Job Title: Staff Psychologist/Clinician/Assistant Director
Division: Student Success
Department: Counseling Services
Employment Status: Full Time
Reports: Director of the Counseling Services
FLSA Status: Exempt
The Assistant Director (AD) directly provides counseling and crisis intervention, triage, case management, intake, individual, couples, and group counseling services. The AD provides individual supervision for intern or practicum level counselors pursuing a master’s degree in counseling. The AD is a critical part of the departments service delivery which is designed to meet the psychological and developmental needs of the students. The role requires possession of strong clinical skills, the ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team, and a commitment to working from a multicultural framework.
Provide short term brief therapy through crisis response and individual counseling.
Provide group focused stress reduction each semester.
Coordinate with college and community mental health supports to provide referrals and follow up care.
Plan and deliver quality counseling services and programs to a diverse student body counseling services (assessment, crisis intervention, individual and group counseling) for University students on a range of mental health, psychological, and personal concerns
Complete and maintain clinical documentation (including, but not limited to, intake evaluations, clinical notes for individual and group and crisis intervention sessions, psychiatric referrals, and suicide risk assessments in a timely manner.
Provides consultation to faculty and staff on issues relevant to student mental health concerns, behavior, educational performance, safety and risk management as appropriate
Provides clinical case management services as needed or assigned
Participates in administrative meetings and case conferences
Provide training, supervision, feedback, evaluation, and performance management when necessary for intern or practicum level counselors in training.
Match supervisee level and support the development of counselor clinical skills and theoretical, administrative effectiveness, professional identity, and self of counselor.
Ensure trainees provide quality client care and appropriately respond to client needs.
Review trainee and supervisee clinical notes and ensure documentation meets counseling standards.
Model and shape direct and clear communication, professional attitudes and behaviors, and contribute positively to Counseling Services
Contribute to the Counseling Centers Masters’ Training Program orientation, training program, group supervision, and individual supervision
Prepare and deliver trainings on clinical and mental health and wellbeing topics for the Masters’ Training Program, and staff.
Contribute to the review and selection of Counseling staff members and annual trainees.
Develop and maintain relationships and agreements with internal and external graduate degree programs, clinical and faculty supervisors, and clinical placement coordinators to support successful clinical placement.
In collaboration with the Director, develop and communicate policies and procedures that are responsive to evolving practices in college counseling, state and federal law, and ethical guidelines for college counselor practice.
Develop partnerships and relationships within the local mental health community to further client service delivery and other strategic goals of department.
Initiate and maintain trainee program placement paperwork, contracts, evaluations, schedules and technology access.
Coordinate and maintain technological platforms, including Titanium, websites, teams, and other technical systems.
Minimum Job Requirements:
Doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology or a Masters’ degree in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, or other relevant counselor discipline.
Currently holds an independent license or license eligible
Has five or more years’ experience working with college aged students and operates from a developmental perspective.
Has and maintains a strong working knowledge of College Counseling standards of practice
Experience providing direct clinical services in a broad generalist setting to clients who present with: crisis, suicidality, psychosis, bi-polar, personality disorders, substance abuse, para-suicidality, sexual assault, and other more acute or high-risk issue
Demonstrated experience utilizing DBT, CBT, trauma informed care, or other evidence-based treatment of clients
Has two or more years’ experience providing individual clinical supervision and direct oversight of intern or practicum level counselor’s caseload.
Experience creating and executing psycho-educational programs for a university campus.
Experience providing mental health outreach, education, and advocacy.
Excellent judgment, problem solving, sophistication in thought, and good knowledge of the myriad of factors leading to the resolution of psychological problems.
Demonstrated experience providing both clinical and administrative supervision in a clinical setting.
Strong leadership skills and interpersonal skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong critical thinking, organizational and administrative skills and attention to detail.
Stay current with the standards of practice and treatment modalities for college counseling centers by engaging in professional organization memberships, workshops, trainings, and professional journals
Demonstrated experience contributing to a masters’ level counselor training program.
Dexterity to write and manipulate computer keyboard and mouse; ability to hear and speak clearly; and body mobility to stoop, kneel, bend and reach. The counselor may experience stress and stress related symptoms due to interacting with students in crisis. They may also have to manage physically threatening clients and be prepared to be responsible for their own safety, and the safety of others.
The employee is subject to inside environmental conditions: protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes. Response to crisis situations can be unpredictable, emotional, and threatening. The counselor must be prepared to handle own stress.