Assistant Director of Crisis and Suicide Prevention
Health Clinic Admin
These are exciting times at the Health Clinic Admin Department. We
are growing and we are thrilled that you are interested in being a
part of our team. We are surrounded by individuals empowered to use
their expertise and talents to achieve our mission to pursue
Are you ready for us? Are you seeking an opportunity with purpose
and direction? If you are, we have the perfect opportunity for you!
We hire great people from a wide variety of educational, career,
and personal backgrounds, not just because it is the right thing to
do, but because it makes us a stronger team.
The GSU Counseling Center is seeking an experienced and
compassionate Assistant Director of Crisis and Suicide Prevention
to lead and supervise urgent care and suicide prevention services.
This pivotal role involves overseeing critical documentation,
stakeholder communication, referrals for follow-up care, and
campus-wide service assessment. The Assistant Director will provide
individual consultation to students, offer short-term counseling,
and ensure seamless administrative coverage for campus emergencies
during both day and after-hours shifts .
WHAT MAKES The Health Clinic Admin Department
· A flexible work environment
· Generous benefits, including health, dental, vision, tuition
assistance, retirement, etc.
· A knowledge-sharing organization that works collaboratively with
· Professional development opportunity and mentorship
· A rapidly growing center within an academic setting
HERE IS WHAT YOU WILL DO
Leadership and Supervision:
Provide effective leadership and
supervision for urgent care and suicide prevention services,
ensuring a compassionate and responsive approach to addressing the
needs of students in crisis.
· Documentation and Communication:
Ensure accurate and
comprehensive documentation within the electronic records database
for all interactions and services provided. Facilitate clear and
timely communication with stakeholders, including referring
faculty, staff, families, and other relevant parties.
· Referral and Follow-Up:
Collaborate with the clinical team
to ensure timely and appropriate referrals for follow-up care for
students in crisis. Maintain a streamlined process for ensuring
continuity of care beyond urgent interventions.
· Campus-Wide Assessment:
Coordinate and conduct assessments
of urgent care and suicide prevention services to identify areas
for improvement and inform ongoing enhancements to campus-wide
crisis response protocols.
Provide workshops and seminars for students and
the campus community including training seminars for doctoral
interns and post-doctoral fellows in crisis intervention and
· Individual Consultation:
Provide expert consultation to
students seeking services, offering guidance, support, and
appropriate recommendations to address their mental health
· Crisis Follow-Up:
Facilitate follow-up care for students,
faculty, staff, or students who have engaged in urgent care
services, ensuring a smooth transition to ongoing care within the
counseling center or appropriate external resources.
· Counseling Services:
Provide short-term individual and
group counseling to students, applying evidence-based therapeutic
techniques to address a range of mental health concerns.
· Emergency Coverage:
Serve as backup administrative
coverage for campus emergencies, participating in a rotation with
the Director to provide support during after-hours and daytime
Minimum Hiring Qualifications:
PhD in Counseling or Clinical Psychology and three years of related
experience; or a combination of education and related
Preferred Hiring Qualifications:
- Significant experience in crisis intervention, suicide
prevention, and providing mental health services to diverse
- Strong leadership and supervisory skills, with the ability to
guide a team of clinicians in high-stress situations.
- Proficiency in electronic record-keeping systems and ability to
maintain meticulous documentation.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to
interact with various stakeholders effectively.
- Empathetic and culturally sensitive approach, with the ability
to connect with students and individuals from diverse
- Knowledge of ethical and legal standards related to mental
health practice and confidentiality.