Under the general direction of the vice president for community and
inclusivity, the director of counseling services will provide
clinical services to students and student-centered leadership to
licensed staff and clinical trainees who respond to the diverse
mental health needs of our undergraduate and graduate students. The
director of counseling services will serve as the voice of mental
health on campus and develop a comprehensive vision of mental
health through clinical service, outreach and education across
campus. Hood College Counseling Services (HCCS) is a unit within
the Division of Community & Inclusivity.
Hood College is a premier, comprehensive liberal arts college
located on a striking and stunningly picturesque campus in the
vibrant central Maryland city of Frederick. Hood offers both
undergraduate and graduate students an excellent and holistic
educational experience that prepares them for personal and
professional achievement and productive participation in society.
Approximately forty percent of all undergraduates are from diverse
populations, with 39% of graduate students from diverse
include the following. Other duties may be
- Provide clinical mental health services to students – (40%)
- Provide intake assessments and effective treatment
- Provide individual and group counseling to students presenting
with a variety of personal, social, academic, and mental health
- Use a culturally responsive framework in providing mental
health services for students from marginalized groups. Attention is
given to the impact of systemic inequality, racism, and
discrimination as well as identity-specific sources of strength and
- Provide case management and appropriate referrals to off-campus
providers as needed.
- Provide crisis assessment, intervention, and consultation as
- Maintain accurate, adequate, and timely documentation of
treatment records including assessment, treatment plans, progress
notes, correspondence with others, and termination records.
- Follow professional ethics, state laws, HIPAA/FERPA, and Hood
College procedures for the administration, documentation and
requests for treatment records.
- Provide outreach, education and support on-campus – (40%)
- Lead the design of comprehensive mental health educational
programs, messages and materials tailored to the specific
experiences of students.
- Develop training for faculty, staff and student leaders
regarding trends in mental health generally and campus climate
- Serve as unifying voice around mental health issues and
consultant in critical times.
- Collaborate with the Director of Wellness, Dean of Student
Life, Dean of the Graduate School, Chief of Campus Safety and Vice
President of Community and Inclusivity regarding both general and
specific student wellness and safety concerns as appropriate.
- Collaborate with the Department of Psychology and Counseling to
host mental health and substance use screenings each semester and
other programming as needed.
- Collaborate with other departments across campus (Accessibility
Services and Student Success, Office of Residence Life,
Counseling/Psychology department, etc.) to further develop an
inclusive, accessible, and just campus environment for all
- Serves as mental health expert on several campus committees
including, but not limited to the Campus Assessment, Response &
Evaluation (CARE) team, student success council, graduate mental
health task force, and risk management committee.
- Perform administrative duties in an organized and ethical
manner – (20%)
- Oversee daily operations of Counseling Services including
workload distribution, resource allocation, policy & procedure
adherence and risk management.
- Provide administrative and clinical supervision to staff LGPCs
and Counseling graduate interns on a weekly basis.
- Provide emergency consultation and supervision to Counseling
graduate interns providing direct clinical services.
- Maintain and grow relationships with community mental health
providers such as the NeighborHood Counseling Training Center
(NCTC) and the Mental Health Association of Frederick County.
- Maintain clinical schedule, respond to email and phone
inquiries within one business day during the week and the following
Monday if on the weekend.
- Attend regular staff, departmental and divisional meetings,
professional development sessions and other meetings assigned by
- Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with local
hospitals, substance abuse and mental health agencies, and mental
- Observe state and national statues and guidelines related to
professional role, code of ethics, and confidentiality including
- Maintain professional licensure and credentials in good
standing including the completion of required continuing education
- Generate up-to-date and accurate reports on a quarterly
- Oversee vendors related to mental health services such as the
electronic health record contract.
- Supervisory Responsibilities - Supervise one (1) mental health
counselor and potentially one (1) graduate level counseling
- Weekly Work Hours – 12-month, full time position. Office hours
are from 8:30M-5PM, Monday-Friday. Some evenings or weekends may be
We seek a candidate who values diversity, equity and inclusion in
all that they do. Candidates must have strong organizational skills
and a proven ability to work collaboratively with partners across
campus in support of Hood College’s mission as a student-centered,
liberal arts institution.
To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
Preferred Skills and Characteristics
- Master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling,
psychology or social work.
- License to practice in the State of Maryland: LCPC, LCSW-C or
- Board approved supervisor (or eligible for this status in
Maryland by completing 18 clock hours of coursework/training in
clinical supervision prior to the start of employment.
- Demonstrated experience in providing clinical supervision and
consultation to mental health providers with the context of
developmental framework centered on academic success.
- At least 5 years of demonstrated experience in providing short
term therapy to a college-aged population.
- Demonstrate a profound understanding of and experience in
supporting the specific mental health and wellness needs of
individuals from marginalized populations (BIPOC, LGBTQIA, first
- Demonstrated expertise in crisis management, crisis
intervention and case management .
- Ability to work collaboratively and provide leadership within a
multidisciplinary setting including health, counseling, student
life, student success, campus safety, and other professionals.
- Experience with TherapyNotes or other electronic health record
- In depth knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws,
rules and regulations such as HIPAA and FERPA as it relates to
- Demonstrated experience writing policy & procedures for
- Experience overseeing implementation of local and federal
- Experience serving on, or leading behavioral intervention
- Member of the Association for University and College Counseling
Center Directors (AUCCCD).
- Doctorate in Clinical/Counseling Psychology from an APA
Proficient in MS Office tools (Microsoft Word, Excel, and
PowerPoint), e-mail and Internet. Ability to learn new applications
quickly including organization-wide information systems and
department-specific software applications.
Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to
effectively provide information and positively respond to questions
from both external and internal customers both in person and by
phone. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Proficient with statistical and financial concepts. Must have the
ability to apply those concepts to tracking, projections, goal
setting and interpreting reports. Must be able to draw conclusions
from reports and make cost effective decisions regarding
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a number of
concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization
exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in
written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to work
independently and as a member of a group in developing and
executing project plans. Ability to work in theoretical arena and
apply logic as appropriate.
We invite qualified candidates to apply on-line via our electronic
application which requires submission of a cover letter, résumé and
three professional references.
If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please
or call (301)
Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and
subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible
to work in the United States. EOE/AAP/M/F/Vet/Disability
Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race,
color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or
gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion,
or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or
employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as
required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational
Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of
1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation
for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about
discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to
the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401
Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592. For
complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy,
please visit http://www.hood.edu/non-discrimination/