Student Health and Wellbeing Advocate
Student Health and Wellbeing Advocate
The purpose of the Student Health and Wellbeing Advocate position is to provide intensive, individualized support for students in need of assistance in activities of daily living (i.e. med compliance, higher order functioning skills, or perhaps nutrition, healthy sleep/wake cycles, etc.), and/or in communication or assertiveness skills which interfere with their academic progress and make appropriate referrals for services.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Student Health and Wellbeing Advocate will be responsible for :
- Providing learning strategies by offering proactive, early, sustained and individualized support to enhance academic and personal success and develop independent learners.
- Working with the student (as needed) in residential setting to maintain organization, improve communication skills, and/or other life skills to improve success in a university setting.
- Working individually with student to enhance the student’s executive functioning skills, create and implement personal success plans and work closely with other resources to provide high quality services to student.
- Fostering a safe, non-judgmental and caring learning and living environment in order to provide optimal learning and student support.
- Serving as a liaison with faculty/staff by maintaining contact with academic support services and any other support services as needed.
- Work closely with the Executive Director of Retention and the Assessment Care Team.
- Coordinating and facilitating services with all other campus and community resources.
- Establish and coordinate a Peer Wellness partners program which, in coordination with Counseling Services Team and Student Activities’ team will provide intentional holistic wellness programming and positive one-on one interaction for the campus community.
- Assist in the selection and hiring process of Peer Wellness Partners.
- Assists with planning, implementing, and evaluating Peer Wellness Partner staff training.
- Coordinates campus-wide prevention and wellness programming, including educational programming on topics such as alcohol and other drugs, bystander intervention, sexual assault awareness (Take Back the Night events) and prevention, mindfulness, fitness programs, and mental health initiatives, etc
- Maintain accurate documentation of students engaged in program
Education and/or Experience
The ideal candidate for this position will have knowledge of Learning disorders, Mental Illness, and other developmental delays. A Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Education or closely related field is preferred and a Bachelor’s degree is required. Experience in treatment coordination or case management, knowledge of HIPAA, FERPA and other related laws and policies preferred as well as the ability to handle confidential information appropriately. The successful candidate will have the ability to work independently and take initiative where appropriate.
- Individual must be able to work in a variety of settings, with a diverse population. Hours will vary and evenings and some weekends will be required.
- Models and assists in the creation of a positive community and creates a culture where every student experiences a sense of belonging within Trine community.
- Maintain a high visibility on campus and with residents and is approachable and compassionate with all students; knows names and pertinent information about students.
- Assumes a team-oriented approach, and collaborate with departments across campus to best refer and retain students.
- This is a 12-month position under the direction of Student Retention
Trine University offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Some benefits offered include:
- Health – medical, dental, vision, flex spending, HSA accounts
- Life Insurance – a variety of voluntary life options are available along with an employer paid employee life policy valued at 1½ times annual salary
- Paid vacation and sick time
- Retirement – after one year of full-time service you are eligible for an employer contribution of 5% and up to an additional 5% employer match
- Education – after 6 months of full-time service, undergraduate education benefits are available for employee, spouse, and dependent children
The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Trine University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, genetic information, citizenship status, military status, or any other basis prohibited by law, unless such basis constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification. Trine will comply with its legal obligation to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and for religious beliefs.