UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 12/29/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
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Placement within the salary range is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).
The Student Health and Well-being (SHW) cluster of the UC San Diego, which reports through UC San Diego Health System, plays a leadership role in creating a strong and active well-being culture that enables all students to flourish in body, mind and spirit. Under the oversight of the executive director, the SHW cluster includes the departments of Student Health Services (SHS), Health Promotion Services (HPS), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and SHW Administration.
CAPS delivers campus-based mental health services to over 42,000 registered UCSD undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students. CAPS' multicultural, multidisciplinary, and student-centered staff strives to deliver trauma informed, culturally proficient counseling and psychiatric services, psycho-educational preventive outreach and early intervention programming, consultation, research, and training opportunities.
In collaboration with Student Affairs and Academic Affairs, CAPS services support the academic mission of the University aimed at student success, retention and wellbeing, and works toward the maintenance of a just, inclusive and healthy living and learning environment for individuals to flourish as they pursue their academic, career, and personal goals. CAPS is accredited by the International Accreditation of Counseling Services (IACS) and the Post-doctoral Resident Training Program is affiliated with the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Center (APPIC). CAPS is fully committed to self-examination, peer review, and quality improvement through the utilization of metrics, data, clinical outcomes, client experience measurements and feedback.
The Tritons Crisis Response Team (TCRT) licensed clinical social worker will support UC San Diego Chancellor's commitment to re-envisioning campus safety and policing towards a welcoming service-oriented, and community-centric university campus. The incumbent will promote a campus culture emphasizing fair, collaborative, and trusting community relationships, and respectful and humane methods to campus safety. Incumbent must be a skilled mental health professional who is multi-culturally proficient/affirming and possesses specific training, skills and demonstrated experience in providing behavioral health services and oversight of behavioral health programs. The incumbent will assist the TCRT Manager to achieve organizational objectives. The health professionals will be embedded within the UC San Diego Police Department, prioritizing the well-being of the entire campus community. This incumbent will respond to crisis situations and deliver onsite, immediate and personalized mental health interventions within a framework of inclusion excellence, social justice, and the aspiration to eliminate health care disparities.
Because historical data support the fact that some calls requiring response to mental health crisis can be volatile and appear dangerous, it is envisioned that attending to such calls will be a co-response of compassionate police personnel and crisis response personnel. The TCRT will serve as first responders in wellness checks, behavioral health crisis triage, and mental health emergencies within the campus community, reducing the role of armed officers in non-criminal calls. In coordination with the CAPS Director and Leadership Team, the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, UC San Diego Health Emergency Department and Inpatient Psychiatric Care, Neuro-Behavioral Medical Unit, the UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry College Mental Health Program, and the UC San Diego Police Department Chief, incumbent assists the TCRT Manager in the daily operations and outcomes of a mobile compassionate crisis response for the UC San Diego campus and community. This includes collaboration and support in work flow design and training from dispatch response to disposition, marketing strategies to ensure the campus community is able to access and utilize the services, and collaborative partnerships with relevant campus departments and local mental health resources and hospitals, stabilization and transitional units, and designated providers for ongoing care to deliver optimal level of services and safety for UC San Diego community members in crisis.
Under the general supervision of the CAPS Director or designee, the incumb
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.