Student Health & Wellbeing Services, Case Manager, Job #7060

Area of Appointment: Humboldt State University’s Student Health and Wellbeing Services (SH&WS) invites applications to our non-tenure track faculty pool for the position of SH&WS Case Manager. This full-time 10-month position will specialize in intake/crisis assessment, triage services, case management, and referral coordination.  As time allows, the position may also provide time-limited individual and/or group psychotherapy.

Professional Duties will include:

  • Triage services-- including meeting with clients to make triage decisions and recommendations; helping connect students to resouces; making and tracking referrals
  • Case management support services for students on the Counselng and Psychological Services (CAPS) waitlist
  • Case management and referral support for students with severe and/or chronic conditions
  • Coordination of psychiatric hospitalizations that involve CAPS or Medical Services—including aiding in the transition back to campus (and assisting with referrals) post-hospitalization 
  • Collaborative care with the counseling and medical teams, including aiding staff in finding appropriate resources and referrals for clients as needed
  • Other duties as assigned 

Rank and Salary: Appointment will be made in the Student Services Professional‐Academic Related (SSP-AR) Classification.  The position will be an Academic Year (AY) hire with an added 4 weeks of service (and the accompanying pay).  Rank (I, II, or III) and specific salary are dependent on qualifications and level of experience.  This is a non-tenure track faculty position, which will be ongoing subject to satisfactory job performance, budget and programmatic need.

Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty.  Information about the benefits plans can be found at:

The current California State University Salary Structure is available at:   

Professional Qualifications:


      • An earned master’s or doctorate degree in the field of clinical or counseling psychology or applied (clinical) social work or a closely related field. 
      • Successful candidate must be California license-eligible within 1 year of appointment.  
      • Skills in (and enthusiasm for) case management, including making triage decisions, helping connect students to resources, and making and tracking referrals
      • Ability to serve as the "hub" in coordinated care and helping to manage high risk cases (including those with signficant mental health concerns and symptoms)
      • Strong skills in risk management (i.e., that is, in regard to harm to self or others, including addiction disorders, suicidality, etc.)
      • Desire to learn of, and make connections with, Humboldt County Mental Health and social service resources
      • Experience managing clients with severe and chronic mental health concerns
      • Knowledge of legal and ethical standards and ability to make efficient and sound clinical decisions in crisis and non-crisis situations
      • Desire to learn of, and make connections with, Humboldt County mental health and social service resources
      • Strong skills in suicide risk assessment and management
      • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills


      • California licensure in a mental health field (licensed clinical social worker perferred)
      • One or more years of experience in a case management position 
      • Outgoing personality with good initiative
      • Multicultural competence
      • Bilingual fluency in Spanish
      • If not yet licensed, completion of required supervised clinical hours (for licensure)

General Information:  

Humboldt State University is one of the smaller campuses of the 23-campus California State University system, with about 8,200 students.  Founded in 1913, HSU is a residential and rural campus located in Arcata, California.  HSU is known for its open and friendly campus environment and has a national reputation for academic excellence, especially in the sciences. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is housed on the 2nd floor of the Health & Counseling building on campus. The facility includes 13 clinician offices, a reception area and waiting room, a group room, a professional library, a conference room, and a staff kitchen. CAPS consists of eight licensed therapists, and several postgraduate residents and practicum trainees, working as a team. Peer consultation is emphasized and constantly utilized in a supportive and collegial atmosphere. The staff is especially interested in clinicians who will support this type of work environment. Most of our professional staff members are involved in supervising trainees.

Professionals at CAPS represent a range of theoretical orientations.

Region Description:

Humboldt State University is located in the northwestern part of the state along the pacific coast, situated among redwood trees in an area that offers unmatched scenic beauty, moderate climate, and many opportunities for outdoor activities. The community of Arcata is largely a college town with a weekly farmer’s market, many restaurants and bookstores and independent shops.  Arcata has a population of about 18,000, while Humboldt County has a population of about 136,000 and offers an excellent range of business, services, and cultural activities.  

Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the State. Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at: 

Background Check: Humboldt State University conducts Live Scan criminal history background checks for all new hires, including current counselors applying for vacant counselor positions. Live Scan fingerprinting costs will be borne by the University. Confidential background check results are reported to Human Resources.

Application: For consideration, applicants must submit a letter of application describing skills and experience, reasons for interest, and the unique qualities you would bring to HSU.  In addition, please submit a detailed resume/C.V., and names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three professional references.  Also, see HSU application instructions at: Send material, referencing job #7060: Case Manager in your letter of interest.  All material should be sent to:

Counseling and Psychological Services
Attention: JoAnna Pifferini, Office Manager
Humboldt State University
1 Harpst Street Arcata, California 95521-8299
Phone (707) 826-5742 I Fax (707) 826-5735


Application Deadline: This position is open until filled.  Application review will begin April 16, 2018 .  Early response is encouraged.  Candidates are welcome to utilize fax (707-826-5735), e-mail (, or post for correspondence.

Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. If accommodations need to be made during the recruitment and interview process, please contact Human Resources at (707) 826-3626 or Humboldt State University employs only individuals authorized to work in the United States.


Emergency Numbers

HSU Public Safety
(707) 826-5555

CAPS, including after-hours phone support
(707) 826-3236

Humboldt County Mental Health
(707) 268-2900

24-Hour County Crisis Line
(707) 445-7715