The Employee Assistance Program (UI EAP) within University Human Resources is now accepting applications for the role of Behavioral Health Clinical Specialist. This role will provide confidential counseling, consultation, and behavioral health programming regarding personal and work-related issues for UI faculty, staff, and family members through the University's Employee Assistance Program (UI EAP). Service provision will include assessment, referral and follow-up management of individual, couple, and family cases. Clinical services may be provided at our healthcare campus and could be face-to-face or through a secure telehealth platform. Additionally, responsibilities will include development of behavioral health programming/training for a variety of key partners throughout campus, and within the context of an integrated health management environment. This position is a half-time (50%) regular position. Additional duties to include:
Provision of Clinical Services and Programs
Provides confidential EAP service to employees and their families including initial assessment, problem identification, motivational counseling, crisis intervention, problem solving, referral and follow up after care, and return-to-work coordination.
Provides consultative, assessment, and/or counseling and follow-up services for extremely stressful, highly emotional clients.
Facilitates crisis intervention and/or psychological first aid services to work groups and individuals.
Consultation and Training
Provides specialized consultation services regarding behavioral health and substance abuse issues that may be interfering with the employee's ability to function well at work.
Provides guidance on how and when to refer to the EAP, and support for dealing with behavioral health issues.
Establishes working relationship with community referral resources and evaluates their services.
Serves in an administrative role, in support of the administrator and program including development of communication and marketing materials, program outcome analysis, and preparation of reports.
Develops cooperative working relationships with selected UI units, University Human Resources and throughout campus.
For a complete job description including all Key Areas of Responsibility, Universal and Technical Competencies, please send an email to .
About the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP), a unit of Health and Productivity, provides integrated services to faculty, staff, and their family members to promote emotional well-being and to increase engagement and productivity among members of our UI community. The EAP offers confidential, short-term counseling to faculty, staff, and their families; consultation for supervisors/managers; and information and referral to community resources. To learn more about EAP, please visit https://hr.uiowa.edu/employee-well-being/employee-assistance-program.
Master's degree and licensure in a relevant counseling field, e.g. Social Work (LISW), or Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT). Master's in social work with clinical focus from a CSWE-Accredited program is preferred.
Full licensure is required at the time of hire. LISW is preferred. License must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.
Considerable direct clinical behavioral care provision is required; typically demonstrated by a minimum of 3 years of experience providing mental health treatment/therapy.
Extensive knowledge of evidence and theory based mental health case management and counseling in assessment, crisis, individual, and couples. Training and experience in individual and group assessment instruments, psychological first aid, and critical incident stress debrief.
Extensive proficiency in planning and delivering outreach programs and training services.
Extensive proficiency in the application of communication techniques and relationship building skills that develop the ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and collaborative manner.
Extensive proficiency in collaborating and interacting with individuals and groups while valuing the unique contribution of individuals from varied cultures, race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
Working proficiency with office support tools and electronic medical records software (e.g., word processing, email, presentation software and spreadsheets, electronic health records); preferably Microsoft Office, Word and Excel.
Working proficiency in empirically validated treatment modalities, specifically an EAP modality.
Working proficiency with serious and complex mental health concerns and with mental health crises.
Knowledge and experience with infusing technology into the delivery of mental health services.
Knowledge of local mental health providers and systems.
In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload a submission-specific resume and cover letter and mark them as a "Relevant File" to the submission.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background and credential check. 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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About University of Iowa
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.