Clinical Director and Assistant Director of the Counseling Center (80 views)

Job Purpose
 

Towson University (TU) is one of the nation’s top 100 public universities. Located north of Baltimore, TU currently enrolls over 22,000 students and is the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland. Towson University values diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion to cultivate the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community.

The Towson University Counseling Center seeks to fill a Clinical Director position. We are a strong, vibrant Center that values diversity, and we seek to provide a safe, welcoming and affirming environment for all.  We have an established and thriving doctoral training program in which all staff are involved.  We seek a Clinical Director who will provide psychological services to the university and its students, including clinical, training, outreach and other modalities. This individual will be expected to provide collaborative leadership to promote a well-functioning Counseling Center and a healthy campus. Applicants with strong cultural competence expertise will be given extra consideration.

Description
 

The Clinical Director will coordinate, manage, and further develop Counseling Center Clinical Services, including policies and procedures, scope and methods of service. The Clinical Director will also function as a primary consultant on cases for staff, trainees, and other members of the campus community when guidance is needed.  As a member of the leadership team, the Clinical Director will also provide administrative supervision to selected Area Coordinators who are managing a clinical-related area, and will oversee Psychiatric Consultation Services. The ideal candidate will work on improving our clinical effectiveness and efficiency, support clinicians in their work, competently use all features in Titanium, our clinical records program, and bring administrative leadership in clinical services. We seek a psychologist with strong clinical skills and an interest in providing a range of clinical services as well as an interest in full participation as a trainer and supervisor in our APA-accredited doctoral internship program.

Scope of Responsibilities:

Psychological Services: Provides psychological services to students, faculty, and staff on both a regular and emergency basis, and when necessary during non-traditional hours, including, but not limited to crisis-intervention, assessment, counseling, treatment, and clinical consultation in individual and group formats. Provides clinical consultation to students and their families, and to the campus in support of the mental health of the campus. Is on-call as needed for after-hours consultation related to emergency student mental health needs. Collaborates in Counseling Center efforts to provide services in new and creative ways. Adheres to agency standards regarding case management, documentation, and parameters of service.

Collaboration in Counseling Center Management: Collaborates with Director and other Counseling Center leadership in the overall direction and management of the Counseling Center. Serves as a member of the appropriate Counseling Center management team or teams. Administratively supervises other Counseling Center staff as assigned. Serves as Acting Director of the Counseling Center when delegated to that role, providing leadership according to Counseling Center mission and priorities. Participates in various agency maintenance activities, such as accreditations and team-building.

Training and Clinical Supervision: Contributes to the training of doctoral interns by conducting seminars and other training activities. Participates in the range of activities necessary to maintain Counseling Center training programs. When assigned, supervises doctoral interns, externs, and/or unlicensed staff members in their provision of psychological services, in professional development, and in support of the Counseling Center training program. Expectation is that Maryland licensure as a psychologist will be obtained within one year from hire.

Outreach and Consultation: Provides outreach programming as assigned, including psycho-education, health-education, and consultation in the Counseling Center Outreach Program, and assisting with recorded and online forms of programs and applications, including self-help resources, and Counseling Center web pages.

Student Affairs and University-Wide Participation: Participates in the Student Affairs Division and the University mission in a variety of ways, such as collaborating with other departments on campus, attending university functions, and serving on task forces and committees as assigned.          

Qualifications
  • Doctoral degree in psychology;  Be fully licensed, and if not already licensed in Maryland, be license-eligible in Maryland; candidates must become fully licensed in Maryland within 6 months of being hired
  • Have at least three years of clinical experience, supervisory experience
  • Aptitude to use Titanium Scheduling System competently, multicultural competence and experience with diverse populations.
  • After hours and weekend coverage may be required for psychological crises and emergencies, performance of outreach, and consultation programs and services

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Salary and Benefits 

Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. Click here to learn more about our benefits: https://www.towson.edu/hr/documents/benefits_summary_exempt.pdf

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