Director Of Counseling Job Description Sample
Director Of Student Counseling Center
Review of applications will begin on April 6
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The University of Washington Tacoma is a growing, urban-serving university that is deeply invested in its local communities. As one of three campuses of a world-class university, UW Tacoma is dedicated to interdisciplinary and innovative teaching and scholarship and to engaging the community in mutually beneficial partnerships. UW Tacoma's commitment to access and diversity is central to an environment where students, staff, faculty and South Sound residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. More information about UW Tacoma and its strategic plan can be found here: https://www.tacoma.uw.edu/strategic-planning.
UW TACOMA'S division of Student and Enrollment Services has an outstanding opportunity for a DIRECTOR of the STUDENT COUNSELING CENTER. UW Tacoma's Counseling Center provides high quality mental health services, consultation and outreach programming for UW Tacoma students. The Director leads a team of clinicians and administrative staff in developing and implementing a unit plan that meets the needs of UW Tacoma's diverse student population and that uses outcome data to demonstrate outcomes and guide future planning. The position has responsibility for daily operations of the Counseling Center, including financial management and ensuring that programs and services comply with applicable statutes, regulations, accreditation requirements, and professional standards. This position serves on the Student and Enrollment Services leadership team, is the lead campus consultant on student mental health and serves on UW Tacoma and UW tri-campus committees and task forces.
Leadership, Administration, and Management
Serve as a member of the Student and Enrollment Services (SAES) Leadership Team.
Facilitate long-range and annual planning that aligns resources of the center with UW Tacoma's strategic goals and the needs of UW Tacoma's diverse student population.
Responsible for day-to-day operations of the Counseling Center including administrative functions, clinical services, educational outreach and consultation.
Supervise interdisciplinary staff composed of primarily psychologists, as well as LICSW and/or LMHC staff.
Actively manage the center's budget by ensuring compliance with SAES and UW policies, monitoring spending and planning for future needs.
Report on the center's services (e.g. utilization, operational efficiencies, compliance, presenting issues, effectiveness) and utilize data to guide planning, budgeting and decision-making.
Assist with creation of, and monitor compliance with, policies and procedures for the provision of clinical services. Ensure staffing and procedures comply with university, state and federal regulations and with professional ethical standards.
Clinical Duties and Leadership
Assist in defining and monitoring expectations for clinical service loads for clinical staff members and oversee emergency coverage schedule.
Consult with center staff and serve as a primary decision maker in situations in which the safety of a student is at risk and legal and ethical requirements of confidentiality must be balanced with concerns for safety.
Provide initial/intake assessments, crisis intervention, and individual, group, and couple counseling for enrolled University of Washington Tacoma students.
Provide clinical supervision to psychology trainees.
Oversee UW Tacoma's engagement with the Center for Collegiate Mental Health (CCMH), including the collection, transmission, and use of data related to the Standardized Data Set (SDS) and the Counseling Center Assessment of Psychological Symptoms (CCAPS).
Outreach and Education
Provide consultation and training to University staff and faculty regarding student mental health. Serve on the campus CARE Team representing the Counseling Center and participate in campus threat assessment consultations.
Collaborate to establish goals and strategies to improving students' mental health and inclination to utilize counseling services.
Cultivate community referral partnerships to support students in need of mental health services not offered through the Counseling Center.
Serve on UW Tacoma, tri-campus and state committees related to the work of the Counseling Center.
Other duties as assigned
Doctoral Degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA-accredited program.
Licensed as a psychologist in Washington State or License-eligible in the state of WA
Minimum 5 years of professional clinical experience to include at least 3 years of experience in college or university counseling centers that offer clinical training programs.
Experience supervising professional staff and trainees.
Experience with, and strong commitment to, serving an ethnically, culturally and socio-economically diverse population. Must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty and staff of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Must be able to establish and maintain effective, collaborative working relationships.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Minimum 3 years of administrative experience in a university counseling center or other clinical agency.
Strong research and database management skills
Experience with Titanium software.
Experience working as part of an APA-accredited internship program.
Active engagement in professional associations related to the work of Student Counseling.
Condition of Employment:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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Director Of Substance Abuse Counseling
Director of Substance Abuse Counseling (CV1244-136) - Addiction Treatment Division
Salary - $45,000.00/Yr to $50,000.00/Yr, together with benefits package.
The successful candidate for the Director of Substance Abuse Counseling shall report to the Program Director. The responsibilities are treatment in function, with the coordination of: providing direct supervision to (substance abuse counselor) and ensuring clients receive appropriate services based on assessed need, and supports the overall treatment component of the program, ensures the provision of treatment program.
Must possess valid driver`s license and be able to meet VOA driver standards.
Attend court hearings and/or parole hearings as subpoenaed or assigned.
Basic computer experience required.
Must obtain training in at least one core curriculum within 180 days of hire and certification in that core curriculum with 12 months of training.
a) A NJ licensed psychologist with at lease five years of experience in addiction services, who possesses a certification of proficiency in the Treatment of Alcohol and other Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders from the American Psychological Association, College of Professional Psychology, or is a Certified Clinical Supervisor by the Addictions Professionals Certification Board of NJ; OR
b) A NJ licensed clinical social worker with at least five years of experience in addiction services, who is a certified clinical supervisor by the Addictions Professionals Certification Board of NJ; OR
c) A NJ licensed professional counselor, or licensed marriage and family therapy with at least five years of experience in addiction services, who is a certified clinical supervisor by the Addictions Professionals Certification Board of NJ; OR
d) A NJ LCADC with at least five years of experience in addiction services, who in addition holds a Master's degree recognized by the NJ Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners, Alcohol and Drug Counselor Committee, Division of Community Affairs, New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety; OR
e) A NJ licensed physician, who is certified by the American Society of Addition Medicine or a Board certified psychiatrist; OR
f) A NJ licensed advanced practice nurse with at least five years of experience in addiction services, who is a clinical supervisor certified by the Addictions Professionals Certification Board of NJ; OR
g) Have a doctoral degree in human services, mental health or social work.
The successful candidate must also possess at least two (2) years in a supervisory capacity in a addiction services. In addition, they are required to have practical skills in communication, counseling processes and resource development. Additional job-related skills include: working with addictive personalities; a basic understanding of human behavior; and utilizing group dynamics to address special needs populations. Effective written and verbal communication skills and an ability to interact appropriately with clientele is important. A thorough working knowledge of social learning theory, cognitive-behavioral intervention and approaches, assessment and evaluation, willingness to work flexible hours, which may include weekends and evenings, and demonstrated competencies in training, group interaction, and mentoring is required.
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Director Of University Counseling Center (Part-Time)
Warner Pacific University’s Commitment to Diversity: Warner Pacific University is committed to hiring staff and faculty with an intentionality that demonstrates the importance of having an employee community that reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of the students we serve. Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Summary Description: The Director is a part-time (25 hours per week/10 months), benefit eligible position reporting to the Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students. This role provides counseling support for the University that is consistent with the development philosophy of the division of Student Life and institution.
- Assess needs of students coming to the counseling center, moving them into appropriate pathways of support: counseling services on campus, appropriate referrals for students needing more specialized mental health services off campus, career, academic, or spiritual support.
- Provide direct services to students including counseling, evaluation, outreach, and consultation.
- Conduct weekly individual and group supervision/training to therapists in compliance with their educational and licensure requirements.
- Conduct crisis intervention services, consultation with relevant faculty and staff members, and appropriate follow-up support to at-risk students. Participate on the Critical Incident Response Team and the Student Care Team.
- Provide focused clinical training and mentoring to therapists, faculty, and staff members focused on promoting the health and wellness of university students.
- Lead the annual recruiting, interviewing, and selection of trainees.
- Provide or support periodic training for faculty and staff on topics related to the Counseling Center and mental health.
- Serve on Student Life committees as appropriate, including the Student Care Team and Behavioral Intervention Team.
- Provide consistent and effective communication to students, faculty, and staff concerning your area’s programs and services.
- Practice regular collaboration with faculty, staff, and students across program areas on both the Mt. Tabor and Centre 205 campuses.
- Be present in the office based on agreed-upon schedules unless arrangements are made with the employee’s direct supervisor.
- Contribute to the support and implementation of the University Strategic Plan.Participate in Warner Pacific University professional development opportunities.
- Adhere to University policies and procedures.
- Demonstrate commitment to a Christian liberal arts education by upholding the mission of the University and abiding by the Employment Standards and Lifestyle Agreement.
- Exhibit commitment to inclusiveness and sensitivity in areas of national origin, ethnicity, culture, gender, and disabilities.Perform other duties as assigned.
- Completion of a Master’s or Doctoral degree program in Counseling or Clinical Psychology
- Licensed in the State of Oregon to provide direct services to a student population
- Solid clinical competence in the evaluation and treatment of common issues facing university students, including depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, and crisis intervention
- Experience and effectiveness as a clinical supervisor of mental health professionals. Demonstrated ability to give constructive feedback and promote professional development of clinical staff
- Expertise in short-term therapy and knowledge of campus-based mental health systems
- Proficiency and commitment to diversity and inclusion, with a clear ability to be an effective partner with diverse students, faculty, staff, and administrators
- Excellent self-motivation, written communication skills, with the ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff
- Excellent oral communication skills and ability to conduct effective presentations for students and focused clinical training to therapists
- Proficient in computer programs including Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel, and the Internet.
- Ability to efficiently and effectively solve problems and initiate and implement projects independently.
- Experience with documentation, FERPA, Title IX and ability to be trusted with and promote client/student confidentiality
- Licensed Psychologist or Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon
- Experience working in higher education
- Demonstrated ability to work with diverse individuals including students from first generational, diverse, and urban environments.
The position is located in a typical office environment. Professional/business casual attire is required.
Employment and Lifestyle Standards:
Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered urban liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. The University was founded in 1937 by the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) and maintains a covenant relationship with that body. Central to Warner Pacific’s identity as a Christ-centered higher education institution is the policy of hiring persons whose personal and professional lives reflect:
1. A belief in the deity of and commitment to Jesus Christ and the Christian faith, as interpreted through the historic witness of Scripture and the continuing ministry of the Holy Spirit.
2. The practice of following Christ through day-to-day personal lifestyle choices.
3. A vitality of Christian experience maturing in insight and application and appreciative of differing viewpoints.
4. A commitment to life-long learning and service through personal and professional development.
5. For teaching faculty, the expression of artful teaching, based on mastery of relevant subject matter and in an environment of purposeful and rigorous inquiry amongst a community of scholars who support one another.
6. A capability, by temperament, preparation, and will, to support students as they confront the intellectual, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of their lives.
7. A sensitivity to and support for the mission, core themes, vision, values, ethos and traditions of the Warner Pacific University community.
8. A commitment to teaching and serving in harmony with the doctrines of the Bible as understood and generally held by the Church of God Reformation Movement.
Mission-based hiring is of critical importance to Warner Pacific University. From its inception, the Church of God has resisted condensing the Scriptures into a formal creed, instead emphasizing salvation as the entrance into the body of Christ; unity in diversity; and a call to holy living as God’s people representing Christ in the world. Warner Pacific, rather than requiring subscription to an institutional doctrinal statement, asks each employee to affirm a personal faith in Jesus Christ by providing a statement articulating the ways in which faith informs the employee’s understanding of his or her vocation at Warner Pacific. Employees are expected to demonstrate and articulate a vital Christian faith and to live in a manner consistent with a Christ-centered lifestyle as informed by the Scriptures of the New Testament.
Further, to ensure orderly operations and provide the best possible work environment, all Warner Pacific University employees are expected to maintain the highest levels of ethics, professionalism, integrity, and judgment. Employees must obey all laws governing the workplace and the business of the University, as well as treat others (students, suppliers, and co-workers) with honesty, respect, and personal dignity in all interactions. Conduct that is malicious, abusive, threatening, dishonest or unlawful is not acceptable. Employees who feel they are being subjected to conduct of this kind should bring the concern to Human Resources. The University environment is expected to be free from discrimination and harassment (including bullying). When an individual’s behavior has direct implications for others and/or the well-being of the University community, there may be cause for institutional involvement, regardless of where the situation occurs.
Warner Pacific University desires to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff, faculty, students, visitors and guests. Therefore, smoking is not permitted on University property, in its vehicles, or at any University sponsored event. The use of illegal drugs or non-prescribed controlled substances is strictly prohibited. Use of alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, electronic cigarettes or marijuana is strictly prohibited on Warner Pacific University campuses.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
Warner Pacific provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status and any other status protected by laws and regulations to which Warner Pacific is subject. All employment decisions, including hiring, promotions, compensation, benefits, transfers, and terminations are made in a manner that does not discriminate against individuals in the categories discussed above. Because Warner Pacific is a Christian liberal arts University, the University exercises its legal right to hire Christian employees to fulfill its mission and purpose.
Commitment to Diversity:
Warner Pacific University is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and a multicultural learning environment. Inquiries are encouraged from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our University. Warner Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks a diverse workforce of committed Christians from all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.
Warner Pacific University offers a full range of traditional benefits for qualifying employees, including medical/dental insurance, disability, life insurance, paid vacation and sick time, mission leave, tuition remission, and retirement savings.
In order to be considered an applicant for this position, please complete our online employment application at www.warnerpacific.edu/jobs. Click “Apply Now” to complete the online application, and submit the following:
- Cover letter with names/contact information for three professional references.
Director Of Counseling Services
Rank: Administrator VII
Search #: S17-041
Job Posted: April 30, 2018
Southern Connecticut State University seeks a dynamic, strategic and creative psychologist to foster strong alliances on campus and inspire the provision of excellent services to students while providing effective clinical and administrative leadership and supervision to a committed and experienced staff. Southern Connecticut State University is an intentionally diverse and student-centered university, committed to academic excellence, access, social justice, and engagement. Founded in 1893 as New Haven Normal School, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive public university providing exemplary undergraduate and graduate education to over 10,000 students. It is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. The University is located in New Haven, a culturally vibrate environment with easy access to New York City and Boston.
The new director will have the opportunity to create a vision and identify and implement strategies for strengthening the provision of mental health services and outreach programs. The director will lead efforts to optimize the utilization of Counseling Services throughout the SCSU student community and anticipate the needs of current and future students. The successful candidate will be familiar with the changing demographics and counseling needs of all students; understand mental health barriers that impede students' success and progress to graduation; possess expert knowledge of current trends and best practices in college counseling services; and demonstrate success in developing and evaluating new programs and initiatives.
Doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology or a related field.
Connecticut Licensure or eligibility for Connecticut Licensure.
Seven years of experience in counseling, including formulation and implementation of counseling services policy and staff supervision.
Demonstrated clinical skills compatible with a brief treatment model and experience in assessment, individual and group counseling, and crisis intervention.
Demonstrated commitment to creating a just and inclusive community, intercultural competency, and enthusiasm for working in an institution committed to social justice.
Experience working with diverse populations and at-risk individuals.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple initiatives, programs, and responsibilities while ensuring clinical excellence in the provision of direct services.
Demonstrated innovative leadership practices and exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communication.
Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of constituencies.
Ability to use sound judgment and discretion in handling sensitive mental health issues with confidentiality and discretion.
Manages the day-to-day, clinical, operational, fiscal, and administrative operations of Counseling Services.
Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates the Counseling Center staff and provides leadership in developing programs designed to meet student needs.
Consults with colleagues during critical incidents and coordinates the center's emergency and crisis response procedures (to include serving on the University's Emergency Management Team). Participates in all threat assessment activities and serve as member of the University's student support team.
Provides community intervention programming and training for various groups, organizations, and departments within the University and engages in university level mental health prevention, intervention, and postvention efforts.
Develops and delivers in-service training programs and workshops to student peer leaders including resident assistants, peer mentors, orientation leaders, etc.
Provides direct clinical services including individual, couple, and/or group psychotherapy, initial evaluation and ongoing assessment, triage screening, and referral as appropriate.
Facilitates student referrals to community providers for counseling and testing as needed; facilitates hospital psychiatric admissions of high risk students; and, facilitates students' return to campus following mental health hospitalization. Supervises all aspects of the contract(s) with private providers of psychological services for students.
Works in a collaborative role with staff of the Division of Student Affairs providing for the needs of special student groups (e.g., students with disabilities, students of color, women, nontraditional students, underprepared students, LGBT students).
Establishes channels of communication with students, faculty and administration, informing them about Counseling Services, educating them regarding the referral process, and obtaining feedback regarding student needs.
The University has partnered with Keeling & Associates, LLC, in this search process. Application materials should include a resume/curriculum vitae and a letter of interest, preferably in PDF format, and must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line of the email should read "SCSU – Director of Counseling." A confidential review of applications will begin on May 23, 2018 and will continue until the appointment is made.
Confidential inquiries and nominations should be addressed to Dr. Jan Walbert, Vice President and Senior Consultant for Executive Search, Keeling & Associates at jwalbert@KeelingAssociates.com.
Southern Connecticut State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Director Of Leominster Counseling Center
Come join a friendly and diverse clinical team that provides quality care! Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a full-time (37.5 hrs/wk) Director of the Leominster Counseling Center.
The Leominster Adult Outpatient Center provides strength-based individual and group therapy to adults, and couples age 18 and over. We offer integrated, whole person care with primary care, a wellness program, and behavioral health. The Leominster Counseling Center also offers specialized substance use disorder treatment. Our office based opioid treatment offers buprenorphine and vivitrol treatment and we have a Second Offender Alcohol Education program.
The Director is responsible for management of the integrated clinic consistent with regulations, contractual expectations, and best clinical practices, and is the on-site Clinic Administrator and Professional Services Director for this clinic.
Benefits:Compensation based on education and related work experience, licensure and other qualifications
Health and Dental insurance (active upon starting)Generous paid sick, personal, holiday, and vacation timeCEU benefits
Life and Disability insurance401k with agency contribution
Wellness activity discounts
Work related travel reimbursement
Weekly clinical supervision to meet clinical licensing requirements
Maintain standards of service consistent with Department of Public Health Health Care Quality Administration and Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Addiction Services licensing regulations, contractual obligations, payer requirements, and Council on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities standards
Work closely with a multidisciplinary staff to provide integrated primary and behavioral health services to adults with acute and chronic behavioral health conditions
Work closely with administrative staff to provide excellent customer service
Provide direct supervision to staff and interns
Liaison to the Department of Mental Health area office, area hospitals, and Community Healthlink programs
Participate on the CHL Management Team
Participate on the Adult Outpatient Management Team
Provide leadership to the management staff of the clinic
Be a leader in diversity and inclusion, primary and behavioral healthcare integration, and continuous quality improvement
Lead and facilitate staff meetings
Manage staff training
Work collaboratively with leadership and staff of Community Healthlink programs and services and with state and other provider agencies
Must have a Masters degree in psychology, social work or counseling
Independent licensure in Massachusetts in a behavioral health discipline (Lic Psych, LICSW, LMHC, LMFT)
Three years of management experience in outpatient behavioral health
Knowledge of applicable licensing regulations, accreditation standards, provider specifications for outpatient services, and best practices
Demonstrated ability to lead, work with, supervise, and coach a diverse staff
Clinical expertise with an ability to collaborate effectively and work with other professionals and organizations
Current valid US-issued drivers license and ability to provide a registered, inspected and insured automobile for work related purposes including travel betweenwork sites
Must be able to pass a CORI background check
Community Healthlink is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual preference, political affiliation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.If applicable, Community Healthlink shall also abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability. These regulations require affirmative action by Community Healthlink to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Global OGC Assurance Counseling Director
The Office of the Global General Counsel (Global OGC) serves the Network Leadership and the Global Network of Firms (the Network), providing dedicated legal support in the following areas: Litigation and Regulatory Matters, Counselling, Corporate/Commercial matters, Technology, IP and Data Protection. Position/Program Requirements Minimum Year(s) of Experience: 8
Minimum Degree Required: Juris Doctorate
Demonstrates thought leader-level knowledge with, and/or a proven record of success directing efforts in the following areas:
International matters and dealing with colleagues in foreign jurisdictions;
Professional malpractice defense; and,
Regulatory enforcement defense.
Demonstrates thought leader-level abilities with, and/or a proven record of success directing efforts in the following areas:
Providing legal advice as a specialist in US litigation and/or regulatory enforcement;
Handling highly complex legal issues involving significant risk and requiring the application of seasoned judgment;
Identifying and analyzing complex legal/regulatory/business issues and providing appropriate legal advice regarding applicable legal and professional standards, often on a time-sensitive basis;
Managing outside counsel to obtain optimal outcome and contain costs;
Negotiating with respect to legal issues;
Identifying when support is needed from other experienced professionals within the organization or from outside counsel;
Managing multiple cases/matters/projects and/or teams of internal and/or external resources;
Building consensus, even for difficult or unpopular courses of action, necessitated by legal or regulatory requirements;
Assessing how to use technology and other processes to most effectively provide support;
Advising and interacting at the senior leadership level;
Managing varied and significant segments of a business or business function; and,
Leveraging proficiency of the Spanish language. Line of Service IFS Industry Not Applicable IFS State & City NY-New York Travel Requirements 21-40% Position Type Full Time Auto req ID 107052BR Categories Legal
Director Of Counseling & Psychological Services (Mpp II)
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Director of Counseling & Psychological Services (MPP II)
April 11, 2018
Open until filled
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Director of Counseling and Psychological Services
Exciting Counseling Center Leadership Opportunity
Cal Poly Pomona is pleased to invite applications and nominations for the position of Director of Counseling and Psychological Services. The Director will provide leadership and direction for a dedicated staff of mental health practitioners as they support students through direct service, outreach, consultation, and crisis intervention. In addition to providing guidance and consultation to the staff, the Director will be expected to develop strong, collaborative working relationships across campus to facilitate efforts to support student wellbeing and success. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional to provide innovative solutions to meeting the needs of an increasingly diverse student population in a dynamic environment.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), which includes Survivor Advocacy Services, is one component of the Campus Health and Wellbeing Cluster with the Division of Student Affairs. This new cluster stresses the University's commitment to preventative and holistic approaches to wellbeing in support of students and the institution's mission and strategic plan. In addition to CAPS, this cluster includes Student Health and Wellness and the Disability Resource Center. The Director reports to the Associate Vice President for Campus Health and Wellbeing (AVP) and serves on the Poly Cares Team (Behavioral Intervention Team). The Director interacts regularly with staff, faculty, students, and other members of the campus community in order to consult and educate on topics related to student mental health and emotional wellbeing.
The Director is responsible for the overall administration and strategic direction of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), including Survivor Advocacy Services. Primary duties of the Director include: the assessment of student counseling needs; the development and facilitation of the unit's services and programs; and personnel management and fiscal planning. The Director is involved in the development of campus-wide policies and procedures regarding the health and wellbeing needs of students, and provides outreach, consultation, crisis intervention, survivor advocacy services, and training.
The responsibilities of the Director include, but are not limited to:
Supervising professional counselors, administrative assistants, and non-licensed counselors;
Interacting closely with every level of departmental personnel and collaborating with virtually every constituency on campus on a regular basis;
Addressing confidential and sensitive matters emanating from within and outside of Counseling and Psychological Services;
Responding to questions and situations, especially crises, with judgment, confidentiality, tact, discretion, knowledge, and diplomacy;
Organizing and/or providing training sessions and professional development opportunities to promote collegiality, optimum and ethical performance, and teamwork;
Ensuring that legal and ethical standards are upheld in the department;
Overseeing the process of clinical data collection in a manner that protects client rights and the quality of mental health care; researching and writing reports related to departmental programs and services;
Ensuring the development, maintenance, and revision of the department's policy and procedure manual;
As needed, providing counseling services including crisis coverage and emergency intervention, treatment planning, and case management; facilitating on-campus and external resources when appropriate;
Providing training, outreach services, consultation and/or psycho-educational programs to constituencies on campus, and serving as a resource to offices in an effort to enhance student life, community living, and student retention;
Meeting with and updating the Associate Vice President and responding to other administrative requests that serve to assist the campus community; and
Performing other responsibilities and duties in order to meet the expectations of the position and the department.
Master's degree in a clinical mental health discipline from an accredited program; doctorate in a clinical mental health discipline preferred.
Licensed, or eligible for licensure, as a mental health care provider by the State of California. If not currently licensed in California, must obtain license within one year of appointment.
At least three years of relevant and successful experience in a comparably complex and sized university counseling center and/or mental health organization, including experience supervising and evaluating employees, resolving conflicts, and encouraging a diverse staff to work well together.
At least three years of experience supervising, training, and evaluating graduate-level interns and trainees.
Knowledge of and expertise with mental health models, accreditation standards, and policies and procedures related to the field of psychology.
Background in developing and facilitating programs, outreach services, consultation and/or mediation interventions.
Demonstrated experience and working knowledge of legal and ethical guidelines in the disciplines included in CAPS (Psychology, Social Work, Marriage and Family, etc.).
Expertise and/or experience in crisis intervention and working with a broad range of presenting problems and constituencies.
Experience working with data collection, needs assessment, mental health surveys, and outcome measures to assess service effectiveness and to promote quality improvement.
Demonstrated ability to counsel individuals utilizing professional therapy orientation, techniques, and strategies, while meeting the needs of a multicultural, multi-gendered, and multi-aged clientele.
Demonstrated ability to respond to situations with knowledge and understanding of diversity issues and cultural factors.
Excellent communication skills, including demonstrated ability to make effective oral presentations, facilitate an open exchange of ideas, and write clear and concise notes documents, and reports.
Superior interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with and respond to multiple constituencies and make meaningful connections at all levels of an organization.
Demonstrated ability to make independent decisions, exercise sound judgment, and to multitask and set priorities.
Demonstrated experience with the developmental needs of university/college students.
Knowledge and experience with integrated health and wellbeing models.
Knowledge of Electronic Medical Record systems.
Knowledge of or ability to understand the role and functioning of a counseling center in a higher education setting.
Previous experience working in a college or university counseling center, Student Affairs, and/or in higher education.
Background or experience working with Behavioral Intervention or Crisis Management Teams.
Research background and/or experience related to mental health services; experience with data collection/analysis and related report writing.
Experience in training and outreach series in a university or similar setting.
About Cal Poly Pomona
Ranked one of the best public universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Cal Poly Pomona is known for its polytechnic identity and learn-by-doing approach to education. The university recognizes that students who solve classroom problems today have an advantage as employees solving real-world problems tomorrow. Faculty in all disciplines apply theory to practice, providing students numerous opportunities to use their knowledge in hands-on projects, research collaborations, and valuable internship and service-learning programs.
Cal Poly Pomona, which is located on 1,438 acres in Los Angeles County, offers a valuable blend of affordability, access and academic excellence, which helps low-income students reach personal, career and financial success. The University's 25,000 ethnically diverse students are enrolled in 52 baccalaureate and 26 master's degree programs with approximately 1,200 faculty. It is consistently ranked as one of the best college investments in the country. To learn more about Cal Poly Pomona, please visit: https://www.cpp.edu.
Application Procedure and Timeline
The University has partnered with Keeling & Associates, LLC, in this search process. Application materials should include a resume/curriculum vitae and a letter of interest, preferably in PDF format, and must be sent to email@example.com. The subject line of the email should read "Cal Poly Pomona – Director of Counseling." A confidential review of applications will begin on May 3, 2018 and will continue until the appointment is made.
Confidential inquiries and nominations should be addressed to Dr. Jan Walbert, Vice President and Senior Consultant for Executive Search, Keeling & Associates at jwalbert@KeelingAssociates.com.
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. Cal Poly Pomona subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status. The University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. As required by the Clery Disclosure Act, the university's annual security report is available at http://www.cpp.edu/~police/annual-security-report.shtml. The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Director Of Advisement Center – Academic Counseling
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:
The Director of Academic Advisement is responsible for the supervision and management of the Academic Advisement Center. S/he develops and directs all advisement procedures and functions in coordination with other members of the college administration, academic departments and chairs, student support services and other related organizational areas. Under the supervision of the Vice President for Enrollment Management, the incumbent is responsible for the supervision of Advisement staff. Performs related duties as assigned.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
Coordinates and directs the activities of the Academic Advisement Center;
Designs, directs, and implements an outcomes-based advising model; creates corollary advising resources and advising protocols;
Creates a vision and implements a proactive, case management approach to student advisement;
Collaborates with other enrollment and student service areas and Academics to ensure a seamless advisement and registration process for new and continuing students;
Coordinates advisement at START Orientation and works collaboratively with the START staff on planning the events;
Coordinates the use of academic advising resources and tools by liaising with academic departments, Registrar, and Student Affairs to ensure training is provided on all components of the advisement support services such as college readiness assessments, educational plans, and student tracking systems;
Collaborates with executive staff on the development and rollout of the college's early alert software;
Creates a department assessment plan and shares relevant performance indicators with executive staff and the campus community;
Supervises, trains, schedules and evaluates Advisement Center professional and support staff;
Develops and oversees the Academic Advisement Center budget;
Recruits and supervises faculty from academic departments advising as additional duties during peak advisement periods;
Advises students regarding degree planning, degree audit, and academic road maps
Sponsors professional development activities in support of advisement and retention;
Remains current with the advisement-related functions available to support students and the advisement process in the college's ERP, student planning, and early alert software;
Collaborates with the Registrar and Academic Deans on matters related to the Degree Audit System including faculty training when appropriate;
Works with Advisement Center staff to create workshops for students on various academic topics;
Serves on Academic Senate Committees as requested;
Under the direction of the VPEM, contributes to the college's ERP transition efforts (new ERP is Workday, leaving Ellucian Colleague).
Reporting to this position in the future will be a team of student advisement staff. As the advising center is developed, the director will also work directly with faculty advisors in a consultative manner.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Over two (2) years of experience advising students in a college setting is preferred, two (2) years of management and leadership experience also preferred. Strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively work with students, faculty, program chairs, deans, and other college staff. Demonstrated ability to plan and execute strategies relating to student services. Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, as well as knowledge of or ability to quickly learn the College's systems, Colleague, Workday, Degree Works, and Starfish. Keen attention to detail and organization skills.
Bachelor's degree in counseling/higher education or a related specialty. Master's Degree is preferred. A minimum of five (5) years of demonstrated leadership and increased responsibility in the coordination and delivery of academic or student services. Knowledge of a community college's population, goals, operations and procedures required.
Official transcripts will be required for successful candidates within 30 days of hire.
Our mission to offer quality education includes exposing our students to a diverse range of cultures, experiences and expertise. At SUNY Erie Community College, we value diversity and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.
Director Counseling And Psychological Services
Oversees departmental operations of Counseling and Psychological Services, as well as the development and implementation of policies and procedures related to the department.
Directs the administration of clinical services including crisis implementing student affairs programs and services for Counseling and Psychological Services.
Provides strategic leadership in planning, developing and implementing student affairs programs and services for Counseling and Psychological Services.
Recruits, selects, and retains talented professionals to be part of Counseling and Psychological Services. Inspires, motivates, and develops employees.
Develops programs and services designed to enhance students' academic success, social development, and overall collegiate experience especially as it relates to their mental health.
Partners with departments and works closely with faculty, staff and students to achieve goal of improving student support and student mental health.
Designs effective strategies to accomplish divisional goals and objectives.
Oversees the departmental resources and budget(s) to achieve optimal results.
Ensures compliance with the Division and University policies as well as compliance with applicable Florida statutes and professional guidelines.
Interacts with various internal and external groups and organizations regarding student affairs matters, and represents the department(s)/division at local, regional and national events or conferences.
Prepares reports, analyzes data and presents materials to various members of the university community in verbal and written format related to students' mental health.
Maintains a high level of contact with students, faculty, and staff concerning major policy decisions and the resolution of concerns and problems. Contacts the FIU community regarding programs and services offered.
Represents Counseling and Psychological Services on university wide teams including Behavioral Intervention Team and Title IX. Serves on other committees as needed.
Performs other related duties as assigned or as directed. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
Oversees quality assurance, accreditation of services (SACS and IACS) and graduate training programs (APA and APPIC).
Assistant Director - Counseling Center
The Assistant Director of the Counseling Center has administrative responsibilities for providing oversight to the counseling center’s community engagement efforts including outreach, consultation, and professional continuing education program management. In addition, the assistant director is responsible for coordinating program assessment and evaluation efforts, project management and staff supervision.
This position assists with the general administration of the counseling center and related services and programs and provides leadership in identifying, developing and responding to consultation opportunities with community constituents including faculty, administrators, staff, students and other campus stakeholders. The assistant director assists with developing and providing training to the campus community on areas related to the impact of social, emotional and psychological concerns on academic performance. The assistant director also provides individual, group and relationship counseling, case supervision, outreach, consultation, crisis intervention, referral and other duties, as assigned.
In addition, the assistant director participates in the after-hour / on-call rotation, as needed and develops and maintains strong relationships with Center and campus colleagues in order to provide services that meet the assessed needs of students and of the campus. This position reports to the center’s director and works with the associate director and other staff members to offer comprehensive services for students and appropriate consultation for the campus community.
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