Job Requisition Number: 24553. Take your career to the preeminent public university in the country! The EAP Counselor is an opportunity to work in our “Be Well at Work” Employee Assistance program, providing confidential problem assessment and referral to UC Berkeley campus and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) faculty, staff and family members. If you have strong counseling experience and a passion for wellness at work, this could be your opportunity.
UC Berkeley’s University Health Services (UHS) provides comprehensive medical, mental health, insurance and health promotion services to all Berkeley students, and a variety of health programs for faculty and staff. Services are designed to minimize the impact of illness, emotional distress and injury on studies and work. Learn more about UHS by visiting https://uhs.berkeley.edu/employment.
The major responsibility of the EAP Counselors are clinical in nature, and include: individual assessment; counseling and referral for faculty and staff; consultation for supervisors and others regarding faculty/staff with behavioral problems; crisis intervention/trauma response; and resource development. Additional responsibilities include: program promotion; administrative functions; education and training for faculty/staff on common behavioral and work-related issues; and support of special projects. Full responsibilities include:
A.Clinical Services 1)Provide intake, assessment, referral, and follow-up services to faculty, staff, and their families. Such services include: a.Short-term therapeutic intervention with a broad range of personal and work-related problems; b.Clinical psychosocial intervention in crisis situations; and c.Case management and referral to campus and/or community resources for continuing support. d.Clinical and case management documentation in accordance with professional and privacy standards, and legal and ethical guidelines 2)Facilitate support groups. 3)Consult to supervisors and managers about individual and organizational challenges 4)Maintain strict confidentiality in all relevant aspects of his/her clinical work and clinically-related activities.
B.Education and Training 1)Develop and present campus educational programs on various topics including those related to: psychological and emotional well-being; stress management; the workplace; relationships; family issues; substance abuse; HIV disease; legal and financial matters; managing change; and communication skills. 2)Provide special training to supervisors on identification of troubled employees, intervention techniques, and appropriate use of program services.
C.Program Promotion Actively participate in efforts to increase awareness of Employee Assistance programs, including: 1)Participation in campus-wide training’s such as new employee orientation, new faculty orientation, health fairs. 2)Other in-person promotional programming as it occurs.
D.Administrative Functions 1)Maintain client statistical information. 2)Develop, update, coordinate, and evaluate information and referral resources, (including private practitioners), that support program services found on campus as well as in the community. 3)Assist in developing and implementing new program components and executes special projects as assigned by the Be Well at Work Employee Assistance Director. 4)Write interdepartmental correspondence. 5)Consult with campus and community representatives regarding provision of Employee Assistance services. 6)Support the planning and implementation of research projects. 7)Provide back-up phone coverage for front desk. 8)Other duties as assigned by the Manager.•Previous work experience related to employee assistance. •Current California mental health license; CEAP preferred •Master’s degree in behavioral health field An understanding and sensitivity to the diverse needs of various multicultural, ethnic, socio-economic, educational, and age-specific populations within the University community. •Knowledge of UC policy and procedures, and federal, state, and local laws regarding disability, workers' compensation, mental health, employee relations-labor relations, and alcohol and drugs. •Strong, clear communication skills in writing, in person and in group presentations. •The ability to counsel and intervene in a broad range of clinical problems such as family, interpersonal, parent-child, intrapsychic, behavioral, substance abuse, and suicide risk. •Sound knowledge of employee assistance and work issues, and familiarity with the latest developments and trends in employee assistance programs. •Strong interviewing and interpersonal skills including the ability to establish rapport and on-going relationships with clients. •Knowledge and skills in a range of intervention techniques including individual, group, systems and organizations. •Understanding of the social, emotional, behavioral and psychological implications of an employee's personal problems for themselves and their work environment. •Ability to provide counseling and intervention to groups, departments or units as well as individuals. •Knowledge of individual, group and organizational change theory and practice. •Understanding of management and supervision theory and practice, including maintenance of performance standards. •Can identify individual problems and solve them, as appropriate, within short-term counseling model. •Knowledge of normal and abnormal behavior and its manifestations in humans. •Ability to function with independence in clinical work and other duties and responsibilities. •Management of own schedule of appointments within program guidelines which requires flexibility. •Ability to function under the general administrative and clinical supervision of the Be Well at Work Employee Assistance Director. •Seeks consultation as professionally appropriate. •Has ability to intervene and evaluate with severely disturbed employees. •Able to consult with professional and nonprofessional colleagues. Employment is contingent on successful completion of: Background Check, Acceptable Medical Evaluation that includes infectious disease surveillance and proof of current required vaccinations or immunity levels, and successful credentials verification
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