Assistant Director / Staff Psychologist - Recently Updated

University of Indianapolis
Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 1, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling, Health Services, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time

Thank you for your interest in the University of Indianapolis! The University is a private, liberal arts university located on 65 acres, just minutes from downtown Indianapolis. With more than 700 faculty and staff, it is a place where you can become part of a close-knit campus community that emphasizes the importance of community partnerships in the future growth of the University.

UIndy’s mission is to prepare its graduates for effective, responsible, and articulate membership in the complex societies in which they live and serve, and for excellence and leadership in their personal and professional lives. The motto of "Education for Service" provides the foundation for our work to better our communities, both near and far.

As University employees, we know the work we do is important to our students and our communities. To accomplish our mission, we welcome talented, civic-minded and diverse individuals from all career levels to help maintain our high standards of excellence and quality. If you want to join our dynamic environment and experience hard work, creativity, and teamwork, we welcome your application!

The University of Indianapolis is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, creed, sex, sexual orientation or identity, marital status, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. The University of Indianapolis does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission as required by Title IX.


The Student Counseling Center is seeking applicants for an Assistant Director / Staff Psychologist. This is a full-time 10-month position.

The Assistant Director of the Student Counseling Center serves in a leadership role and assists the Director with overall management, personnel, and operations functions of the center in addition to serving in a consultative and clinical role. Specifically, the Assistant Director collaborates with the Director of the center with significant oversight and involvement in strategic planning of the clinical, administrative, financial, and day-to-day operations of the center.

The Assistant Director retains primary supervision and training responsibilities for our pre-doctoral clinical psychology students and other graduate students pursuing a counseling or social work degree. In addition to these roles, the Assistant Director has responsibility for providing mental health services to clients including counseling, psychoeducation, group counseling, crisis intervention, and consultative services to students, parents, and university community members.

The successful candidate to this position will have special interest and experience in providing inclusive, equity-oriented, and diversity-aware resources and services. In the absence of the Director, the Assistant Director will assume the Director’s duties and responsibilities. Other essential duties may be assigned by the Director of the Counseling Center and related to the Center’s programs and mission.

  • Provide culturally competent, equity-oriented counseling and consultation
  • Perform assessments and provide individual, group, and couples counseling to students
  • Provide walk-in services and crisis intervention
  • Adhere to professional ethics standards established by the American Psychological Association or other counseling or social work degree-associated credentialing body and to professional regulations as mandated by State of Indiana licensing board
  • In coordination with the Director, maintain and revise the Counseling Center’s Policies and Procedures manuals as needed
  • Develop, review, and revise clinical operations protocols as indicated
  • Serve in Training Director role to oversee and manage the student counseling center graduate clinical practicum training program
  • Collaborate with the Director of the center in developing strategic initiatives for counseling center operations and assume leadership in managing the counseling center professional development and training program for counseling center staff
  • Engage in third-party consultation with faculty, staff, families, students, and others about mental health concerns impacting students
  • Collaborate with nurse practitioners and office physicians when appropriate in cases requiring services of both the counseling center and health services
  • Assist with outreach development, campus presentations, and implementation
  • Serve on committees as appropriate or as requested by Director of Counseling, Dean of Students, Vice President for Student Affairs, or President of the University
  • Assist Director with reports pertaining to clinical service delivery and share administrative responsibilities for Electronic Management System updates, training, and data collection
  • Complete documentation and case management and enter appropriate, accurate, and timely information into electronic management system of client records
  • Remain current on clinical service delivery issues within the mental health field
  • Consult and collaborate with other disciplines in the delivery of total client/patient care
  • Coordinate partnerships and collaborate with other University departments; participate on various Division of Campus & Student Affairs and/or university committees as applicable; assist the Director in representing the student counseling center within the University community at various events and meetings
  • Assist Director and website coordinator with update and maintenance of UIndy Student Counseling Center website
  • Be willing/available for crisis and on-call support rotations
  • PsyD or PhD in Counseling or Clinical Psychology or related field (APA-accredited program and APA-accredited internship site preferred if degree is in Counseling or Clinical Psychology)
  • Minimum of 3 years clinical and administrative expertise within a collegiate mental health setting or related counseling experience with emerging adults
  • At least 2 years prior supervisory/training experience with graduate students and/or professional staff
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to handle complex, rapidly changing clinical situations (e.g., crisis situations, severe psychopathology, suicide and homicide risk assessments and interventions)
  • Be willing to work from a brief therapy model including utilization of 30-minute assessments, single session therapy, groups and/or workshops as well as demonstrate comfort in learning and using innovative service delivery systems
  • Committed to cultural diversity and inclusiveness
  • Conversant in psychological diagnosis, valuing a multifaceted approach involving strongly linked clinical and training efforts, data-driven programs and resource offerings
  • Hold a philosophy that is oriented towards holistic health and wellness
  • Licensure in the state of Indiana
  • HSPP or associated equivalent credentialing in counseling or social work
  • Free Parking
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Tuition Discount

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