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Mental Health and Wellness Educator-DePauw University

Employer
DePauw University
Location
Indiana, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Sep 4, 2023

Job Details



DePauw University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Women, members of underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Position will remain open until filled.

Please go to University Profile for more information about DePauw.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Mental Health and Wellness Educator will provide mental health and wellness education services to the students and campus community primarily at the DePauw University campus. The Mental Health and Wellness Educator will provide direct outreach programming and services to students according to assessed campus needs and interests; increase the reach and impact of mental health and wellness education/awareness across campus through consistent marketing and scheduling of events; supervise a student-coordinated peer education program dedicated to mental health and wellness programming; and collaborate with campus partners, student groups, and other constituents to support and strengthen mental health education and programming efforts. Additionally, they will consult and support fellow Mental Health and Wellness Educators and the counseling services departments across the MINDful College Connections (MCC) consortium (DePauw University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College) to espouse best practices and strategies that will allow us to provide a broad portfolio of services designed to assist with the personal, educational, and overall development of a diverse student body.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement(s)
  • Develop, coordinate, facilitate, and evaluate holistic mental health and wellness education and programming for the campus community.
  • Expand awareness of mental health and wellness initiatives across campus through educational branding, marketing, and development of a master calendar, programming guide, and event schedules.
  • Provide consultation services to students, faculty, and staff regarding mental health and wellness topics and provide referrals to available resources as appropriate.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with campus partners to support and strengthen mental health education and programming efforts.
  • Respond to unique programming, presentation, workshop, and other educational event requests from student groups/organizations as well as from faculty/staff.
  • Coordinate and oversee the counseling center's social media accounts, serving as a primary information source and mode of communication with students, as needed.
  • Supervise the peer education mental health program, to include recruiting, training, mentoring, and supporting a diverse cohort of Peer Educators to become role models, leaders, educators, and public health champions for their peers, as they coordinate and facilitate mental health education and wellness programming on campus, including evidence-informed health promotion strategies and bystander interventions.
  • Serve as an advisor to individual student groups/organizations as needed.
  • Manage funding for mental health and wellness outreach initiatives and training.
  • Participate with or conduct other assigned functions that contribute to the success of the counseling center and institution, such as: participate in departmental or division staff meetings, committee service, or liaison with academic or administrative units, including CARE/BIT teams.
  • Serve as a liaison between the counseling center and the MCC Executive Director.
  • Receive supervision from the counseling center regarding local policies, procedures, and the prioritization and assignment of specific job tasks and duties as deemed most beneficial for the campus.
  • In partnership with other MINDful College Connections staff, facilitate professional development programming for peers among the MINDful College Connections member institutions.
  • Participate in appropriate professional development activities to stay abreast of current mental health and wellness education, research, and trends in higher education, such as: hold membership in professional organizations, attend professional conferences, and/or accrue Continuing Education Units (CEU's).
  • Other duties as assigned.
RELATED DUTIES:
  • Compliance with MINDful College Connections policies and procedures.
  • Develop positive, supportive, and collegial relationships with team members within the counseling center, with staff and faculty across campus, and with those across the MINDful College Connections consortium.
  • Travel will be required to other MINDful College Connections member institutions.
  • Some evening and/or weekend hours may be required.
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Competency Statement(s)
  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Active Listening -- Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others.
  • Adaptability -- Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.
  • Applied Learning -- Ability for an individual to take part in needed learning activities in a way that makes the most of the learning experience.
  • Change Management - The ability of the individual to encourage others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities.
  • Coaching and Development - Ability to provide guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas.
  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
  • Consensus Building - Ability to bring about group solidarity to achieve a goal.
  • Customer Oriented - A desire to serve both external and internal clients by focusing effort on meeting the clients' needs, understanding their concerns, and seeking to build trust.
  • Decision Making - Ability of the individual to select an effective course of action while controlling resources and expenditures.
  • Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
  • Diversity Oriented - Commitment to valuing a variety of different experiences, encouraging input and collaboration from campus stakeholders, including being mindful of experiences related, but not limited to: age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, LGBTQ, and/or job type.
  • Initiative - Ability of the individual to act and take steps to solve or settle an issue.
  • Interpersonal - Ability to develop and maintain relationships with others.
  • Judgment - The ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information.
  • Leadership -- Ability to motivate and guide others to ensure performance in accordance with clear expectations and goals. It involves attracting, supporting, developing, and retaining a talented and diverse workforce.
  • Management Skills - ability of the individual to achieve desired outcomes by setting goals and priorities that deliver results.
  • Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
  • Presentation Skills - Ability to effectively present information publicly.
  • Relationship Building - Ability to establish and maintain a good rapport and cooperative relationship with customers and co-workers.
  • Reliability - Ability to be dependable and trustworthy.
  • Safety Awareness -- Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety and uphold safety standards.
  • Self-Motivated - Ability of the individual to reach a goal or perform a task with little supervision or direction.
  • Strategic Planning -- Ability to develop a vision for the future and create a culture in which the long-range goals can be achieved.
  • Team Builder - Ability to help ensure that team members are invested in team activities and decisions, and that the team works together to achieve a goal.
  • Tolerance - Ability of the individual to show respect for the rights and opinions of others.
  • Training - Ability to develop a particular skill in others to bring them up to a predetermined standard of work performance.
Education: Master's degree required; preferred fields include: Health Promotion, Health Education, Public Health, Student Development, Higher Education Student Affairs, Clinical Social Work, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Clinical Psychology.

Experience:
  • Experience working/providing services in an educational environment required.
  • Experience in a higher education setting preferred.
  • Experience working with peer educators or significant experience as a peer educator preferred.
Communication/Language: Intermediate: Ability to read and interpret documents. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Math Ability: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Computer Skills: Knowledge and familiarity with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and social media platforms.

Certificates, Licenses & Registrations: Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) preferred.

Company

DePauw University is a private liberal arts college in Greencastle, Indiana.

DePauw University

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