COUNSELING AND TESTING - Director of Counseling & Testing Center
The Counseling & Testing Center is a full-service IACS accredited collegiate counseling center staffed by licensed psychologists and professional counselors.The Director serves as the Chief Mental Health Officer of the University. Provides leadership and vision in the oversight of the administration of counseling services, resources and activities of the Center. Provides administrative supervision for all clinical and support staff. Advances the mission of the University by serving as the designated liaison to the University, in the planning and implementing of mental health focused prevention programs and consultation services for students, faculty and staff.
To perform this job successfully, the professional must be able to perform each essential duty and supervisory responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be a fully licensed psychologist, with active licensure in the State of Michigan, and able to provide clinical supervision to clinical staff and graduate trainees.
Must be a Seventh-day Adventist in good and regular standing.
Duties and responsibilities
Duties & Responsibilities
- Oversees all mental health services for the student population.
- Provides leadership with respect to the referral of students to community mental health care, including hospitalizations, and the use of Telehealth.
- Serves as a member of the University Student Intervention Team (USIT)
- Oversees the hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation of Center staff.
- Develops and maintains Counseling Center policies, procedures, and protocols in compliance with accreditation standards as well as state/federal requirements, University policies, and University mission.
- Conducts/arranges in-service programs for professional staff.
- Directs and coordinates activities of the Counseling and Testing Center.
- Oversees selection of MA/MSW interns and PhD practicum students.
- Provides clinical supervision of staff therapists and student trainees.
- Provides administrative supervision for all staff of the Center.
- Makes case assignments based on registration information and therapist availability.
- Coordinates special assignments with therapists (research, outreach, etc).
- Arranges for weekly staff meetings and staff professional development.
- Makes presentations to students and constituents regarding topics of interest.
- Collaborates with other campus departments and serves as consultant for Freshmen Orientation Week and other special student groups.
- Oversees testing services offered by the Center--including First Year wellness screenings, CLEP, national examinations, academic, personality and career testing, online exam proctoring, etc.
- Works with testing organizations to facilitate the University testing process.
- Assumes responsibility for testing and maintenance of test security.
- Prepares the annual operating budget for the center and reviews monthly statements.
- Coordinates the accreditation process of International Accreditation of Counseling Services.
- Ensures compliance with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and other federal/state requirements for counseling records by supervising the maintenance, security, and proper disclosure of such records
- Completes annual reports and periodic self-studies as required by the International Accreditationof Counseling Services.
- Supervises research regarding perceived needs of the campus, client satisfaction, etc.
- Provides consultation for other campus departments as needed serving as a resource for the support staff in handling difficult situations.
- Responds to telephone and written inquiries regarding the Center.
- Provides direct services to students including assessments, therapy, etc.
- Arranges for production of promotional materials that advertise the services of the Center.
- Attends professional development conference and seminars to increase clinical and supervisory skills.
- Engages in research activities either individually or in collaboration with other departments.
- Maintains the high ethical standards required by the profession.
- Consults with administration and the faculty on testing programs and mental health matters.
- Coordinates and advises faculty and staff in formal and informal non-academic consultations.
- Participates in director's meetings of the Student Life Division to facilitate coordination of services.
- Serves on university committees as assigned by administration.
- Provides administrative supervision for all professional counselors, testing coordinator, office support staff and students.
- Provides and/or arranges for clinical supervision for staff therapists and student trainees.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
- A Doctoral degree (Ph.D. / Psy.D. or equivalent) in Counseling/Clinical Psychology (or equivalent) is required;
- Fully licensed credentials as well as appropriate state licensure, registration, or certification is required;
- A minimum of five years’ experience in a clinical or counseling academic setting, preferably in an institution of higher learning.
- Expereince in supervision
- Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
Must be a Seventh-day Adventist in good and regular standing.
To successfully perform the responsibilities of the job, a candidate should have basic knowledge and expertise in keyboarding skills and Microsoft Office Suite.
Possesses strong competency in interpersonal skills that build rapport and encourage positive relationships with students and parents, staff as well as collegial, professional, and collaborative relationships within the campus community as well as external entities.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
A great proportion of the teraputic time is spent listening, observing, and interacting with clients in an office. Also important are good vision and hearing so that appropriate assessments can be made.
A flexible work schedule is needed and at times the work can be very demanding physcially (as it can include occasional evenings and weekends) as well as emotionally, due to the pressure of care inherent in the nature mental health crisis and services.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Every effort is made to avoid interruptions and noise; therefore, it is a quiet environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.