Position Title Residence Support Coordinator (RSW)
Department/Unit Residence Life
Posting Number S239-22
Employee Group DPMG
Position Type Term
Duration of Contract (if applicable) 13 months
Employment Type Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE) 1.0
Salary $52,669 - $71,260 per annum
This is a provisional classification. Formal classification procedures will be initiated by the Job Design Unit in approximately six months.
About Dalhousie University
Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our more than 20,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.
Student Affairs is a collection of integrated units that collaborates with faculty, staff and students to enhance the student experience. We promote an inclusive, holistic and student-centric approach to learning and academic success and act as a professional resource in the delivery of evidence-based student enrolment, wellness, development and academic support programs and services. We are the heart of Dalhousie. Reporting to the Director, Residence Life, the Residence Support Coordinator will provide direct intervention, crisis management support and case management to students, Residence Assistants, and Residence Life Managers living in residence on the Halifax campus as well as contribute to in-residence programming, and community training and education.
Connect with students involved in the Residence Code of Conduct system as part of the sanction process, behaviour management, behaviour change, and conflict mediation.
Deliver direct intervention and case management for residence students identified as having complex or multiple needs of support and/or demonstrating high-risk behaviour, including those at risk for eviction from residence.
Provide early intervention support to students at risk of Code of Student Conduct, Residence Code of Conduct violations, or identified in serious or concerning incident reports, including suicide, student death, assaults, sexualized violence, riotous behaviour, escalating conflicts, medical emergencies, and natural disasters.
Provide psycho-social and well-being support to Residence Life student leaders and staff as needed, with particular attention to direct contact, assessment and debriefing of all Residence Life team members who have been involved in serious incidents.
Participate in the delivery of presentations to staff, faculty, and students throughout the academic year, including regarding the role of the Residence Support Coordinator, in collaboration with Student Affairs, Residence Life, and Student Health and Wellness.
Collaborate with Student Health and Wellness Case Manager/Social Worker to integrate a Case Management approach in a consistent manner across the University.
This position is required to be a visible member of the residence community and as such will require flexible working hours to attend evening and weekend events, and be present in the buildings during critical times of risk throughout the academic year.
Due to operational requirements, the successful applicant is required to work in-person on campus.
Dalhousie’s vaccine mandate has been suspended at this time, and employees no longer need to provide proof of full vaccination. However, health and safety risks to our community will continue to be monitored and a vaccine mandate may be reinstated if necessary.
Bachelor of Social Work from an accredited school of social work plus approximately five years’ relevant social work experience required. Must be registered or eligible for registration with Nova Scotia College of Social Workers. Master of Social Work from an accredited school of social work an asset. Must have demonstrated experience providing case management and crisis intervention services; completing comprehensive social work assessments (psycho-social-cultural, mental status, suicide risk); and providing health & wellness support training and programming. Demonstrated knowledge of mental health disorders and effective interventions is required. Must have demonstrated experience working collaboratively in an interdisciplinary environment, and proven interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills. Assets include experience working with youth and/or university students, or in a residential care setting; and experience delivering presentations/public speaking.
The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate proficiency in Dalhousie’s core and leadership competencies (https://www.dal.ca/dept/leaders.html), in particular:
- Self-Awareness & Professionalism
- Respect & Inclusion
Applications from current university employees and external candidates are assessed concurrently. Current university employees will be given special consideration.
We sincerely appreciate all applications and note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly by the hiring department or Human Resources.
Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons with a disability, racialized persons, including persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.
Posting Detail Information
Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 06/23/2022
Close Date 07/08/2022
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicant