As part of the SHARE Program, this position supports individuals and Vanderbilt University Medical Center on matters of sexual harassment. This position also provides psychological evaluation and counseling services to Work/Life Connections-EAP clients.
The SHARE (Sexual Harassment Awareness, Response, & Education) Program is a place where employees and others working within the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) community can share concerns about sexual harassment incidents or behavior when they may not be ready to share details or move forward on an investigation. The SHARE program is a resource for anyone who, in connection with VUMC activities and programs, experiences sexual harassment that interferes with or limits the ability of a member of the community to participate in or to receive benefits, services, or opportunities from the VUMC activities or programs.
Organizationally, the program is under the umbrella of Health and Wellness and within the same division as Work/Life Connections - EAP (WLC-EAP) but distinct in name/office/function/person from that program. However, SHARE staff will work closely with WLC-EAP to transition to the appropriate clinical care (e.g. counseling) when desired.
Doctorate/PhD (or equivalent experience) in Psychology and < 1 year relevant experience
Welcome to Work/Life Connections-EAP, the internal employee assistance program of Vanderbilt within Health and Wellness for Faculty and Staff. Our offices are located in the basement floor of the Medical Arts Building at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. We provide assessment, brief solutions focused counseling, performance coaching, consultation services for managers, critical incident stress management, referral, case management, recovery support and monitoring, and skill building workshops for the Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty and staff.
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Develop a supportive response to anyone in the VUMC community who is experiencing or has witnessed sexual harassment.
Encourage victims to alert the appropriate authority, e.g. VUMC Employee and Labor Relations, when they are experiencing sexual harassment.
Work in consultation with other VUMC entities to develop preventive plans for departments or individuals suspected of perpetrating sexual harassment.
Provide sexual harassment education for the VUMC community.
Collect data and identify trends that inform actions to reduce the risk of sexual harassment within VUMC.
Perform some EAP clinical services as part of the Work/Life Connections-EAP team.
Prepare diagnostic and status reports on EAP clients.
Accurately document reports in client's medical record in a timely manner.
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
Experience in supporting victims of sexual harassment.
Working knowledge of regulatory obligations impacting both employers and clinical professionals.
Experience working in a University or Medical Center setting is a plus.
Experience handling confidential matters and maintaining professional boundaries.
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- Stewards Organizational Resources: Applies understanding of the departmental work to effectively manage resources for a department/area.
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