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Associate Director, Student Counseling Center

St. Mary's University
San Antonio, TX
  • Posted: March 25, 2022
  • Full-Time

The Associate Director of the Student Counseling Center (SCC) is responsible for the administration and coordination of services and programs related to student mental health, including leadership and management of clinical staff; coordination and design of outreach and consultation services; development and implementation of effectiveness measures; and direct provision of clinical services (e.g., supervision, counseling and crisis intervention). This position serves a leadership role on this integrated team composed of the Student Counseling Center, Student Health Center, and Student Accessibility Services. The primary goal of this team is aligned with the University's mission of educating the whole person, mind, body, and spirit.ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:Leadership & Administration Monitors counseling caseload and budget, including extraction of relevant data (e.g., service utilization, survey data, program effectiveness) for creation of quarterly and annual reports for divisional leadership, Board of Trustees, and other reports requiring supporting data on center mental health services;Presents summary of administrative and management issues during staff meetings with the Health and Wellness team while maintaining adherence to ethical and legal guidelines related to students' rights of confidentiality;Assumes primary role for recruiting, training, and evaluating counseling staff, including staff psychologists and pre-and post-doctoral students providing mental-health services to meet educational or licensure requirements; Informs leadership of noteworthy personnel and supervision issues; Represents the center on university committees as appropriate, including active participation in integrated Health and Wellness programming related to mental health;Outreach, Education, and Consultation Designs, develops, and implements mental health programs for students, including information about mental health services, related support services available on campus and from community and national service providers, and psychoeducational programming related to mental health issues; Designs, develops, and implements educational programming to promote mental health initiatives on the department and University websites, and expands appropriate use of social media accounts to promote mental health and wellness; Provides consultation to faculty, staff, and administrators on health and wellness issues while maintaining adherence to ethical and legal guidelines related to students' rights of confidentiality;Clinical ResponsibilitiesLeads weekly case conference for group supervision experience attended by all SCC mental health providers and additional relevant staff, as appropriate; Manages and participates in the crisis intervention services (e.g., Walk-ins and Counselor on Duty line), including notification of Executive Director and appropriate administrators and staff, and referral of potential mental health emergencies to ensure individual and campus community safety;Maintains a caseload of approximately 20 direct contact hours per week.

Assumes primary role for responding to student requests for records, as well as court orders or subpoenas for confidential information about past or current student clients, according to current legal and ethical guidelines; Maintains department Policy and Procedure Manual and Provider Referral List;Performs other duties as assigned.QUALIFICATIONS:Doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA accredited program.Current status as a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Texas required. Candidates with equivalent licensure status from other states or provisionally licensed psychologists in Texas will be considered with the requirement to obtain licensure within 12 months of start date.

Three (3) or more years post-doctoral clinical experience providing mental health services required, with strong preference for service provision in a higher-education setting;Must clear and maintain a favorable background investigation and clearanceMust be able to work weekend, evening, and late hours are periodically necessary. Actively support the delivery of services and programs within the framework of the Marianist mission: educating for formation of faith; providing an integral, quality education; educating in family spirit; educating for service justice and peace; and educating for adaptation and change.Must be able to meet and balance multiple demands from various constituents and departments. Must have ability to adhere to professional and ethical guidelines, including relevant legislation related to access and security of confidential patient health records (e.g., HIPAA, FERPA, and ADA legislation/guidelines), and ensures departmental compliance with university policies and procedures; Must have the ability to demonstrate advanced proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, Teams, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat Pro and Electronic Health Record (EHR) software (Titanium) or similar.

Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in management of University counseling centers, remaining current with emerging trends through continuing education and professional group membership in the Texas University College Counseling Directors Association (TUCCDA);Demonstrated expertise and knowledge of best practices in working with diverse student populations in a culturally sensitive and competent manner;Demonstrated flexibility and organizational skills with ability to multi-task, prioritize high-volume workload, maintain concentration in a fast-paced environment under time pressures and with minimal supervision;Work comfortably with students, faculty, administrators, staff, and parents in an autonomous but collaborative environment;Excellent and efficient communication skills, orally and in writing, with internal and external audiences. Bilingual Preferred (English/Spanish with the ability to understand and to make one's self understood to Spanish speaking individuals).PHYSICAL DEMANDS:Working conditions are in an office environment and university campus setting. Must be able to move across the university campus to conduct day to day business.

While performing this role, the employee will be regularly required to sit, walk, and stand; talk and hear, both in person and by telephone; and use hands repetitively to operate standard office equipment; and occasionally required to lift up to 40 pounds.Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Frequently communicates with others using approved technological resources; must be able to exchange accurate information through designated systems within a timely manner.Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery. 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.St. Mary's University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion and encourages all qualified candidates apply.

St. Mary's University


San Antonio, TX
78228 USA
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