CARES Case Manager

  • CSU, Sacramento
  • Sacramento, California
  • Mar 27, 2024
Human and Social Services

Job Description

Working Title: CARES Case Manager

Classification Title: Student Services Professional III (SSP III)

Posting Details

Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): Tuesday, April 9, 2024 @ 11:55pm PDT

Hiring Preference
Not Applicable

Position Summary

Under the general guidance and direction of the Director for Campus Wellness, and/or the Senior Vice President of Student Health Counseling and Wellness Services or designee, the Case Manager provides case management services to a population of undergraduate and graduate students who are referred because they are experiencing basic needs challenges or other challenges with the potential to negatively impact their educational persistence or success. Examples include students who struggle with mental health and wellness, relationship conflicts, personality and social adjustment issues, physical health and nutrition, trauma recovery, bereavement, difficulties transitioning to a higher education environment, and victim advocacy. The Case Manager will be a true advocate for student success and must possess a demonstrated ability to multi-task and manage a diverse caseload. They assess mental health and social support needs of students presenting with these challenges and address them through interventions, referrals, and connection to follow-up services. The Case Manager is expected to make recommendations involving broad areas of policy formulation and complex administrative action where exceptions are needed. They are expected to implement such recommendations upon approval.

The Case Manager is responsible for strategically evaluating new and existing services to enhance the student experience and support student success. This requires frequent communication with a variety of campus departments and offices and great attention to detail. The Case Manager must maintain effective working relationships with a variety of campus constituencies, including faculty, staff, and students. The Case Manager ensures interactions with students are consistently professional, courteous, respectful, and demonstrate quality service behavior. The Case Manager monitors student flow and makes complex decisions daily. The incumbent must demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of a diverse student/faculty/staff population.

FLSA: Exempt (Not eligible for overtime)

Anticipated Hiring Range: $5,276 per month - $ 5,700 per month

CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,276 per month - $7,517 per month

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Salary Grade/Range: 1

Recruitment Type: Regular/Probationary

Time Base: Full-Time

Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm

Department Information

Student Health, Counseling & Wellness Services (SHCWS) embraces a holistic and collaborative approach to healthcare by offering urgent care, primary care, preventative services, wellness education, violence support services, crisis assistance, resource education, basic needs, and mental health, services to the Sacramento State campus community. SHCWS is committed to providing quality care and service delivery and is accredited through the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

The Sacramento State Crisis Assistance & Resource Education Support (CARES) office provides support to students who are in crisis or experiencing unique challenges to their education. We coordinate referrals to campus and community resources and offer follow-up support to address a variety of issues including, but not limited to Basic Needs Insecurities, Mental and Physical Health & Wellness.

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Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge and Abilities:

The following knowledge and abilities as well as those listed at the lower levels in the Student Services Professional series are required for appointment into this classification. Thorough knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior. General knowledge of the principles, practices and trends of the Student Services field as well as general knowledge of the policies, procedures and practices of the program area to which assigned; general knowledge of individual counseling techniques; general knowledge, or the ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge, of the organizational procedures and activities of the specific campus to which the position is assigned. Working knowledge of student services programs outside the program to which immediately assigned.

Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action; advise students individually and in groups on complex student-related matters; determine appropriate courses of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals in personal interactions of an argumentative or sensitive nature; interpret and evaluate descriptions and explanations of problems brought forward by individuals or student organizations, analyze and define the problem, draw valid conclusions and project consequences of various alternative courses of action; carry out a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed instructions; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals.


Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience. One year in the program area to which assigned may be preferred but is not required.

A master’s degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three years of experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional career or personal counseling.


Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related.

Required Qualifications

Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field from an accredited university. Experience working with students dealing with highly sensitive and complex issues. Two years full-time experience in case management within a healthcare or academic health center environment. Experience using Microsoft Office Suite and an Electronic Medical Record (EMR).
Knowledges, Skills, & Abilities:
Solution-focused approach with students who may be experiencing behavioral health symptoms, while demonstrating a strong commitment to patient-centered care with compassion and empathy. Professional knowledge of the principles and practices of case management. Ability to take timely, independent action to address the dynamic needs of students. Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to perform budget projections, tracking, data analysis, and reporting. Ability and interest in working effectively with a diverse student population. Ability to multi-task and manage a diverse caseload of students. Ability to work efficiently and effectively, and to adapt to change in a dynamic work environment. Ability to research and refer patients or patient’s family to community resources as needed. Ability to obtain American Heart Association Basic Life Support (CPR/First Aid certification). Commitment to maintaining a welcoming and inclusive work environment with diverse colleagues and constituents including faculty, students, staff, and members of the community.
Conditions of Employment:
  • Ability to pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in counseling, social work, student affairs counseling, or related field from an accredited university. Licensed Social Worker Experience in crisis intervention and experience working with students with psychopathology. Skill in evaluating socio-psychological and medical data, and utilizing the information gathered to establish an appropriate plan. Experience working in conjunction with other health care team members to coordinate care. Experience providing lead work direction. Experience using a student information system, such as CMS/SA used in the CSU system.

Documents Needed to Apply
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Failure to upload required documentation may result in disqualification.

About Sacramento State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State is a Hispanic and AANAPISI serving institution with about 31,000 students coming not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission:

“As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students to lead, serve, and succeed. Sacramento State will be a welcoming, caring, and inclusive leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to learning and student success ; teaching, research, scholarship and creative activity ; justice, diversity, equity and inclusion ; resource development and sustainability ; dedicated community engagement , and wellness and safety .

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code , Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit .

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit .

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at .
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Effective May 2023, per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy , it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.

Out of State Employment

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (ie. H-1-B Visa).

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

Advertised: Mar 26 2024 Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close:

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