The SHARE Counselor & Restorative Practitioner dedicates approximately 40% FTE to direct services, which includes working directly with students, staff, faculty, and post-docs who have engaged in interpersonal violence or harm.
Direct services include, but are not limited to:
Provides trauma-informed crisis counseling, including psychological first aid, exploring available options, and referral, as appropriate accompaniment, navigation, and coordination of campus and community resources
Facilitates and coordinates psychoeducational groups
Follows up with individuals seeking services with SHARE to ensure needs are met and additional issues are addressed as they arise
Utilizes web-based data management system and applicable technologies to conduct and document work
Complies with all applicable state, federal, and University policies, procedures, and protocols, including those relating to confidentiality, and mandated reporting requirements
Psychoeducational Group Work and Community Engagement (50%)
The SHARE Counselor & Restorative Practitioner works closely with the OGE staff and community partners, including School and unit resources, to advance community engagement and prevention education initiatives throughout the University. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Develops curricula, facilitation materials, and assessment tools
Develops psychoeducational groups throughout the University
Serves as a primary facilitator as needed for workshops, presentations, training, and other events
Works collaboratively with University and community resources to schedule and co-facilitate education and outreach initiatives
Works with student organizations, departments, or units, who have experienced harm within their spaces
Web Communications, Outreach, and Marketing (10%)
Creates materials to enhance OGE's website and social media presence. Identifies ways in which the OGE website and social media platforms may be leveraged to deliver on the unit mission
Adheres to the expectations, professional responsibilities, standards, practices, and procedures of OGE, HUHS, and the University
Completes and complies with HUHS training requirements including HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules
PLEASE NOTE: During the current period of Covid-19 related restrictions, this position may start as a remote position, with the transition to onsite in Cambridge when the office reopens.
We continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 and the lifting of restrictions. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. We will be conducting interviews virtually for selected candidates until further notice.
Individuals working toward licensure will be considered.
The Sexual Harassment/Assault, Resources & Education (SHARE) Counselor & Restorative Practitioner is a direct service provider reporting to and under the direct supervision of the SHARE Senior Clinical Services Coordinator. The SHARE Counselor & Restorative Practitioner supports individuals in the Harvard community who have engaged in interpersonal violence or harm, including, but not limited to, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, gender-based harassment, and harassment-based on sexual orientation. Using a trauma-informed and intersectional clinical framework, this role offers direct crisis counseling, assistance with navigating and utilizing available resources, (e.g., Title IX resources, Counseling, and Mental Health Services), and other University and/or community resources. This position requires the utilization of specialized knowledge of higher education administration, restorative justice practices, conflict resolution pathways, social justice in higher education, student development theory and practice, building coalitions and partnerships, and innovative educational outreach best practices.
The role places a high priority on the innovation and delivery of educational and restorative responses to community conflict with particular attention to ensuring equity and inclusion. The SHARE Counselor & Restorative Practitioner collaborates closely with the education staff within the Office for Gender Equity (OGE) and other campus partners to develop evidence-based prevention strategies to reduce and prevent sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct, such as dynamics of healthy interpersonal relationships; consent education and communication; and bystander intervention.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:
Master's degree in social work (MSW), counseling, or related field with licensing or eligibility for licensing in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a mental health clinician (LICSW or LMHC).
A minimum of 5 years relevant experience
Experience providing direct services to diverse populations
Experience working with individuals who have engaged in interpersonal harm, or who are aspiring toward allyship and accountability
Experience facilitating and evaluating the support of psychoeducational groups
Experience utilizing restorative frameworks in communities affected by interpersonal violence including sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct
Experience effectively managing and responding to high-risk crisis and safety situations
Experience implementing programming in a higher education setting, and partnering with campus and community supports and resources
The high degree of competency in culturally and population-specific best practices, especially when working with people who have engaged in interpersonal harm
Demonstrated experience with case management and behavior evaluation tools
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with discretion and ability to work effectively with student, faculty, and administrative constituencies
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Content expertise in student development and conflict resolution
Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, consult when necessary, and accomplish high-stakes tasks while exercising sound decision-making
Clinical licensing in the field of study (e.g. LICSW, LCSW, LMHC) preferred
Spanish language and/or Mandarin language proficiency
Knowledge of and experience in residence life, residential education, student conduct, athletics, fraternity/sorority life, or a related field within student affairs
Demonstrated commitment to educationally focused conflict resolution techniques and programs
Contribution to the field, through publications, presentations, professional involvement, and/or leadership roles in professional organizations
Experience creating materials to enhance the website and social media presence
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 54460BR
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