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University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 77852

Please Note: A change was made to this position announcement on 01/30/14


Working Title:
Director-Employee Assistance Office
Official Title:
Degree and area of specialization:
Bachelor's degree required, Master's Degree in Clinical, Counseling/Social Work or in relevant field preferred.
 The Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP®) preferred.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Substantial experience in an employee assistance program (EAP) or in a related program or position, providing counseling to employees in the workplace.
Principal duties:
The UW-Madison Employee Assistance Office (EAO) provides help and assistance in a confidential manner for all employees dealing with personal problems that have, or may have, an impact on their health or well-being, and may impair their job performance.
The EAO Director reports to the UW-Madison Assistant Vice Chancellor, Human Resources, manages the EAO and has the following responsibilities:

1. Administer and direct all facets of the UW-Madison EAO;
2. Supervise and evaluate the work of the EAO staff;
3. Manage the budget and financial operations of the EAO;
4. Provide direct, short-term EAO services to employees that include problem assessment, referral, consultation, crisis intervention, follow-up, case management, and management consultation;
5. Refer employees to external resources that will serve their longer-term needs and concerns;
6. Work with diverse client populations and/or underrepresented groups across the campus;
7. Provide educational, informational, and training programs for employees to increase awareness of health and wellness issues; alcohol and other drug issues; mental health; family, financial, and job related stress; and conflicts with co-workers;
8. Provide outreach to offices and programs across campus to offer employee assistance support and facilitate referrals;
9. Market employee assistance programs, or related services, to promote employee understanding and use of available resources;
10. Work closely with other offices and programs on campus, and in the community, to identify EAO issues and resources;
11. Communicate about the EAO to the university community and health care providers and support services in the home communities of UW-Madison employees;
12. Evaluate the effectiveness of EAO services.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

Department(s):G SERV/HUMAN RES
Full Time Salary Rate:Negotiable
ANNUAL (12 months)
Appointment percent:100%
Anticipated begin date:MARCH 05, 2014
Number of Positions:1

Application must be received by: FEBRUARY 27, 2014
Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #77852 to:
Meghna Shah
Phone: 608-263-2650
21 N Park St
Fax: N/A
Park St N 21
Madison, WI 53715-1218
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. )

NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. In the case where there are fewer than five finalists, the names of the five most qualified candidates must be released upon request.  

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UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
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