Director of Counseling and Psychiatric Services

Columbia, SC
Mar 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Title Director of Counseling and Psychiatric Services

Internal Title Director of Counseling and Psychiatric Services


Band Unclassified

Requisition Number 011332

Minimum Salary Salary commensurate with qualifications.

Salary Range

Pay Basis 12 months

Department Counseling and Psychiatric Services

Campus USC Columbia

Expected Fill Date

Job Posting Date 01-24-2017

Reopen Date

Minimum Posting Period Ends 01-30-2017

Job Close Date

Type of Position

Job Type Full-Time

Job Category Professional/Administrative

If Research Grant/Time Limited, indicate the benefits provided

Job Description
The Director of Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) will provide senior leadership to ensure affordable, accessible and quality psychiatric and counseling services within a team environment serving a campus population of 34,000 students. The Director of (CAPS) is responsible for the leadership, strategic planning, overall administration, supervision, and coordination for planning, delivery and evaluation of mental health services for a multi-culturally diverse student body. The Director will provide oversight of a $2.3M budget, provide leadership to more than 32 mental health professionals, and ensure compliance with regulatory agencies, state laws, and professional accrediting agencies. In addition, the Director oversees personnel management, selection and evaluation, program planning and evaluation, budget planning and management of resources within Counseling and Psychiatry. CAPS is fully accredited through Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and American Psychological Association (APA) and is fully integrated through a collaborative care team model.
The Director serves as a key member of the Executive Council and the Behavioral Intervention Team. As the senior mental health officer, provides collaborative leadership, consultation, professional development seminars, and crisis/emergency management support for members of the campus community. The Director will work closely with other departments and facilitate partnerships and collaboration with other university departments, administrators, faculty, staff, and community agencies to ensure the provision of quality and appropriate mental health services that support student development, academic achievement, and student success.
In addition, CAPS provides training to graduate and post graduate students in several disciplines including Clinical Psychology, Counselor Education and Supervision, and Social Work. The Counseling Center is APA accredited for Doctoral Internships in Professional Psychology. All trainees are supervised by licensed professionals within the Counseling Center, according to the rules and regulations of their discipline. The psychiatry staff provides training to residents for child and adolescent psychiatry. Positions that report directly to this position are: Administrative Coordinator, Assistant Director for Clinical Services, Assistant Director for Training, Coordinator of Psychiatry, and 3 Coordinators of services (ie: groups, triage, behavioral intervention team).

Minimum Qualifications
Doctorate in Counseling Psychology, Educational Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Social Work or Counseling (Ph.D, PsyD etc-licensed or eligible in SC) or a Doctorate of Medicine and Board Certification in Psychiatry Specialty (MD-licensed or eligible in SC) or Terminal degree in public health, behavioral health, health care administration or equivalent (Ph.D, DHA, DrPH, Ed.D, DBH etc) with executive administrative experience overseeing a large counseling or health care/ambulatory facility.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will have a strong administrative (and/or clinical) background and understands the importance of an integrated care-team delivery system and is skilled working with technology. Individual with strong knowledge of principles and practices related to mental health. Experience with recruiting, training, motivating and managing performance. A strong business background is also preferred which includes strategic planning, budgeting, billing, coding, and insurance filling. Experience working with alternative delivery systems in health care (tele-counseling/psychiatry, e-therapy) is a plus. Individual with at least 5 or more years in a senior administrative role supervising a large group of diverse mental health professionals.

Documents which must be associated with this posting
Cover Letter
List of References

Special Instructions to Applicants

SOC Code 29-1129


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