Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Visiting SalusCare's Evans Campus

On September 28, Dr. Madelyn Isaacs' graduate school class in counseling from FGCU visited SalusCare's Evans Campus to...
Posted by Saluscare, Inc. on Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

FGCU CHPSW Networking Night

The College of Health Professions and Social Work, along with the FGCU Alumni Association and Lee Physician Group, will be hosting a “Networking Night” on Monday, October 26, at 6:00 p.m. in the Marieb Hall courtyard (see invitation below).  This is a great event to re-connect with old students and to make new connections/contacts. 

Develop new connections and re-establish old ones with fellow
graduates from your college. You will have the opportunity to network and hear from Dean Mitchell L. Cordova, faculty, staff and leadership from Lee Physician Group and Lee Memorial Health System.
Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will be provided.
Monday  ●  October 26  ●  6:00 p.m.
College of Health Professions and Social Work
Marieb Hall
Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida Gulf Coast Univerisity
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd. South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565
Phone: (239) 590-1075
Fax: (239) 590-7094
Florida Gulf Coast University 

Monday, September 14, 2015

FGCU: Academic Retention Coordinator, Req. #2455

Job Details

Position Information
Working TitleAcademic Retention Coordinator, Req. #2455  
Requisition Number2455  
Department270200 - Center for Academic Achievement  
Advertised Salary Range$34,000 to negotiable  
Class Code9241  
Job TypeRegular  
Job ClassificationAdministrative & Professional  
LocationFort Myers, FL - Main Campus  
Job Close Date09-30-2015
Minimum QualificationsBachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Education, Counseling, Advising, or other closely related field. Two (2) years of appropriate experience in education, counseling, advising, academic retention, or other closely related area; or Master's degree from an accredited institution in Education, Higher Education, Counseling, or other closely related field.  
Preferred QualificationsMaster's degree from an accredited institution in Education, Higher Education, Counseling, Advising, or closely related field and two years of experience working with students within a Higher Education Institution. Experience in student academic advising, a college/university learning center, and/or counseling. Experience designing and/or coordinating a peer mentoring program. Experience in designing academic support programs, addressing special characteristics, interests, and backgrounds. Experience working with undergraduate and diverse students. Experience collecting and researching data for assessment.  
Special Instructions to ApplicantsBecause applications and materials are subject to public review and retention under Florida's Public Records Law, please DO NOT send examples of your project/scholarship unless requested to do so. Therefore all submitted materials including articles, disks, slides, books, etc., become the property of FGCU and CANNOT BE RETURNED. As applicable, finalists will be notified of the need to submit specific additional materials. Such materials will become the property of FGCU.

For faculty vacancies, it is expected that a copy of the transcript of the applicant's highest degree in the field of instruction will be scanned and attached in SOAR as part of the application package.

Under Florida's Public Records law, applications will be available for public review upon request and become property of FGCU.  
Other Information:
Required Licenses/Certifications and Other Specific Requirements of Law:Police background check & fingerprinting
Adhere to FERPA Requirements (Buckley Amendment)  
General Summary Statement:Reporting to the Director of Academic Programs, participates in the development, coordination, and implementation of retention initiatives to ensure student success. Provides individual academic coaching and guidance to students in procedural processes and responsibilities necessary to graduate.  
Other Licenses & Certifications:
Quicklink to  
A&P/Faculty Job Responsibilities

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Function Type:Job Duty:Order of Importance
Supports the Director, Academic Programs by recommending strategies and initiatives to collect data, evaluate retention efforts, analyze retention data, and improve graduation and retention rates.

Coordinates academic support services that will increase retention and graduation rates of undergraduate students. Coordinates the Academic Retention Program, to include the Step Ahead Program, Eagle Success Program, other CAA services, and programs for students with academic holds.
Coordinates academic support services and programs, within the CAA's Academic Retention Program, that will increase retention and graduation rates of undergraduate students, to include the Step Ahead Program, programs targeting students with academic holds, and other programs associated with student success initiatives.
Provides individualized academic coaching to students, in order to promote the development of college success skills, serve as a guide for attaining their individual academic goals, increase student knowledge and access to campus resources, and facilitate holistic student development essential to student success and retention. Assists in coordinating and delivering programs and services specifically for students with academic holds.
Manages the CAA's Peer Academic Leader Program (PAL), to include recruiting, interviewing, selecting, training, and supervising Peer Academic Leaders (PAL). Develops and organizes PAL schedule. Keeps accurate records of contact information PAL staff.
Designs and implements Student Success Workshops, and provides support to other Center for Academic Achievement (CAA) programs such as the Instructional Support Program, and assists Director and other CAA staff in overseeing student workers, volunteers, and OPS staff.

Manages data collection, evaluation, and analysis for reporting and program assessments. Tracks and collects data of Peer Academic Leader Program and other CAA programs that address the unique needs of the CAA student population in order to support academic success and retention, and enhance academic development.
Updates and maintains the CAA policies and procedures, as well as day-to-day operations and management as needed. Works with administrators, faculty, staff, and students to assist in the development and the implementation of programs. Promotes the importance of student academic success.
Serves as a collaborative member of the CAA and Undergraduate Studies department. Contributes as an active proponent of a team approach. Promotes the CAA throughout the University community. Other duties as assigned.
Support Personnel Job Responsibilities

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% of TimeJob Duty
Additional Posting Details
Working Hours:

a. Identify daily hours and days of the week, example: 8 - 5 Monday - Friday.
b. Total Hours worked - 40
c. Any variation in workweek such as on-call status or rotation

If the person does not work the normal 8-5 schedule in this position, please select the correct shift hours.
Other Shift Hours:
Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesAbility to learn student information systems such as Banner, and FERPA Regulations for handling student records. Knowledge of or ability to learn to design and coordinate an academic mentoring program for college students. Ability to create and maintain spreadsheets, documents, and databases using Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access). Ability to effectively work with a diverse student population. Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with staff, faculty and students. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.  
Physical, Mental, and Environmental Characteristics of the Position:Repetitive Wrist Motion
Navigate across campus
Lifting up to approximately _____ lbs. (Identify below)
Work nights and weekends
Workplace Safety Statement (Specified Below)  
Other Characteristics of Position:20 lbs.

Identifies hazards associated with the tasks assigned to employees (if applicable) and initiates actions to eliminate or manage these hazards.

Understands and applies non-routine verbal and/or written instructions.
Organize and prioritize individual work schedule to manage multiple tasks and projects.
Makes decisions that have an impact on the immediate work unit's operations and/ or services.
Communicate for the purpose of explaining, interpreting, and/or negotiating.

Requires frequent:
Making Group Presentations
Learning and knowledge retention
Use of computers and office equipment
Need for emotional & behavioral self-regulation
Interaction with others  
Statement of Responsibility for Confidential DataAll rules and regulations concerning the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) must be followed regarding the handling of all confidential information such as student records, grievance issues, and personnel matters.  
Required DocumentsResume
Cover Letter
List of 5 References (Name, Address, Phone #)  
Optional Documents
NoteEligibility determination will be made by the Florida Gulf Coast University Human Resources Office. Federal law requires that we hire only U.S. Citizens and lawfully authorized aliens. Males between the ages of 18 and 26 are required to provide proof of Selective Service Registration prior to employment.

Persons with disabilities needing reasonable accommodations to participate in the application/selection process must notify the Office of Adaptive Services at (239) 590-7956, or via Florida Relay 711 for TTY/TDD/VCO, a minimum of five (5) working days in advance.

Official transcripts for Faculty positions for candidates who receive an offer of employment, shall be ordered from the institution granting the highest degree. The transcript is to be mailed directly to FGCU by the institution granting the degree and received by Office of the Provost, 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Ft. Myers, FL 33965-6565 no later than the employment start date.  
Application Types AcceptedFaculty/Administrative & Professional Profile  
How to Apply:Visit and apply to the position.  

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Handbook for Recovery After a Suicide Attempt

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Handbook for Recovery After a Suicide Attempt
A Journey Toward Health & HopeA Journey Toward Health & Hope: Your Handbook for Recovery After a Suicide Attempt can now be ordered and downloaded from the SAMHSA Store. This new booklet is designed to help people who have attempted suicide take their first steps toward healing and recovery. Tools and stories in the booklet come from first-hand experiences of individuals who have survived a suicide attempt and their supporters. It is the hope of the writers that their personal knowledge about the challenges of suicide attempts and the steps to successfully recover will help readers learn they are not alone, how to develop hope, and most importantly, how to stay safe in challenging times.
Allowing the reader to move at his or her own pace, the booklet speaks to questions such as, "How did I get to this point?" and "Am I the only one who feels this way?" The booklet also includes evidence-based information on:
  • Taking the first steps: Talking with others about your attempt, re-establishing connections, planning to stay safe, and finding a counselor
  • Moving toward a hopeful future: Finding and maintaining hope, staying in control by being organized, taking medication, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle
  • Using practical, personalized tools, such as a Safety Plan
  • Finding online resources for more information.
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Thursday, September 3, 2015





Special Issue Guest Co-Editors:
Anneliese A. Singh, Ph.D., LPC (The University of Georgia) and Joseph G. Kosciw (GLSEN)

This special issue of PSC will focus on efforts to ensure safe and affirming schools for LGBTQ students and its purpose is to add to the professional knowledge base about “what works” in developing safer school settings for LGBTQ students. Special issue articles will focus on empirical research on the role that professional school counselors play in transforming school environments to be LGBTQ-culturally responsive settings.

In particular, this PSC special issue seeks research on the role that professional school counselors play in transforming school environments to be LGBTQ-culturally responsive settings, including empirical and translational research on:

·      Direct support for LGBTQ students

·      School-level interventions;

·      The school-community interface

·      Professional development and training for school counselors on LGBTQ issues

·      Policy advocacy on behalf of LGBTQ students

PSC Special Issue Guest Co-Editors
Anneliese A. Singh, Ph.D., LPC is an associate professor and scholar-activist in the Department of Counseling and Human Development Services at The University of Georgia. Her clinical, research, and advocacy interests focus on the resilience of historically marginalized people and communities, including queer and trans youth, people of color, and survivors of trauma. Dr. Singh has conducted participatory action research and interventions in middle school aimed at reducing anti-LGBTQQ bullying and violence. She is a co-founder of the Georgia Safe Schools Coalition, an organization dedicated to reducing the intersections of transprejudice and homoprejudice with racism and other oppressions in Georgia schools.

Joseph G. Kosciw, Ph.D. is the Chief Research & Strategy Officer at GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network. Dr. Kosciw worked as a professional school counselor and psychoeducational consultant in elementary and secondary schools. Dr. Kosciw has been involved with GLSEN’s research initiatives since 1999 and developed and has led the department since 2003. Under his leadership, GLSEN Research focuses on understanding the school experiences of all students, specifically as they are related to issues regarding sexual orientation and gender identity/expression, the school experiences of LGBT parents, perceptions of educators and school administrators regarding school climate, and the utility of school- and community-based efforts regarding bullying and harassment and efforts to create safe and affirming learning environments.

Anneliese A. Singh, Ph.D., LPC, RYT-200
Associate Professor
Program Coordinator, Counseling and Student Personnel Services PhD Program (Gwinnett Campus)
Department of Counseling & Human Development Services
The University of Georgia
402 Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7142
404.849.8186 (cell)
706.542.4130 (fax)

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"A better day is coming. On a quiet day I can hear her breathing."
~ Arundhati Roy

"If you want to see the heroic, look at those who can love in return for hatred. If you want to see the brave, look for those who can forgive."
-The Bhagavad Gita