Licensed Independent Social Worker/Clinical Care Coordinator Diversity

Oberlin College & Conservatory,

Student Health & Counseling Center
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Last Posted:

Thu, Jul 27th, '23


Position will be open until filled.

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Last Updated:

Thu, Jul 27th, '23

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  • Full Time

Oberlin College invites applications for a Licensed Independent Social Worker/ClinicalCare Coordinator position in The Counseling and Psychological Services of the Division of Student Affairs. The incumbent provides coordinated, evidence-based, culturally responsive, appropriate, and timely care for Oberlin students experiencing significant medical and mental health challenges.

We seek a well-trained clinician with demonstrated training and employment experience as a specialist in working with students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, or asexual/aromantic/agender (LGBTQIA). We are also seeking someone who speaks both Spanish and English (bilingual).

The qualified candidate will have experience providing psychological assessment and diagnosis, time-limited individual and group therapy, on-call crisis intervention, and supervision in a college setting.

We are looking for an individual who is enthusiastically committed to presenting psychological perspectives in outreach programs, training, and settings throughout the college community. The appropriate candidate will provide consultation and facilitate support for programs focused on the needs of specific populations, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, ethnic minorities, students with disabilities, and campus groups and organizations such as the Sexual Information Center (SIC), HIV peer counselors, resident advisors (RAs), and other student groups.

Licensed Independent Social Worker/Clinical Care Coordinator’s time is allotted to social work/care coordination. This may include meeting with students who need intensive outpatient or inpatient medical and mental health services, hospital visits, obtaining external referral services for students, maintaining a database of community providers, treatment planning,

This position is part of a larger multidisciplinary health services team that includes psychiatrists, social workers, therapists, substance use counselors, psychologists, and student health providers.

Engage and maintain continual familiarity with campus resources and regional community referral resources.
Develop and maintain familiarity with insurance providers and assist students in navigating coverage.

Cultivate professional relationships with points of contact at outside providers, including providers with specialty areas relevant to student needs and outpatient, intensive outpatient, and inpatient resources.

Under the supervision of the Director for Counseling and Psychological Services, the Licensed Independent Social Worker/Clinical Care Coordinator collaborates with outside partners to create and manage MOUs with local hospitals, care, and other entities that serve Oberlin students during physical and mental health crises.

Under the Administrative Direction of the Executive Director for Student Health and Well-being, the Licensed Independent Social Worker/Clinical Care Coordinator provides data on services utilization that can be shared with the VP and Dean of Students. Also provides regular reports to the Executive Director for Student Health and well-being regarding trends, responsive resources, gaps, and needs.

Develop individualized referral resources for students and assist in determining the availability of initial appointments. Document student access to off-campus resources and follow through on referral and provision of additional care coordination with the office of Student Support and Outreach and Student Health Services.
Provide organizational support for students transported to and/or admitted to the hospital for medical and mental health reasons.

Collaborates with the Director/Case Manager for Student Support and Outreach and communicates with partners, including families, staff/faculty, Counseling and Psychological Services, and Student health services, about current resource availability.

Coordinate follow-up with individuals and, if relevant, coordinate community response and resources with Student Support and Outreach Director.
Stay familiar with Oberlin College procedures for health-related voluntary and involuntary hospitalization.

Provide crisis case management for students interacting with emergency medical services.
Participate in weekly on-call meetings for coordination of hospitalization and follow-ups.

Serve as a point of contact and liaison for faculty, staff, administrators, students, and family members to express behavioral or safety concerns regarding high-risk and complex student issues;

Collect and evaluates all facts pertaining to such contacts and formulate appropriate action plans to address concerns.

Coordinate the College’s process for addressing the needs of students who have crises with academic, family, health, and other issues through providing referrals, follow-up services, and when necessary.

Collaborate with Health and Counseling Services, Office of Accessibility Services, Residence Life, Center Student Success, and other campus partners for clinical care coordination, managing the process for all students cases that are reported to Student Support and Outreach, Student Support Committee, Action Crisis Team, and other appropriate channels.

Work with students who are struggling with navigating resources and support on campus in an effort to improve the coordination of care and the retention of students.

Provide clinical case management for students (and their families), faculty, and staff seeking guidance around a range of critical and complex student-related issues (i.e., academic, mental/medical health, behavioral and personal).

Provide direct service to students (families), faculty, and staff seeking guidance around a range of student-related academic, health, behavioral, and personal issues upon return from hospital visits.

Participate in research to elucidate patterns of student departure, analysis of problem areas, and recommend strategies to reduce student attrition.

Provides confidential, emotionally supportive interactions with students, parents, administrators, and faculty regarding psychological services. This includes listening to emotional concerns, describing confidentiality and the need for informational releases, suggesting various alternatives, reducing frustration, and resolving problems.

Supports the triage of clients in identifying the level of care and works with clinicians in connecting clients with the predetermined level of care.

Discuss off-campus referral services, and logistics of referral to local providers, and process referral forms, including but not limited to releasing information forms.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Oberlin College & Conservatory is a four-year, highly selective liberal arts college that combines a top-ranked college of arts and sciences with a world-renowned conservatory of music.  Combined, the two divisions enroll approximately 2,900 students.  Founded in 1833, Oberlin College & Conservatory was the first college in America to make interracial education and coeducation central to its mission-traditions that live today within a commitment to positive social engagement.

Located 35 miles southwest of Cleveland, OH, Oberlin College & Conservatory has earned a reputation of excellence based on the quality of its richly diverse student body, outstanding faculty, excellent facilities, and academic and technological resources. 


Required qualifications:

  • Licensed clinical social worker, professional clinical counselor, or clinical psychologist.
  • Direct experience working in mental health services in an educational setting.
  • Previous employment in mental health, social services,or medical settings.
  • College degree or the equivalent combination of college-level coursework and relevant work experience; superior interpersonal and supportive listening skills:
  • Ability to conduct a preliminary assessment of individuals experiencing emotional crises or emergencies; demonstrated ability to deal effectively and efficiently with unpredictable or stressful situations.
  • Supervised training and experience in a college or university counseling center.
  • A master’s degree in counseling, social work, or marriage and family therapy.
  • Applicants must be an independent licensed mental health provider or obtain licensure in the state of Ohio in the professional discipline within 24 months of hire. Holding a license in another state and eligibility for licensure in Ohio will also meet this requirement.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of clients and information obtained during care/treatment. Ability to maintain confidentiality of client information in accordance with professional standards, HIPAA (Health Information Portability & Accountability Act) and FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act) and state regulations.

Salary to be commensurate with skills and experience. An excellent benefits package is included.


All applicants must provide a cover letter, resume, and list of references.