree programs in business, education, leadership, nursing, physician assistant studies, and social work, and a doctoral program in nursing practice. Augsburg's 4,000 students come from diverse religious, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, representing 43 states, 40 foreign countries, and 24 tribal nations/reservations. The College also is a nationally recognized leader in providing services to students with physical or learning disabilities. This on-campus diversity is enhanced by Augsburg's location at the crossroads of the Twin Cities' most diverse neighborhoods. The College's location also provides access for all of Augsburg's students to participate in community service and internship experiences that not only enhance their classroom learning but also prepare them for life's work in a multi-cultural society.