Mental Health & Wellness Director - Part Time
Position Type: Part-Time (Paid)
Primary domain: Mental Health/Crisis Intervention
Postal code: 80219
Country: United States
About College Track
College Track is a comprehensive college completion program that equips students confronting systemic barriers to earn a bachelor’s degree in pursuit of a life of opportunity, choice, and power. From the summer before 9th grade through college graduation, our 10-year program removes the barriers that prevent students from earning their college degree by providing them with comprehensive academic support, leadership training, financial and college advising, scholarships and social/emotional learning. We teach them the skills necessary to succeed in college and beyond. In four years, a College Track student receives support equivalent to one extra year of high school.
College Track started in 1997 with a cohort of 27 students in East Palo Alto. Today, we serve over 3,000 high school and college students in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, New Orleans, Colorado, Los Angeles, Denver and Washington D.C. In 10 years, we will serve over 10,000 students and increase our number of college graduates tenfold. Over our 17-year history, 92% of our high school seniors have been accepted to four-year colleges and our college graduation rate is over 2 times the national average for low-income students. More than 90% of our students are admitted to a four-year university and 75% of our college students are currently enrolled in, or have graduated from college. Over 85% of our students will be the first person in their family to earn a college degree.
To learn more, please visit www.collegetrack.org & https://collegetrack.org/communities/denver-co/
Who are we looking for?
College Track Denver is seeking a part-time Mental Health & Wellness Director to support students with their social emotional wellbeing. We are searching for committed and creative leaders who steadfastly believe that all students are born with the potential to graduate from college. The Wellness Director will play an integral role in identifying resources and developing positive mindsets enabling students to thrive.
A successful part-time Mental Health Wellness Director exercises impeccable judgment and is detail-oriented and systems-minded. They build strong and enduring relationships with students, families, and staff and successfully recruit, coach, and manage a team of graduate interns. They are confident managing crisis situations and constantly reflective on ways to improve their practice.
Primary Responsibilities Include:
The part-time Mental Health & Wellness Director is responsible for the design and implementation of the College Track Wellness Program, focused on student growth and development in the areas of identity formation, social-emotional learning and student wellness. These program elements are delivered through workshops and 1:1 meetings. The part-time Mental Health & Wellness Director will report to the Site Director and work closely with the Student Life Director to help students develop their social emotional learning.
- Graduate Intern Training Program Development and Management: Develop university partnerships with graduate mental health programs and community partners to support implementing high quality programming for students. Recruit, train, supervise and manage a team of 3 of graduate psychology and social work interns and their work with students to ensure the overall health, wellbeing, and success of students. Build a collaborative team of individuals committed to supporting students’ social/emotional health and ensure they are trained and prepared to be excellent clinicians.
- Directly supervise (or ensure proper supervision and monitoring) 3 graduate interns and ensure that they are appropriately coaching students individually and through workshops, in developing skills and resources in social/emotional wellbeing areas.
- Work with acute students 1:1 as necessary.
- Implement Wellness Program Core Practices: Promote student social/emotional wellbeing and non-cognitive skill acquisition through the creation, management, and evaluation of a student Wellness Program.
- Assist students, individually and in workshops, in recognizing and managing self-defeating behaviors, dealing with stress, making good choices and appropriate changes.
- Ensure quality one-on-one wellbeing coaching is delivered to students.
- Deliver the CoVitality student wellbeing strengths assessment and manage results.
- Consult with College Completion Advisors regarding college students and coach them on appropriate interventions. Conduct coaching sessions virtually with college students as appropriate.
- Refer students to community resources and conduct family meetings as necessary.
- Maintain Continuing Education and Licensure: Learn about new developments in the health and wellness field by reading professional literature, attending continuing education classes/seminars, and through maintaining contact with community resources. Keep license active and current.
- Assessment and Measurement: Actively work to measure and demonstrate the efficacy of Wellness programming to assist with student performance and college completion. Keep appropriate records.
- New Projects: Projects as assigned by the Site Director.
Skills & Experience Required
First and foremost, the part-time Mental Health & Wellness Director must embrace College Track’s vision and mission for transforming low-income communities into places where college readiness and college graduation are the norms. Candidates must also possess the following qualifications:
- A minimum of a master of arts degree in a mental health profession with professional clinical license (LPC, LMFT, LCSW, etc.).
- Demonstrated experience providing youth (ages 14-22) mentorship or case management services.
- Demonstrated experience managing people, projects and oneself to achieve excellent results and expand organizational impact.
- Demonstrated success in training, supervising, and managing graduate-level students in the mental health field.
- Experience leveraging and developing community partnerships.
- Excellent relationship building skills that foster trust, cultural humility, validate values differences, and further College Track’s mission. Ability to manage interpersonal conflict situations requiring tact, relationship-centered practices and discretion.
- A growth mindset, focused on meeting outcomes despite obstacles, seeking out challenges as opportunities to grow, taking setbacks in stride, and ability to galvanize oneself towards goals and impact.
- Be detail-oriented and possess excellent communication skills. Proficient in speaking, reading and writing in English.
- Commitment to utilizing data and evidence-based practices to meet student needs.
- Knowledge of applicable legislation, standards, policies and procedures in mental and behavioral health fields.
The following qualifications are not required of candidates, but are preferred:
- Proficient in speaking, reading and writing in Spanish
- Demonstrated experience with Youth Mental Health First Aid, ACT, CBT, DBT, Trauma-Informed Care and Motivational Interviewing
- Experience with using Google Suite & Salesforce data management platforms.
- Familiarity with the CoVitality Assessment and strengths.
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