Mental Health/Promotion Specialist

University of Wisconsin - Madison,

University Health Services
Last Posted:

Thu, Jun 15th, '17

Deadline:

June 29, 2017

Start Date:

No earlier than August 01 but may be later

Last Updated:

Thu, Jun 15th, '17

 
POSITION DESCRIPTION
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  • Full Time

Join our team and put your knowledge, skills, and passions to work at UW-Madison University Health Services.  UHS is seeking an enthusiastic and talented Mental Health/Promotion Specialist. Under the Supervision of Mental Health Services Co-director or Associate Director, and the Manager of Healthy Campus, the Mental Health Provider/Promotion Specialist is a primary link between the Prevention and Mental Health teams.

UW-Madison, founded in 1848, is a world-class institution offering a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs and student activities to over 40,000 students.  Spanning 936 acres along the southern shore of Lake Mendota, the campus is located in the City of Madison.  Our highly ranked university is guided by The Wisconsin Idea; the principle that the university should improve people’s lives beyond the classroom through teaching, research, outreach and public service. University Health Services is a national leader with a comprehensive program of mental health, prevention, medical, and environmental and occupational health services with advance the health and well-being of the campus community. University Health Services has a long-standing commitment to addressing health disparities and advancing social justice through its programs and services.
 
Enjoy robust benefits such as the State of Wisconsin 
Benefits Package, a beautiful Campus Setting and a competitive salary.

To review the position description and apply online please see: http://go.wisc.edu/9asy89

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ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - MADISON
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has long been recognized as one of America's great universities. A public, land-grant institution, UW–Madison offers a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs and student activities. Spanning 936 acres along the southern shore of Lake Mendota, the campus is located in the city of Madison. the primary care facility for the 43,000+ students enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. University Health Services (UHS) is the student health center at UW–Madison, the primary care facility for the 43,000+ students enrolled at the University. We endeavor to provide high-quality care in a manner that is culturally respectful, fiscally responsible, and developmentally appropriate to student needs. Our stated mission is “To enhance learning and student success by promoting, protecting, and restoring health and well-being.” At UHS, we have an integrated care model, combining a wide range of medical, mental health counseling, prevention, and wellness services to help support individual students. But our services are also designed to promote and protect the health of our campus community as a whole, so that students benefit from our work whether or not they ever walk through our doors. UHS has a range of public health, environmental and occupational health responsibilities.

 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
DEGREE AND AREA OF SPECIALIZATION:

Masters in SW, Counseling, or MH related field required 

MINIMUM NUMBER OF YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:

Required: Minimum of two years full-time professional experience (post academic) in a mental health setting, developing and implementing outreach, health promotion and/or prevention programming.

LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE:

 Wisconsin license required within one year of hire.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
DEGREE AND AREA OF SPECIALIZATION:

Additional degree in Public Health, College Student Development, Prevention Science, Health Education/Promotion or related field preferred
Health Education Specialist preferred 

MINIMUM NUMBER OF YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:

Strongly preferred experiences of the candidate include:
1) Experience in an interdisciplinary college mental health treatment setting;
2) Demonstrated skills in working with college students using peer education and capacity building strategies for health promotion; 
3) Experience in developing community-specific programming to address mental health needs at a population level; 
4) Experience in brief intervention, mental health crisis assessment, and group therapy;
5) Experience in consultation and collaboration with campus and community partners to facilitate the provision of mental health services and student-led programming in non-clinical settings; 
6) Advanced health communication and presentation skills appropriate for college student populations; 
7) Knowledge of college student development, and skill in student engagement; 
8) Skills in prevention and population-based program development and evaluation; 
9) Experience collaborating with, and participating in, multidisciplinary teams including medical providers, prevention specialists and academic faculty/staff;
10) Knowledge of electronic health record systems;
11) Knowledge of state and federal legal and ethical confidentiality requirements;
12) Evidence of understanding of quality improvement initiatives;
13) Evidence of being self-motivated, self-directed, and responsive to shifting priorities and team demands. 
14) Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with persons of diverse socio-economic,
racial/ethnic, international, and LGBTQ backgrounds including knowledge and sensitivity about multicultural issues; and
15) Supervision of trainees and/or students.

LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE:

Licensed or license eligible in Wisconsin as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Psychologist, or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist strongly preferred. 

 
COMPENSATION
ADVERTISED SALARY:

Minimum $52,000 ANNUAL (12 months) 
Depending on Qualifications

APPLICATION MATERIALS

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