GENERAL SUMMARY: Provides leadership, vision, and strategic direction of mental health services on campus within the guidelines of federal, state, and local laws and college and office/departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for managing the delivery of all mental health services provided by CAPS including direct counseling services; crisis intervention; consultation of faculty, staff, parents and external providers regarding student care; and outreach activities. Reports to the executive director.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Provides vision and leadership for the direction of counseling and psychological services; develops and implements a comprehensive program that ensures the provision of professional, ethical, and quality short-term counseling, consultation, referral, education and outreach services that support student learning and development.
- Executes the mission of CAPS, student life division, and the college.
- Stays abreast of changes and best practices in college mental health and develops and maintains written policies, protocols, and procedures that reflect these practices.
- Provides intake assessments, individual, group, and family counseling as appropriate and necessary.
- Works collaboratively with the director of student health services in fostering a model of wellness that is synergistic and holistic.
- Supervises, mentors, and evaluates the staff psychologist, training director and trainee-level staff.
- Collaborates with the executive director in goal setting and the preparation of the budget.
- Leads and supports programmatic initiatives within the student life division, and represents the student life division on college committees, projects, and initiatives.
- Collaborates with community members – within and outside of the division – to address student issues, needs, and concerns; provides leadership in the coordination of case management and crisis intervention; provides key consultation to emergency DOS staff; and makes recommendations regarding mental health issues to the dean of students, the president, and other personnel as appropriate.
- Serves as budget manager for CAPS and effectively manages and allocates resources.
- Develop system for secure, accurate record keeping; state and federal reporting and campus wide statistics.
- Develops appropriate assessment tools to measure effectiveness of programs and prepare annual reports.
- Develops and supervises the implementation of educational programs/ outreach, based on community and campus assessments of mental health risks as well as the needs and interest of students to insure alignment of integrated physical, mental and emotional well-being.
Education: APA-approved doctoral degree in counseling or clinical psychology with a minimum 5 years of post-license experience required.
Experience: Previous college or university counseling center clinical and administrative experience required.
Professional Certification: Must be a licensed Psychologist or eligible for licensure in the State of Georgia.
- Possesses broad, “generalist” clinical skills, including experience assessing and intervening with a range of disorders, concerns, and degrees of pathology.
- Experience in college mental health administration.
- Crisis management skills and experience.
- Excellent planning and organizational skills with attention to detail.
- Demonstrated ability to prioritize high-volume workload.
- Familiarity with college policies and procedures, student issues/concerns, and campus issues.
- Demonstrated commitment to engaging a diverse student population.
- Collaboration, team-building, and leadership skills.
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and good listening skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and to maintain confidentiality within legal and institutional guidelines.
- Proficiency in public speaking and leading group discussions.
- Experience with common office equipment and software (e.g., Microsoft Windows & Office, Internet, and general computer knowledge).
Intermittent sitting, standing, stooping, crouching, walking, and occasional moving of light objects. Work is performed in an office.
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
Reference the position title of Director of Counseling and Psychological Services on the Subject line and e-mail a resume, letter of interest, professional references and salary requirement to firstname.lastname@example.org. Position is posted until filled. Due to the overwhelming response to the college's staff openings we are unable to respond personally to individual telephone inquiries. No faxed submissions please.
Agnes Scott does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or any other characteristic protected by law in its employment. Agnes Scott has a strong commitment to diversity and urges members of underrepresented groups to apply.
Posted on: 5/13/2013
Revised on: 0/14/2013