SHS Psychiatric Social Worker

Payroll Title: UCP IX
Class Code: 0910-9089
Job Family: SHS
FLSA Code: E
Score: 642


Under the general direction of responsible health professional, provides direct clinical services, assessment, brief psychotherapy, emergency care and consulting and educational services to the University student population.


  1. Provides psychotherapy counseling to individuals, couples and groups, consulting with other professionals as necessary; treatment is usually short-term and may extend to families of patients.
  2. Provides 24-hour emergency on-call service and crisis intervention counseling for students who have psychiatric emergencies, as assigned.
  3. May recruit, select, train, supervise and evaluate field placement students from the University of Connecticut and other schools of social work; may train and supervise other health professionals and volunteers.
  4. Meets regularly with colleagues in mental health services to assess, diagnose and consult on disposition of cases; and to review mental health policies, procedures and to coordinate emergency services.
  5. Prepares required clinical records and case reports and carries on necessary correspondence.
  6. Conducts workshops and outreach services designed to provide mental health education to students.
  7. May provide consulting services to other SHS departments and accepts referrals of medical or gynecological patients with psychological problems.
  8. May seek funding for and conduct studies on mental health issues; may publish or present findings in appropriate professional journals or forums/conferences.
  9. Participates in and/or conducts in-service presentations.
  10. Serves as a resource and consultant to University community on matters relating to the well being of students within the limits of confidentiality.
  11. Makes referrals to other mental health agencies for specialized care beyond the scope of SHS Mental Health Services including psychiatric hospitalizations.
  12. Participates in various SHS and University committees and advisory groups.
  13. Participates in Quality Assurance Activities as assigned.
  14. Performs related duties as required.


  1. Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy or related field
  2. Must be CISW and obtain Connecticut LCSW within one year of hire
  3. Two years post-graduate work experience, including substantial experience providing psychotherapeutic and pregnancy counseling
  4. Demonstrated ability to work without close supervision


  1. Skills in assessing psychiatric emergencies and doing crisis intervention
  2. Supervisory skills

Date Created: 6/28/85
Date Revised: 02/97