The Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) of Washington & Jefferson College, a unit within the Division of Student Life, is pleased to announce a newly created position: Campus Mental Health Care Coordinator. This position is a full-time, 11-month appointment with salary and benefits. Salary for this position is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Working as a member of a small, caring, and supportive clinical team, this position collaborates across campus with students, faculty and staff to promote individual and campus-wide well-being, and to optimize connection with on-campus and community resources students need to thrive and develop.
As a member of the Division for Student life, the Student Health & Counseling Center is committed to equity and inclusivity and strives to provide a staff that embodies these principles. As such, applicants from historically under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Student Wellness Promotions Coordinator (65% of position)
In collaboration with Center staff, Student Life staff, and W&J students, develops, schedules, and assists in presenting outreach and prevention programming regarding student well-being.
As part of the SHCS professional staff, assists in training of student staff involved in health and mental health promotions initiatives (Prez2Prez peer counselors, student leaders, undergraduate practicum students).
Under the supervision of the Director, assists in planning, delivery, and expansion of suicide prevention programs on campus.
Collaborates in orientation training for RAs, Student Orientation Mentors (LINKS), and other student leaders on campus as part of the Student Health & Counseling Team.
Provides ongoing health and mental health workshops on campus.
Coordinates liaisons between Student Counseling Services and campus constituents, including Faculty (especially First Year Seminar (FYS) faculty), Student Life, Academic Affairs and Student Success Consultants, CARE Team, and Student athletics/coaches.
Supervises student social media coordinator efforts, and collaborates with the Student Life representative for Communications on outreach and prevention programming.
Meets with student groups focused on mental health, health, student government, and cultural groups on a regular basis each semester.
Case Management Coordinator (25% of position)
Maintains and updates contact information for referrals to on-campus and local community resources, including contracted virtual services and acts as the SHCS and campus expert on mental health resources in the community.
Develops and maintains familiarity with culturally-responsive resources to equitably serve W&J students who hold marginalized identities.
Provides referral and follow-up assistance for SHCS for students in crisis or using local emergency services, and maintains ongoing supportive contacts until crisis is resolved.
Assists the Chair of the interdisciplinary campus-wide CARE Team in case management for high-risk or high-need students to assure connection of students with on-campus supports.
Collaborates with virtual care case managers in identifying student support options, and follow up with students at high-risk for academic or safety concerns.
Communicates with partners, including families, staff/faculty, virtual and online service, counseling, health, and student success colleagues about current resource availability and process for accessing these supports.
Keeps current familiarity with Washington County and PA procedures for mental health emergency policies and procedures, and assists Dean of Students in follow-up procedures.
College Mental Health Counseling (10% of position)
Dependent on training and interest, carry a small, select caseload of clients and assist with crisis counseling during regular business hours.
Bachelor's degree (BA/BS/BSW) with minimum 3-5 years related outreach and case management or mental health referral experience required
Should have prior experience in planning, implementing, and delivering health promotion initiatives
Sound understanding of college students’ development issues, health needs, and interests
Must possess strong writing, group facilitation, public speaking and communication skills
Appropriate professional judgment and boundaries required
Experience with and enthusiasm for work with traditional-aged college students in a liberal arts setting
Advanced degree (MA, MS, MSW, MFT) in counseling, clinical psychology, marriage and family, social work, health promotions or other closely related mental health profession from an accredited program, with a minimum of one year’s experience in mental health outreach or counseling preferred
Experience with college mental health, higher education, or small liberal arts campus is a plus
Experience with emergency mental health services an advantage
This position does not require any supervisory duties.
The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the position described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the position.
Job Description Status The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description are illustrative ones anticipated for this position. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required. Washington & Jefferson College reserves the right to amend or change this job description to meet the needs of its programs. This job description and any attachments do not constitute or represent a contract.
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Washington & Jefferson College offers a comprehensive benefit package for benefit eligible employees; including health, vision, and dental coverage, group life insurance, AD&D and LTD coverage, retirement plan, generous leave time, and the tuition benefit programs. These benefits add significantly to the employee’s total compensation package.
Getting to Know W&J
Washington & Jefferson College is the best of both worlds: a small-town college setting in historic Washington, Pa., with easy access to the bustling business and cultural districts of nearby Pittsburgh, Pa. just 30 miles to the north. Founded in 1781, W&J College is a private, residential liberal arts college that is focused on student success. Our dedicated, experienced professors are passionate about teaching and work closely with our students to ensure that they receive a quality, comprehensive education. For more than 200 years, our alumni have influenced change in business, politics, medicine, and the arts and sciences as CEOs, lawyers, doctors, researchers, writers, teachers, and in many other equally worthy professions.
Washington & Jefferson College welcomes people of all backgrounds and beliefs who wish to participate in a diverse educational community. The College strives to be a place where all students, faculty, administrators and employees are able to live, study and work in an atmosphere free from bias and harassment. The College encourages civil debate and lively exchange of ideas in the belief that such exchanges promote understanding that will grow beyond simple tolerance of difference to embracing and celebrating the richness of diversity. Our graduates acquire knowledge and learn skills that help them thrive in a culturally diverse world.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, W&J College complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, gender identity, or national origin.
Washington & Jefferson is a private liberal arts and sciences college located 30 miles south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our dedicated, experienced professors are passionate about teaching and work closely with our students to ensure that they receive a quality, comprehensive education. Our entire community is focused on student success. To that end we offer an On-Time Graduation Guarantee, opportunities to study all over the world through our Magellan Project and a committed staff of career counseling experts. For more than 200 years, our alumni have been influencing change in business, politics, the arts and sciences as CEOs, lawyers, state representatives, doctors, researchers, writers and teachers, and in many other equally worthy professions.