Reporting to the Director of Student Affairs, High School & Non-Degree Programs, the incumbent is responsible for monitoring the social, emotional, and mental health wellbeing of all pre-college students and maintaining associated wellness records/documentation. This includes supporting a large staff of resident advisors, hall directors, faculty, and other administrative staff.
Participate in mandatory staff training which may include facilitating training sessions for staff related to well-being support and processes for pre-college students
Follow established state laws and University policies as it relates to working with minors
Review in advance every student???s file for the purpose of assessing and anticipating specific individual needs
Identify individual needs of students and discuss behavioral plans with administrative staff prior to the student???s arrival
Observe and interact with students and staff to promote a positive experience during the program;
Work one-on-one with students who are experiencing difficulty participating in the program.
Intervene if students are experiencing significant behavioral challenges.
Help students and staff resolve conflicts appropriately.
Provide support and guidance to staff as they deal with student behavioral problems.
Meet weekly with Senior Leadership to discuss current student needs
Be available to debrief students / staff in situations where emergency actions are needed or advised.
Manage situations that may arise during the program and provide necessary assistance to the student if wellness incidents occur
Consult and guide staff to monitor the overall emotional and social wellbeing of the community.
Contact parents with the Director to address observed problem behaviors and/or students' failure to adapt to program setting.
Maintain a weekly mental health log and submit incident reports via Maxient as needed
Continuously inform the Director and other appropriate supervisory staff informed of all situations and issues as they arise including potential issues that might impact a participant's ability to remain in the program
Make recommendations to the Director to ensure necessary follow-up with families occurs.
Respond to high-level emergencies and situations outside of normal business hours
Serve as an emotional resource to staff when needed
BA/BS and/or its equivalent required.
The suitable candidate must have licensure (at least Masters Degree) in Social Work /Counseling / or Psychology
Minimum 3 years previous experience of working with teens/young adults
Must be available for employment June 1, 2022-August 10, 2022.
Experience managing health and safety initiatives in a university setting.
Ability to handle confidential information in a mature, professional manner.
Experience in a similar setting - either University, K-12, or residential camp settings
Must undergo a mandatory background check ??? employment contingent upon results.
Must not hold consecutive employment elsewhere while in this role.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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