SHARE Counselor & Prevention Specialist - #390538

Harvard University

Date: 08/19/2021 23:00 PM

City: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Job-Specific Responsibilities

Direct Services

The SHARE Counselor & Prevention Specialist is a direct service provider reporting to and under the direct supervision of the SHARE Senior Clinical Services Coordinator, as part of the University Office for Gender Equity (OGE). The SHARE Counselor & Prevention Specialist works directly with students, staff, faculty, and post-doctoral fellows who have experienced or witnessed interpersonal violence or harm. Direct services include, but are not limited to:
  • Provides trauma-informed crisis counseling, including psychological first aid, explores available options, and refers, as appropriate
  • Accompanies, navigates, and coordinates campus and community resources
  • Facilitates and coordinates psychoeducational groups
  • Covers 24/7 SHARE confidential hotline, including support for callers, referrals, development of safety plans, identifications of safety risks, and documentation of services provided
  • Follows up with individuals seeking services with SHARE to ensure needs are met and additional issues are addressed as they arise
  • Utilizes internal data management system and applicable technologies to conduct and document work
  • Complies with all applicable state laws, federal regulations, and University policies, procedures, and protocols, including those relating to confidentiality, and mandated reporting requirements
  • Develops and facilitates psychoeducational groups throughout the University

Prevention Education

The SHARE Counselor & Prevention Specialist works closely with the OGE staff and community partners, including School and unit resources, to advance prevention education initiatives and community engagement throughout the University. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Utilizes evidence-based frameworks to develop curricula, facilitation materials, and assessment tools designed to advance a community climate of gender equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Serves as a primary facilitator as needed for workshops, presentations, training, and other events, on topics pertaining to power and control, violence prevention, bystander intervention, utilizing an intersectional lens
  • Works collaboratively with University and community resources to schedule and co-facilitate education and outreach initiatives

Web Communications, Outreach, and Marketing
  • Creates materials to enhance OGE's website and social media presence. Identifies ways in which the OGE website and communication platforms may be leveraged to deliver on the unit mission

  • Adheres to the expectations, professional responsibilities, standards, practices, and procedures of OGE, Harvard University Health Services (HUHS), and the University
  • Completes and complies with HUHS training requirements including HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules

Typical Core Duties

  • Develop education programs/services to increase awareness and encourage healthy behaviors
  • Assess the needs of the undergraduate and graduate student community; develop and implement a student-based curriculum
  • Act as a subject matter expert
  • Plan and implement events related to health education
  • Collaborate closely with members of the Department of Health Promotion & Education on the development, implementation, and evaluation of programming initiatives
  • Participate in health education events and create health education related presentations
  • May provide ongoing training and documentation
  • Ensure compliance with University policies and procedures and applicable legal rules and regulations

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant work experience

Additional Qualifications and Skills

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, intermediate Excel skills
  • Knowledge of current trends in health promotion
  • Communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Successful utilization of trauma-informed, short term episodic models of care
  • Demonstrated experience with collaborative partnerships across departments in a complex, highly de-centralized organization
  • Experience designing, facilitating, and evaluating support and psychoeducational groups
  • Experience effectively managing and responding to high-risk crisis and safety situations
  • Experience developing and implementing evidence-based prevention programming in a higher education setting
  • Experience navigating community supports and resources
  • The high degree of competency in cultural- and population-specific best practices, especially when working with people who have experienced interpersonal harm
  • Demonstrated experience with case management and behavior evaluation tools
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with discretion and ability to work effectively with student, faculty, and administrative constituencies
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, consult when necessary, and accomplish high-stakes tasks while exercising sound decision-making
  • Clinical licensing in the field of study (e.g. LICSW, LCSW, LMHC) preferred
  • Experience creating and supervising peer mentors, graduate assistants, and/or internship programs
  • Knowledge of and experience in residence life, residential education, student conduct, athletics, fraternity/sorority life, or a related field within student affairs
  • Contribution to the field, through publications, presentations, professional involvement, and/or leadership roles in professional organizations
  • Experience creating materials to enhance the website and social media presence

Physical Requirements

  • Sitting using near vision use for reading and computer use for extended periods of time
  • Lifting (approximately 20 to 30 pounds), bending, and other physical exertion

Working Conditions

  • Work is performed in an office setting
  • Travel may be required
  • May be required to work nights and weekends

Additional Information

PLEASE NOTE: During the current period of Covid-19 related restrictions, this position may start as a remote position, with the transition to onsite in Cambridge when the office reopens.

We continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 and the lifting of restrictions. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. We will be conducting interviews virtually for selected candidates until further notice.

Harvard will require COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members who will have any on-campus presence. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement and exceptions may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage:

Job Function

Health Care


USA - MA - Cambridge

Job Code

W0357P HLT Health Educator III


Office of the President and Provost


Office for Gender Policy

Time Status


Salary Grade



00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Pre-Employment Screening

Education, Identity


Full time. Monday through Friday. 40 hours per week

EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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