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Director of Health & Wellness

The Director of Health & Wellness is responsible for growing the graduation rate through a collaborative approach with students, faculty, and staff to provide on-site care for students dealing with life challenges.  The Director of Health & Wellness provides training, development, and consultation to the Pine Manor College community to help students cope with the stresses of their everyday lived experiences.  The Director of Health & Wellness will also develop and execute programming through a social justice, inclusive lens focused on students' agency, health, and wellness.  This is a 12-month position requiring on-call responsibilities.

Reports to: Dean of Student Affairs

Division: Student Affairs

Hours: 9AM-5PM, occasional evenings and weekends

Job Status: Full time, 12-month, exempt

**On-call responsibilities**

SCHOOL SETTING:
Pine Manor College is a small, private liberal arts college outside of Boston, Massachusetts with a residential campus. Of our students, approximately 60% live on campus and 40% commute. We enroll about 450 students that mostly identify as first generation college student or international students. U.S. News and World Report ranked Pine Manor College as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
STUDENT SUPPORT AND OUTREACH
Actively seek out and meet students where they are at to provide them with direct outreach and the necessary support and resources for their success.
Assist students with the challenges of balancing academic life with external commitments and situations that may interfere with their ability to be successful students.
Provide clinical assessment, diagnosis, crisis intervention, short-term psychotherapy, group meetings/therapy, and case management to enhance students' success and development.
Serve as primary coordinator for fostering and maintaining relationships with service providers/partners and creating and monitoring referral procedures.
Continue to network and build on the relationships with external community-based resources and organizations to provide appropriate referrals to and opportunities for students including but not limited to: BARCC, SNAP food assistance, day care and housing subsidies, and other state benefits.
TRAINING AND CONSULTATION
Provide support, communication, training, and consultation to the Pine Manor College community to support our students and in-house referrals.
Develop and participate in an on-call rotation to ensure 24/7 licensed mental health coverage and consultation.

PROGRAMMING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Actively participate, plan, and collaborate with colleagues and students to provide student programming in the areas of: health and wellness, identity development, sexual assault and bystanders training, dating and domestic violence, stress, social anxiety, depression, and anger management, grief and trauma, other areas as needed
Actively participate and collaborate on college-wide committees such as CARE (Students of Concern), Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and Orientation.
ADMINISTATIVE
Work closely with the Student Affairs team on students facing challenges.
Oversee the College's health and immunization forms in compliance with state and federal mandates.
Keep abreast of current federal and state regulations, as well as professional standards.
Collaborate with the Dean of Student Affairs to review policies, operational practices, and recommend changes with the goal of improving student success.
Potential for supervision opportunities.
Other duties as assigned.
POSITION EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
LICSW or related license; background in social work, case management.
5 years post-master's clinical social work experience.
Experience working with and demonstrated sensitivity to adolescents from diverse, urban backgrounds, many of whom are first in their families to attend college and/or international students.
Demonstrated ability to form and maintain community-based partnerships.
Strong written and oral communication skills that contribute to the strong interpersonal and organizational relationships.
Fluency in a second language, particularly Spanish, Cape Verdean Creole, Haitian Creole, Vietnamese, Mandarin, or Cantonese.
Experience in conflict management and drug and alcohol education.
Team player.

The physical requirements of this job include climbing steps and serving on an on-call capacity. On-call requires late nights/early mornings, answering phone calls, and responding/triaging incidents accordingly.

Pine Manor College provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons and prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status.