Mental Health Specialist (Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor)

Indiana University Student Health Center,

Indiana University Student Health Center
Last Posted:

Wed, Apr 28th, '21


Position will remain open until filled.

Start Date:

Preferred start date is August 1, 2021, but there can be flexibility.

Last Updated:

Wed, Apr 28th, '21

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  • Full Time

This role involves the delivery of clinical mental health services to IU students using the Sexual Assault Crisis Service (SACS). The Counselor rotates being on-call on a 24/7 basis and manages the 24/7/365 sexual assault crisis telephone line, alternating with another counselor and with the Sexual Violence Prevention and Victim Advocacy office staff. This position provides advocacy services for students working with relevant medical, legal, and forensic services and assists with reducing stigmas and stereotypes that discourage minority students from seeking counseling. Work in all these domains is expected to be multi-culturally informed and consistent with the learning objectives of the Division of Student Affairs. Conducts crisis appointments for students who request them following a recent sexual assault and provides follow up individual and group counseling to IUB students who have sustained a sexual assault. This position is expected to supplement counseling, when appropriate, with referral to other resources in the University such as academic support, career services, Student Advocates, and Disability Services. This position is expected to fully engage in the delivery of educational and preventive outreach activities, including serving as the adviser for Safe Sisters, Men Against Rape & Sexual Assault (MARS), and the sexual assault education program RAISE. In addition to these job duties this role is expected to perform the following:

  • Supervise peer educators in the area of sexual assault; supervise master's level practicum students and doctoral interns.
  • Serve on after-hours crisis response teams on an as-needed basis in the event of larger scale campus crises; serve on the triage team when needed as well as emergency response teams.
  • Serve on relevant university committees.
  • Conduct individual intake assessments.
  • Provide direct clinical mental health services to individuals, groups, and couples.
  • Manage individual caseload so as to be able to incorporate new clients in an ongoing manner.
  • Maintain accurate, timely clinical notes, following Quality Improvement committee standards.
  • Adhere to relevant ethical and legal standards of HIPAA, relevant professional bodies, and state boards.
  • Collaborate with other members of the department's multi-disciplinary staff, including consulting with and referring to other professionals when appropriate (e.g., psychiatrists, medical providers, and dietitians).
  • Utilize evidence-based clinical interventions and, as appropriate, document in clinical notes.

Indiana University's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is a department within the IU Student Health Center, located in the heart of campus. The Student Health Center provides full-service medical care to students including a medical clinic, lab, X-ray, pharmacy, health and wellness services, counseling and psychiatry, as well as treatment and advocacy services for sexual violence.

The Division of Student Affairs is focused on building a strong foundation to ensure every student's IU experience is positive, safe, healthy, and meaningful. The Division of Student Affairs staff and 19 departments aim to help students navigate their time at IU, providing the tools they need to be successful in school and after graduation. Students are our priority and their health, safety, and overall well-being are our core mission.

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Master's degree in a relevant mental health area from an accredited program and four years of post-degree experience.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Indiana or license eligible upon hire. 

Proficient communication skills. Ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism. Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills. Ability to demonstrate a high commitment to quality. Flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty. Highly thorough and dependable. Ability to demonstrate a high level of accuracy, even under pressure. High degree of initiative. Ability to influence internal and/or external constituents.