Clinical Coordinator

University of California, Santa Barbara,

UCSB Counseling and Psychological Services
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Last Posted:

Mon, May 20th, '24


6/04/2024 or until filled

Start Date:


Last Updated:

Mon, May 20th, '24

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  • Full Time

Under the general supervision of the Clinical Director, the Clinical Coordinator provides a full range of case management services, and coordinates CAPS services with Student Health, Residential Life and other Student Affairs units. They serve as a critical liaison in the coordination care for students Post-Hospitalization, and facilitates establishment of higher levels of care when necessary. The CAPS Clinical Coordinator also provides occasional mental health care in times of understaffing and increased need. The primary function of the Clinical Coordinator will be to provide Brief Assessments (essentially Triage) to all students who come in for services. The Brief Assessment includes making plans for the next steps in mental health treatment. The CAPS Clinical Coordinator provides services designed to optimize students' educational experience, minimizing the impact of illness, injury and emotional distress on students' academic careers by coordinating mental health care through campus and community resources. In delegating cases and duties, they are expected to be extremely sensitive to issues of clinical priority, gender, culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities and be skilled with techniques for counseling students with diverse needs and backgrounds. This position will be responsible for coordinating the overall plan of care for a CAPS client in need of higher levels of care and acts as a liaison between the client and service providers by coordinating mental health care through campus and community resources. The primary client population to be served is students with significant psychosocial stress, acute and chronic mental illnesses and in need of short and long term social services, including long term counseling and case management support. 


Department Profile

The mission of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is to assist Student Affairs and the University in helping the student body achieve academically, socially, and personally through culturally responsive mental health services. CAPS is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, and affirming environment to ensure that all students remain psychologically healthy in pursuit of their goals. We value Inclusion, Collaboration, Compassion, and Impact. Our objective is to help in the creation and maintenance of a healthy campus environment. We educate, support, advocate and help foster a culture of acceptance and appreciation of human differences. Working at UC means being part of this vibrant institution that shines a light on what is possible. People make UC great, and UC recognizes your contributions by making this a great place to work. Excellent retirement and health are just one of the rewards. Learn more about the benefits of working at UC and why You Belong at UC.

 Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to work with a broad variety of difficult cases and display effective knowledge of the mental health profession.
  • Must be able to demonstrate respect and integrate cultural sensitivity when providing services.
  • Skilled in coordinating, directing, evaluating, and implementing case management services for individuals with multiple psychological problems.
  • Demonstrated skills in crisis management under conditions of limited supervision, high demands, and rapidly changing circumstances as well as developing and maintaining effective interaction with clients, university community, and outside agencies.
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Skilled in effectively conveying information to individuals at various organizational levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with students on a one-to-one basis, as well as faculty, staff, and community members of diverse cultural backgrounds and experiences.
  • Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of computer applications including word-processing, spreadsheet, electronic health records presentation, database, and electronic mail applications, in order to perform all administrative responsibilities associated with the position.

Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to speak formally and informally and make prepared and extemporaneous presentations to individuals and groups in order to provide information, explain procedures, investigate facts, and persuade others.
  • Demonstrated ability to research, write analytical reports, and make presentations on issues related to students and student mental health.
  • Ability to develop, implement, and market new programs.

Full Salary Range: Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience; the budget for the position; and the application of fair, equitable, and consistent pay practices at the University. The full salary range for this position is $80,173.19 to $112,236.02/yr.  The budgeted salary range the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $83,386.02 - $88,523.21/yr.


Required Education and Licensure

  • Master's degree from an accredited school of social work; or a master's degree in related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Possession of a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) license issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  
  • Maintain current and unrestricted California social work or MFT license.