Assistant Director - Counseling Services
Department: Center for Health Disparities
Position Summary: Summary/Objective The Assistant Director of Counseling Services supports the Director in providing administrative and clinical oversight for Counseling Services. The Assistant Director of Counseling Services 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. In addition, this position assists with providing leadership for areas such as outreach, programming, and case management; providing supervision for clinical staff and/or interns as needed; providing risk assessments and crisis intervention; and providing consultation to campus constituents including faculty, administrators, staff, students and other campus stakeholders. Essential Responsibilities and Duties: a¢ Provides direct care of students seeking mental health services including triage/walk-in services, assessment, time-limited individual counseling and group counseling; a¢ Provides crisis intervention services for students experiencing mental health and/or alcohol/drug emergencies and makes referrals to community resources as needed; a¢ Collaborates with other campus departments for purposes of crisis situation stabilization; a¢ Serves as a resource and consultant to the campus community, parents and others as appropriate on issues relating to student mental health issues affecting all students; a¢ Completes and maintains all clinical counseling records (intake forms, client rights, release of information, case notes, and clinical notes) per State of Illinois protocols, FERPA guidelines and professional counseling standards. a¢ Annually reviews current counseling policies/procedures and revise if necessary per State and/or Federal laws and assessment of counseling services; a¢ Maintains and updates counseling center website; a¢ Manage and assess clinical services delivery systems a¢ Develops and serves as chairperson of Student Wellness Advisory Council to engage in ongoing discussions about department services, planning, and ensuring community engagement in department programs a¢ Serves as a member of the University Student Concerns Team, maintaining ethical standards of profession while engaging with GSU personnel to meet the needs of students and the university community. a¢ Create and coordinate the implementation of innovative outreach and informational programs/events to enhance studentsa academic, social, and mental health functioning; train masteras and doctoral level counseling intern/practicum students on outreach opportunities on campus; a¢ Organizes and coordinates annual National Depression Screening Day event a¢ Provides ongoing in-service training and education outreach on mental health to the university community on issues affecting all students and specific student subpopulations, as well as training for peer mentors and Resident Assistants; a¢ Oversees programming provided by graduate assistant a¢ Maintains an active and professional relationship with surrounding community mental health providers/referral sourcesa a¢ Professional involvement in state and national organizations desirable: Illinois Counseling Association (ICA) or the American Counseling Association, the American Psychological Association (APA), or the American College of Counseling Association (ACCA), a division of the American Counseling Association
Minimum Qualifications: a¢ Masteras degree in counseling, psychology, or related field from an accredited college or university. a¢ Active licensure as LCPC, LCSW, or Licensed psychologist in the State of Illinois within 12 (months) of hire is required. a¢ Minimum of 5 yearsa experience including clinical counseling services, clinical supervision, clinical training, and administrative responsibilities a¢ Strong administrative, communication (oral and written), clinical, consultation, planning, programming, and interpersonal skills a¢ Previous experience in areas such as clinical assessment, therapy, crisis management, training, supervision and mentoring, consultation are essential a¢ Experience in designing and implementing preventive programming and/or outreach programs a¢ Demonstrated generalist orientation, knowledge of and competence working with diverse groups as well as possess experience in providing services, which support the mission of an active university counseling center.
Preferred Qualifications: a¢ Doctorate in counselor education and supervision, counselor or clinical psychology a¢ 5-7 years of progressive clinical and administrative experience in Higher Education of Community Mental Health Center work a¢ 5-7 yearsa clinical training and supervisory experience a¢ Experience in a college or university with a residential and large commuter student population a¢ Understanding of student development and Student Affairs in a university setting
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Schedule varies with departmental needs.
Type of Position Being Requested: Civil Service
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Collective Bargaining Status of Position: Non-Unionized
FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Number: CS0267P