Associate Director of Diversity Engagement, Advocacy, and Counseling Services
Position DetailsUNT System Overview
Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students.Posting TitleAssociate Director of Diversity Engagement, Advocacy, and Counseling ServicesDepartmentUNT-Counseling & Testing-160730Job LocationDentonFull Time/Part TimeSalary InformationSalary Commensurate With ExperienceDepartment Summary
Counseling & Testing Services consists of two inter-related parts: The Counseling Center and Testing Services. We exist to serve the students and community of UNT in support of the mission of the University. Through our Counseling Center services, we strive to support the academic success and general well-being of UNT students through professional counseling, career counseling, consultation, mental-health screenings, educational programs and self-help resources as well as referral services. We offer to consult with Students, Parents, Faculty and Staff who may be concerned about a UNT student (while still respecting the confidentiality of our clients). With client permission, we often work closely with Physicians and psychiatrists, the Career Center, Office of Disability Accommodations, and many other helpful resources in order to provide the best overall care. Our Testing Services provides a wide range of services including traditional admissions testing, computer-based testing, career testing, and many other tests.Position Overview
Counseling and Testing Services (CTS) at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire an Associate Director of Diversity Engagement, Advocacy, and Counseling Services to join our team. CTS is seeking to expand services for students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and to provide even more specialized counseling and wellness programs for these students. CTS is also looking to increase collaboration with academic programs within the University of North Texas to measure effectiveness and contribute to best practices for culturally competent counseling in higher education. The new Associate Director position will focus on the safety and wellness of BIPOC students of UNT through counseling, crisis intervention, training, and community engagement (i.e. programming, relationship building and liaison-ships).Minimum Qualifications
- Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, social work, clinical or educational psychology or related field from an accredited program and 8-10 years of experience supervising or coordinating programs for students that identify as BIPOC
- Minimum of 5 years of post-graduate clinical experience
- Minimum of 2 years of clinical supervision of trainees
- Demonstrated experience in the development of programs and presentations to campus community that address the unique treatment needs of diverse individuals and groups.
- Evidence of outstanding skills in clinical assessment, psychotherapy, crisis management, and psychoeducation
- Experience providing services to clients who identify as BIPOC
- Research experience related to the mental health of individuals from historically oppressed populations
- Knowledge of professional counseling practices, policies, and procedures
- Strong oral and written communications skills
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
- Knowledge of safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Interest in engaging in the typical work of a university counseling center, including short-term counseling, group counseling, crisis work, outreach, consultation, and training
- Ability to work independently and in a team setting
- Ability to problem-solve, handle sensitive information and nuanced situations
PhD. or Psy.D. in counseling, psychology, social work, clinical or educational psychology or related field from an accredited program
Experience providing outreach/group therapy programs
Experience providing short-term individual therapy
Experience in empowering and addressing the treatment needs of individuals from historically oppressed populations
Proficiency in addressing aspects of students’ intersecting identities within the context of psychotherapy
Experience and interest in providing group counseling, including both process oriented and skill building groups
Minimum of 2 years of clinical supervision of staff
Prior experience in college counseling centerRequired License / Registration / Certification
Must be licensed as a psychologist, LCSW, or LPC in the state of Texas or if licensed in another state, have the ability to obtain appropriate licensure in Texas within 24 months of employmentWork Schedule
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pmDriving University VehicleNoSecurity SensitiveThis is a security sensitive position.EEO Statement
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.Classification TitleAssc Dir Div Eng Adv & CounslPhysical RequirementsLifting up to 10 pounds, Writing, Talk or Hear Job Duties o
Lead and supervise clinicians leading open identity-based discussion groups supporting the mental health needs of individuals from historically oppressed communities.
Supervises and/or collaborates to provide open consultation hours for students interested in mental health services provided in confidential spaces in their respective offices (i.e. the Multicultural Center, Pride Alliance, and International Student and Scholar Services)
Provide trauma informed brief individual and group counseling sessions
Supervise Inclusion Diversity Engagement Access (IDEA) specialists
Provides consultation to staff
Supervises and/or collaborates to develop Outreach Training and Consultation (OTC) programs to include:
oBuilding awareness of mental health and self-care
oSupport during campus community events
oPeer Support Programs
oWorking with faculty on research
oBlack Mental Health Matters program initiative to de-stigmatize mental health and uplift Black students
oExpand use of expressive arts therapies created to enhance trauma informed care approach
oPrograms that address intersectionality of identities
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Do you have a Master's degree in counseling, psychology, social work, educational psychology, or related field and 8 to 10 years of experience supervising or coordinating programs for students that identify as BIPOC?
- * Do you have a minimum of 5 years of post-graduate clinical experience?
- * Do you have a minimum of 2 years of clinical supervision of trainees?
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