Assistant Director of Counseling

Wheaton College of Massachusetts
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 31, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Wheaton is a leading private, coeducational, liberal arts college of 1800 students located in Norton, MA and within easy commuting distance of Boston and Providence.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number:


Position Title:

Assistant Director of Counseling



Job Type:


Staff Term:

11 Months

Staff Work Schedule (hours/dates):

Mon through Friday 9 to 5

Academic Year Schedule (dates):

August - June

Faculty Term:

Position Type:



Counseling and Health Services

Job Summary/Basic Function:

The Assistant Director of Counseling aids in the day to day management of the Counseling Center and takes lead when the Director of Counseling and Health Services is unavailable. The Assistant Director will support the Director in the creation and implementation of policies and procedures as well as oversight of all aspects of clinical, training and outreach functions of the center, focusing on complying with licensing, legal, and ethical standards of practice. The Assistant Director will maintain a clinical caseload providing a range of services including but not limited to short term solution focused therapy, emergency assessments and case management, focusing on appropriate, individualized treatment from a social justice framework. The Assistant Director will take primary management over the clinical trainee program that supports the development of Masters and PhD level Social Workers, Psychologists and Mental Health Counselors.
  • Clinical Responsibilities: Provide triage and brief screening assessments, intake assessments, short-term solution-focused individual counseling, group counseling, treatment planning, crisis intervention and emergency mental health evaluations, case management and referral assistance for clients on clinician’s caseload. Collaboration with concurrent or recent treatment providers, consultation with students, faculty, staff, and parents, and rotate as Clinician on Duty in the Counseling Center throughout the week. Plan and participate in outreach and education for campus community.
  • Administrative Responsibilities: Support the Director of Counseling & Health Services in overall administrative and staffing oversight with respect to Counseling Center daily functioning, policies, and procedures. In the absence of Director of Counseling and Health Services, the Assistant Director of Counseling will provide Counseling Center clinical and administrative coverage and oversight during the Counseling Center’s hours of normal operation.
  • Training/Supervisory Responsibilities: Provides oversight and management of a comprehensive, multi disciplinary training program in college mental health and will train and supervise psychology, counseling and/or social-work practicum/intern students, complying with state and professional regulations and guidelines.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Independent Licensure for a minimum of five years in Social Work, Psychology or Mental Health Counseling.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Administrative/leadership experience strongly preferred
  • Experience managing a clinical training program preferred.
  • Fluent in languages other than English
Physical Demands

Normal office and campus conditions

ADA Statement:

Individuals must possess these knowledges, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

Eeo Statement

Wheaton is a private coeducational liberal arts college within easy
commuting distance of Boston and Providence. We have nearly 1,700
undergraduates from 40 U.S. States and more than 70 countries. Nearly 23%
of our undergraduates are U.S. students of color and 11% are international
citizens. Wheaton College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the
basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age,
race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic
information, or disability. In a continuing effort to maintain and enrich
an intellectually diverse learning environment, the Department and the
College actively encourages applications from women and members of
underrepresented groups.

Posting Date:


Closing Date:

Open Until Filled



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Special Instructions to Candidates:

To prevent the infection and spread of COVID -19 and as an integral part of our public health and safety measures, Wheaton College requires that all successful applicants hired provide proof of full vaccination for COVID -19 at the time of employment, unless an exemption from this policy is requested and approved. Full policy requirements are available here . Applicants believing that they need an accommodation of this policy because of a disability, medical condition, or sincerely-held religious belief should inform the Office of Human Resources after an offer of employment is extended.

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