Binghamton University Health and Counseling Services is seeking a 10-month renewable position for a Treatment Coordinator/Case Manager who will help reduce the impact of mental illness or emotional distress on students' academic and personal pursuits through treatment coordination with campus and community resources. The Treatment Coordinator will help facilitate student access to and utilization of university and/or community resources, particularly clinical treatment resources. Duties are described below, in priority order, with lower priority duties performed as time allows:
- Assists in continuity of care for students evaluated and/or admitted to psychiatric hospital or emergency facilities. Coordinates flow of information, mandated assessment timing and scheduling, and non-mandated clinical follow-up appointments for post-hospital care.
- Assists students in the off-campus treatment referral process with guidance on issues such as insurance, transportation, selecting a therapist, and knowing what to expect from initial meetings. Advocates for students as appropriate in helping them access services. Assist in analyzing student insurance benefits, financial resources, and support systems as related to their ability to access community resources.
- Tracks Students of Concern with mental health issues in terms of their interface with Health and Counseling. Follows up with students as needed to maximize treatment continuity and to leave the door open for students who choose not to continue care.
- Communicates with community providers and agencies to expand and maintain referral networks and relationships. Assists in improving internal and external referral processes. Maintains an existing database of referral resources and services in the local community, including low cost providers. Assists in on-campus referral processes as needed and maintains strong relationships with on-campus partners, particularly the Case Management team in the Office of Dean of Students (DOS).
- Assists in tracking students referred to the community and communicates with them as needed about continuity of care (whether they completed the referral, quality of care from various providers, etc.). Assists in tracking and communicating with students on the UCC wait list.
- May assist in Health Service psychiatric treatment coordination needs such as navigating insurance problems, assisting with therapy referrals that are initiated by psychiatric providers, medication pre-authorizations, and assisting with care needs that emerge from primary healthcare.
- May communicate with certain identified high risk or chronic mentally ill students for case management services such as brief check-ins, management of medication and insurance problems, referrals to campus resources, or guidance/advocacy in navigating university systems.
- Though the primary role is treatment coordination, this staff member may also assist in providing some clinical or consultation services on an as-needed basis, time permitting.
- Master's degree required in a relevant field, with relevant experience in a mental health setting
- Demonstrated skill and experience in case management
- Organizational and computer skills to effectively maintain a tracking system
- Ability to handle a busy caseload in a dynamic environment, and help prioritize and manage multiple clients and situations as part of an interdisciplinary team
- Demonstrated competency in crisis consultation or intervention and working with collateral parties within complex systems
- Collaborative spirit of warmth, acceptance, and respect for students and colleagues. Team oriented and "user friendly" for students and campus constituents.
- Multicultural awareness, knowledge, responsiveness, and commitment in facilitating treatment for a diverse student population
- Ability to handle spontaneous work demands while undertaking projects that require advance planning
- Availability and willingness to participate in occasional evening or weekend activities
- Strong preference may be given to candidates who are licensed or license eligible (i.e., meeting all criteria for licensure except supervision hours and/or licensing exam; or licensed in another state with clearly comparable licensing requirements).
- Interest and experience with developmental and mental health needs of traditional aged college students.
- Experience with assessment, triage, and/or crisis intervention in mental health settings.
About Binghamton University:
Binghamton, one of four university centers within the State University of New York, was named the premier public university in the northeast by The Fiske Guide to Colleges "because of its outstanding academic programs. . . and its commitment to undergraduates." Binghamton University enrolls about 17,000 students in programs leading to bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees. The student body is highly diverse with a large international student population. There are students from all 50 states and from over 100 countries.
Binghamton University has built a reputation as a world-class institution that combines a broadly interdisciplinary, international education with one of the most vibrant research programs in the nation. Binghamton is proud to be ranked among the elite public universities in the nation for challenging our students academically, not financially. The result is a unique, best-of-both-worlds college experience.
Our academic culture rivals a first-rate private university - rigorous, collaborative and boldly innovative - while our campus culture exemplifies the best kind of public university experience: richly diverse students, active social life and deep engagement with the community. Our students, both undergraduate and graduate, work one-on-one with an exceptional faculty that includes innovative scientists and groundbreaking scholars. They take advantage of special academic opportunities like combined degrees, foreign language study groups and an unparalleled international education program.
The University consists of Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education, the College of Community and Public Affairs, the School of Management, the Decker School of Nursing, and the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science. The Graduate School administers advanced-degree programs in these schools, but both our undergraduate and graduate students are taught by the same outstanding faculty. Twenty-six specialized research centers, along with three institutes for advanced studies and a GIS CORE facility, attract scholars from around the globe to Binghamton's modern campus.
The campus is spread across 887 acres on a wooded hillside above the Susquehanna River in the Binghamton suburb of Vestal. The University received top recognition in The Princeton Review's second annual "green rating" of colleges -- one of only 15 colleges honored. The on-campus Nature Preserve boasts 190 acres of protected forest and wetlands with hiking/biking/running trails and a six-acre pond.
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About the Binghamton Area:
Binghamton is located in the Southern Tier of New York near the Pennsylvania border at the confluence of the Susquehanna and Chenango Rivers. The area is proud of its many beautiful parks and outdoor recreation centers. The confluence of the Susquehanna and Chenango Rivers help sculpt the landscape with lush scenery and a variety of wildlife. Binghamton is the county seat of Broome County and is the principal city and cultural center of the Greater Binghamton metropolitan area (also known as the Triple Cities), home to a quarter million people. Binghamton is within easy driving distance to the NY Finger Lakes region (to the west) and the Catskill Mountains (to the east). Located in the heartland of New York State, the Greater Binghamton area is rich with lively cities, and quaint villages. Downtown Binghamton offers a world-class opera company, a symphony orchestra, movie theaters, clubs, incredible restaurants, bars and professional hockey and baseball teams.
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July 1 preferred, but flexible
For questions contact:
Emily R. Panigrosso, Ph.D.
Binghamton University Counseling Center (UCC)
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