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Counseling Assistant Director, Clinical Administration

Emerson College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 9, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time
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Counseling Assistant Director, Clinical Administration
Target Hire Date
10/25/2021 - 1 month to go
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Maintain and improve the process and procedures that facilitate the daily operations of the counseling team: coordinate outreach programming, provide psychological evaluation, short-term psychotherapy, crisis intervention, case management, and outreach to our students.

The Assistant Director, in coordination with the Associate Director, Clinical Coordinator, and Associate Dean of Counseling, Health, and Wellness, supports the process and procedures that facilitate the daily operations of the counseling team, including outreach programming. The Assistant Director provides psychological evaluation, short-term psychotherapy, crisis intervention, case management, and outreach to the student body. Additionally, the Assistant Director consults as needed with other departments on campus regarding psychological emergencies and mental health issues.

Your Team: Counseling and Psychological Services

Key Partners: Counseling, Health, and Wellness, Student Success, Campus Life

Report To: Associate Director, Counseling and Psychological Services

Direct Staff Reports: 0 Student Workers this position supports: 0

This position provides emergency responses outside of "normal business hours" and even possibly when the College is typically closed.

Your Key Responsibilities:
  • Oversee scheduling and monitor conflicts day to day, including management of clinician absences and clinical coordinator support
  • Monitor liability insurance and licensing for staff.
  • Serve as backup to Associate Director and Clinical Coordinator as needed.
  • Maintain CITL certification to participate in IRB-approved programs, including MGH research study.
  • Coordinate group programs
  • Organize clinical schedule, including staff meetings and on call
  • Coordinate technical support & record management for the unit
  • Coordinate crises management plan with emergency response team

Your Other Responsibilities:
  • Participate in practicum and post graduate training program. Provide supervision to 1-2 trainees per year, present 1-2 case conferences per year, and teach in joint trainee seminars.
  • Provide outreach and programming offerings to the campus community, including training of resident assistants, crisis debriefings, and workshops.
  • Communicate regularly with center staff on clinical and administrative matters and enhance departmental collaboration and quality of care provided to students by attending scheduled staff and clinical team meetings, case conferences and individual supervision as assigned
  • Provide emergency daytime coverage for students in acute crisis, triage needs, arrange outside administrative, transport, and medical/hospital intervention as needed; consult with involved professionals, college staff, and family or friends when indicated; follow all ethical, legal, and clinical standards of confidentiality.
  • Participate in on-call rotation, responding to after-hours emergencies as needed.
  • Participate in external professional associations to maintain and extend clinical knowledge and expertise and to develop and deepen referral networks for students requiring specialized services off-campus
  • Sustain and deepen our knowledge base of best current practices in psychology and college mental health with regular educational activities and conference attendance.
  • Maintain appropriate clinical records by writing ongoing case notes, intake and termination summaries in accordance with Massachusetts state laws.
  • Function as an integral part of the leadership team at ECAPS, and provide input on policies, procedures, and daily operations of the Center.
  • Assume administrative and clinical leadership in the absence of the Director.

Your Qualifications:
  • Doctorate or master's degree in counseling or clinical psychology, social work or marriage and family therapy.
  • Licensed or license eligible in Massachusetts.
  • Advanced clinical and theoretical knowledge of psychotherapy, assessment of severe psychopathology, crisis intervention, administrative and supervisory experience.
  • Knowledgeable of psychological trends on college campuses and legal issues related to providing direction in a college counseling center; ability to effectively work with students from a broad range of backgrounds and life experiences
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and team building
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • 3-5 years of clinical supervisory and administrative responsibilities in a college or university counseling center
  • 5-8 years of direct clinical experience working with people from diverse cultures, ideally college-aged students.

Work Environment:
  • Usual office conditions
  • Infrequent lifting, not more than 10lbs

Grade of Position: A17E

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 36.25

Hiring Range: $67,666.00 - $70,932.00

11 month position paid over 11 months

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About Us
Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson College enrolls over 4,300 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 70 countries and all 50 states.

Diversity Statement
Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society. Emerson College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender in its educational programs or activities. Emerson has designated the Associate Vice President, Title IX, and Clery Coordinator to respond to inquiries regarding the College Sexual Misconduct Policy. The Title IX Coordinator may be reached at 8 Park Plaza, Transportation Bldg, Room 230 Boston, MA 02116; Telephone: 617-824-8999; email:

Annual Clery Report
In accordance with the federal Clery and Campus SaVE Acts, Emerson College commits to providing all current and prospective students and employees with access to the annual campus security reports for each of our campuses. This report may be accessed from the Emerson College Police Department website.

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