Assistant Director, Counseling Services
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE OF JOB: To coordinate and provide direct services to students through individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, assessment and outreach. SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: Develop and supervises a proactive mental health counseling program that will include outreach, faculty/staff training, support groups and student workshops on mental health issues. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: • Plans, develops, implements and evaluate mental health outreach programming to enhance the personal/wellness functioning of university students • Provides consultation for faculty/staff on mental health issues • Participates in Student Services committees when Director is unavailable • Plan, directs and implements the delivery of psychological services for students in support of student academic success, intake assessment, and crisis intervention • Prepares reports of mental health services, activities, outcome measures, and others as needed • Makes appropriate internal and external referrals • Follows National Counseling Best Practices • Performs related duties and responsibilities as required • Must be available for some weekend/evening hours • Other assigned duties QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, or social work required. Minimum of three (3) years work experience in an administrative position preferably in a counseling center at a higher education institution. Licensing and Certifications: LPC, Clinical Psychology or Clinical Psychologist required KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES: Knowledge of: • Mental Health Counseling Principles, practices and techniques • Federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations • Procedures of record keeping • American Counseling Association Code of Ethics • Office procedure, methods and equipment including computers and applicable software and media technology Skills • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills • Possess interpersonal skills using patience and courtesy • Exhibit excellent organizational skills • Develop and implement outreach programs Abilities to: • Provide a range of mental health counseling services to diverse population • Evaluate, treat and manage acute psychological disorders • Maintain accurate and complete student records • Interpret applicable laws and regulations including legal and ethical standards for professional counselors • Establish collaborative relationship with college community, and local mental health agencies PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 1. Ability to sit at a workstation for extended periods 2. Occasional ability to lift, carry, and put away parcels weighing up to 50 pounds 3. Normal physical mobility, which includes movement from place to place on the job taking distance and speed into account 4. Normal physical strength to handle routine office materials and tools 5. Normal endurance ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY is an Equal Opportunity Employer The functions, qualifications, knowledge/skills, and physical requirements listed in this job description represent the essential duties of the job, which the incumbent must be able to perform either with or without reasonable accommodation. The Job Functions listed do not necessarily include all activities that the individual may perform.