October 22, 2015

CC Director position open at UMass Boston

Director of the Counseling Center

Job Description: The Director of the Counseling Center functions as a member of the University Health Services (UHS) Leadership team, by providing leadership and direction to Counseling Center staff.  The Director will provide and oversee individual/couples/group counseling and psychological services to students and consultation to faculty and staff.  Additionally, the Director will: lead staff in establishing program priorities, goals and objectives; provide leadership in the design of program policies and procedures; improve and enhance the profession and department through engaging in and supporting research and professional standards and by being responsive to the changing needs of the campus community; represent the perspective of the Counseling Center within University Health Services (UHS), to the Student Affairs Division, campus units, and system-wide; lead the collaboration with General Medicine, the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program and all other relevant departments or sections; participate in new staff hiring; supervise and review the job performance of the Counseling Center staff; prepare reports to document nature, number and quality of services provided, as needed; assure the department meets and exceeds national organizational standards, regulations and guidelines; consult with Counseling Center and General Medicine staff regarding individual cases as a professional resource; lead decisions regarding Counseling Center programs that address primary and secondary prevention of mental health issues in the campus community; perform outreach activities on current relevant topics; Lead staff in developing and maintaining collaborative, team-oriented relationships with members of the campus community; consult with senior administrators, faculty, General Medicine staff and others as required and/or requested on a variety of subjects concerning campus mental health issues; maintain knowledge of and develop relationships with local and regional resources for specialized treatment referrals and networking; provide and lead staff in the provision of emergency services and crisis intervention during hours of operation and develop effective relationships with off-campus mental health services; develop and coordinate comprehensive, campus-wide efforts for student mental health crisis response; serve as campus mental health consultant on the Behavioral Management Team; perform administrative responsibilities assigned by the Executive Director; serve on appropriate department and campus-wide committees as appropriate; maintain membership in appropriate professional organizations; and perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements: The following are required qualifications:
    Earned doctorate from an APA accredited program in clinical, counseling or professional psychology and an APA accredited internship;
    Licensed as a Psychologist and Health Service Provider in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Continuing education as mandated by Licensing Board, currently 20 CEUS/2 years;
    A minimum of five-seven years of directorship or other leadership responsibility or evidence of increasing administrative responsibility for a college/university counseling center or similar outpatient ambulatory care setting with a multi-disciplinary mental health staff;
    Academic or executive education in leadership, management, public health, and/or business administration;
    Experience providing training and development for a staff team;
    Experience supervising and evaluating staff and setting group and individual goals;
    Experience in crisis management, crisis intervention and case management;
    Experience in promoting and enhancing diversity and to on-going development of multicultural competence within a large institution.
    Demonstrated commitment to best practices within the profession in general and college mental health, in particular;
    Demonstrated ability to functionally use standard office productivity software such as Outlook and Microsoft Office;
    Ability to work collaboratively with other service providers and University personnel in addressing mental health issues;
    Ability to develop and implement innovative and comprehensive programs, including goal setting, program evaluation, and assessment;
    Ability to provide leadership and direct the progress of a department;
    Ability to encourage others toward common and individual goals and to motivate others to follow;
    Capacity to relate effectively and harmoniously with students, faculty, staff and administrators, within the organizational and administrative structure of a university counseling center, University Health Services and academic departments;
    Excellent clinical evaluation, treatment, supervision and consultation skills;
    High level verbal and written communication skills.

The following are preferred qualifications:
    Experience providing services through the continuum of care (i.e., inpatient, partial hospital, intensive outpatient, and outpatient);
    Experience with issues of commuter students and/or residential life;
    Experience leading a department in accreditation process and maintenance, such as APA, AAAHC, JCAHO, or IACS;
    Specialty training and experience in areas relevant to the UMass Boston student population;
    Familiarity with an electronic medical record and a comprehensive assessment platform;
    Involvement in efforts to increase student retention, persistence and graduation;
    History of academic appointment as faculty, with experience in mentoring students;
    History of scholarly work including research, publication, presentation, and/or teaching;
    Training in disaster mental health.

Additional Information: The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information. In addition to federal law requirements, the University of Massachusetts Boston complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. Among the procedures which may be used to select personnel to fill vacant positions are review of work experience, reference checks, and interviews. All appointments and promotions will be effective on a Sunday.

Application Instructions: Please apply online with your resume, cover letter and list of three professional references.


    Professional. Union. Benefited.
    Full time. Grade 36.
    Salary commensurate with skills and experience.
    Unrestricted funding.
    Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date.

Closing date for applications: November 16, 2015

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