Passionate about higher education and supporting student success?
Michigan State University is currently seeking applicants for the position of Social Worker
Position Summary Michigan State University is a land grant institution with over 50,000 students and the largest single-campus residence hall system in the country. MSU is located in East Lansing, Michigan on a beautiful 5,200 acre main campus with a dynamic and culturally diverse student population. For current statistics on MSU please visit: https://msu.edu/about/thisismsu/facts.html
Michigan State University Center for Counseling & Psychiatric Services (CAPS) provides a wide range of mental health services for students on campus, including and not limited to: screening/triage appointments, individual and group therapy, psychiatric services, outreach and multicultural engagement, clinical care coordination, intensive integrated clinical services, and hospitalization coordination and support. MSU is a large university with many resources and excellent benefits for employees; the CAPS department is undergoing a significant period of growth and expansion at this time.
This Social Worker will support providers and students in the Clinical Coordination Unit 50% and the Intensive Clinical Services Unit (ICSU) 50%. This position is not primarily designed for duties such as individual or group therapies or administrative supervision of employees.
As part of a multidisciplinary health team, this position will communicate with other staff members to establish appropriate action plans for each student assigned to them, manage scheduling and documentation responsibilities, and gather and prepare statistical data for tracking and annual reports. They will support staff and providers in clerical/data tasks, paperwork organization related to direct clinical service provision, document consultations in EHR, and participate in integrated care team meetings. They will facilitate collaboration between providers and on-/off-campus agencies, follow up with students obtaining other services, assist staff with essential documentation tasks (e.g., medical withdrawal coordination, disability documentation, etc.), gather and enter data related to treatment and outcomes, and offer suggestions for program/service improvement. When clinically-indicated during a mental health emergency, they may provide backup/support by accompanying students to the emergency room to support continuity of care, advocate for students and/or their families, and facilitate discharge planning. They will be a source of support and resource information for students and will perform duties such as completing initial screening and assessment forms for psychiatry and/or ICSU, gathering biopsychosocial and personal history information, completing disability verification paperwork and other academic/university/community documentation on behalf of CAPS providers, monitoring patient compliance with program expectations, and completing bridge appointments with students to facilitate connection to mental health services.
The successful candidate will assist providers, engage with administration in our professional collaboration with campus and community partners, and demonstrate a commitment to multiculturalism and serving underrepresented/underserved populations.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
Gathers and prepares statistical reports to track patient care for quality improvement goals; works with administrative supervisor(s) to analyze data.
Manage some scheduling functions, with frequent management of patient care tracking (hospitalization and outcome data) and documentation functions.
Back up for the following duties: coordination of hospitalization and student-centered support, hospitalization support services, follow up and discharge planning, routing documentation submitted from off-campus 24/7 crisis response service to CAPS providers.
Assist with clerical tasks, paperwork, and EHR documentation related to direct clinical service provision.
Act as a patient advocate with various service providers.
Participate as a team member and/or liaison in staff meetings, committees, conferences, and organizational/administrative meetings.
Attendance at collegiate mental health conferences, relevant continuing education workshops and programs.
Establishes and coordinates resource connection by working with the student and other providers involved in the case.
Maintain collateral contact with community organizations, such as hospitals and other mental health providers, to request and receive information, records and case updates.
Biopsychosocial history, initial screening forms, and disability/university documentation.
Other duties, as assigned by administrative supervisor(s).
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing one or two years of graduate study beyond a Bachelor's degree, such as a Masters in Social Work; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in counseling in a health/mental health environment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and State certification as a Social Worker. ACSW may be required in order to provide primary supervision of social work students.
Excellent verbal/non-verbal communication skills.
Ability to work with a multi-disciplinary team.
Experience in multicultural/intercultural setting with diverse population.
Experience in assisting mental health providers, organizing treatment records and related data, and documenting clinical information.
Experience in completing documentation to facilitate service connection (e.g., disability verification paperwork).
Previous interactions with mental health agencies/environments, hospitals, individuals and families in crisis or with significant mental health concerns, and government agencies (e.g., CPS, DHS, Police Departments, etc.).
Knowledge of electronic medical records, data entry, and various technological proficiencies.
Strong organizational skill, orientation to detail, and motivation to complete a variety of tasks.
Full licensure for 3+ years as social worker in the state of MI
Salary $60-72,000 per year commensurate with experience
MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals.