The Office of Student Wellness (OSW) provides integrated wellness programs, services, and resources to the Boston Health Sciences students at Tufts University. The Student Wellness team works with all students to offer practical approaches to manage everyday stressors and life challenges. OSW provides confidential and private advice for personal challenges and makes referrals for therapy/psychiatric care as needed for students who may need support for depression, anxiety, or other mental health concerns. The Office of Student Wellness offers wellness opportunities that are inclusive and promotes a culture that supports the personal development and academic successes of all students. These wellness opportunities aim to foster and support the mental, physical, and emotional health of students. Prevention is the cornerstone for maintaining optimal health and is part of OSW’s holistic approach to health and wellness. The Student Wellness team is made up of a trained and experienced staff that provides advice to students, and designs and implements evidence-based wellness promotion programs to improve overall health, wellness, and academic performance for all health sciences students.
What You'll Do
Trained and experienced to design and implement evidence-based and cost-effective health promotions and wellness opportunities to improve the overall well-being of the students on the Boston Health Sciences campus. Promotes, maintains, and improves individual and community members’ health by assisting students and groups to adopt healthy behavior. Collects and analyzes data to identify needs prior to planning, implementing, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles. Develops and presents health education and wellness programs, such as training workshops, and community presentations. Designs, develops, and conducts evaluations and diagnostic studies to assess the quality and effectiveness of wellness activities. Other major functions include overseeing social media including Instagram. Demonstrated ability to supervise, train and evaluate the work of others.
Provide advice to students regarding strategies to maintain general well-being during their tenure as professional and graduate student
Provide general, non-therapeutic advice to help students navigate personal and challenging issues that negatively impact their day-to-day functioning and academic pursuits
Refer students when necessary to a psychiatrist/therapist within the community
Develop and maintain a referral network of therapists and psychiatrists in the greater Boston area as well as throughout the US
Develop preventative programs (in-person and online) to decrease the frequency of burnout while enhancing the mental health and wellness of the student being served
Assist with the planning and participate in new student orientation programs
Serve on Student Affairs wellness support committees for the individual schools on the Boston Health Sciences campus as necessary
Assist with the management of all large-scale wellness events hosted by OSW such as Wellness Week, Stress Less Week and Winter Recharge
Perform other duties as assigned
Flexibility to work evenings and weekends and to adjust work assignments according to programmatic and departmental needs. Occasional evening and weekend coverage may be required.
Provide information and assistance to students and visitors to the Office of Student Wellness
Schedule student wellness advising appointments when needed
What We're Looking For
Master’s degree in counseling, social work, higher education, or related field from an accredited institution required. Minimum of three year of full-time professional experience in student well-being advising, health promotions environment or related college student affairs experience or a combination of education and experience
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of experience in wellness or related field
Demonstrated experience with, and sensitivity to, individuals of diverse cultural background and a commitment to a diverse community
Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent presentation skills.
Knowledge with advanced Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint, data management and digital systems.
Experience performing detailed work in a university environment would be helpful
Ability to work in a multicultural environment and the ability to foster cultural, racial, gender equality on a personnel and programmatic level
Ability to multitask with attention to detail and ability to maintain accuracy of data and maintain focus
Ability to always maintain professionalism and to use sensitivity in dealing with personal and confidential information
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