Location: West Barnstable, MA Category: Administrative Positions Posted On: Wed May 26 2021 Job Description:
GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Director is responsible for the vision, strategic direction, and collaborative leadership for the Student Wellness Office (SWO) which includes general wellness, case management, and brief intervention short-term counseling. The Director will develop and oversee the Clinical Training program and other College activities pertaining to student wellness. In addition, the Director is the primary lead on crisis intervention, manages the departmental budget, supervises assigned staff, and directs daily operations. The Director will demonstrate sensitivity to the impact of diversity on the student body and the institutional climate. The Director will bring a systems-oriented approach to the delivery of student wellness and counseling.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Student Wellness and Counseling Responsibilities:
Provide overall leadership, vision and strategic planning for the Student Wellness Office. The Director promotes a culture of health, wellness, and safety on campus and within the broader community through partnerships with faculty, staff, and internal and external stakeholders.
Maintain and promote the highest ethical and professional standards and work collaboratively with departments across campus to coordinate student support.
Oversight and management of student records, privacy, and confidentiality to ensure departmental practices are compliant with federal, state, and local guidelines. Provide oversight for screening and assessment to support early intervention, treatment plans, and care coordination.
Develop and implement solutions-focused programs including short-term brief counseling, crisis intervention, case management, recovery and wellness support, and peer to peer education.
Build an infrastructure both on- and off-campus that provides a network of support to help students achieve personal wellness and academic success.
Oversee the crisis intervention policies and procedures, including suicide prevention protocol, re-entry, safety plans, and follow-up practices.
Provide brief intervention short-term counseling for a caseload of students each semester.
Lead the JED Campus strategic plan including the assessment of the plan's effectiveness on student and community well-being. Collaborate across all departments to foster a culture of care, safety, and commitment to student wellness.
Serve as the Co-chair for the Behavioral Intervention Team. Proactively responds to referrals through crisis intervention, conflict resolution, and safety planning.
Responsible for the oversight of student point of contact, including services that address food insecurity, housing insecurity, and basic needs insecurities.
Provide consultation and education to faculty and staff regarding student behavioral health. Assess professional development needs and develop a plan to strengthen campus response to students experiencing behavioral health issues.
Proactively seek grant opportunities for innovative student wellness programming and support.
Collaborate with the Director of Institutional Research in on-going assessment of the effectiveness of the department. Coordinate planning and evaluation activities and oversee reports, program reviews and strategic planning, etc.
Supervise assigned professional and administrative staff including Wellness Counselor, Wellness Navigator, part-time staff assistant, and student interns. Maintain staff schedules, requests for time off, and weekly timesheet approval.
Conduct annual performance evaluations in accordance with collective bargaining agreement.
Communicate information to staff via multiple platforms; conduct weekly staff meetings.
Promote a positive work environment that encourages free exchange of ideas and empowers staff development.
Prepare and monitor annual budgets for all departmental programs and activities.
Support campus grant activities, goals, and reporting requirements as appropriate.
Participate in the planning and implementation of all matters pertaining to the division.
Serve on College Meeting committees and other committees as assigned.
Develop, manage, and implement other related projects as necessary.
Doctorate in counseling, social work, psychology, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.
Current unrestricted Massachusetts professional license: LICSW, LMHC, LADC or Psychologist, or license eligible (license must be obtained within nine months of hire).
Eight years of progressive experience in prevention, behavioral health services, and wellness programming.
Three years of brief intervention short-term counseling experience.
Experience in crisis intervention and suicide prevention programming.
Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills; adaptable and flexible.
Strong knowledge of program management and subject matter.
Ability to provide guidance on behavioral health and wellness issues using evidence-based recommendations and ethical decision making.
Ability to handle confidential situations with compassion, sensitivity, and diplomacy, while acting in an objective and impartial manner at all times.
ADDITIONAL PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience with suicide prevention programming and/or behavioral health services in a college setting.
Fluent speaker and writer of Spanish or Brazilian Portuguese, or other world language.
Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as noted above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience has prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.
COMPENSATION: Annual salary range of $88,000 - $92,000, dependent upon qualifications. Full-time, Non-unit position including participation in a comprehensive employee benefits program.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 20, 2021
Please visit our website at www.capecod.edu for information on Cape Cod Community College.
This appointment is subject to the FY2022 budget appropriations.
Appointment subject to SORI (Sex Offender Registry Information), publicly-accessible Massachusetts CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) and national background checks.
The College does not provide any measure of assistance for applicants who do not have the ability to work in the United States.
Cape Cod Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statues and College policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action/Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
The students' education is the first priority at Cape Cod Community College. As a learning-centered community, we value the contributions of a diverse population, welcome open inquiry, and promote mutual respect. The College offers a strong educational foundation of critical and creative thinking, communication competency, and a global, multicultural perspective that prepares students for life and work in the 21st century. Our liberal arts, sciences, and career programs provide educational pathways that serve the varied social, economic, and demographic characteristics of our community with a distinctive focus on sustainability. We honor our past, celebrate our present and imagine our future.