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MSW Wellness Support Specialist

Queens Hillel

Queens, NY

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Wellness Support Specialist

Are you passionate about holistically supporting college students? Are you motivated to help them connect to community resources and become strong self-advocates? Are you looking to join a team who sees supporting students’ wellbeing as an integral part of our mission to enrich the lives of Jewish students? If so, apply for the Wellness Support Specialist role at Queens Hillel.

Role Overview

Jewish students at Queens College, and every campus served by Queens Hillel, have different needs and demands on their time than a typical Jewish student on a traditional residential campus. They may have childcare responsibilities for younger siblings and jobs that fund their education and/or contribute to household income. Students on commuter campuses are predominantly from working class and/or immigrant families and many are the first in their family to attend college.

At Queens Hillel, we cultivate holistic approaches to successfully engage commuter students in Jewish life. Rather than asking ourselves “How might we build relationships with and between Jewish commuter students, through Jewish learning, volunteer projects and leadership programs?” We ask: “How might we become a radically inclusive BioPsychoSocialSpiritual resource that empowers students to engage in open-ended identity exploration, mentors them to seek and find what they need and feel passionate about, and coaches them to actualize ideas around their interests?” This is exactly what Queens Hillel has sought to answer, by developing the Wellness Program which is overseen by our Director of Wellness.

The Wellness Program at Queens Hillel has 3 primary initiatives: (1) the kosher grocery program, (2) 1:1 mental health support and referrals, and (3) student-led wellness programs. With these aspects available for all students at Queens Hillel, we are better equipped to empower our students around their physical, psychological, social, and spiritual wellness.

Queens Hillel is now seeking a part-time social worker to support our Director of Wellness in provision of social work services and wellness-centric engagement work with Queens Hillel students.

What You’ll Bring

Master’s Degree in Social Work, license preferred- clinical supervision from an LCSW available
Experience working with college-age students preferred
Commitment to cultivating inclusive and welcoming environments
Case management experience and desire to advocate for others
Professional written and verbal communication skills
Strong organization, time management and multitasking abilities
Self-starter, takes initiative, and motivated
Works collaboratively in a team-based setting

What You’ll Do

Under supervision of the Director of Wellness, engage students in 1:1 short-term counseling as needed to provide resources, referrals, and opportunities that support biological, psychological, spiritual, and social well-being
Support facilitation of Queens Hillel’s monthly kosher grocery program, including day-of coordination with community partners and documentation of program attendance
Complete check-ins/needs assessments with students when attending the monthly kosher grocery program, weekly career programs, and during community events
Complete all required documentation in a timely manner

What You'll Receive

Weekly clinical supervision available
20-25 hours/week. Hourly Rate: $25-30
An employer that values the whole person
Terrific colleagues and an enthusiastic supervisor who all want you to succeed
An opportunity to be part of engaging and nurturing the next generation of global Jewish leaders
Access to an interdisciplinary team of engagement professionals and the opportunity to learn about the operations of a dynamic, leading non-profit

About Queens College Hillel

Queens Hillel envisions a world in which every Jewish student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel. By striving to create a welcoming community that reflects our diversity, we help students realize their needs and potential, and inspire them to explore their Jewish identity. For over 75 years Queens Hillel has helped thousands of Jewish students make new friends, gain new mentors, live and celebrate the Jewish calendar, experience and discuss Israel, and engage in Jewish learning.

About Hillel International
In 1923, Rabbi Benjamin Frankel started Hillel with humble means, a noble mission and a breathtaking vision: to convey Jewish civilization to a new generation. Today, Hillel International continues to enrich the lives of Jewish students and is the largest Jewish campus organization in the world at more than 550 colleges and universities across North America and around the world. As Hillel evolves as an organization, the mission remains steadfast: to create lasting connections with every Jewish student that foster an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel and train them to become the next Jewish leaders.

Hillel is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an accepting and inclusive environment for all.

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