Counseling Center Director
Responsible for the supervision and overall direction of the University Counseling Center. Assures compliance with the Board of Behavioral Sciences to meet professional standards regarding the operation of the counseling center. Maintains direct responsibility for staff to include: Clinical Director, MFT interns, MFT trainees, and support staff; writes, implements and coordinates the university crisis plan. A 40 hour, 12 month position.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
1. Manage all aspects of university counseling center.
2. Develop systems to assure psychological needs of the student body are being met.
3. Serve as a member of the university care team.
4. Develop and oversee university crisis plan.
5. Provide or enlist adequate supervision during hours of operation.
6. Maintain proper staffing levels to meet the needs of the CBU community, primarily, and community at large, secondarily.
7. Be available for assessment of and/or intervention with students exhibiting emotional or psychological difficulties.
8. Interact with faculty in helping identify students in their class who may be experiencing emotional or psychological difficulties.
9. Assist in training student leaders, primarily RA’s, in dealing with students in crisis, or those experiencing psychological distress.
10. Provide training as needed to USP/ISP teams
11. Work with the CBU School of Behavioral Sciences in providing placements for students in the Counseling Psychology program.
12. Keep current on laws affecting counseling center operations and staffing.
13. Maintain compliance with Board of Behavioral Sciences requirements and California laws regulating the practice of psychotherapy.
14. Maintain professional standards as the director, and insure all staff under your supervision comply with law and ethics, record keeping, confidentiality, appropriate boundaries, and generally accepted best practices for psychotherapists.
15. Develop and maintain a yearly operational budget.
16. Attend all staff meetings of the Vice President of Student Services.
17. Maintain professional relationship with other mental health professionals for the purpose of referrals and consultation as needed by the CBU community.
18. Other duties as assigned by the Dean of Students or Vice President of Student Services
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Directly supervises employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include: interviewing and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints, and resolving problems.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
- Familiarity with California state law regarding the practice of psychotherapy.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule which includes nights and weekends.
- Valid California driver’s license.
- Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues.
- Ability to plan, develop, and coordinate multiple projects.
- Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
- Ability to supervise and train staff, including organizing, prioritizing, and schedule work assignments.
- Knowledge of standard budgeting and expenditure control procedures and documentation.
- Ability to interpret, adapt, and apply guidelines and procedures.
- Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
- Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.
- Ability to investigate and analyze information and to draw conclusions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university and a Master’s degree required. Current, unrestricted Licensure as a Psychologist, Marriage Family Therapist, Professional Clinical Counselor and/or Social Worker in the State of California. At least 10 years as a licensed psychotherapist.