Clinical Care Manager

Purdue University,

Counseling & Psychological Services
Last Posted:

Tue, Jun 30th, '20


Applications taken until position has been filled

Start Date:

July 6, 2020

Last Updated:

Tue, Aug 25th, '20

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  • Full Time

The Clinical Care Manager is a mental health staff member within Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), whose primary function will be the development and implementation of supportive services designed to address the needs of students in crisis. As Care Manager, you will provide assessment, crisis intervention, and support to students in crisis and in need of case management services. You may carry a small clinical caseload, depending on the need for case management service provided.  You will coordinate with CAPS’ therapists, psychiatric providers, as well as receiving therapists or practitioners, to facilitate and assure as seamless a transition as possible in cases where the student’s needs dictate referral to more intensive service or additional service providers.  Also, this staff member will assist with facilitating psychiatric hospitalizations and coordinating post-hospitalization follow-up care.


Purdue University is a coeducational, state-assisted system in Indiana. Founded in 1869 and named after benefactor John Purdue, we are one of the nation’s leading research institutions with a reputation for excellent and affordable education.

We are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Our West Lafayette campus offers more than 200 majors for undergraduates, over 70 master’s and doctoral programs, and professional degrees in pharmacy and veterinary medicine. In addition, we have 18 intercollegiate sports teams and more than 850 student organizations.

Region Description:

Purdue University is located in Northwest Indiana, about mid-way between Indianapolis and Chicago. By car one can get to Indianapolis in one hour, Chicago in two hours, and either Cincinnati or Louisville in 3 hours.



  • Master’s in Social Work or Master’s degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an accredited academic program
  • Two (2) years of experience providing case management as well as general mental health services; practical experience in a graduate training program will be considered
  • Must be licensed as a LMHC or LCSW and license eligible in the appropriate field in the State of Indiana
  • Experience providing services to a diverse client population
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality is essential in all aspects of this job, as are independent judgment and discretion
  • Understanding of and adherence to HIPAA and professional ethics are mandatory
  • Diagnostic and brief therapy intervention skills are necessary, as well as the ability to make decisions about the urgency of patient problems
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills, the ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships, and possess strong organizational and administrative skills
  • Specific interest in one or more of the following clinical areas and communities: interest and experience serving diverse clients and communities: group therapy; substance use, abuse, and dependence issues; eating disorders; international students; and/or working with underserved populations, in general



  • Experience providing case management as well as general mental health services to late adolescents and young adults
  • Experience with the college (late adolescent/early adult) population
  • Interest in and experience serving underserved communities (including racial/ethnic underserved communities, such as our African-American, Latinx, Asian-American, Native American students, and those defined by other dimensions of identity)

Additional Information:

  • This posting represents multiple vacancies
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position.
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime).
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period.
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.  All individuals including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.


Please submit your application online along with a cover letter and curriculum vitae. In addition to your online submission, we ask that you also submit your application materials to Kyle Kittleson, Psy. D., HSPP, search chair at