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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 19, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Faculty Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job no: 237268-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Engineering, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Research, Scientific, Training, Employee Development, Project Management, Youth Programming/Development

Position Summary:

The School Mental Health Training Specialist is a dynamic position that will work in conjunction with the School Supplement Coordinator for the Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies (CHESS). This program focuses on mental health work in schools. In collaboration with other colleagues, the SMH Specialist develops and delivers training, consultation, coaching services as well as products and tools to increase the capacity of the school mental health workforce. The SMH Specialist will work directly with school leadership teams, district staff, and state department of education personnel.

The SMH Specialist will be part of the Great Lakes Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC). The Great Lakes MHTTC provides training and technical assistance in the NIATx model of process improvement, which assists behavioral health organizations to identify and address problems in their work processes, speed up and sustain the adoption of evidence-based practices, and reduce barriers to treatment.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree required in a related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Must have two or more years of professional experience in a mental health field. Experience in a school-based mental health environment and knowledge of evidence-based best practices in schools is required. Qualified applicants will have strong leadership skills, initiative, and creativity to develop innovative trainings and solutions. This position will work with a wide range of stakeholders (school leadership teams, district staff, and state department of education personnel) so the ability to communicate with, and build rapport individually and in groups is a must. Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs is expected. Must have the ability to travel (after federal, state, and UW travel restrictions are lifted).

The ideal candidate will have these additional preferred skills/experience:
-Passion and experience supporting equity, inclusion, social justice, and cultural competency in schools
-Experience addressing social determinants of health at the root causes of mental health issues
-Experience taking a strengths-based approach
-Success with implementing a change project that was "outside of the box" for schools
-Must be able to form strong connections and relationships, especially through virtual learning platforms
-Experience with crises both in theory and in practice and be well versed in leadership approaches to school community transformation
-Website skills are a plus but not required



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 75% - 100%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. We are currently waiting for an official remote work policy from the College of Engineering. If remote work is allowed, the individual hired and supervisor can discuss the possibility of part time remote work.

Appointment Type, Duration:



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

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the '' button to start the application process. To apply for this position, you will need to upload a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references.


Molly Olds

Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Jul 19 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Aug 2 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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