Associate Director for Training - CAPS

University of Georgia
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 14, 2022

Position Summary

The CAPS Associate Director for Training is an essential member of the CAPS leadership team. They are responsible for developing and implementing a strategic vision for all the aspects of graduate student and post-graduate training of mental health professionals. This position is multifaceted in scope and function and is designed to assist the Director with the overall management of the Counseling Center’s training. The primary function is development, maintenance and supervision of all CAPS training programs, including our American Psychological Association ( APA ) accredited doctoral internship program. This position also includes oversight of all other training programs within CAPS, including psychology, social work and professional counseling. The near future of this position will also include the development of a post-master’s fellowship. The position acquires and manages feedback regarding staff performance and completes timely annual evaluations for their direct reports, primarily other coordinators within the training program. Lastly, they are actively involved in crisis management services and hospitalization of clients. Provides age-appropriate psychological care to eligible members of the University community. Supports the Mission, Vision, and Values of CAPS, the UHC, and UGA .

Special Instructions to Applicants

The application deadline is open until filled. To ensure full consideration, submit application by December 15, 2022. The projected start date is July 1, 2023 and is negotiable.

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Associate Director for Training - CAPS


UHC-Counseling & Psych Srvcs

About the University of Georgia

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( ). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The University Health Center is Joint Commission accredited.

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Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligible


Advertised Salary

$98,000 - $103,000, commensurate with experience

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Job Closing Date

Open until filled


Location of Vacancy

Athens Area

EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Assoc/Asst Director, Subdivision/Unit AD


Faculty Rank

Administrative Faculty

Contract Type

Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate in Psychology from an APA accredited program and completion of an APA accredited internship (or equivalent).

Additional Requirements
  • Current license in Georgia or another state. If license is not in Georgia, applicant must obtain full licensure as a Psychologist in the State of Georgia within 6 months of first employment.
  • Two years experience in an administrative or supervisory role.
  • Two years experience directing or coordinating practicum student, intern, and/or post-doctoral fellow training within the college counseling environment.
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification
  • Three years experience providing clinical supervision.
  • Five years experience post-licensure providing psychological evaluation and treatment.
  • Four or more years experience in the evaluation and treatment of individuals whose age and psychological development are similar to traditional and non-traditional college students.
  • Training and four years or more of experience working with individuals from traditionally underserved populations – first generation, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, Latinx, rural, veterans.
  • Three years experience providing clinical supervision within a formal training program.
  • CPR / AED certification required after start date
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
  • Strong leadership, communication and management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Effective verbal and written communications skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to work well with multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural groups.
  • Training and skills in providing telehealth services.
  • Ability to work effectively with traditionally underserved students.
  • Advanced knowledge of theory and research on clinical supervision and training.
  • Advanced skills in the delivery of group and individual clinical supervision.
  • Ability to engage in data-informed decision-making, knowledge of current trends in collegiate mental health.
  • Ability to develop, implement, and evaluate models of clinical training.
  • Familiarity with short term models of treatment.
  • Knowledge of professional, national, and state ethical guidelines.
  • Knowledge with computer-based productivity systems (Word, Outlook, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).
  • Basic knowledge and competence working with Point and Click Solutions Open suite or another electronic health record.
Physical Demands

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Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?


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Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Provides leadership in the maintenance and development of policy and procedures related to innovative and efficacious training services; provides administrative oversight for all training services, monitors for adherence to American Psychological Association accreditation standards, and develops and adjusts training schedules as needed.

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Client/Patient Direct and Support Services: including clinical evaluation and counseling/psychotherapy to groups, couples, and individuals, provides crisis counseling, consultation and limited student outreach. Provides clinical supervision of trainees and new staff, as well as treatment planning, coordinating, referral, and documentation.

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Administrative Tasks and Meetings: Is an active, respectful, and engaged member of CAPS & UHC teams and work groups. Actively seeks to improve services to eligible members of the UGA community. Participates in PI projects.

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Professional Development: performance improvement, and peer consultation, other duties as assigned.

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