Creation and delivery of educational programs and training to faculty, staff, students, and administrators on mental health topics, particularly related to identification and referral of students at risk for mental health problems and to programs designed to prevent suicide prevention. The Health Educator – Mental Health Specialist, as a staff member of Counseling and Psychological Services, will collaborate with CAPS staff and campus partners in the development, implementation, and evaluation of a variety of mental health educational programs, events, and initiatives as a part of a comprehensive mental health outreach program. Responsibilities will include implementation and development of programs designed to train faculty, staff, and students in identifying, approaching, and referring students who may be at risk for mental health problems and programs designed to prevent suicide. In addition, the mental health educator will engage in relevant program evaluation and development of learning outcomes for program participants, data entry and analysis, utilization of online platforms in the delivery of mental health education, and other job responsibilities as assigned. The individual in this position will also serve as a member of the outreach committee at CAPS.
Minimum Experience / Education:
Master's or advanced degree required. Most relevant degree areas include public health, health promotion, health policy, health communications, college student personnel administration, or social work. Degrees in other fields may be considered with evidence of sufficient experience and/or professional continuing education or certification in the areas listed above.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
2 or more years of professional experience in the field of health promotion, particularly in the higher education setting. Experience working with persons and populations with diverse backgrounds; proficiency in health education and health promotion theory and practice; high-quality written and oral interpersonal communication skills; and competence in public speaking or presenting; Understanding of contemporary issues in college student mental health.
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.
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