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Clinic Director, Community Counseling Services

California Lutheran University
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 13, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Clinic Director, Community Counseling Services

Position Category: Staff (Exempt)
FLSA: Exempt
FTE: 1
Location: Oxnard

University Background:
The mission of California Lutheran University is to educate leaders for a global society who are strong in character and judgment, confident in their identity and vocation, and committed to service and justice. Founded in 1959 in beautiful Ventura County, the university has an enrollment of about 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students who come from across the nation and around the world from a diversity of backgrounds, cultures and faiths. As a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution, Cal Lutheran is looking for candidates with a dedication to and success in working in diverse communities. The university is committed to an inclusive learning and work environment that values individual differences and respects each person’s dignity.

Basic Function:
Under the direction of the Dean, the Director will plan, implement, and oversee programs, clinical services and operations for the Community Counseling Clinics as well as supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff. The Director oversees the training of graduate students in MFT and PsyD programs in collaboration with program training directors and manages the hiring, and activities of 20+ clinical supervisors.

Representative Duties:
Plan, organize and direct the Community Counseling Services and operations. E

Respond to various emergency situations including child abuse, hospitalization and other emergencies as needed; prepare necessary forms and reports. E

Available for consultation and emergency response when clinics are open. E.

Oversee Community Counseling Services operations; arrange for and assure proper maintenance and security of the Clinics; coordinate inventory and order supplies as needed. E

Collaborate with the Dean and Program Directors to develop and implement programs that integrate coursework and experience for the training of graduate students E

Maintain and expand community outreach activities; serve as liaison to the community. E

Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; interview and select employees and recommend transfers, reassignment, termination and disciplinary actions; plan, coordinate and arrange for appropriate training of subordinates. E

Analyze and review budgetary and financial data; control and authorize expenditures in accordance with established limitations. E

Assess program quality and effectiveness; create, implement, and evaluate interventions and initiatives that address identified mental health issues of client base; develop systems and processes that track client issues for program management and academic, research, and grant purposes. E

Ensure that the counseling clinics maintain compliance with current California laws and the ethics of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and the American Psychological Association in all of its activities E

Direct the preparation and maintenance of a variety of narrative and statistical reports, records and files related to assigned activities. E

Communicate with other administrators, University personnel and contractors to coordinate activities and programs, resolve issues and conflicts and exchange information. E

Monitor and ensure the quality of clinical services conducted by graduate students, interns, and supervisor. Assign cases to students based upon student and program training needs and supervisory expertise. E

In collaboration with academic program directors and training directors, oversee and ensure quality clinical training of graduate students and their effective orientation into clinic operations. E

Ensure the quality of supervision by supervisors through participation in supervisor meetings, review supervisor evaluations and provide feedback to ensure quality training E

Communicate and collaborate with program training directors on an ongoing basis. E

Actively seek out ways to develop referrals and sources of revenue for the clinic E

Work to promote the professional development of staff, graduate students, interns, and supervisors. E

Effectively handle legal issues and requests through consultation with Dean, provost, and attorney as appropriate E

Apply and/or participate in the application for grants related to clinic operations.

Perform related duties as assigned.

E= Essential Duties

Knowledge Of:
Planning, organization and direction of the Community Counseling Services and programs

California laws, codes, ethics, regulations, policies and procedures related to MFT and
PsyD practices

Community Counseling Services policies and procedures

Academic clinical training programs’ operations, training needs, policies and procedures

University mission, goals and objectives

Budget preparation and control
Oral and written communication skills

Principles and practices of administration, supervision and training

Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, courtesy and assertiveness as appropriate

Maintain professional boundaries

Excellent conflict management skills

Legal issues that may impact the administration of a counseling clinic and how to resolve issues in consultation with Dean, provost, and attorney as appropriate
Data to understand clinic operations and inform decision making

Grant application process

Ability To:
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others

Manage, organize, and administer two active counseling clinics

Plan, organize and direct the Community

Counseling Services, programs and operations

Respond to emergency situations effectively and appropriately

Train and supervise graduate trainees and interns

Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff

Communicate effectively both orally and in writing

Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures

Operate a computer and assigned office equipment

Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action

Meet schedules and time lines

Work independently with little direction

Plan and organize work

Prepare comprehensive narrative and statistical reports

Effectively resolve legal issues and requests in consultation with Dean, Provost, and attorney as appropriate

Apply for grant funding

Operate a vehicle

Minimum Qualifications:
Any combination equivalent to: LCSW, MFT, PhD or PsyD in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work or a related field with three years of experience in administration in a setting that provides counseling services, including staff supervision and budget oversight;

Post-licensure experience in the provision of both direct clinical services and clinical supervision.

Experience in developing and implementing graduate student clinical training activities.

Preferred Qualifications:
5+ years of administrative experience as a clinic director or equivalent, including staff hiring, supervision, and evaluation

Doctoral degree.

Experience with grants.

Experience with program assessment and evaluation

Licenses and Other Requirements:
Licensure as an LCSW, MFT, psychologist, or equivalent.

Plan to complete California licensure required and California licensure preferred.

Physical Abilities:

Working Environment:
Office Environment.

Posting Number: Staff002402020
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 05/17/2021
Position End Date:
Open Date: 11/10/2020
Close Date: 10/24/2021
Open Until Filled: No

Application Procedure/Special Instructions:

To apply, visit

California Lutheran University is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment for all persons, regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by applicable law. No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any program, activity or facility of the University on the basis of these factors in a manner consistent with applicable federal and state laws, regulations, ordinances, orders and rules, and University’s policies, procedures, and processes.

Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process can be provided to individuals with qualifying disabilities. Please contact the Human Resources Department for further information or to request an accommodation.

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