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Full time, 12 month, prevention counseling position with a primary responsibility of providing leadership, planning, implementation, evaluation and referral for a comprehensive prevention program for Saint Leo University. Work hours include some nights and weekends. Additionally, Prevention Counselor will provide some direct therapy services, including crisis management.
Plan, implement, and evaluate prevention activities for the student body using evidence-based practices, primary prevention, environmental change and behavioral change strategies. These activities include, but are not limited to, the following:
•Promote a safe and healthy campus environment which is conducive to student learning.
•Development of a comprehensive educational program that addresses all aspects of substance use and abuse and student mental health and wellness.
•Develop and implement comprehensive suicide prevention programming.
•Develop prevention activities surrounding sexual assault prevention related to Title IX and VAWA.
•Work collaboratively with other University offices, primarily coordinating the prevention efforts of the division of student services.
•Interpret and support of the enforcement of campus regulations that are consistent with institutional policies and local, state/provincial, and federal law.
•Develop and distribute program documents, including mission statements, catalogs, brochures and other related materials, staff and student manuals, policy and procedure statements, evaluation and periodic reports.
•Assist with the formation of policies and practices for prevention, education, training, intervention, evaluation, referral and treatment.
•Advise S.A.I.D., a peer education group that will include building and maintaining collaborative relationships with student organizations, student leaders, on-campus departments, faculty, staff, and community groups, as well as strategic planning.
•Create, provide, and coordinate population-level interventions, small group programs, risk management programs, trainings, social marketing/social norms campaigns, screening events, and awareness events. Evaluate harm and risk reduction strategies appropriate for Saint Leo University students.
•Conduct and supervise early intervention activities for at-risk students in collaboration with Counseling Services and Residence Life.
•Make appropriate referrals and recommendations.
•Assist with training, education, and outreach for the campus community (including students, staff and faculty).
•Develop and maintain appropriate external relationships with external agencies and coalitions to support prevention efforts on campus.
•Provide assessment and direct mental health counseling as assigned, including crisis intervention and mandated BASICS assessments and maintain appropriate documentation within legal and ethical guidelines.
•After hours response may be required in the event of a crisis.
•Work collaboratively with the members of the Student Services division in the development and implementation of policies to:
•Maintain consistency with federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
•Intentionally promote an educational, social and living environment free from the abuse of alcohol, tobacco, legal drugs, and the use of illegal drugs.
•Master’s Degree required. Educational background in Social Work, Counseling or Prevention is preferred.
•One year in prevention services/promotion in the academic, counseling or health care setting that demonstrate progressively increasing responsibilities. Knowledge of current and emerging college health issues, intervention methods, health education/health promotion theories, and evidence-based practice, as well as demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge to a college-age population through assessment, program planning, and evaluation.
Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university in Mental Health Counseling or closely related field.
LMHC or LMHC eligible or equivalent; direct therapy experience with college age individuals; experience in crisis assessment including involuntary hospitalizations. Excellent written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Superior organizational and problem resolution abilities.
Knowledge of social norms theory and harm reduction practices. Experience leading/participating campus/community coalitions. Experience teaching and advising peer educators.
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