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Director for LU Strong Program 443331
Position Type: Staff
Department: LU Strong Program
Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Director of LU Strong Program and an essential member of the LU CARE Team that leads and participates in communications, case management and support coordination across the University. The LU Strong Program and the LU CARE Team address the needs of the most vulnerable undergraduate and graduate students, managing significant risk and requiring impeccable judgment. The Director, works as part of a team, works in close collaboration with residential life staff, undergraduate and graduate student support services, mental health clinicians, health care providers, and other support resources on and off campus.
The LU Strong Program and LU CARE Team has primary responsibility for ensuring that information flows across support resources so that response to students in need is proactive and ideally preventative. The LU CARE Team facilitates well-being checks, manages student cases through a database system including opening, following through on, and closing of cases, and collaborates with stakeholders to ensure that students are receiving timely attention and follow up. The Director of LU Strong Program attends the Dean on Call and the LU CARE Team meetings and assists in campus crises. The Director of LU Strong program assists with students that are transitioning to/from LU due to hospitalizations, leaves, and returns.
CARE Team: Perform all functions related to LU Strong and LU CARE Team, including:
Other responsibilities as assigned by the Associate Vice President and Dean of Students.
The Director of LU Strong Program will report to the Associate Vice President and Dean of Students for program administration. The Director of LU Strong will receive supervision from the Director of Social Work program for the clinical classes.
Supervision of undergraduate interns from the Social Work program.
Qualifications and Education:
Masters degree in social work plus at least two (2) years of experience in higher education or closely related setting with a demonstrated knowledge of case management systems; experience responding to crisis situations; impeccable judgement and experience managing risk; success in compiling and communicating highly confidential information; must be reliable and able to work independently; must have a high level of organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills; must be flexible and adaptable; ability to take initiative, plan, develop, organize and follow through on projects and plans while working in a high pressure, dynamic environment; experience working with diverse populations; familiarity with mental health terminology, including diagnostic categories and treatments; knowledge and understanding of student privacy and medical privacy guidelines and regulations; ability to work within a comprehensive student support database and reporting system.
Preference will be given to applicants with a Masters degree in Social Work.
Security Sensitive Statement:
This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.
Posting Date: 01/08/2019
Close Date: 1/29/2019
Open Until Filled: No
To apply, visit https://jobs.lamar.edu/.
Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.
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