The associate director provides vision, leadership and coordination
for departmental and institution-wide clinical support related to
mental health and psychological wellness. This position is
responsible for maintaining and enhancing operational aspects of
Middlebury Counseling, developing clinical goals for Counseling and
effective methods of counseling support and delivery within the
department, provides administrative supervision of staff counselors
and other staff as directed, and provides training of new
In addition, this position provides direct counseling, crisis
intervention, and mental health outreach support to enhance the
psychological and mental health welfare of students and the
Middlebury College community.
Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a
criminal background check.
Administration, direct counseling support, supervision, training,
consultation and outreach.
Administration In consultation with supervisor:
Provides leadership and guidance in the formulation and
implementation of policies and practices associated with clinical
Establishes, updates, communicates and contributes a vision for
clinical support, including long-term and short-term goals, to
ensure alignment with the campus needs as well as the department
values and priorities.
Develops, coordinates, and reviews all clinical support provided by
Counseling staff including quality assurance, risk management,
policies and procedures regarding counseling, regular assessment
and evaluation of counseling support, and intake and case
disposition processes, while maintaining and promoting the highest
ethical and professional standards commensurate with training,
licensure, or certification.
Administers auxiliary counseling support systems (e.g., web-based
and telepsychology support systems).
Provides direct supervision of the Administrative Associate in
their duties related to scheduling, office allocation and
scheduling, data collection, management, and reporting of the front
office and related procedures.
Oversees and coordinates after-hours supports and subcontractors
(e.g. CSAC) providing these services, including f/u, scheduling
(with support of Admin Assoc), and integration with phone system
(with support of Admin Assoc).
Manages the department’s use of the electronic health record.
Leads program evaluation efforts for the department. Collects
analyzes and reports data and other information for assessment,
evaluation and budgeting.
Provides psychological counseling and crisis intervention for
Maintains case notes and other documentation according to best
practices and counseling policies.
Works collaboratively with others, including multidisciplinary
mental health and College medical staff, deans and student life
Demonstrates experience and expertise in cross cultural and
multicultural individual, group counseling and outreach
Receives clinical and administrative support from the Executive
Collaborates with Counseling Services of Addison County as
necessary for continuity of care.
Supervision, Mentoring, and Training
Directly supervises staff counselors and other staff as
Trains all new employees in the policies, procedures and daily
operations of clinical counseling support.
Mentors all clinical staff.
Serves as a consultant for all clinical staff when dealing with
complicated psychopathology, challenging ethical dilemmas,
hospitalization and other critical care decisions.
Attends consultation meetings with other departments as
Performs related responsibilities as necessary to properly assess
and counsel students.
Must handle confidential information appropriately.
Maintains the highest ethical standards according to Vermont state
statutes and standards in the mental health professions.
Maintains appropriate state licensing and/or certifications to
practice in Vermont.
Trains staff, faculty and others as needed.
Participates in campus and community work groups and committees
related to psychological well-being and mental health as
Conducts intentional outreach to relevant community partners and
campus constituents (e.g., the Language Schools, the Bread Loaf
School of English, Middlebury College Study Abroad, Middlebury
College Athletics, and local private practice clinicians).
M.A., M.S., M.S.W., Ed,D, or Ph.D.in clinical field.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must maintain and update knowledge of current clinical assessment
and counseling interventions and theories, and professional license
and/or certificates. Must handle confidential information and abide
to professional ethics, and Vermont and Federal laws.
3 - 5 years of clinical experience preferred. Equivalent
educational or professional experience will also be
Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background
check. Information on our background check policy can be found
To apply, visit https://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/postings/24223
Middlebury is an equal-opportunity employer where diversity,
equity, and inclusion are core values. To this end, Middlebury
recruits talented and diverse faculty, staff, and students from
across the United States and around the world. Middlebury
encourages applications from women, people of color, people with
disabilities, and members of other protected classes and
historically underrepresented communities. Middlebury also invites
applications from individuals who demonstrate an ongoing commitment
to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the