The Assistant Director of Student Wellness & Advocacy is a full-time, 12-month position that reports to the Assistant Dean of Students in the Office of the Dean of Students. The CARE Manager serves as a resource, advocate, and liaison for a diverse population of students and works with a wide variety of student issues, including sexual misconduct. The CARE Manager provides case management for students experiencing significant difficulties that impact the student’s ability to successfully function at the College; assists students in navigating College and community services; serves as a resource to colleagues, and helps to provide quality integrated support for students. (Please note: This position is not a clinician or a counselor.)

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Provide services to students of concern. This includes formulating intervention plans to mitigate risk and enhance student success; facilitating communication with referral sources, providers, and caregivers; ongoing monitoring of student’s adherence to care plans and their academic progress.
  2. Provide private support to students who have reported sexual misconduct. Provide emergency and ongoing support services and assistance to student victims/survivors/complainants who are victims of Sexual Assault (SA), Domestic Violence (DV), and Stalking by assessing their needs, identifying appropriate referrals and plans of action.
  3. Collect facts pertaining to students of concern and maintain accurate case records.
  4. Assist with compiling aggregate data about trends and sharing them with various stakeholders.
  5. Build and maintain positive collaborative relationships with College staff and outside agencies to provide care coordination and support through advocacy and referrals.
  6. Develop, implement, and evaluate programs to promote student of concern services and educate the campus community.
  7. Participate in applicable campus and community coordination meetings to maintain updated knowledge of resources, and to streamline referral processes.
  8. Participate in College’s Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) meetings
  9. Contact and collaborate with College departments to expedite the resolution of problems.
  10. Provide input in the development of departmental goals, strategies, operations, and procedures.
  11. Serve in the Campus Life on-call rotation.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in social work, higher education administration, counseling, or a closely related field is required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of case management systems and experience with referrals, documentation, and active follow-up.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of support and reporting options for victims/survivors.
  • Experience working cooperatively with others in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Experience dealing with multiple, complex issues simultaneously.
  • Strong commitment to working effectively with diverse populations.
  • Experience working with clients/students with mental health concerns and alcohol or drug issues.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including both oral and written communications.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Two years of related experience.
  • Knowledge of student development theory and problems/issues typically encountered by college students.
  • Knowledge of mental health and wellness issues in the college student population.
  • Knowledge of assessment, risk management and violence prevention strategies and approaches and how to apply them in a higher education setting.
  • Knowledge of Title IX and/or training as a victim advocate.
  • Knowledge of the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights/Title IX, VAWA/Clery Act, and The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault.
  • Experience in victim/survivor advocacy, crisis intervention, crisis counseling, and maintaining a high level of confidentiality strongly preferred.
  • Strong organization skills and an ability to prioritize and complete simultaneous projects within deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with crisis situations.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills particularly in a team setting.
  • Demonstrated data and records management skills.
  • Knowledge of current legal issues in higher education.
  • Experience working with distressed individuals within a higher education or community setting.

Salary commensurate with experience and educational background.  Submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to:  http://apply.interfolio.com/73724