Director, Student Counseling Center

The University of Texas at Dallas  |  Richardson, TX

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Job Overview

Posted March 06, 2019 Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Director, Student Counseling Center

Job Type: Counseling Services
Location: Richardson, TX
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 11,000 Students
Employer ID: 30654

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. Required
Major Preference:
Counseling
Experience:
2-4 Years

Qualifications
Education:
Doctorate/J.D. Required
Major Preference:
Counseling
Experience:
2-4 Years

Position Description

Reporting to the Associate Dean of Students, Health and Wellness Initiatives, the Director is responsible for the general oversight of the Counseling Center, which has an American Psychological Association accredited training program. The Director of The Student Counseling Center (SCC) creates and implements the SCC’s policies and procedures. The Director oversees the SCC Leadership Team which includes the Assistant Director/Training Director, Assistant Director of Clinical Services, and Assistant Director of Community Engagement. The Director coordinates SCC operations and policies that affect the operation of the center. The Director is responsible for the direct oversight and management of the Counseling Center to include personnel management, budget management, assessment, policy formation, logistics, and strategic planning. The Director also serves as a member of the SCCstaff, providing clinical, supervisory, outreach, and consultation services. The Director oversees the Center for Students in Recovery – an office dedicated to providing support to students who are living in recovery.

The Director provides vision and leadership in establishing and monitoring the scope and direction of the Counseling Center, ensuring its operation is consistent with national standards of practice. The Director also serves as the primary liaison from the Counseling Center to the University and surrounding community. As a licensed psychologist, the Director provides direct counseling and education services to students; consultation to students, faculty, and staff; and clinical supervision to doctoral interns. The Director ensures staff and programs work collaboratively with other Student Affairs departments, faculty and staff. 

The Director serves as a core member of the Behavioral Assessment Intervention Team (BAIT). Works closely with the Director of the Student Health Center to provide coordinated mental/behavioral health services. Ensures staff are trained to provide prompt, organized, and competent crisis response. Shares duties for evening and weekend on-call back up to after hours services provided by ProtoCall. Contributes to the university community by serving on committees, program involvement, outreach, other campus-wide activities. Collaborates with Directors of the Student Wellness Center, Student Health Center, University Recreation, Office of Student AccessAbility, and the Center for Students in Recovery to establish coordinated, multi-culturally informed, inclusive, and comprehensive services for students on campus. Along with three Assistant Directors, acts as a senior consultant to staff and trainees regarding the scope of services, challenging clinical situations, and assessment of risk. Ensures operation of the pre-professional training program within the standards of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral Internship Centers (APPIC). Works closely with Training Director in identifying and implementing changes in the training program necessary to comply with standards of the American Psychological Association. Oversees hiring, training, and work performance of a staff of approximately 13 licensed psychologists/counselors, 2 psychiatric providers, 3 doctoral interns, 3 practicum students, part-time contract counselors, 2 support staff, and 2 staff members in the Center for Students in Recovery.


Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

Ph.D/Psy.D in clinical or counseling psychology. Licensed as a psychologist at the time of application. Please specify state and date psychologist license was granted. Eligible for licensure in the State of Texas and gain licensure within 12 months of beginning position. Must possess a minimum of 10 years of post-doctoral experience in a mental health setting with at least 3 years of experience in administrative roles in a college or university counseling center at the level of Assistant Director or above.

Preferred Experience:

Graduate of an APA accredited doctoral program and/or completed an APA accredited internship. Experience in budget management. Demonstrated commitment to inclusive excellence of counseling services for students, and in the recruitment, retention, and advancement of staff. Prior experience as a Director of a college counseling center. Experience with recovery and addiction.

Application Information

Please apply online via utdallas.edu

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