The Coordinator of Student Wellness role seeks to combine the abilities of a mental health professional and a live-in residential life professional into a new and unique role that can support students in the Duquesne residential community. This is a twelve (12) month, live-in position with room and board (meal plan) included in the compensation. The primary role will be to help create and maintain a supportive and positive living and learning environment in on-campus housing. The Coordinator of Student Wellness will do this by establishing and maintaining a counseling and training service presence in the campus residential community, conducting individual and group counseling, diagnostic and crisis assessment, and intervention, developing training for professional and student staff, and addressing stigma and barriers to seeking counseling and therapy services.
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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides short-term individual and group therapy in the residential community.
Serves as a consultant and resource for residence life professional and paraprofessional staff. Provides on-call crisis assessment and intervention and coordinate emergency services with the University Police and Office of Residence Life staff.
Conducts mental health assessments, identify needs, and develop case formulations; Maintain accurate and confidential case files. This will include follow up after all on call crisis interventions.
Partners with residence life staff members in development of student wellness focused programmatic efforts.
Develops and implements mental health and wellness-focused training seminars and workshops to address preventative and developmental needs of residential students. Also, partner with the Director of Residence Life through training workshops that are developed to prepare student leaders in the residential community. Topics to include anxiety reduction, depression mitigation, suicide prevention, body image, eating disorders, gender/sexuality identity, drug/alcohol/substance use, sexual violence prevention.
Implements a suicide intervention and bystander prevention protocol and program for residential students in partnership with the Director of Residence Life and Assistant Vice President of Residence Life.
Completes other duties as assigned
Master’s degree in Counselor Education, Mental Health, Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or related field from an accredited program.
Licensure or pursuit of licensure from the State of Pennsylvania preferred.
Alternately, the successful candidate may possess any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Experience providing psychotherapy diagnostic assessment and outreach.
Knowledge of suicide prevention intervention and training.
Experience working with a diverse college student population and a demonstrated commitment to multiculturalism and diversity.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working and therapeutic relationships.
Characteristics that inspire respect, trust and confidence with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Excellent coping skills and ability to handle an array of mental health problems and stressful situations with the ability to quickly recognize, assess, and provide appropriate treatment or solution in a crisis situation.
Working proficiency with office and teletherapy support tools and electronic records software.
Maintenance of confidentiality in accordance with legal and ethical standards.
Knowledge of applicable laws including FERPA and HIPPA.
Valid driver’s license is required.
Commitment to the University’s values of diversity, equity and inclusion, and recognition of the importance of treating each individual with dignity and respect consistent with the University’s Mission. Demonstrated experience with, and understanding of, the broad diversity of the University community (students, faculty, staff and others).
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the University Community.
Ability and willingness to contribute actively to the mission of the University and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.
Duquesne University, a private, Catholic institution, prides itself on being mission-centered and mission-driven. Our employees contribute to our culture of academic excellence and our mission of serving God by serving students. In turn, they enjoy a supportive working environment that values individual talents, encourages teamwork and rewards accomplishments.
A nationally ranked top-tier university, Duquesne has established a legacy of excellence in liberal and professional education. Our 14:1 student-faculty ratio allows our students to work closely with expert faculty. Duquesne has also won accolades and recognition among the nation’s top 20 small research schools for our research initiatives and faculty productivity.
Situated on a 50-acre campus within the city, Duquesne provides a small-town feel in an urban setting. The Pittsburgh region offers a variety of cultural, education and professional opportunities, as well as a safe and affordable lifestyle.
We strive to attract, recruit and retain a dynamic, diverse workforce. Our employees benefit from an array of campus resources that provide convenience and cost savings, including a variety of dining options, a full-ser...vice Starbucks, a retail bank and credit union, a fitness center and year-round wellness programs and onsite parking. Employees also may take advantage of the many educational, cultural and sporting events sponsored by the university.