Posting date 04.03.13
DIRECTOR OF COUNSELING SERVICES
Review of nominations and applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Ideally, the final selection will be made for a start date of June 1, 2013.
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The Director is responsible for the overall direction of all programs and activities of Counseling Services, including clinical services such as intake, individual/group counseling, emergency/crisis response and individual assessment. Duties include direct counseling services for students; development and facilitation of related programs; participation in committee work as assigned; management of calendar and budget; and support of Student Services programs. The Director of Counseling Services advises the university leadership on current mental health trends and services and is also a member of the university's Emergency Response Team.
- Provides individual and group counseling services to students who may be experiencing psychological or behavioral difficulties.
- Assists students to define and accomplish personal and academic goals.
- Assists students to develop the ability to relate meaningfully with others.
- Provides crisis intervention, as appropriate and in relationship to other available mental health resources; may be on individual basis or as part of university's Emergency Response Team.
- Leads or assists in the coordination of developmental mental health-related programming for students.
- Provides training for staff and faculty on mental health trends and issues
- Develops and reviews university guidelines, procedures, rules and regulations within area of responsibility;
- Monitors compliance with state and federal laws and national professional standards.
- Serves on university committees, as assigned. Chairs the Alcohol and Other Drugs Committee and co-advises the Schreiner Wellness Action Team (SWAT) peer educators.
- Participates as an active and supportive member of the Student Services team and with related division or university-wide programs; participation requires Director to be available periodically during the summer for Mountaineer Days, other programs, and team retreats.
- Consults with the university's Health and Wellness staff regarding referrals both to and from counseling;
- Serves as an advisor and resource person to the Dean of Students and the Cabinet to insure that the environment is beneficial to the intellectual, emotional, and physical development of all students;
- Establishes channels of communication with students, faculty, staff and administration; informing them of counseling services, the referral process, available resources and obtaining input regarding student needs;
- Administers individual assessment instruments, as appropriate.
- May teach a course(s) for academic credit, if appropriate and approved by the Dean of Students;
- Supervises master's degree interns, as appropriate;
- Prepare and manages the Counseling Services budget.
- Establishes and monitors Institutional Effectiveness objectives and outcomes for Counseling Services; provides periodic reports related to Counseling Services activities and concerns, as requested and needed.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
- Master's degree in Counseling
- Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas
- At least five years counseling experience, preferably in a university setting
How to apply:
All candidate materials must be submitted as a single PDF file (no larger than 5MB) via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the email subject line Director of Counseling Services. The file must include:
Letter of Interest
The names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of at least three professional references
For questions, please contact Jeane Minick, HR Generalist, by email at email@example.com or by phone at 830.792.7435.