Assistant Director, Survivor Services

University of Wisconsin - Madison,

Mental Health Services
Last Posted:

Thu, Oct 22nd, '20


November 8, 2020, 11:55 pm CST

Start Date:


Last Updated:

Thu, Oct 22nd, '20

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Under the direction of the Director of Mental Health Services, the Assistant Director, Survivor Services is responsible for providing oversight of the Survivor Services program within Mental Health Services (MHS). The Assistant Director, Survivor Services serves as a member of the Mental Health Services Leadership Team and is a Team Manager within UHS.

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UW-Madison: The University of Wisconsin-Madison is partially located on an isthmus between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona. Founded in 1848, UW–Madison is a land-grant institution and the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System. UW–Madison has over 44,000 students and is organized into 20 schools. Our comprehensive academic programs offers 135 undergraduate majors, along with 151 master's programs and 107 doctoral programs. The University of Wisconsin Badgers competes in 25 intercollegiate sports in the Big Ten Conference and has won 25 national championships.  The over 20,000 faculty and staff receive benefits including medical and dental, Wisconsin Retirement System matched contributions, and access to bus passes, employee assistance office, and local campus resources like the Chazen Museum and Lakeshore Path.

Madison: Madison is the vibrant state capital of Wisconsin and home to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. With a growing population of 255,000 (578,000 in the metro area), Madison is located in south-central Wisconsin, 80 miles west of Milwaukee, 270 miles from Minneapolis/St. Paul, and 150 miles northwest of Chicago. With its strong economy, unique natural beauty, farmer’s markets and restaurants, and dynamic recreational offerings, Wisconsin's beautiful capital city offers both small town charm and a range of leisure including miles of bike paths, summer community festivals, nearby hiking, as well as theater, dance, and music productions at venues around the city.


Social Worker - Master's degree in social work or related mental health field. Counselor - Master's degree in counseling/clinical or related mental health field. Psychologist - Doctoral degree in Psychology or related mental health field

Minimum of two years experience in a mental health setting required.

Demonstrated experience in victim advocacy and providing counseling related to trauma required.

**Required by 1/1/2021**

Social Worker - Licensed Social Worker or must be immediately license eligible to practice in the State of Wisconsin. Counselor - Licensed Counselor or must be immediately license eligible to practice in the State of Wisconsin.

Psychologist - Licensed Psychologist or must be immediately license eligible to practice in the State of Wisconsin. You can review Wisconsin licensing requirements at

**The selected candidate will be expected to complete the UW-Madison Principles of Supervision and Management workshop series within two years of date of hire**


Strongly preferred experiences of the candidate include:

1) Experience in a victim advocacy setting;

2) Experience serving college students in a mental health or related setting;

3) Demonstrated leadership experience in a mental health or related setting;

4) Demonstrated leadership in program management and development, including awareness of compliance including Title IX and Clery;

5) Expertise in consultation and collaboration within an interdisciplinary setting;

6) Knowledge of state and federal legal and ethical confidentiality requirements;

7) Demonstrated attentiveness to intersectionality and health disparities;

8) Experience in assessment and brief intervention; and

9) Experience in supervision of trainees and professional staff.


Strongly preferred qualities of the candidate include:

1) Ability to manage and resolve conflict;

2) Strong oral and written skills;

3) Ability to monitor and adjust service delivery flow related to utilization; and

4) Ability to cultivate teamwork and collaboration;


Minimum $63,000 ANNUAL (12 months)

Depending on Qualifications


Please make sure your cover letter references your licensing status.

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