Counselor-Consultation And Referral Team (Cart)

University Of Florida Gainesville , FL 32601

Posted 2 months ago

Classification Title:

Counselor-Consultation and Referral Team (CART)

Job Description:

The UF Counseling & Wellness Center invites qualified applicants for multiple positions within the Consultation and Referral Team. Under the general direction of the Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC) Associate Director and immediate direction of the CWC CART Program Director, this position requires a variety of skills involving triage, brief clinical assessment, and crisis counseling, including referral to on-campus and off-campus resources, as well as lethality assessment, safety planning, case management, and consultation with parents, faculty, and staff. CART counselors spend the majority of their time conducting brief triage and referral appointments and providing one-time crisis counseling to students who walk in for same-day support.

Specific duties:

  • Triage appointments are brief (20-30 minutes) assessment and referral meetings with UF students seeking counseling services.

  • During these meetings, CART counselors briefly determine students' appropriateness for various on-campus and community resources and make recommendations and referrals accordingly.

  • During triage, CART counselors also assess for suicide/homicide danger and address other urgent concerns, such as substance use and mental status.

  • Triage may include safety planning and referral to on-call CART counselors for further evaluation and crisis intervention.

  • In collaboration with CWC case managers, maintain and monitor a clinical case management system to provide continuity of care and follow-up for clients.

  • Assist students with social services needs including, but not limited to, referral to community resources.

  • Follow up to ensure that clients are appropriately assessed, successfully referred, and compliant with treatment recommendations.

  • Complete records punctually according to record keeping/report writing procedures that are currently operative at the CWC and required by legal and ethical regulations. Prepare and submit all service reports, or other communications involving the clinical operations of the CWC which are intended for persons, departments, or agencies outside of the CWC for review and approval of the Director or Associate Director.

  • Provide daytime crisis services.

  • Consult with faculty, staff, students, and family members who are concerned about a student.

  • Consult with clinical faculty, clinical director, clinic coordinator, and case managers on students with urgent/emergent/recurrent concerns.

  • Attend weekly meetings and dyadic/group supervision. Maintain awareness of CWC's relationships with other university departments, community health providers, services, hospitals, and other resources.

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