ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SHACC FOR COUNSELING INTERNSHIP EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.
The Student Health and Counseling Center (SCHACC) at Hofstra University is accepting applications for a full-time position as Assistant Director of SHACC for Counseling Internship Education and Training. Reporting to the Executive Director of SHACC, the Assistant Director of SHACC for Counseling Internship Education and Training will perform a range of activities servicing a diverse student community, including individual and group counseling, psychological assessment and crisis consultation. The Assistant Director shares responsibility for the oversight of psychology training programs, including the APA-Accredited internship and psychology externship training program. The ability to provide treatment and conceptualize services as well as provide training from a short-term cognitive-behavioral perspective is required.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Conducting intake assessments, individual and group counseling, and triage intervention
• Managing multiple aspects of training programs including development of internship seminars, conducting individual and group supervision, and preparation of clinical and administrative summary reports
• Consultation with faculty, staff, students and families
• Collaboration and consultation with Division of Student Affairs partners, medical staff and other mental health providers
• Service on some evenings and weekends to manage student emergencies and support university community events and programming
• Maintaining patient electronic health records in accordance with regulations and policies and overseeing training of the electronic health record system
• Collection and management of student utilization data; contribute to the development of goal driven projects and departmental reports
• Knowledge and experience with multiple office technology applications
The SHACC, within the Division of Student Affairs, combines the resources of medical and mental health services in support of student wellness. Accessible short-term health care, health education, and psychological services assist in facilitating the mission of education through proactive efforts that help students realize their full potential. The University offers a generous benefits package including contributions to retirement savings and health insurance. This is a full-time position, 12 months.
Doctorate Degree in Psychology from and APA accredited program and licensure or license eligibility as a psychologist in the state of New York is required. Candidate will have a passion for and experience working with students, families, and colleagues of diverse backgrounds and demonstrate a commitment to multicultural competence and is highly motivated to engage a diverse student population. Must have 3 to 5 years licensed experience with a young adult population. Candidate will have experience in the administration of a training program in a college or university setting. Candidate must be forward-looking, embrace best practices and thrive in a learning environment that welcomes and celebrates human diversity and difference. Motivation to actively support and attend DSA and University-wide events. Candidate will have strong quantitative and analytical skills and comfort with appropriate technologies including social media. Experience providing clinical services in a fast-paced university setting is highly preferred. Ability to perform other duties as required.
The position will remain open until filled, although preference will be given to applications received by July 8th. Interested individuals should send a letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position, a CV and contact information for 3 references (including one student). Information should be sent electronically with the subject “Assistant Director of SHACC for Counseling” (Microsoft Word or PDF attachments preferred – all in one document if possible) to: [email protected]
Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.