Counseling Center Assistant Director

Job description

Position Number 000163

Functional Title Counseling Center Assistant Director

Position Type Staff

Position Summary

Provide oversight of daily operations to achieve efficiency and effectiveness and ensure all operations are consistent with unit, division, and institutional goals; Ensuring adherence and compliance with legal, ethical, and professional standards in all areas of service delivery. Provide oversight of front desk administrative support staff, case management, outreach, training and group coordination. Assist with evaluating and assessing the center to optimize clinical services. Serve as the liaison to the university community in the absence of the Director of Counseling. Provide administrative and clinical supervision to manage student crises in the absence of the Director. Manage Case Conference and psychiatry services team meetings. Oversee scheduling and leave to ensure the provision of appropriate clinic coverage.

Collaborate with The Counseling Center Director in strategic planning and implementation of identified goals and initiatives; Assisting in the recruitment, hiring, training, and supervision of a multidisciplinary staff; Providing leadership and oversight for data reporting and analysis (e.g., utilization, accountability, outcome/impact); Providing direct service in clinical service of short term individual therapy, initial assessments, group therapy and workshops, clinical consultation and outreach programs, supervision and training of practicum/intern graduate students and crisis intervention; Serving as an administrator and liaison with key campus stakeholders in the absence of The Counseling Center Director; and Having familiarity with clinical scheduling/documentation systems and providing oversight related to the technology needs of the center. The successful candidate will possess an understanding of the following areas: Contemporary professional practices in the delivery of counseling and psychological services; Knowledge of ethical and legal issues related to college student mental health; Multicultural competency and familiarity with needs of diverse populations; Experience in crisis response, critical incident management, and clinical risk assessments; Effective communication and interpersonal skills; Interest and skills in data analysis; Experience applying and using technology to enhance delivery of programs and services; and Experience with multidisciplinary teams, practices and approaches.

Minimum Qualifications

• An earned doctorate in Counselor Education, Social Work or Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an accredited program, or any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved
• Valid licensure in current state with the ability to obtain licensure in North Carolina to allow independent practice within one year of hire; continued employment is contingent upon obtaining license.
• At least five years of experience as a licensed clinician; of which at least three should be post-doctoral experience.
• Demonstrated supervisory, administrative and program management experience.
• Demonstrate proficiency in and a commitment to multicultural competence and experience working with individuals from culturally diverse populations, as well as underrepresented and/or underserved populations.
• Demonstrated understanding and clinical application of the intersectionality of identity and mental health.
• Demonstrate proficiency with the DSM-5.
• Ability to work effectively with young adults.
• Strong interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in a college counseling setting.
• Expertise in crisis intervention, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of suicidality and serious psychopathology, brief therapy, campus outreach and training to a diverse population. Demonstrated proficiency in and a commitment to multicultural competence and experience working with individuals from culturally diverse populations, as well as under-represented and/or underserved populations.
• Demonstrated understanding and clinical application of the intersectionality of identity and mental health.
• Ability to work collaboratively with diverse disciplines and departments.
• Demonstrated supervisory experience for a minimum of three years in a clinical and/or counseling setting;
• Strong consultation skills with campus and/or key stakeholders;
• Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations.
• At least one year of full time or equivalent experience in a college counseling center.
• Experience/expertise in working with communities of color.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) contacts to provide Letters of Recommendation, in the References section of the electronic application. These contacts will be solicited by the UNCGjobsearch system via email, and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur once the applicant is sent to the short list.

Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:
Company Name
Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
Email Address
Contact Phone Number

Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

Recruitment Range Salary is commensurate with experience

Org #-Department Student Health Services - 44604

Job Open Date 01/03/2018

For Best Consideration Date 02/01/2018

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Type of Appointment Permanent

FLSA Exempt

Number of Months per Year 12

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. Are you licensed by the State of North Carolina to provide independent clinical mental health services within your area of competence? Continued employment is contingent upon acquiring a North Carolina license within 12 months of employment.

      (Open Ended Question)

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    EOE AA/M/F/D/V





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    Posted: 2/28/2018
    Application Due: 4/29/2018
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