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Licensed Independent Social Worker, University Health Service

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati puts education into action, ranking among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.


At UC, today’s possibilities spark tomorrow’s reality.


Job Overview

As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (COM) has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals, developing cutting-edge procedures, and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients. In partnership with the UC Health academic healthcare system and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, the University of Cincinnati's doctors are transforming the world of medicine every day. The Department of Family & Community Medicine is a top-tier department with world-renowned faculty and staff, world-class research, teaching, and medical practice opportunities.


University Health Services (UHS) is recruiting a full time Licensed Independent Social Worker to work closely with the clinical team as a Care Manager providing ongoing mental health triage and support to students and assisting staff through planning, implementing, and coordinating resources based on individual student and staff needs. The goal of this position is to promote continuity of care through coordinating, collaborating and advocating based on students' needs. In addition, this position will coordinate care for students receiving services from various on- and off-campus health and wellness partners, including students transitioning into and out of higher levels of clinical care.

Essential Functions

  • Provide clinical triage and mental health support services to students accessing mental health care at University Health Services.
  • Provide transitional support to referring clinicians and clients in need of referral to community services.
  • Consult with students to determine their needs and best course of treatment.
  • Assist UHS clinicians, clinical support staff, and patient service representatives with the psychiatric hospitalization/higher level of care placement process, including coordinating admission & discharge planning, follow-up, and other services as needed.
  • Act as a liaison and coordinate care between UHS and campus-based clinical and safety partners, including UC Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) center, UC Health/UC Physicians Outpatient Psychiatry, on-campus safety resources (UCPD) and on-campus Women Helping Women campus advocates.
  • Act as liaison and coordinate care between UHS and community referral sources, including hospitals, private practitioners, clinics, psychiatrists, and other mental health agencies while maintaining a database of community referral resources.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education

Master’s Degree must be in Social Work or related field.

Required Trainings/Certifications

State of Ohio Licensed Social Worker (LISW), or license eligible (must be obtained within six (6) months of employment).

Required Experience

Two (2) years of post-Master’s experience.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.


Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 80875 


Licensed Independent Social Worker, University Health Service

Date:  Jun 14, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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