Director of Counseling

Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 02, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Director of Counseling

Benedictine University is an inclusive academic community, inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition and Benedictine values. We seek employees who will contribute to the advancement of our mission by helping students shape lives of meaning and purpose as engaged citizens who care for the Earth, welcome people of diverse faiths and cultures, and promote the common good.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Job Title: Director of Counseling
Department: Counseling Center
Reports to: Dean of Students

Position Summary: Provide mental health care for University students conducted in a student-centered manner. The Director will oversee the overall management, personnel, and operational functions and collaborate on programming that is responsive to students needs and enhance student development.

Essential Job Responsibilities:
1. Provides psychotherapy and assessment of students.

2. Manages departmental intern staffing, including the completion of quarterly evaluations, goal setting, supervision of daily operations, implementation of department and University policy, problem resolution, and budget management.

3. Develops, reviews, and evaluates departmental policies and procedures. Collaborates effectively with clinical psychology supervisor and other academic departments as needed. Ensures compliance of student records with by conducting audits and helping to set department goals in line with the university’s mission and strategic plan. Prepare and complete reports related to department activities.

4. Develop workshops, seminars, and programs intended to enhance the mental health and well-being of students at the main campus.

5. Work as a Student Affairs team member and assist in the coordination of various student development activities that may include: orientation programs, student training programs, and special student advising.

Other Functions:
1. Remain apprised of current legal and ethical issues in counseling and higher education.

2. Participates on standing committees and completes tasks associated with such groups.

Required Qualifications:

Education: Master’s degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology.
Experience: Experience in post-secondary education or other student personnel work is necessary. Experience in crisis response or crisis counseling is necessary. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse students, faculty, and staff is necessary.
Specific Skills: staff management, interpersonal/human relation skills, policy development and implementation, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and budget management.
Specific Knowledge, Licenses, Certifications: Licensed Professional Counselor. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of state and federal health care privacy laws, Title IX, VAWA, ADA, Title II, HIPAA, FERPA, and professional ethics.

Supervisory Responsibility (if applicable): Supervises interns and volunteer staff.

Working Conditions: Normal office conditions. On call, night and weekend required.

Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.

Use of computer screen, phone and customer service.
May require bending, or sitting for long periods of time. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Benedictine University does not discriminate in its admissions or educational policies, programs or activities; scholarship and loan programs; athletic and other University administered programs or employment practices on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, military or veteran status, marital status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The laws applicable to Benedictine University include constitutional and statutory protections of the University's rights as a religiously sponsored institution. This policy of equal employment opportunity applies to all employment and personnel practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, promotion, training and compensation.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

Benedictine University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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