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Wellness Center Graduate Assistant

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PLEASE NOTE: This position is only available to students who will be enrolled in a graduate program at Converse for the entirety of the 2019-2020 school year.

 

Position Description:

The Graduate Assistant will assist in the planning and implementation of outreach programming, as well as offering administrative support to the Front Office Coordinator and other staff of the Wellness Center.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the assessment of the needs of the student body and the identification of information and/or programs that will meet these needs
  • Assist with the coordination and implementation of wellness and health promotion programs
  • Assist in the development of literature aimed at educating students, their parents, and the campus community at large on relevant mental health concerns, including the enhancement of protective buffers, the reduction of potential risks, and the promotion of well-being
  • Provide timely, courteous, and professional customer service and support to the clients and patients of the Wellness Center
  • Offer administrative support such as answering phone calls, scheduling appointments, and providing information on the services available at the Wellness Center
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of patient/client records and Protected Health Information
  • Communicate with campus organizations and departments and community agencies
  • Establish and nurture positive relationships with students, faculty, and staff
  • Actively participate in departmental meetings
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Required:
    • Enrollment in a graduate program at Converse College
    • An interest in higher education, counseling, and/or health care
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
    • Knowledge of and ability to implement confidentiality and privacy practices
    • Excellent customer services skills
    • Able to research information and analyze data
    • Able to take initiative and work independently
    • Able to balance multiple duties
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • High attention to detail
    • Ability to be self-motivated and take initiative
  • Preferred:
    • A bachelor’s degree in education or a social science (e.g., psychology, sociology, social work, human development and family studies, etc.) or health-related discipline (e.g., public health)
    • Experience in college programming
    • Demonstrated understanding of mental health counseling, higher education, and/or health care
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