Location: Binghamton, NY Category: Professional Posted On: Tue Jun 27 2017 Job Description:
Budget Title: Senior Staff Assistant (SL-3)
Salary: commensurate with the level of experience and education (at 50% of full-time)
This position reports to the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Case Management Services and is responsible for providing direct service, crisis intervention, and empowerment-based advocacy with expertise in regards to legal and administrative options and resources for students experiencing concerns, duress and crises. The Case Manager will also provide training and outreach, and prepare reports.
The Case Management Department seeks to empower our students and attend to their needs holistically through education and personal development. This is an important part of student life at Binghamton.
Serving as a primary resource for working with students in distress, at-risk students, and students in crisis. Collecting, organizing, and evaluating facts associated with student cases, developing intervention plans, and communicating with the impacted student(s).
Meeting with students, family members if necessary, and other University members, to address needs and facilitate access to services and follow-up. Provide support, crisis intervention, and threat management including trauma informed crisis intervention and expertise with regards to legal and administrative options, resources, and referrals.
Participation as a member of the Case Management team. Work will be done in partnership with Dean of Students (DOS) teams, faculty, staff, the Students of Concern committee, Threat Assessment Team and other students who are assisting students (i.e. peer advisors and resident assistants) as appropriate.
Coordinate campus and community resources to support students. Collaborate and consult with key stakeholders and members of student support networks, on and off campus to develop a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach for responding to, advocating for, and supporting students, including coordinating with hospitals for intake, discharge planning and follow up care.
Maintain a comprehensive overview of students identified as being in distress. Managing record keeping through electronic reporting database system making sure all correspondence and action items are accurately documented relevant to compliance with university, local, state, and federal guidelines on reporting. Analyze and maintain data, prepare reports, statistics and presentations documenting campus and national trends.
Provide training, technical assistance and consultation with members of the University on issues related to de-escalation approaches and consultation about students with concerning behavior based on national best practices about student intervention related to awareness and reporting obligations.
Participate in overall activities and mission of the Dean of Students Office including professional development and continuing education.
Provide services including some after hours and on weekends as assigned.
Will assist/support Dean of Student's programs and initiatives.
Masters level education in social work, public health, health policy, counseling, health education or promotion, or related fields and 2 plus years of experience. Possess demonstrated effective skills in organization, planning, decision making, problem solving, strategic thinking and the effective use of resources. Must also have excellent oral and written communication skills, and experience responding to crisis situations.
Skills: Crisis intervention and counseling experience, ability to handle confidential information in a sensitive manner and use sound judgment in responding to crisis situations. Knowledge of the psychological and physiological impact of trauma and implications for advocacy. Experience providing trauma-informed and culturally relevant training to diverse audiences. Ability to work with students, staff, faculty, upper level administration, parents, and other stakeholders. Knowledge of and experience in working with adolescents or young adults required. Must have demonstrated positive interpersonal skills, and strong oral and written communication skills.
Computer skills including presentation software, email and Microsoft Office suite.
Must be able to work flexible evening and weekend schedule, as necessary.
Masters or advanced degree in social work, public health, health policy, counseling, health promotion, health education, student affairs, or a related field with 3 - 5 years of related experience.
Experience includes knowledge of DSM 5 and government regulations pertaining to students, including FERPA, HIPPA, Title IX, Section 504, and the Americans with Disabilities Act; demonstrated sensitivity to the concerns and needs of a diverse student population; experience developing crisis response protocols and strategies; experience working in college/university environment. Manage multiple, complex cases.
Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character — shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life — promotes extraordinary student success.
Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities t...o engage and challenge its 17,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.