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Clinical Director- The Carruth Center For Counseling and Psychological Services

West Virginia University
West Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 6, 2023

The Carruth Center for Counseling and Psychological Services at West Virginia University is currently accepting applications for a Clinical Director.

About the Opportunity

As a member of the Center’s leadership team, the Clinical Director (CD) contributes to strategic planning of the clinical and administrative functions of the Center’s psychological, counseling, consultation, and training services/programs and supports the Director in coordinating the development and implementation of clinical operations.

The CD works with the Director in developing and updating the department’s policies to ensure compliance with accreditation, legal, and ethical guidelines, and assists in the accreditation/reaccreditation processes.

This position is responsible for the development of assessment goals and outcome measures and conducts regular data analyses and reports. The CD advises related operational changes based on the collected data.

The CD will work with the Director, the leadership team, and campus partners to support and develop additional satellite centers, and build an integrated, seamless system of care to meet the behavioral health needs of WVU students. The CD will embrace a commitment to diversity and inclusion and help build a dedicated team of professionals and trainees. They/She/He will provide administrative and clinical supervision to full and part time staff.

We strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU offers generous benefits, including:
  • 37.5-hour work week
  • 13 paid holidays ( staff holiday calendar )
  • 24 annual leave (vacation) days per year
  • 18 sick days per year (for when you’re ill, for when you need time to care for sick family, for your own, or your family’s, regularly scheduled medical appointments. Who is family for the purpose of this leave? A lot of people in your life including immediate relatives and in-laws as well as others considered to be members of your household living under the same roof)
  • WVU offers a range of health insurance and other benefits (this position is a benefits-eligible non-classified staff position)
  • 401(a) retirement savings with 6% employee contribution match, eligibility to continue health insurance, and other retiree perks. Looking for more retirement benefits information ? Check out retirement health insurance benefits, retirement income, and FAQ’s.
  • Wellness programs
What you'll do:
  • Actively promote multicultural competence and awareness in the Center’s vision, operations, and culture.
  • Administer the clinical services program for CCCPS, providing oversight for the coordination of clinical operations (SAP, assessment, and counseling); fosters a culture that supports adherence to policies and procedures.
  • Assist with the organization and integration of center clinical activities, training, outreach and consulting activities and manages evaluation and assessment of services and programs.
  • Continuously assess, develop, and improve clinical services to provide innovative, optimal college mental health services in response to the changing needs of students and the university.
  • Oversee and coordinate clinical services including case conference, data collection for services provided, assessment of clinical services outcome, and the electronic medical record (EMR).
  • Provide multiculturally sensitive brief counseling and psychotherapy (in person and virtually) for individuals, groups, and couples with diverse presenting concerns.
  • Provide clinical services including but not limited to assessment, treatment planning, short-term counseling, group therapy, crisis intervention services, psychoeducation, and case management.
  • Conduct comprehensive assessments and intake evaluations, triage, and participation in CCCPS’ crisis intervention services, drop-in clinic, and afterhours crisis coverage (initial responses and crisis stabilization provided by Protocol staff).
Qualifications :
  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or Counseling Psychology
  • Three years post-licensure terminal degree or five years post master’s degree experience providing clinical services in a university counseling service or other related counseling setting.
  • Three years administrative/management/supervisory experience.
  • For Psychologists: one-year full time predoctoral internship in an APA-accredited Professional Psychology program that includes a primary rotation in adult outpatient counseling/therapy and counseling.
  • Experience providing short-term counseling and crisis intervention (in person and via telehealth).
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles and cultural humility-based counseling and leadership principles.
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, management, and communication skills.
  • Commitment and ability to promote and enhance diversity, including development of multicultural competence in clinical services.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, accrediting bodies, and/or other various agencies for the effective implementation of agency clinical services.
  • Ability to work successfully as part of a multidisciplinary clinical team.
  • Knowledge, skills, and expertise required to proficiently conduct, document, and evaluate individual, group counseling, crisis intervention, and consultation/outreach with a college-aged population.
  • Knowledge, skills, and expertise required to proficiently conduct, evaluate, and mentor staff regarding crisis intervention services.
  • Ability to manage an electronic medical record and lead outcome assessment activities.
  • Experience using and overseeing an electronic medical record system and various software programs, including but not limited to Office 365, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • In order to help manage campus emergencies, geographical proximity to the campus is preferred.
  • Counseling or Clinical Psychology (Ph.D., Ed.D., or Psy.D.) from an accredited program or a terminal degree in applicant’s respective mental health field.
Licensed (or license-eligible within six months) within the State of West Virginia.

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley — the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU’s academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

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West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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