Director of Counseling, Student Health Services (18 views)

New York
November 10, 2021

The New School is seeking a n experienced, highly motivated, socially engaged university administrator to serve as Director of Counseling Services. The New School is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and particularly seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups, as well as candidates who share this commitment. The full-time Director of Counseling Services provides clinical and administrative leadership for a multidisciplinary mental health team that serves a diverse population of approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The Director oversees a training program for doctoral externs, social work interns, and a psychiatry residency. The Director also serves as a university-wide resource for matters relating to the mental health and wellness of the student body. The Director reports directly to the Assistant Vice President for Student Health Services, and assists in the strategic planning and assessment of Student Health Services. The New School is a university dedicated to progressive education, as such, we are seeking a candidate who has fluency in working with a diverse, multicultural student population. We encourage individuals to apply who will promote and enrich The New School’s academic and culturally inclusive atmosphere within the context of supporting the academic success of our students. 

The New School is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that promises diversity and tolerance in all areas of employment, education and access to its educational, artistic or cultural programs and activities. The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including actual or perceived gender identity or expression or transgender status), sexual orientation, sexual and other reproductive health decisions, pregnancy, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status. The New School is a university dedicated to progressive education, as such, we are seeking a candidate who has fluency in working with a diverse, multicultural student population. 

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: 
● Provide clinical and administrative oversight of Counseling Services 
● Provide clinical supervision to a diverse and experienced clinical staff 
● Collect and analyze data of service delivery 
● Demonstrate technological competence to apply technology in departmental operations and proficiency in Microsoft Office as well as any department specific software (Point and Click) 
● Establish departmental approaches to elicit and utilize student and stakeholder input regarding Counseling Services, including issues of access to, satisfaction with, and impact of the services. 
● Plan, lead, and facilitate a weekly counseling staff meeting. Attend other departmental and division meetings and events as required. 
● Provide crisis intervention and risk assessment as needed 
● Work with the Assistant Director of Counseling and the Assistant Director of Externship Training to coordinate and manage clinical training of externs and interns 
● Oversee Mental Health Advisory Group 
● Develop, maintain and monitor relationships with relevant community resources 
● Develop and maintain connections with other university staff 
● Attend university events and make presentations to raise awareness and promote use of Counseling Services 
● Conduct individual and group counseling sessions as needed 
● Perform quality assurance activities such as chart review and satisfaction surveys 
● Assist in short term and long term strategic planning for Counseling Services 
● Maintain Counseling Services Operations Manual 
● Organize and provide professional development opportunities for clinical staff 
● Participation in University committees as appropriate 
● Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

● Clinical psychologist PhD or PsyD or PhD. in Social Work or PhD/PsyD in psychology 
● Minimum of 10 years of clinical experience post degree 
● Experience supervising clinical staff 
● Excellent organizational skills 
● Minimum of 5 years administrative experience 
● New York State licensure required 
● Strong multicultural framework 
● Experience developing outreach and services to students of color and other diverse communities

● Possess strong verbal, writing, and presentation skills

● Some evening hours required

Preferred Qualifications:

● Prior experience in college mental health preferred 
● Strong recommendations demonstrating leadership skills

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