The Counseling Center (CC) at Hobart and William Smith Colleges (HWS) invites applications for a full-time, 11-month Assistant Director to join our staff for the 2019-2020 Academic Year. As a member of the Division of Campus Life, the Counseling Center is committed to equity and inclusivity and strives to provide a counseling staff that embodies these principles. As such, applicants from historically under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
The Assistant Director will assist the Director in managing the office and coordinating delivery of clinical services. In addition, the Assistant Director will provide direct clinical service to students and supervision to staff. The successful candidate will be able to balance being part of a fast-paced clinical team, providing crisis intervention, consulting with multiple campus constituents, providing organizational leadership, and developing and promoting preventative/outreach efforts on campus.
The successful candidate will be an experienced generalist psychologist, counselor, or social worker with established clinical, outreach, and training experiences serving diverse populations. The ideal candidate will possess training and experience working with diverse populations including but not limited to students of color, LGBTQ students, first-generation college students, and students of various ethnicities, religious backgrounds, and immigration histories. The candidate will be required to strengthen outreach connections with various faculty, student, and staff groups in the campus community.
The Counseling Center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc. (IACS). The position reports to the Director of the Counseling Center, which is part of the Division of Campus Life.
Specific duties of the position include:
• Developing and implementing Center policies and procedures under the oversight of the Director
• Coordinating the clinical care of the Center, notably directing the intake process, managing staff caseloads, and maintaining a successful flow of new students
• Managing the Center’s professional development program
• Becoming a member of the Association for Coordination of Counseling Center Clinical Services (ACCCCS) listserv and updating the Director and staff on prominent clinical issues facing Counseling Centers
• Providing consultation, increasing Counseling Center visibility, and expanding relationships with faculty and staff
• Providing oversight to Counseling Center groups program
• Representing the Counseling Center at various campus meetings, including but not limited to the CARE Team and Incident Review meeting
General duties of the position include short-term individual and group therapy; crisis intervention; consultation; outreach and psychoeducational workshops (sometimes after hours); clinical supervision and training; case management; liaison/consultant relationships with Colleges partners; and rotating after-hours emergency/crisis on-call responsibilities
Hobart and William Smith Colleges is a highly-selective residential liberal arts institution located in a small, diverse city in the heart of New York States Finger Lakes Region. In partnership with the Geneva and global communities and through robust programs in career development, study-abroad, service, leadership and athletics, the Colleges foster an environment that values global citizenship, teamwork, ethics, inclusive excellence, and cultural competence.
The Colleges enjoy a rich heritage based on a two-college system. Originally founded as two separate colleges (Hobart for men in 1822 and William Smith for women in 1908), HWS now operates under a coordinated college system. All students share the same campus, faculty, administration and curriculum. Each college maintains its own traditions, deans, student government, and athletic department, giving students additional leadership opportunities. With a progressive enrollment program that prioritizes access, the Colleges are highly selective with about 45 percent of the student body enrolling early decision, making HWS their first choice.
The Counseling Center sees approximately 20% of our enrolled students for services each academic year, 19% of whom are students of color, and 3% of whom are international students.
Candidates are encouraged to explore the HWS website including the mission statement and This Week in Photos: http://www.hws.edu/about/
Hobart and William Smith Colleges is located on a spectacular 195-acre campus along the northern tip of Seneca Lake in the City of Geneva. With a population of 13,300 residents, Geneva is part of the 9,000-square-mile Finger Lakes region, and lies within close proximity to the Greater Rochester and Syracuse areas, as well as easy driving distance to Ithaca, NY. Geneva is a “uniquely urban” setting recently receiving recognition as an “All American City.” Geneva has a significant African American and Latino population, a diverse public school system, and active community organizations focused on ameliorating problems with poverty, literacy, and other social challenges.
The area is known for its natural splendor, more than 100 wineries, and historic roles in both the womens rights movement and the Underground Railroad. This area is rich in history and natural beauty and serves as a remarkable living and learning environment for students, faculty and staff.
Doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology, or related field, or Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, or a closely related field. Licensed in NYS or eligible for appropriate licensure in New York State, and expected to maintain licensure for the continuation of the appointment.
• Understanding of college mental health counseling center service delivery
• Ability to analyze utilization data
• Experience providing short-term individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, outreach, and consultation services
• Experience with clients with complex and severe psychopathology
• Ability to handle complicated, fast-pasted clinical situations
• Proficiency in suicide and homicide risk assessment and intervention
• Familiarity with college-age normative development
• Computer/technological competence
• Highest standards of maintaining confidentiality
• Understanding of and compliance with ethical and legal issues involved in provision of clinical services in NYS
Candidates should also be committed to establishing active relationships with the campus community; be team-oriented and collaborative with students, colleagues, and Colleges stakeholders; have broad generalist clinical skills in assessing and intervening with a wide range of disorders, concerns, and degrees of pathology; and have experience in a college counseling center setting.
Compensation is very competitive, and commensurate with experience and training. Professional development monies for staff are also available. This is a full-time 11-month, benefits-eligible administrative salaried position. Generous and comprehensive benefits package.
Desired Start Date: August, 2019
Counseling Center Web Address http://www.hws.edu/studentlife/counseling.aspx