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Social Services Manager (5719U), University Health Services 44648
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Oct. 26, 2022
Title Social Services Manager (5719U), University Health Services 44648
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Social Work

Social Services Manager (5719U), University Health Services 44648

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with up to 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit

Departmental Overview

UC Berkeley's University Health Services (UHS) is a comprehensive college health service providing fully accredited, primary medical care, counseling and psychological services, and innovative health promotion programs for students, faculty, and staff. UHS provides on-campus medical care and coordinates supplemental needs for off-campus care through a network of community specialists and hospitals. UHS manages the student health insurance and workers' compensation insurance programs.
Approximately 65,000 visits occur annually including Primary Care, Urgent Care, Occupational Health and Specialty Clinics. Services are designed to minimize the impact of illness, emotional distress and injury on studies and work. The Social Services (SOS) unit offers short-term counseling, groups, case management and nutrition services to the campus student population. Counseling staff consists of social workers who provide compassionate specialty counseling on a range of specific and highly sensitive topics. Coupled with health promotion and public health programs, UHS reaches all segments of the Berkeley campus community. Learn more about UHS by visiting

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 11/9/22. The position will remain open until filled.


  • Manages the functions and services provided by the clinical social workers, training staff and registered dietitians within the Social Services unit.
  • Ensures the quality of clinical social work and nutrition programs provided by department. Oversees a range of quality assurance activities, reporting back to Tang leadership.
  • Oversees the design, implementation and delivery of educational and training programs provided by staff members.
  • Provides direct clinical work and case management.
  • Provides direction and consultation to staff members and campus partners. Actively participates in UHS leadership roles and select campus committees. Oversees Medical Withdrawal process for the campus.
  • Coordinates the management of high risk, critical and sensitive cases. Provides mental health clinical leadership.
  • Evaluates work among varying departments, organizations and outside service providers and agencies.
  • Evaluates on-going programs; plans and develops long-range goals and objectives.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of clinical management systems and internet and web based information.
  • Assumes responsibility for assessing campus climate and morale relative to populations served and works in partnership to strengthen systems and responses.
  • Develops and monitors operational and budget processes, staff FTE, finance, and human resources.
  • Establishes and recommends changes to policies which affect the department.
  • Manages the coordination of activities of a department with responsibility for results in terms of costs, methods, and employees.

Required Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge of clinical social work and mental health counseling programs.
  • Strong knowledge associated with conducting evaluation, assessment and delivery of clinical social and counseling services.
  • Strong knowledge of laws and ethical standards.
  • Strong knowledge of campus policies and procedures and/or ability to learn.
  • Strong knowledge of HR-related policies and budget/fiscal processes.
  • Broad skills and competencies associated with providing multi-cultural counseling services.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Strong skills associated with conducting the most complex assessments, problem-solving and critical-thinking.
  • Broad skills associated with program development, implementation and delivery.
  • Position works in a highly collaborative manner with diverse client groups, medical staff, faculty and campus staff at all levels.
  • Position must be able to oversee and provide guidance on the most complex analysis.
  • Must be able to oversee the development and presentation of recommendations, findings, and recommended course of treatment.
  • Position must be able to exert influence on policies and programs of significance.
  • Requires knowledge of electronic/medical records systems.
  • Must be computer literate.


  • Advanced degree in social work. Must be in possession of a current and valid California mental health license.

Licenses or certifications, if any:

  • LCSW

Salary & Benefits

  • This is a full-time (40 hours/week), career position, and eligible for full UC benefits.
  • This is an exempt, monthly paid position. The annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $101,300.00 - $146,800.00.
  • For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

  • Please submit your cover letter and resume when applying.
  • For full consideration, please include a cover letter.

Diversity Statement

Please include, as part of your application a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in your professional experience.

Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our UC Berkeley Principles of Community, which states that "every member of the UC Berkeley community has a role in sustaining a safe, caring, and humane environment in which these values can thrive."

Other Information

Your employment is dependent on obtaining and maintaining a credentialing clearance (if applicable), background clearance and medical clearance according to University Health Service policies.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Mandated Reporter

This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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