Assoicate Director for Clinical Services (62 views)

The Student Success division at the University of South Florida, is comprised of 60 departments, providing students with academic support, engagement opportunities, health & wellness services and enhancement of the educational experience.  The Counseling Center is a critical component of Student Success at the University of South Florida, located in beautiful Tampa Bay on Florida’s spectacular west coast. The Counseling Center strives to support the mental health and well-being of the 44,000 enrolled graduate and undergraduate students at the USF Tampa campus. Through the provision of high quality clinical services and evidenced-based practice, innovative outreach, consultation, and education, the Counseling Center is recognized and valued for its contribution to the success of an exceptionally diverse student body. The Counseling Center, with a dedicated, energetic, and motivated team of 30 multidisciplinary professionals including licensed psychologists, licensed mental health counselors, licensed clinical social workers, licensed marriage and family therapists, and administrative support personnel is accredited by IACS and has an APA-accredited doctoral internship and APPIC affiliated post-doctoral fellowships. The Counseling Center is committed to a team approach to client care across all staff. With a thriving and growing group therapy program, interdisciplinary training programs, and ongoing consultation opportunities, the Counseling Center is seeking psychologists with a commitment to excellence, a strong multicultural orientation, and who would enhance the diversity and resources of our staff.

This position develops, oversees, implements, manages, and evaluates the clinical services of the Counseling Center in coordination with the Director and other administrative team members.  Considered essential staff, this position is expected to participate in the development of Center policy and programs, supervise clinical staff and graduate trainees, and represents the Center to the USF community and at local, state and national professional forums.

Clinical Services Administration: leads the development, implementation, and maintenance of clinical policies and procedures to ensure adherence to best practices, applicable state and federal statutes, local health and safety laws and regulations, Student Success risk management policies,  and professional codes of ethics.  Coordinates onboarding and orientation to newly hired clinical personnel.  Maintains the Center’s emergency crisis response and Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) and ensures consistency with the recommendations of USF’s Emergency Manager and national disaster management guidelines.  Consults with campus emergency operations personnel, Mental Health Outreach Coordinator, and impacted community members, as needed, to coordinate mental health outreach following critical incidents impacting the USF community.

Clinical Services Operations: manages clinical services to ensure that clinicians’ productivity expectations are met, clinical wait times are minimized, and clinical services are appropriately provided.  Responds to clinical services issues as they arise, and provides leadership in clinical outcome assessment.  Responsible for supervision of clinical staff, including individual administrative supervision, overseeing clinical team meetings, and performing annual evaluations.

Provides counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and groups presenting with a range of psychological concerns.  Assesses presenting concerns through the center’s triage process.  Provides crisis intervention at primary, secondary, and tertiary levels, including involuntary hospitalization, USF community consultation, and post-traumatic debriefing.  Utilizes assessment data as needed for clinical or educational purposes.

Training: Provides training for the APA accredited doctoral internship, post-doctoral fellowship, and graduate student clinician programs.  Works with the Assistant Director for Training to ensure all staff are properly trained and licensed.

Serves on the Counseling Center leadership team along with the Director, Associate Director, and Assistant Director for Training.  In the absence of the Director and in coordination with the Assistant Director for Training, supervises all operations in accordance with Counseling Center Policies and Procedures, and participates in Student Success leadership activities.  Actively participates in professional associations and organizations according to degree, license, and role to remain current with innovations in provision of clinical services to university students. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: A master’s degree in social work, mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy or closely related field appropriate to program content, including an internship, from an accredited program is required.  Candidate must be licensed in Florida (as a psychologist, social worker, mental health counselor, or marriage and family therapist) within six months of employment.  Candidates must have at least two years of experience providing outpatient mental health services to an adult population.  Case management, or services provided to children, will not satisfy this requirement.

Preferred Qualifications: Doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology. Five years of clinical experience. Experience supervising clinicians and graduate level trainees. Experience in collegiate mental health with working knowledge of college and university systems, collegiate mental health issues and trends, and college students’ unique challenges and trends. Prior administrative experience, including policy and program development, implementation and evaluation of programs.

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