Director of Student Counseling Service

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Job Description Summary: Job ID: 5110 - FT - Unclassified (salaried)


The Director of the Student Counseling Service provides (1) administrative leadership and supervision of the staff and programs of the Student Counseling Service (SCS); (2) direct individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, consultation with faculty and staff, psycho-educational programming, and training; and (3) liaison with University offices and staff regarding campus mental health issues, programming, and interventions.












Duties/Physical Demands: Essential Functions


• Provide strategic leadership for SCS, including directing the clinical and administrative operations of the Center; supervise, evaluate, and professionally develop the staff of SCS; oversee training and supervision of clinical services to SCS interns and trainees


• Provide psychological services, including psychological assessment, individual and group counseling and psychotherapy, and crisis intervention including after hours on-call to Miami University students; manage the provision of psycho-educational programming to various groups within and beyond the university community


• As a representative of the division, productively partner with (i) external stakeholders, especially local mental health providers; (ii) faculty, staff and students across the University; and (iii) Student Affairs colleagues, especially the Student Health Service, the Office of Student Wellness, and the Healthy Miami Collaborative, to advance the strategic objectives of the university, the division, and SCS. Serve as a member of the University Care Team, Behavioral Intervention Team, and other committees, as needed.


• Ensure proper management and confidentiality of SCS records; ensure compliance with federal and state laws regarding mental health services, as well as Miami University policies


• Lead assessment efforts in SCS, including utilization and productivity analyses, needs assessment, assessing effectiveness of services, etc. in order to improve practices and services


• Assist with the university’s crisis and emergency response efforts, including follow up


• Develop and manage relevant budgets; strategically seek, advocate for, and/or reallocate resources across areas of responsibility consistent with divisional priorities


• Other duties as assigned, and not limited to responding to emails, calls, and other unexpected and unassigned needs.






Minimum Qualifications: Required qualifications


• Doctoral or professional degree in counseling, psychology, or related field required. Current Ohio license, or license eligible, in field of training, e.g. Psychology, Social Work/Counseling, etc., also required.


• At least 5 years working in a clinical setting with college students


• At least 2 years of supervisory experience, either of trainees/interns or professional staff


• Experience with crisis management and emergency response.


• Excellent communication, strategic planning, assessment, and budgeting skills. Strong interpersonal skills, and a commitment to collaboration with a variety of partners on and off campus.


• Demonstrated competency in multi-culturally competent therapies and commitment to diverse student populations and best practices to support and serve the breadth of students at Miami University.


• A demonstrated passion for students focusing on their well-being, development and learning, and a personal track record of continuous learning to stay current on new ideas and technologies relevant to the position.


• A desire to work in a complex environment that values both data-driven decision making and innovation.




OEEO Statement: The University is committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and eliminating discrimination and harassment. Miami University does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices.  Requests for reasonable accommodations/or disabilities related to employment should be directed to [email protected] or 513-529-3560.  Miami University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report with information on campus crime, fires, and safety may be found at: Hard copy available upon request. A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke and tobacco free campuses.





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Posted: 12/13/2017
Application Due: 2/11/2018
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