Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week. Some night and weekend hours will be necessary to meet students' needs. The ability to work on call is required. The individual in this position must have the ability to travel to on-and off-campus locations.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center in the Department of Student Support & Wellness. The primary office location is in Seigle Hall on the Danforth Campus.
This position will play a critical role in the leadership of the RSVP Center by assisting the director and the team of staff in ensuring the center provides trauma-informed inclusive services and evidence-based programming related to sexual harassment, sexual assault, rape, dating or domestic violence, and stalking. The assistant director (AD) will assume a crucial role in the anti-bias, anti-racism work of the center. The AD will assume responsibilities for critical decisions regarding clinical care, employee support, and unforeseen demands on the center, should the director be unreachable. Additionally, the AD will be responsible for day-to-day operations in the absence of the director. Regular job duties include serving as a primary counselor, management of clinical case conference and clinical groups to include assessment, evaluation, budgets, and practicum student oversight.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Offer continued care and support, including counseling services, accommodations, education, and advocacy in navigating hospital care, insurance concerns, reporting options, and access to necessary community resources, with a particular focus on marginalized and vulnerable communities.
Jointly, with the RSVP Center counseling staff, provide confidential 24/7 crisis response services for the campus community.
Coordinate and lead consultation meetings for licensed counseling staff; provide guidance to other counseling staff in absence of the director.
Manage clinical staff, including assessment and evaluation.
Supervise graduate practicum students who are doing research, evaluation, program development and graduate advising for the RSVP Center. Coordinate site visits and evaluations.
Perform other duties as assigned.
LPC, LCSW, PsyD, licensed psychologist, or similar counseling licensure.
Master's degree in psychology, social work, public health, or women, gender and sexuality studies (or a similar field).
Three years of experience working in areas of relationship and sexual violence counseling or support services.
Counseling experience with college students and trauma; demonstrated knowledge and use of trauma informed practices.
Experience working with marginalized and vulnerable communities.
Demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience.
Experience working with adolescents or traditionally college aged students.
Demonstrated self-initiative and ability to do multifaceted work.
Budget management experience.
Solid presentation and facilitation experience.
CRITICAL SKILLS AND EXPERTISE:
Multicultural and identity-based understanding of the intersections and impacts of relationship and sexual violence.
Strong counseling, interpersonal and communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to use discretion, good judgment, and maintain confidentiality.
Strong management and organizational skills.
Detail-oriented approach to problem-solving.
Critical thinking skills.
The hiring range for this position is $52,942 - $68,815 annually, commensurate with experience.
Applicants should provide with their application a letter of interest outlining how their work experience applies to the position.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.