Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Posting Number S01242 Position Title Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Internal Position Title Director of Counseling and Psychological Services Department Counseling and Psych Services Position Type Staff Job Family Administrative Job Summary
The Director will lead department operations, manage clinical and support staff, provide clinical services to students, develop annual goals, design clinical procedures, and oversee the daily operations of the Counseling and Psychological Services ( CAPS ) department at the College of Lake County. The Director reports to the Dean of Student Life and is responsible for providing data concerning CAPS caseload, designing and implementing psycho educational programs, outreach activities for students, faculty, staff, campus organizations, related academic departments, and the college community. The Director will oversee the referral process and procedure, maintain clinical records, and manage the department’s budget.
The Director of CAPS will provide initial clinical consultation and assessment, crisis intervention, and psychotherapy, both individual and group, to a diverse college student population. The candidate will have training and experience administering, writing, and interpreting psychological inventories and tests, referring students to community resources for on-going treatment and collaborating with community treatment providers for continuity of care. The Director will also be responsible for providing crisis intervention, facilitating hospitalization, and in creating a reentry plan for students returning to campus after a mental health crisis.
The College of Lake County ( CLC ) is a comprehensive community college located in northeastern Illinois committed to being an innovative educational institution providing life-changing paths for our students by offering exceptional learning experiences. The college is widely recognized for student success, business and community partnerships, and for the achievements of our faculty, staff and alumni.
Mission: The College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable, high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves.
Vision: The College of Lake County is a leader in providing innovative education and workforce solutions.
Values: Excellence, Purpose, Integrity, Compassion, Unity and Inclusion
College of Lake County is committed to a diverse workforce that represents our student body. Our search process is designed to promote increasing the diversity of our full-time faculty. Search committee members are committed to diversity and this serves as the basis of a successful search at CLC .
CLC offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits that currently include BlueCross/BlueShield of Illinois health, Delta dental and Superior vision insurance plans, tuition support for employees and qualified family members, a state pension plan, two retirement plans, disability, group and supplemental life insurance, health and dependent care flexible spending account plans, a four-day work week in the summer (Fridays off!), generous vacation, sick and personal time off and 13 paid holidays each year.
• Doctorate degree in clinical or counseling psychology including a clinical internship from an APA accredited program, and
• Licensure as a clinical psychologist in Illinois OR the ability to receive your licensure in the state of Illinois within six (6) months of employment.
• A minimum of five years of experience in clinical counseling and psychotherapy with demonstrated successful experience providing counseling and psychotherapy to young adults age 17-26 in a mental health setting.
• A minimum of three years of experience managing clinical and support staff.
• Ability to work flexible hours including some evening hours consistent with student needs is necessary.
• A high level of interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to write and present educational programs and to make presentations to large groups.
• Demonstrated ability in organizing and administering a comprehensive program to meet the needs of a diverse college community.
• Strong organizational skills and experience coordinating and implementing college counseling services is a must.
• Exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are needed.
• Experience working in higher education environment ideally in a diverse commuter, community colleges or four-year college/university with a large number of commuter students.
• Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in a college or university counseling or psychological services center.
• Demonstrated successful experience in managing budgets and developing program initiatives to on campus communities and constituencies.
• Demonstrated success in collaboration with academic and student affairs in providing consultation and resources.
• Active experience with emergency management and/or behavioral intervention activities on a college campus.
Posting Date 07/01/2020 Closing Date 11/12/2020 Expected Start Date 07/20/2020 Special Instructions Summary Pay Rate Salary in commensurate with education and experience. Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Location Grayslake Total Hours per week 40.00 Work Schedule
8:00AM – 4:30PM M-F
Software Testing Required None Interview Process Requirements None EEO Statement
The College of Lake County is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, it seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including minorities, women and people with disabilities. EOE /AA/M/F/D/V
Summary of Essential Functions
Student Counseling and Case Management (50%)
• Provide short-term counseling and psychotherapy for CLC students and make appropriate referrals for students in need of more intensive mental health services.
• Develop a system of mental health support for students in need of assistance where diagnostic assessment and testing can be offered with a commitment to evidence based practices with the ability to communicate assessment results in written and verbal form clearly and accurately.
• Design, record and implement clinical procedures in collaboration with staff clinicians.
• Interact effectively with persons of diverse socio-economic, racial, ethnic, international, sexual, and gender identities; and commitment to multiculturalism and serving underrepresented college populations.
• Provide case management that include appointments with students, assessing students for mental health support needs, developing a structured and formal referral process for long-term treatment and/or collaborate with ongoing treatment providers.
• Oversee the student referral process.
Staff Management (25%)
• Manage, coach, mentor, recognize and evaluate a staff of 3 clinical staff and 1 support staff.
• Lead and implement annual department and individual goal setting, implementation and assessment.
• Provide regular performance feedback and conduct formal evaluations as required by the College
• Facilitate regular departmental and individual staff meetings.
• Provide individual supervision of clinicians which may include licensed psychologists, counselors, social workers, and non-licensed graduate level trainees, who will provide psychological services to CLC students.
Strategic Leadership and Operations Management (25%)
• Provide leadership and vision for the coordination, promotion and evaluation of the college-wide behavioral health services.
• Provide consultation to CLC’s administrators, staff and faculty to identify the signs and symptoms of mental health issues and increase awareness on where and when to seek help for students.
• Generate reports and analyses of operational data for the Dean.
• Manage the department budget and assist the Dean with annual budget projections and presentation.
• Work collaboratively and cooperatively as a member of the Behavior Intervention Team ( BIT ). Respond to student crises as needed.
• Maintain confidentiality of students’ treatment records and ensure FERPA and/or HIPPA confidentiality to assure compliance with APA Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct, and legal requirements regarding mandated reporting.
• Serve as an ambassador for policy change and will be accountable for the planning, communicating, evaluating, coordinating, and training of CLC’s students, staff and faculty regarding the facts on mental health conditions and recognizing early warning signs of mental health crises and providing appropriate responses.
• Perform other related duties as assigned by the Dean of Student Activities.
Characteristics of a Successful Candidate:
*Commitment to a team approach combined with an ability to self-direct workload.
*Pro-active, results-oriented, problem-solver.
*Excellent interpersonal, communication and political acumen skills. Ability to handle all situations with tact, persuasiveness, and diplomacy.
*Ability to work well with employees at all levels of the institution with proven experience in managing and directing a diversified work staff.
*Supporting values of diversity and inclusion, sustainability and wellness.
*Supportive of a climate that promotes innovation, improved services, and student success.
General Administrator Job Responsibilities:
1. Model College of Lake County Values at all times.
2. Remain current and knowledgeable of all applicable Board Policy and related procedures.
3. Remain knowledgeable and comply with all federal and state standards, and College Policies and procedures. Assure proper internal controls within all levels of the division or department, establish and utilize monitoring mechanisms and assure regular training of managers/supervisors and staff.
4. Accountable for division/departmental expense processing including procurement of items and services, and accurate payroll and attendance for the division or department. Assure proper internal controls are in place, monitor and train staff.
5. Accountable for maintenance of departmental records per federal, state and College of Lake County standards.
6. Fosters regular clear and consistent communications within division/department; assuring communications are messaged at all levels of the division and/or department.
7. Foster positive employee relations, assuring this is cascaded throughout all levels of managers and supervisors within the division and/or department, and that includes regular employee feedback, recognition and progressive discipline where needed. Assure timely and consistent performance evaluation processes are followed at all levels within the division or department.
8. Support the growth and development of personnel within the division and/or department, assuring this support is cascaded throughout all levels of managers and supervisors within the division/department.
9. Exercise appropriate discretion and judgment; maintain confidentiality of sensitive information and documents. Avoid conflicts of interest. Report issues as they arise.
10. Participate in Shared Governance; serve on institutional level councils, commissions and/or committees. Foster the encouragement of employees at all levels within the division/department to participate in committees, councils, commissions and/or projects.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES : College: Knowledge of college policies, procedures, and practices; ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, and diagram form; ability to perform all essential functions using safe work methods and following safety regulations relating to job; knowledge of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act ( FERPA ).
Department/Divisional: Knowledge of Instructional policies, procedures, and practices with the ability to answer work related questions; and/or interpret and apply these guidelines correctly in various situations; ability to solve issues and work with diverse population, work with large crowds; ability to read and interpret instructional documents.
DECISION - MAKING and ANALYTICAL SKILLS : Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, and diagram form; ability to interpret policy and establish methods and procedures for ability to perform all essential functions using safe work methods and following safety regulations relating to job; ability to organize and express ideas, directions, and data in a logical sequence to describe a process, or explain procedures such as how to perform a task to someone else.
COMMUNICATION SKILLS : Well-developed public speaking and presentation skills to effectively present materials to individual students or groups; well-developed written communication skills; ability to communicate effectively in a tactful and courteous manner with a variety of people, including students, employees, faculty, and the general public; ability to communicate effectively verbally and written to work with a diverse workforce and student population to prioritize and delegate projects, exchange ideas, information and opinions effectively with others to formulate policies and programs and/or arrive at decisions, conclusions or solutions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, other departments, students, and the public; ability to manage interpersonal conflict situations requiring tact, diplomacy and discretion.
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a classroom setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, reach; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.
Posting Specific Questions - supplemental questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Do you have a Doctorate degree in clinical or counseling
psychology including a clinical internship from an APA accredited
- * Do you have a licensure as a clinical psychologist in
Illinois OR the ability to receive your licensure in the state of
Illinois within six (6) months of employment?
- * Do you have a minimum of five (5) years of experience in
clinical counseling and psychotherapy with demonstrated successful
experience providing counseling and psychotherapy to young adults
age 17-26 in a mental health setting?
- * So you have a minimum of three (3) years of experience
managing clinical and support staff?
- * Do you have experience working in higher education
environment ideally in a diverse commuter, community colleges or
four-year college/university with a large number of commuter
- * Do you have a minimum of five (5) years of progressively
responsible experience in a college or university counseling or
psychological services center?
- * Do you have active experience with emergency management
and/or behavioral intervention activities on a college campus?
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