Director of Student Psychological Counseling Services

Chapman University  |  Orange, CA

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Job Overview

Posted 4 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Director of Student Psychological Counseling Services

Job Type: Administrative Counseling Services Management Student Affairs Administration
Location: Orange, CA
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 8,000 Students
Employer ID: 17614

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Doctorate/J.D. Preferred, Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Doctorate/J.D. Preferred, Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education
Experience:

Position Description

The Director of Student Psychological Counseling Services is a leader in the development, implementation and evaluation of all programs and services provided by the Student Psychological Counseling Services (SPCS). The Director provides campus-wide leadership on mental health-related issues and values vision, creativity and collaboration with both mental health providers and all campus constituents. The Director advocates for high quality programs and services to a growing culturally diverse population of approximately 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

In addition to overseeing an experienced multi-disciplinary team of mental health providers in offering highly effective mental health services, some testing and assessment services, and outreach programming, the Director has responsibility for providing clinical, operational, fiscal and administrative oversight in managing day-to-day operations of SPCS.

The Director serves in a key leadership role in Student Affairs as a member of the Student Affairs Management Team led by the Dean of Students. The Director also is a key participant of the university’s Student of Concern Intervention Team, focusing on student behavioral concerns which are often identified as mental health concerns impeding students’ ability to succeed in their academic endeavors. The Director is a key liaison to other departments on campus regarding policies and practices, and available to connect with campus administrators, faculty and staff, parents and students about mental health issues.


Job Requirements

Master’s Degree in Counseling, Marriage and Family therapy, or Clinical Social Work is required. A doctorate in a related field is strongly preferred.

Licensed as a psychologist, LMFT or LCSW in the state of California or currently licensed in another state and license eligible in the state of California.

Seven years of progressively responsible relevant experience, including at least three years of leadership experience.

Knowledge of Counseling Center policies and procedures, goals and professional standards in adherence to State of California legal and ethical guidelines.

Working knowledge of therapeutic treatment modalities for topics of relevance to the university population (i.e. eating disorders, substance abuse, student with disabilities, international students, victims of trauma/abuse).

Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact diplomatically with a diverse group of individuals, both inside and outside of the University.

Demonstrated commitment to working with all constituencies including ethnically, culturally, and socially diverse students, staff, and faculty.

Strong computer skills in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database, Internet and email software, Microsoft Office Suite applications.

Technical ability to learn and use enterprise software.

Demonstrated ability to use tact and diplomacy and maintain high level of confidentiality.

Skills in preparing and maintaining confidential records.

Ability to learn and adhere to legal and ethical guidelines.

Ability to learn and interpret university policies and procedures.

Analytical skills to gather and analyze data, and generate relevant reports.

A list of names, telephone numbers, addresses, and email addresses for three
professional references. References will not be contacted without the
candidate’s approval/consent.

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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