The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. USC is consistently ranked among the nationâs most prestigious universities, and the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology features one of the worldâs best degree and research programs in gerontology. TheÂ USC Leonard Davis SchoolÂ of Gerontology has an international reputation as a hub of aging research and with additional strong programs throughout the university, leads the way in defining and advancing the field of gerontology: https://gero.usc.edu Â
The Leonard Davis School of Gerontology and Andrus Gerontology Center are multidisciplinary in their research and curriculum goals. This recruiting effort seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds and cultures, including graduates in disciplines and professions such as epidemiology, neuropsychology, and health services. Additionally, opportunities are available for joint appointments with academic units across the USC Campus. Cluster hires in areas of interest are possible.
The USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology is seeking two Family Consultants with strong leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills to join its team! In this position, you will be required to have a valid driver's license and/or reliable transportation to conduct home visits, attend off-campus meetings, outreach events, and group sessions as needed.
The Family Consultant provides a full range of clinical services for the USC Family Caregiver Support Center/LACRC, including assessment of family caregivers to older adults with multiple medical impairments or cognitive impairments including; case management, short-term treatment, referral, crisis intervention, and psycho-educational training. The position contributes to the design of program content and policies addressing family, personal, and work-related issues of family caregivers, and develops and conducts evidence-based training, support groups, and education sessions for family caregivers, potential caregivers, and referral sources.
We need superstars to join our current dynamic team who are bilingual in either Spanish or Mandarin. This is a full-time hybrid, mostly remote, salaried position that will require commitment and flexibility.Will require infrequent off-campus travel to client homes and meetings as needed. Work schedule varies from 8:30 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday with some weekend work as needed.
Conducts caregiver intake, assessment, and diagnostic sessions for individuals, couples, and families
Provides referral, short-term counseling, case management, and crisis intervention services as appropriate
Submits reports to the program as mandated by law.
Leads clients to the development of strategies for conflict resolution
Reviews and evaluates client progress and establishes follow-up contact, case management
Maintains confidential client records and reportsÂ
Manages the delivery of services to targeted program participants or beneficiaries
Maintains client records and documentation of services
Plans and conducts caregiver support groups, education/training, and outreach (in-person, phone, internet)
Recruits, trains, and supervises volunteers and interns to assist with clinical, education, and outreach activities
Implements and provides support groups and education programs both in person, on the phone or web-based
The Ideal Candidate:
Must have a Bachelorâs degree in Counseling, Education, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
2 plus years of experience in social work
Must be bilingual in Spanish or Mandarin.
Must have a strong understanding of relevant university policy, including national standards and practices in relevant areas.
Demonstrated experience with problem identification and conflict resolution.
Highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
Strong written and communication skills.
Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with clients, students, staff, and faculty.
Demonstrated strong personal mastery, including ethics, and interpersonal skills, and engage in continuous learning.
Ability to manage multiple projects, adjust to changing priorities and perform well under pressure.
Demonstrated organizational skills, extreme attention to detail, and ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
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This position is funded by a research grant. Accordingly, this position is contingent upon receipt of the necessary funding from this or any subsequent grant to continue employment.Â â
The annual base salary for this position is $64,480. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidateâs work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.
USC 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, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of theÂ Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for HiringÂ ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email atÂ firstname.lastname@example.org. Â Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations.
As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.