Walla Walla, Washington
Health and Medical Services
Located in the historic community of Walla Walla, Whitman's vibrant and beautiful tree-lined campus is home to an intellectually diverse, dynamic, welcoming and supportive community of some 500 staff and faculty serving approximately 1,500 students from the local region and across the globe. With exceptional students, accomplished faculty and staff, and a fiercely loyal and growing number of engaged alumni, Whitman College continues to build on its national reputation for academic excellence as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.
Whitman College is cultivating a community built on inclusion and belonging. We recognize the value of those who can offer historically underrepresented perspectives and encourage applications from those whose background, knowledge, and insights from lived experience can add to the college's working and learning environment. Whitman College is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer (EEO) .
Whitman seeks to hire a CARE Coordinator for the Dean of Students Office. The Dean of Students Office provides excellent services for students, encouraging community development, involving students in life beyond the classroom, and providing leadership opportunities, all in an environment characterized by support and challenge. We strive to connect students to the College community and provide them with skills that can be used successfully in and out of the classroom. The CARE Coordinator has the opportunity to engage regularly with students, staff and faculty and serves as a key supportive resource to students.
The CARE Coordinator provides goal-oriented and strengths-based assessment, intervention, and coordination of services to students experiencing academic, personal, or medical difficulties in order to assist them in removing barriers to success and increasing their holistic well-being. In this role, the CARE Coordinator is a key resource in making referrals to, participating in, and delivering interventions from campus CARE Team and the Counseling Center.
- Case Management Responsibilities:
- Provide outreach to students referred by CARE Team or the Counseling Center to schedule appointments.
- Evaluate students for holistic assessment of needs.
- Provide follow-up appointments as appropriate to coordinate action plan, referrals, and support.
- Connect students with the appropriate resources on and off campus
- Communicate and collaborate with appropriate staff and resources
- Prepare excused absences and letters of consideration for students
- CARE Team Responsibilities:
- Attend and participate in CARE Team meetings by having case notes prepared on current students, reviewing new referrals, and contributing to the discussion.
- Makes referrals to the CARE Team as appropriate for students working directly with case management.
- Supports the CARE Team by providing interventions to students.
- Outreach and Awareness Responsibilities:
- Creates marketing, awareness, and education campaigns to promote case management services.
- Create and deliver educational presentations that are tailored to meet the needs of the audience.
- Supervise and educate peer students to ensure they receive support and that their presentations are evidence based.
- Coordinate with various campus offices to ensure coherent integration of messaging and duties.
- Departmental Responsibilities
- Complete special projects or other duties as assigned by supervisor.
- Assist in compiling end-of- semester and end-of-year reports.
- Assist in developing and implementing strategic planning.
- Participate in assessment efforts related to case management effectiveness.
- Participate in other committees as assigned.
- Demonstrated knowledge, sensitivity and ability to work with students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds including LGBTQIA+ students and students with disabilities.
- Experience with organizational development and outreach.
- Ability to solve problems effectively and creatively.
- Demonstrated autonomy, effectiveness and sensitivity.
- Ability to express empathy towards students when they are working through challenging times.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work as a member of a collaborative, multidisciplinary team.
- Bachelor's degree preferred
- Prior experience with providing interventions and creating treatment plans for clients
- Specialty skills/certification related to mental health and wellness that could be provided to the student community in a group format
- HECMA membership
- Multicultural competence and interest/expertise in outreach and preventative programming
Whitman offers competitive employee benefits, including medical, dental, vision and life insurances, a generous 10% matching contribution to the Whitman College 403(b) Defined Contribution Retirement Plan, and paid time off including 13 paid holidays for full-time staff vacation and sick leave. Learn more about benefits eligibility here.
At Whitman College, we take seriously the safety of our community. Whitman is a fully vaccinated campus, requiring all employees and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. More information can be found here.
December 6, 2021
January 18, 2022
For full application instructions and position description, visit https://whitman.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=127