Director, Counseling Center
Virginia State University is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Director, University Counseling Center. Services provided through the counseling center aid students in coping with obstacles such as depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem and other personal issues which might otherwise interfere with educational and personal development. The ideal candidate will proactively support Counseling, Sexual Assault/Substance Abuse Coordinator and Students with Disabilities services and programs by providing appropriate clinical and administrative leadership for a comprehensive counseling program. This position will continue development of an integrated care model with the Student Health Center to ensure a holistic approach to student wellness.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Ph.D in counseling and/or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience is required. License or credentials as a professional counselor or clinical psychologist is required. Knowledge of national, state and local counseling and health agencies, service providers and available resources is required; considerable knowledge of counseling needs of all students; knowledge of the integrated care model of providing services; knowledge of post-secondary educational environment and infrastructure; budget management and supervisory skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills are required; experience in providing counseling services to students or clients aged 17 -25 years old; experience with services for psychiatric outpatient/inpatient, and clients with disabilities; must demonstrate ability to provide services in compliance with local, federal and state disability laws (Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973); must have considerable knowledge of various mental health issues and experience using appropriate intervention and assessment tools; must have knowledge of professional codes of ethics, legislations and laws especially as they pertain to confidentiality, disability accommodations and professional conduct; must have experience supervising counselors and graduate interns for a mental health practice; must have experience using Microsoft Office Suite, i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint; must have ability to communicate and work on many levels with, i.e., students, faculty, staff and administrators, community leaders, state and federal representatives.
Experience working as a Licensed Professional Counselor within an integrated care model is preferred. Education and experience providing mental health counseling in a higher education setting or related services is preferred.