Social Worker

California, United States
Saturday, 29 June 2019
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 29 August 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Schedule: Full-Time / 100% FTE
Exemption: Exempt 
Appointment Duration: Continuing

Job Code: 4600

Job Title: Social Worker

Grade: G

Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description

If you are ready to work in a college mental health clinic that nurtures diversity, respect, professional development and a comfortable work-life fit, we invite you to explore this opportunity and apply online for the position of Staff Therapist for Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), Vaden Health Center, a unit of the Division of Student Affairs.

Vaden Health Center is proud to be part of Student Affairs, which advances student development and learning; fosters community engagement; promotes diversity, inclusion and respect; and empowers students to thrive.


Provide clinical consultation, individual counseling, group therapy, crisis intervention and on-call services, and outreach programming for the Stanford student body.


  • Provide a wide range of direct clinical services to students, and work with faculty and administrators in consultation, outreach, and other collaborative initiatives.
  • Provide comprehensive outpatient mental health services and programs to a diverse student population.
  • Provide initial clinical consultation, individual brief therapy
  • Lead therapy groups and clinical workshops
  • Manage referrals to community providers as indicated
  • Provide crisis assessment, intervention, and management to students of concern or in crisis; assess need for higher levels care
  • Evaluate and respond to emergency situations; provide consultation to campus for urgent/crisis situations.
  • Work with students requiring higher levels of care, including participation in discharge planning and management of referrals as indicated.
  • Develop and provide outreach services through participation in educational programming, liaison relationships with community centers and campus partners, and other activities as needed.
  • Participate in CAPS and Vaden Health Center meetings and development activities; complete special projects as assigned
  • Conduct seminar/rotation training.
  • Support the training needs for psychology and psychiatry trainees
    * - Other duties may also be assigned


Education & Experience:

  • Master's degree in social work or psychology or related field and two years of post-degree experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Expertise in clinical skills in evaluation, crisis intervention, and case management.
  • Proven ability to interact with diverse constituencies.
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills (oral and written)

Certifications and Licenses:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in California


Strong preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications and experience:

  • 3 or more years of post-licensure work history and previous experience working in college counseling centers
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas:
    • Substance abuse treatments
    • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
    • Eating disorder treatments
    • On-call/crisis work (including willingness to be part of a weekly day-call
    • Development and provision of clinical groups and workshops
  • Work or lived experience with a range of underrepresented minority groups. Particular needs exist at present for providers with expertise in serving the following student communities:
    • Veteran First-generation/low-income
    • Asian (Mandarin-speaking)
    • Diverse gender and sexual identities


  • Frequently sit and perform desk based computer tasks.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, use a telephone, and write by hand.
  • Rarely kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), twist/bend/stoop/squat, reach/work above shoulders, grasp forcefully; sort/file paperwork or parts, scrub/sweep/mop/chop/mix, operate foot and/or hand controls, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.

     * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.


  • Job requires night, overnight or on-call availability, weekends and holidays.


  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

Experience a culture of excellence. 

Stanford University, located in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. 

Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000, which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers. 

Stanford University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Finalist candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background check.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4600
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: G