Prevention Outreach and Care Coordinator

New Haven, CT

Southern Connecticut State University

Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) seeks candidates for an exciting, new position of Prevention Outreach and Care Coordinator. SCSU is a student-centered university providing exemplary undergraduate and graduate education to approximately 10,000 students. Founded as New Haven Normal School in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive public university committed to excellence, social justice, access, and engagement. One of four universities in the 17-member Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System, the University is located in New Haven, a culturally vibrant environment with easy access to New York City and Boston.

 Reporting to the Director of Counseling Services, the Prevention Outreach and Care Coordinator will play an integral role in the management of prevention, education and awareness-raising activities around topics such as mindfulness, resilience and growth mindset, meaning and goal setting, and compassion and gratitude to promote student holistic mental health and well-being. 

 The Coordinator will support clients to overcome barriers to appropriate treatment (e.g., insurance, financial, and transportation limitations), particularly for those students who require intensive treatment and cross-service collaboration between campus resources and off-campus partners.

 The Coordinator will provide direct mental health services to students. They will assess and intervene with a wide range of presenting student concerns within a time-limited treatment model. The Coordinator provides initial triage and intake assessments, group and individual counseling, crisis intervention, assessments regarding danger to self or others, referrals, outreach, psychoeducational workshops, and consultation.

The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in clinical or counseling psychology, social work, counseling, marriage and family therapy, or related field; four years of counseling experience or related experience required; demonstrated competence in providing prevention outreach, continuity of care, case management, and referral support; and must be currently licensed as a mental health provider by the State of Connecticut or license eligible within 12 months. Preferred qualifications include: a doctoral degree; experience with and a commitment to social justice issues, including but not limited to, providing services for college students who are racial minorities, first-generation, international, LGBTQIA, and/or who have disabilities; Spanish speaking; experience providing psychological services in a university counseling center; experience providing training and clinical supervision to graduate interns; experience and skills with use of technology to enhance services and for electronic record keeping, scheduling and data collection; outstanding interpersonal skills demonstrated in speaking, listening, and writing.

The Prevention Outreach and Care Coordinator is a full-time, 12-month position.

For priority consideration, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Christine Thornton at  Review of applications will begin December 2, 2019 and the position will remain open until December 23, 2019, or until filled.  For additional information on the position including job responsibilities and requirements, visit the SCSU employment website at

Southern Connecticut State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff.  People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Posted: 11/22/2019