Care Manager/Staff Therapist Premium

Purdue University,

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
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Last Posted:

Thu, Jun 6th, '24


Open until position filled

Start Date:

July 1, 2024

Last Updated:

Thu, Jun 6th, '24

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  • Full Time

Job Summary

The Care Manager/Staff Therapist will provide a range of mental health services including individual, couples, and group therapy, as well as on-call crisis intervention. The primary focus of a Care Manager is to provide significant clinical service to address the needs of students in crisis including crisis intervention, case management, and referral support. Responsible for identifying and coordinating all available and relevant University and community resources during these times of crisis. This position will conduct initial diagnostic clinical interviews and prescribe further diagnostic procedures or treatment programs. Maintain complete, accurate and timely records of all clinical work and any other necessary documentation. Provide outreach and consultation to the campus community and act as an expert regarding community resources. The Care Management Team (CMT) offers a cohesive team that works collaboratively and effectively in supporting student success. This team meets weekly with the Clinical Director and values teamwork and consultation in providing high quality care to students. 

Who We Are

At Purdue Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), our mission is to help Purdue University students maximize the value of their life experiences. As we develop collaborative relationships in a safe and respectful environment, the unique value and dignity of each individual and group are held paramount. We are currently searching for a Care Manager/Staff Therapist to join our team. For more information about our team and services, please visit:


What Sets Us Apart:

  • Our benefits start your first day of employment
  • Professional development funds
  • Recent market adjustments for competitive pay
  • No after hours on call and standard business hours with flex options
  • Career Development: We have career paths and many opportunities for you to develop to your next Giant Leap
  • We serve a large international and diverse campus and student body
  • This role will offer you the opportunity to join a team to assist in aligning CAPS with our Steps to Leaps initiatives


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.


Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in social work (preferred), clinical or counseling psychology, marriage and family therapy, mental health counseling & counselor education, or related 
  • Two (2) years of relevant experience
  • Current license or immediately license eligible, must obtain license as a Health Service Provider in Psychology in the state of Indiana no later than six months after start date
  • If unlicensed, must obtain licensure within 18 months of start date for Ph.D. or Psy.D. or 30 month for LCSW, LMHC, LMFT or related. Must be licensed (eligible) in the State of Indiana
  • Practical experience in a graduate training program will be accepted
  • Must have experience providing services to a diverse client population



  • Provision of group and individual therapy and clinical supervision.  
  • Ability to develop and teach seminars related to the provision of these skills.  
  • Ability to identify and coordinate resources to facilitate and assure a seamless a transition of support for clients in crisis
  • Must be licensed or license eligible in the appropriate field in the State of Indiana 
  • Strong crisis therapy and/or crisis intervention skills
  • Ability to evaluate and diagnose clients, make decisions about the urgency of clients' problems, and design and implement appropriate therapy treatment interventions foundational
  • Skills and interest in outreach and consultation
  • Confidentiality and adherence to ethical practices
  • Independent judgment and discretion
  • Values around social justice and interest in multicultural counseling
  • Must relate well to students, staff, faculty and other members of the University community



  • 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


Please submit application online at:  Requisition #31950

Additional Information

  • Purdue University will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • 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
  • Benefit Statement: Purdue University offers a substantial Benefit Package including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a generous paid time off package for sick and vacation days