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Assistant Director Mental Health, Director of Mental Health Clinical Services

University of Connecticut
Storrs Campus

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Search #: 495148
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Student Programs and Services


The Student Health and Wellness (SHaW) Mental Health services at the University of Connecticut (UConn) Storrs Campus is searching for a full-time Assistant Director of Mental Health Clinical Services (Clinical Mental Health Manager) for SHaW Mental Health with specific expertise in providing clinical and supervisory oversight of a multi-disciplinary team delivering clinical and support services to UConn students. The position is a 12-month, full-time position reporting to the Associate Director of SHaW Mental Health.

Under the direction of the Associate Director, the incumbent will be a member of the clinical operations leadership team, and be responsible for the clinical and supervisory oversight of a multi-disciplinary staff providing clinical services, including: screening, initial assessments, individual and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, referrals to external services, clinical consultation, outreach, educational programming, and supportive services. The incumbent will also carry a clinical caseload.

SHaW is committed to diversity and inclusion, competence in working with culturally and ethnically diverse populations, and awareness of how issues of difference, power, and privilege manifest in higher education environments. The ideal candidate promotes health equity and reduces health disparities by demonstrating and supporting an understanding, sensitivity, and appreciation for health equity, social justice, cultural humility, and inclusiveness.

The University of Connecticut is the state’s flagship institution serving over 30,000 students.


Clinical Services

  • Development and oversight of operational and systematic efficiencies to ensure high quality student care.
  • Provide individual and group supervision and management to a multi-disciplinary team that delivers direct clinical and support services to students. These services include: screening, assessment, brief treatment, crisis response, support services, psycho-educational services, and consulting services to the University community. The incumbent will be carrying a caseload, including evening and on-call hours.
  • Provide emergency on-call service and crisis intervention for students who have psychiatric emergencies.
  • Maintain clinical records and necessary statistics of psychotherapeutic and other patient contacts in the PyraMed electronic health record.
  • Implement and provide training, quality improvement and outcome measurement on evidence based interventions used at SHaW mental health.
  • Responsible for staff management and supervision, professional development, and personnel/staffing issues for the clinical team.
  • Prepare required clinical records and case reports in a timely manner, including any necessary and related correspondence.
  • Prepare narrative and statistical reports of activities for use in evaluation of the mental health program. Compile data to analyze and identify risks, trends, and gaps in the program to ensure quality assurance and fidelity monitoring of services.
  • Serve as a resource and consultant to the University community on matters relating to the well-being of students within the limits of confidentiality.
  • Assist with developing and maintaining policies and procedures to govern counseling center. Ensure adherence to best practices.
  • Partner with members of the SHaW mental health team as well as the larger SHaW team, other key campus stakeholders and community partners.

Outreach and Educational Programming

  • Train and supervise other health professionals, field placement students/trainees, and volunteers as a member of a robust intern and practicum training program. Conduct workshops and outreach services designed to provide mental health education to students, staff, faculty, administrators, and parents.
  • Participate in training experiences for masters and doctoral level graduate trainees.
  • Other Duties

  • Attend and participate in regular SHaW mental health staff meetings, case conferences, and in-service training.
  • Participate in University and community committees, as assigned by the Associate Director.
  • Performs related work as required.

    • Master’s or Doctoral degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy or related field.
    • Must possess Connecticut Psychologist, Clinical Social Worker or related mental health counseling licensure.
    • Six years post-graduate work experience, including substantial experience providing psychotherapeutic counseling.
    • A minimum of 1 year of experience in a supervisory or managerial role.
    • Demonstrated understanding of ethical and legal issues in mental health practice.
    • Experience with, and commitment to, diversity and inclusion, healthcare equity and access, and social justice issues and working with clients from diverse backgrounds.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Training and experience in short term models.

    • Previous experience working in a comprehensive university counseling center or similar environment, including partnering effectively and collegially on an interdisciplinary team with campus partners.
    • 3 to 5 years of experience in a supervisory or managerial role.
    • Demonstrated expertise in a minimum of one specific treatment relevant to collegiate mental health (for example eating disorders, attention deficit disorder)
    • Demonstrated experience working with a minimum of one specific population in college settings (for example LGBTQ, non-traditional students, students of color, etc.)

    This is a full-time, 12-month position. This position is 35 hours per week (there may be additional hours on occasion) and the incumbent will be required to work two evenings until 6 pm. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


    Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #495148 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    Student Health and Wellness (SHaW) is expanding services and is currently hiring for a variety of positions related to students’ mental health and wellness. SHaW encourages qualified applicants to apply for multiple positions of interest.

    Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

    All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

    The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

    Advertised: Jun 04 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close:


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    The University of Connecticut is a national leader among public research universities, with more than 30,000 students seeking answers to critical questions in classrooms, labs, and the community. A culture of innovation drives this pursuit of knowledge throughout the University’s network of campuses. Connecticut’s commitment to higher education helps UConn attract students who thrive in the most competitive environments, as well as globally renowned faculty members. Our school pride is fueled by a history of success that has made us a standout in Division I athletics. UConn fosters a diverse and vibrant culture that meets the needs and seizes the opportunities of a dynamic global society.

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