Description The Office of the Dean of Students serves a central role in student learning and development at Vanderbilt, advancing the University's mission of teaching, research, and service by fostering academic and social networks through which students develop as intentional learners and global citizens. The Office of the Dean of Students creates opportunities to involve students, faculty and staff in diverse learning communities and provides a critical support structure for enriching the overall student experience. We achieve these ends through strategic alignment, both internally and in concert with other university departments. The Office of the Dean of Students is organized into four principal areas: Community Standards and Student Support, Experiential Learning, Residential Experience, and Social Justice and Identity. The Case Manager for the Office of the Dean of Students will help to coordinate follow-up for students of concern and support the University's Campus Assessment, Response, and Evaluation (CARE) Team and Welfare Panel. The Case Manager will assist students in accessing on and off-campus resources and services, planning and setting goals related to their care, continuing with the appropriate level of care, as needed, and/or re-entering the University after a medical leave of absence. This position will coordinate with the Office of Housing and Residential Education, the Psychological & Counseling Center, the Student Health Center, the Center for Student Wellbeing, the Office of Student Accountability, Community Standards, and Academic Integrity, the Project Safe Center for Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response, the academic units, and other relevant departments to address the needs of students having personal and/or academic difficulty. Additionally, this position will provide outreach and education to the campus community (students, staff, and faculty) regarding identification and intervention for students of concern, and assist in the development of a network of community providers to supplement on campus services. This position reports to the Associate Dean for Community Standards and Student Support. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS Job requires a Bachelor's degree and 3 years of experience or the equivalent Master's degree in Social Work or Counseling and relevant licensure preferred; Master's degree in related mental health field or relevant higher education area also considered STRONGLY DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: 4 years of relevant experience Advanced knowledge of advising and counseling techniques Significant experience working with students in crisis and creating behavioral intervention plans and/or case management Knowledge of principles and procedures involved in risk assessment in a University setting Demonstrated skills in critical thinking, decision-making, problem solving, and identifying measures of procedural performance Demonstrated ability to create training material and resources for working with students in distress Knowledge of student affairs/student life context within a University and ability to work with faculty members and senior-level administrators relatively autonomously Must be able to maintain confidentiality and privacy within the bounds of Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Strong organizational skills and self-motivation Strong communication (oral and written) and public relations skills Ability to work effectively with students from diverse backgrounds attending highly selective institutions with a broad range of campus groups, departments, and organizations Proven ability to handle multiple priorities while maintaining a high level of professionalism and attention to detail Strong computer skills in the use of spreadsheets and student databases CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Coordinate follow-up and provide ongoing case management for students of concern Connect students with the appropriate resources/services, both on and off campus Assist in deve
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