Associate Dean for Health and Wellness/Director of Counseling Services

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, Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling, Disabled Student Services, Health Services, Other Student Affairs
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.

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Position Title:

Associate Dean for Health and Wellness/Director of Counseling Services



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Staff Term:

12 Months

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Counseling and Health Services

Job Summary/Basic Function:

The Center for Wellness and Counseling is committed to assisting each student reach their full potential, while fostering the institution’s mission of providing a transformative liberal arts education for intellectually curious students in a collaborative, academically vibrant residential community that values a diverse world. The Associate Dean/Director serves as a key member of the Student Affairs leadership team and is responsible for the overall mission, vision, and direction of the Wellness and Counseling Center.
  • Provide oversight and develop a strategic vision for all aspects of Health, Wellness, and Counseling Center. Provide short-term counseling and oversee the day to day activities in the Counseling Center. Provide crisis intervention and emergency coverage 24/7 for students and give support to faculty and staff.
  • Serve as a member of the senior leadership team of Student Affairs. Supervision of the Associate Director for Health Administration, Assistant Director for Counseling, Staff Clinicians, Outreach Coordinator and Case Manager, and Office Manager.
  • Develop a comprehensive health and wellness program for the college community. Lead the department in developing comprehensive assessments for services and capturing the student experience, including the development of learning outcomes on Health and Wellness. Oversee and maintain compliance standards with federal and state regulations.
  • Serve as a member of the CARE Team, Behavioral Intervention Team, Medical Leave Committee, Meal Plan Exemption Committee. Serve on other College committees as appropriate.
  • Establish effective working relationships with other campus offices and departments to ensure quality services for the campus community. These offices include but are not limited to Academic Advising, Campus Safety, Dining Services, Information Technology, Title IX, and Academic Departments.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Masters Degree in Social Work, Counseling and a minimum of five years of experience, including both clinical and administrative responsibilities in a college counseling center or similar setting or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • Independent Licensure as a LMHC, LICW, PsyD, or Psychiatric NP is required.
  • Previous experience with and understanding of the health and wellness related issues that are common in college-aged populations and college settings.
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Physical Demands

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.

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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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