DIRECTOR OF THE COUNSELING CENTER

Location
Easton, Pennsylvania
Posted
Sep 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Lafayette College seeks a talented and dynamic professional to fill the position of Director of the Counseling Center. The Director is charged with creating a comprehensive vision for supporting students that is enhanced by the College’s commitment to both recruit, enroll, and retain a diverse and inclusive community.

The Director of the Counseling Center is a 12-month position that oversees mental health services for students at the College. The ideal candidate will possess strong clinical, management, and administrative expertise and utilize evidence-based best practices. This position is supervised by the Dean of Equity and Inclusion and is situated within a comprehensive Campus Life Division that includes colleagues in Athletics, Public Safety, Recreation Services, Student Involvement, Residence Life, Health Services, Religious Life and Intercultural Development. We seek a strong communicator who will engage with campus partners including faculty, staff, and coaches to support the overall student experience. The ideal candidate will be dedicated to meeting students where they are on the learning continuum and development process and who brings a depth of clinical experience, appropriate training, and experience to serve as both a practitioner and a leader within the department.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Administrative Leadership

  • Oversees all operations of the Lafayette College Counseling Center, which provides mental health services to the student body.
  • Supervises a staff consisting of two licensed psychologists, one staff psychology resident, and one licensed clinical social worker.
  • Maintains electronic records system (Titanium) and tracks data.
  • Manages 24/7 crisis intervention services for mental health emergencies including coordination with ProtoCall Behavioral Health Services, after-hours interventions by staff, and serves on the Incident Action Team.
  • Produces an annual report and compiles departmental assessment records.
  • Maintains policy and procedures manual consistent with International Association of Counseling Services standards.
  • Maintains website and coordinates with the Department of Communications on updates and strategic communications.
  • Maintains departmental budget and human resources and seeks supplementary funds and staffing as necessary to meet the needs of the student body.
  • Stays current on state and federal laws, ethical guidelines, and recommended practices in college mental health services.
  • Serves on Campus Life Assessment Committee.

Clinical Counseling

  • Maintains a caseload of individual psychotherapy clients.
  • Conducts student support and therapy groups.
  • Provides clinical supervision of staff.
  • Consults with college faculty/staff/coaches, parents, and students on students of concern.
  • Provides outreach and training to students, faculty, staff, and parents on mental health topics.
  • Consults with colleagues during critical incidents and coordinates mental health response.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A doctoral degree in counseling/clinical psychology or related counseling field.
  • Licensed or license-eligible to practice in PA.
  • At least five years of clinical counseling experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of specific counseling support theories, concepts, and practices.
  • Demonstrated administrative experience including supervision and performance evaluations.
  • Exhibited dedication to diversity, inclusion, and equity.
  • Evidence of emergency/crisis management.
  • Experience in threat assessment and violence prevention.
  • Proven record of successful collaboration.
  • Excellent oral, written, and overall interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with a variety of constituencies.

 

 

HOW TO APPLY:  Send cover letter, resume, and the names of three references through the following website: http://apply.interfolio.com/45080