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External Applicant InstructionsPlease upload your resume/CV for automatic population of information to your Kean application.Your contact information, work experience and education will be automatically filled in. Please review all fields – you will need to verify that the data is accurate.In the “My Experience” section, you will find a resume/CV upload option where you can submit your cover letter and any other supporting documents you may wish to submit.Cougar Connections Center of Social Work (CCCSW)Lead Social WorkerReporting to the Associate Director of Social Work, the Lead Social Worker (Professional Services Specialist 2) for Cougar Connections Center of Social Work will support the mission and vision of the department and university by assisting at-risk traditional and nontraditional students with issues that impact their well-being and academic success through comprehensive assessments and case management support. They will be a part of a team assisting Kean University students in obtaining resources that will improve their daily life and student experience. The Lead Social Worker will connect students with campus and community resources that assist with solving social, economic, emotional and behavioral challenges.The Lead Social Worker is expected to write grants in coordination with off campus organizations to expand resources to students and the university community. The Lead Social Worker will also develop and implement evidenced based workshops that will promote well-being initiatives; participate in onboarding new team members and facilitate training sessions on office protocols, procedures and expectations; will be responsible for supervising undergraduate and graduate level interns, as well as student assistants and part-time support staff; and will perform related work as required.This position requires travel and a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours. This is not a remote position and requires physical presence on campus as determined by the Associate Director. It requires working on campus and interacting directly with students, faculty, staff and key stakeholders on and off campus.Qualifications: MSW degree from an accredited college; three years of professional experience working with at-risk populations, mentoring and/or community stakeholders; and LSW in the State of New Jersey is required. Sifi Course Certification is preferred. Candidate must have excellent administrative and organizational skills; excellent data-gathering, analysis and reporting skills; and excellent oral and written communication skills.Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Please submit your cover letter, resume/CV and contact information for three professional references. Official transcripts are required prior to the starting date of employment.Attention current Kean University employees (including part-time Student Assistants, Graduate Assistants, Academic Specialists and Adjuncts): Please apply via the internal career site to ensure consideration as an internal candidate. To apply internally, please log into your Workday account and select the Career icon on your homepage to view available positions.Additional InformationKean University complies with the New Jersey First Act (https://www.nj.gov/labor/research-info/njfirst.shtml) (Senate Bill No. 1730, P.L. 2011, Chapter 70). Any individual newly hired by Kean University will be required to abide by this law and establish a principal residence in New Jersey. New employees will have a full 365 days to establish such residence, from the effective date of hire.In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please refer to Section III.A. of our Reasonable Accommodations Policy & Procedures (https://www.kean.edu/media/reasonable-accomodations) .Diversity & Non-Discrimination StatementKean University is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse campus community through inclusive excellence and equal opportunity. Kean’s commitment to access and equity is designed to prepare each graduate to not only thrive, but climb higher in a diverse world. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution we work to support a campus-wide agenda to foster a community that both values and promotes the diversity and equity of all students, faculty, staff, administrators, and beyond.EEO/AA StatementKean University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer

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