Community Support Specialist
Required Relevant Education & Experience:
A Master's in Social Work or related field
About the Institution:
Indiana State University has been recognized by Forbes as one of America's Top Colleges and by the Princeton Review as among the best in the Midwest. Located in Terre Haute, Indiana, its pedestrian friendly and beautifully landscaped campus has earned a Tree Campus USA designation and has been recognized by Princeton Review as one of the most environmentally responsible college campuses.
Located in the heart of Terre Haute's downtown, Indiana State's campus is within walking distance to local shops and restaurants. Situated near the Indiana-Illinois border, the campus is about an hour's drive from Indianapolis and within a few hours of other major metropolitan areas including St. Louis, Chicago, Cincinnati and Louisville.
The Indiana State student body represents all 50 states and more than 65 countries and is among the most diverse in Indiana. The University is ranked number one among Indiana's public and private institutions on CollegeNet's annual social mobility index. There are more than 250 student-run organizations offering activities and entertainment throughout the year along with 15 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a first-rate student recreation center with numerous classes and recreational sports programs, and a Performing Arts Series and University Speakers Series which bring national touring productions and speakers to campus.
Project Success is a grant-funded 4-year program focused on developing a sense of belonging, leadership, career readiness, and information literacy. Project Success focuses on providing intensive support via case management academic advising, mentoring, and coordinated outreach with a goal of 4-year graduation and career placement.
The Community Support Specialist will coordinate outreach with the on- and off-campus resources to help students develop self-advocacy and problem solve as they progress to their degree.
The desired candidate will excel in the following:
- Demonstrated ability to relate to and support a diverse student population (is a priority)
- Organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple cases and projects at once. Including keeping detailed case notes and follow-up on referrals
- The skills to collaborate, develop coalitions, and coordinate support with both on and off-campus entities
- A team approach to student support
- The aptitude to appropriately convey information in written and oral forms, including constructing and delivering reports and presentations, and one-on-one relatability
Required Education & Experience: A Master's in Social Work or related field is required; 1 to 2 years of experience is preferred
Application Process: The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, submit application materials by December 10, 2021. Submit application materials online at https://jobs.indstate.edu/postings/36701
Indiana State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All are encouraged to apply including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
Diversity Upgrade: No
The Community Support Specialist position responsibilities include embracing the social justice mission of expanding the school social work model to support students' socio-emotional and physical needs as they persist towards graduation. Support services include comprehensive assessments, case management, advocacy, advising, and facilitation.
Required Field of Study:
Social work, school social work or related field.