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Hillel Therapist and Wellness Professional

About the Role

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s BeWell Initiative in partnership with Hillel at FIU and University of Miami Hillel is currently seeking a Hillel Therapist & Wellness Professional. This new full-time position will provide counseling services to undergraduate and graduate students at both Hillels with the weekly hours split evenly between the two Hillels. This position will deliver client-centered social services, education, training and support for staff and students in a collaborative community setting. They will provide information and referrals to additional mental health support systems and link students to integrated services and resources that address their individual needs. This position will have the ability to also facilitate clinically informed and psycho-educational groups at both campuses. The Hillel Therapist and Wellness Professional will report to the BeWell Miami Director and the FIU and UM Hillel Directors and will work in collaboration with both Hillel teams. Evening availability will be required during parts of the school year (i.e. to be involved with occasional evening programming, such as wellness events or psycho-educational group programming). During the summer months when school is not in session, this position will be embedded in the Miami-Dade JCC summer camps to provide clinical support and crisis management support to staff as well as campers on an as-needed basis.

Our ideal candidate has strong clinical expertise, experience and skills, as well as interpersonal skills and ability to engage with young adults. Knowledge of Judaism and Jewish culture required.

About The Greater Miami Jewish Federation and BeWell Miami

The mission of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation (GMJF) is to mobilize human and financial resources, to care for those in need, strengthen Jewish life, and advance the unity, values, and shared purpose of the Jewish people in Miami, in Israel, and around the world. BeWell Miami is an initiative of GMJF which provides support and tools to respond to the growing mental health concerns of young people, ages 12-26. BeWell provides resources and education for adolescents, parents, caregivers, and Jewish professionals to promote well-being and destigmatize mental health in the Jewish community.

About Hillel at FIU and University of Miami Hillel

Founded in 2015, Hillel at FIU serves a Jewish community of 3,500 students on the fourth largest campus in the nation. With a strong focus on leadership, Jewish education and strengthening connection to the Miami Jewish community, Hillel at FIU fights antisemitism, strengthens Jewish values and produces future leaders of our Miami community.

At the University of Miami (UM), Hillel’s mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish students so they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. We envision a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel. With over 2,000 Jewish students at the University of Miami, Hillel works to engage each of them in meaningful Jewish experiences both on campus and within the greater Miami community. 

WHAT YOU WILL DO

Counseling & Crisis Management

  • Perform primarily telehealth clinical counseling services to students.
  • Clinical responsibilities include assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, and treatment implementation as appropriate.
  • Interventions may include individual and group therapy, case management, and crisis intervention. Maintain caseload and meet with clients routinely to review progress and accountability.
  • Provide referrals and case management services to clients as needed.
  • Address acute student crises and triage active concerns alongside campus Hillel staff.
  • All services will be provided at both Hillel at FIU and UM Hillel
  • During the summer months when school is not in session, this position will be embedded in the Miami-Dade JCC camps to provide clinical support and crisis management support to staff as well as campers on an as-needed basis. 

Collaboration with Hillel at FIU and UM Hillel Staff

  • Partner, support and consult with campus Hillel staff at both campuses in addressing a wide range of student needs.
  • Attend mandatory staff meetings, training, clinical supervision and staff gatherings (at both Hillels and GMJF).

Documentation and Record Keeping

  • Maintain professional and timely documentation of services in electronic medical record including, but not limited to intake and case notes, treatment plans, and other forms or documents which may be needed or required from time-to-time.
  • Track and evaluate progress data to measure growth and effectiveness for donors and stakeholders.

Outreach and Education

  • Build relationships with key referral supports on campus including the university student crisis response teams and/or in the community as well as the university counseling centers.
  • Maintain knowledge of current mental health resources in the Greater Miami Area.
  • With consultative (and potentially facilitation) assistance from BeWell Miami Director, develop and facilitate psycho-educational/wellness programs in collaboration with Hillel teams on both campuses. Topics may include:
    • Stress management
    • Relationships
    • Planning for life after college
    • Depression and anxiety
    • Freshman adjustment
    • Grief and loss
  • Support students and staff on wellness initiatives, such as wellness week or wellness programming and more.
  • Collaborate with staff to integrate wellness practices into current Hillel experiences and/or coach student leaders to do so.
  • Provide education and training to staff and/or student leaders on mental health and wellness topics.

What You Have Accomplished

  • Independent Masters-Level License in Mental Health Field
    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
    • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
    • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • Experience or training (or willingness to be trained) in trauma-informed services.
  • Experience of training (or willingness to be trained) in anti-oppression work, intimate partner violence, and/or intergenerational trauma.
  • Minimum of three years clinical experience post-master’s degree, preferably with young adults. If you do not yet have your clinical license, clinical supervision can be provided to an MSW.
  • Knowledge and ability to respond to psychiatric crises and other emergencies.

What You Will Bring

  • Comfort embedding into a community setting and an ability to work independently as the sole practitioner in this setting.
  • Passion for working with young adults in a campus environment and ability to be flexible with the variety of the needs of the students. 
  • Ability to travel to both campuses during the week as well as to Federation as needed. Ability to travel to the local JCC camps during the summer months.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite and comfort with HIPAA compliant database systems.
  • Knowledge of Judaism and Jewish culture required.

What You Will Receive

  • Competitive salary in the nonprofit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $55,000-$65,000, commensurate with experience.
  • A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plan, Life, AD&D and Long-Term Disability (LTD) insurances, Flexible Spending accounts, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave.
  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities.
  • Travel to national Hillel conferences 1-2 times a year.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected].

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