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Assistant Director of Counseling Center

Georgia Southern University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 23, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Director of Counseling Center

Job ID: 234038
Location: Georgia Southern - Savannah
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Join Our Team at Georgia Southern!

Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associate's, bachelors, masters and doctoral level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!

Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of America's Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world.

Armstrong Campus

Department Information
0410301 - Counseling Center

Job Summary
In conjunction with the Counseling Center Practicum Coordinator, oversee the Armstrong Campus Counseling Center practicum program. Provide direct mental health services to students, outreach programming and professional training to the Georgia Southern community on mental health issues, mental health training and supervision to Counseling Center trainees, and consultations to faculty and staff regarding college student mental health.

  • Assist in maintenance of relevant center accreditations
  • Provide outreach programming and consultations to campus community
  • Maintain all relevant ethical, legal, and professional standards of practice for Professional Counselors or Social Workers (as relevant to credentials) in the State of Georgia
  • Maintain licensure as a Psychologist in the state of Georgia
  • Coordinate one or more areas of Counseling Center service as requested by Executive Director
  • Maintain compliance with Counseling Center Policies and Procedures
  • Keep Executive Director apprised of all concerns and incidents related to the Counseling Center and its staff
  • Provide oversight and responsibility for counseling center services and report to the Executive Director of Counseling Center
  • Serve as Direct report for Counseling Center staff
  • Provide supervision toward licensure for new counseling center staff, as assigned by Executive Director
  • Provide individual, couples, and group therapy to Georgia Southern students
  • Provide crisis on-call service in rotation with other clinical staff
  • Provide crisis/triage assessment and response to students as needed
  • Participate in various training programs housed within the Counseling Center
  • Provide clinical supervision to practicum students and Doctoral Interns

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
  • Master's Degree in clinical/counseling psychology or social work

Other Required Qualifications
  • Licensed as an LPC or LSW in the State of Georgia or ability to qualify for and obtain said license within 3 months of start date

Required Experience
  • Three (3) or more years of post-licensure related work experience

Preferred Qualifications
Additional Preferred Qualifications
  • Certified Professional Supervisor credentials in the State of Georgia (or ability to qualify and apply for credential within 6 months of start date) or Licensure as a Psychologist in the State of Georgia
  • Familiarity with Electronic Medical Record systems
  • Familiarity with IACS accreditation standards

Preferred Experience
  • Experience working in a university Counseling Center
  • Experience with public speaking
  • Experience with crisis intervention

Proposed Salary
$56,300 - $66,000

Required Documents to Attach
  • Please provide three (3) professional references in the Required Documents to Attach section on your application.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Exhibit engaging customer service
  • Ability to work well in a diverse environment
  • Proficiency with computers and Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to demonstrate superior clinical and therapeutic skills and to foster positive therapeutic relationships with a diverse population of students
  • Ability to demonstrate professional competence in responding to, assessing, and intervening crisis situations
  • Ability and willingness to work as part of an interdisciplinary team in a cooperative and respectful manner
  • Ability to manage a caseload of individual, couples, and group therapy clients
  • Ability to document clinical interactions via Electronic Medical Record system
  • Ability and willingness to develop knowledge of College Counseling Center Service Models
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively present outreach programming on mental health topics
  • Experience and comfort with public speaking

  • Acquire and maintain strong working knowledge of APA Ethical Codes, ACA Ethical Codes, Georgia legal statutes pertaining to provision of mental health services, and IACS accreditation standards
  • Comprehensive knowledge of counseling theories, mental health diagnoses, interventions, treatment planning and therapeutic outcomes
  • Rich understanding of social, developmental, and psychological issues and challenges faced by diverse populations of students within a higher education setting
  • Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated organizational and human relation skills
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills
  • Demonstrated experience in provision of clinical and administrative supervision
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity

Apply Before Date
October 25, 2021

Contact Information
For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Resources by phone at (912) 478-6947 or by email at

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or

Conditions of Employment
  • Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community.
  • Successful completion of background investigation and legal authorization to work in the US prior to employment.
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Obtaining Licensure as a Psychologist or Clinical Social Worker in Georgia within three (3) months of start date
  • Maintaining licensure as a Psychologist, Professional Counselor or Clinical Social Worker in the State of Georgia

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University, as determined by Georgia Southern University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947.

Other Information
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Work generally performed in an office/clinical environment
  • Work beyond the 40-hour workweek required, including evenings and weekends
  • Required to travel, on occasion
  • Work in direct contact with a diverse and dynamic student population

Background Check
Standard and Education

Other Information
Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals, and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

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