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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 229006-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Engineering, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Project Management, Research, Scientific, Training, Employee Development, Youth Programming/Development

Position Summary:

The School Mental Health Training Specialist is a dynamic position that will work in conjunction with the School Supplement Coordinator for the Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies (CHESS). This program focuses on mental health work in schools. In collaboration with other colleagues, the SMH Specialist develops and delivers training, consultation, coaching services as well as products and tools to increase the capacity of the school mental health workforce.

The SMH Training Specialist will be responsible for building and maintaining ongoing relationships with the field and partner organizations.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree required in a related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Must have two or more years of professional experience in a mental health field. Clinical school mental health services experience and working in schools, districts, and school systems is preferred. Must have the ability to travel (after federal, state, and UW travel restrictions are lifted).

Must show demonstrated leadership, self-confidence, creativity, initiative, attention to detail and the ability to work independently to manage and coordinate a team-oriented environment. Incumbent must also have excellent organization, written and verbal communication skills with the ability to skillfully train, communicate with, and build rapport individually and in groups with a wide range of stakeholders. Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs expected.

Strongly desired skills include:
-Strong ability to take personal initiative, work both independently and as a team member,
collaborate and coordinate with others
- Strong understanding of the school mental health landscape and evidence-based clinical
mental health approaches and practices in schools with school-based mental health partners
- Must be able to form strong connections and relationships, especially through virtual learning
- Experience with crises both in theory and in practice and be well versed in leadership approaches to school community transformation.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 75% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $40,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the 'Apply Now' button to start the application process. To apply for this position, you will need to upload a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references.


Molly Olds

Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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