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Clinical Coordinator, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

South University (GA)
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 14, 2024
Friday, June 14, 2024 What's next for you is the first priority for us! With over 45 programs from associate to doctoral degrees, South University is a private institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities that spark the intellectual, social and professional development of a diverse student population.

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Tuition Assistant Program

Long/Short Term Disability

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Program

401K Match

Generous Paid Time Off

12 Paid Holidays

* includes domestic partner coverage

The Clinical Coordinator is a member of the full-time core faculty (rank commensurate with experience) who is granted release time to serve an administrative appointment overseeing the practicum and internship portion of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Responsibilities include but are not limited to classroom instruction, selection of student clinical sites and placements, monitoring students in group supervision classes, investigating agencies for qualifying criteria, meeting with site supervisors, serving as liaison between the University and clinical agencies, responding to inquiries regarding practicum and internship, and ensuring CACREP standards and the South University Mission are upheld in all areas of the program. The Clinical Coordinator engages in professional associations, businesses, and the local community as necessary to promote the visibility and stature of the program. The Program Director abides by the mandates set by the South University Board of Managers, Chancellor, Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, the Campus President or Director, and the Campus Executive Committee.


  • Serves as campus practicum and internship coordinator for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.
  • Responds to all inquiries related to practicum and internship from current students, prospective students, and all current and potential community placement sites.
  • Performs instructional duties as assigned and outlined in the Faculty job description and in accordance with the provisions of Faculty Supplement to the South University Employee Handbook.
  • Collects data for Key Performance Indicators, submits quarterly student evaluation forms for all students, and participates in formal evaluation of students as indicated in the Graduate Student Handbook and Clinical Handbook.
  • Participates in faculty development each year as required.
  • Designs and delivers class instruction through the development of instructional plans to meet course competencies, to create activities which support lesson objectives, and to deliver the instruction as approved.
  • Trains develops, manages, and leads faculty according to the guidelines provided by the Campus Director/Dean of Academic Affairs and Retention, the Department Chair, and in accordance with the policies and procedures of the University/Campus and CACREP.
  • Enables the achievement of pre-described exit competencies for student achievement and evaluation of learning by providing instruction which fosters competencies and establish student performance criteria and evaluation.
  • Delivers learning-centered instruction by establishing a classroom environment conducive to learning and student involvement, as well as effectively planning and preparing for classes and student success.
  • Manages the learning environment by keeping accurate records, submitting grades and other reports on time, and enforcing school/campus academic and attendance policies.
  • Contributes to a learning culture by participating in curriculum and system task forces, supporting local campus events such as orientation and graduation, and participating in various other workshops and meetings.
  • Relates professional/life/industry experience to learning by the continuation of professional/technical skills development, the introduction of industry perspective into courses, and the active awareness of professional/industry trends and opportunities.
  • Establish and coordinate all student rotations through clinical sites, serve as liaison between the clinical mental health counseling program and the site, implement clinical center selection, and foster the development of clinical programs and faculty.
  • Collaborates with the Campus Director or Dean of Academic Affairs and Retention (DAAR), Department Chair, and fellow Directors concerning scheduling, sharing faculty, curriculum, and other issues to support student learning and facilitate efficient resource use.
  • Facilitates the submission of required programmatic reports and documentation, including graduation rates, program assessment, performance on state licensing or certification examinations, and employment rates.
  • Participates in program-related Campus events as indicated, including New Student Orientation, Pinning, graduation, etc.
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling Core Faculty- Clinical Coordinator
  • Other responsibilities as determined by the Campus Dean of Academic Affairs and Retention or Campus Director, and Department Chair/College Dean.


  • Candidates need to have an earned doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision, preferably from a CACREP-accredited program.
  • Individuals applying for the Clinical Coordinator position must also have an earned master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, preferably from a CACREP-accredited program.
  • A minimum of 1-2 years experience as an instructor of record in master’s and/or doctorate-level face-to-face, on-ground clinical mental health counseling instruction in a post-secondary or college institution.
  • Membership in a professional association tied to the counseling profession.
  • Current state licensing/certification required (ex: LPC, LMHP, LMFT).
  • Shows evidence of sustained professional development and renewal activities related to counseling and evidence of professional service and advocacy in counseling.
  • For the Savannah campus only: Certification as a qualified clinical supervisor (ACS or CPCS) is preferred for clinical training instruction and supervision, including Georgia Composite Board of PCs, SWs, and MFTs required telemental health certification and/or training in service delivery and supervision.
  • Ability to read, understand, write, interpret, and implement accreditation criteria and state agency regulations.
  • Ability to resolve inquiries and complaints from employees, students, regulatory agencies, or academic or business community members.
  • Ability to effectively present information to faculty, academic and campus leaders, university leaders, and public groups.
  • Ability to develop and complete projects without continued direct supervision.
  • Experience with computerized administrative systems. Proficient with the use of standard office applications on personal computers.
  • Other requirements specific to the discipline.

The individual must be able to travel out of the local area with an occasional overnight stay to participate in a variety of conferences and meetings. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds. The vision requirements include the ability to adjust focus and close vision.

South University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student, and graduate success. We are committed to building and developing a diverse environment where a variety of ideas, cultures, and perspectives can thrive.

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