Early Intervention Specialist
Working Title: Early Intervention Specialist
Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff
Department: Elson Student Health Center
Posting Date: 08-31-2018
The University of Virginia's Office of Health Promotion (OHP) is seeking an Early Intervention Specialist to be part of a comprehensive program which promotes student well being, focused on reducing substance use harm. Under the direction of the OHP Associate Director, the Early Intervention Specialist (EIS) coordinates motivational interviewing strategies (BASICS) to students.
The EIS facilitates student sessions using brief motivational interviewing strategies. The incumbent supports the BASICS program with scheduling, tracking, and documenting referrals. The EIS strengthens University and community networks, serving as an ATOD community resource, and providing referral services to appropriate resources. Helping develop, implement, and administer an evaluation plan to assess the fidelity, outcome and impact of the early intervention program and preparing regular progress reports for stakeholders is also a responsibility. The EIS uses evidence-based research to create and conduct presentations and training on comprehensive prevention programs, motivational interviewing, early intervention program efficacy, and best practices in prevention science.
A Master's degree in Public Health, Social Work, Higher Education Administration, Counseling, or a closely related field is required. At least two years' experience in the field and knowledge of best practices in collegiate health promotion and public health is necessary. Three or more years of related experience is preferred. A strong background and proficiency in student learning-based outcome development and assessment is required.
The EIS must understand, commit, and contribute to departmental and institutional goal implementation. The ability to discuss, document and maintain confidential student information using discretion is required. CHES certification is required. The incumbent must have empathy for the needs surrounding college students; an understanding of student development issues, emerging needs, and interests; be able to work in collaboration with students to meet their needs; have a demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly; and working knowledge and experience in research and prevention program evaluation. Proficiency in word processing and report writing is a must. The anticipated salary range for this position is $45,000-$55,000.
To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0623953. Complete an application online, attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin September 17, 2018 and the position is open until filled. For questions regarding the position or application process contact Michele Jarman, [email protected]
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to discuss, document and maintain confidential student information using discretion is required.
Empathy for the needs surrounding college students.
Understanding of student development issues, emerging needs, and interests.
Ability to work in collaboration with students to meet their needs.
Demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly with all constituents.
Working knowledge and experience in research and prevention program evaluation.
Proficiency in word processing and report writing.
Knowledge of best practices in collegiate health promotion and public health.
A strong background and proficiency in student learning-based outcome development and assessment.
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