Assistant Director, Counseling Center
We have the following opening in the Lipscomb University Center Counseling Center:
Position: Assistant Director, Counseling Center
Reports to: Director, Counseling Center
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Conducts initial evaluations and diagnostic assessments of students.
- Provides consultation, crisis intervention, and/or psychotherapy to students for mental health issues related to personal and educational concerns.
- Provides group counseling sessions for students as needed.
- Assesses need for psychological testing and provides or refers for such services as is appropriate to training.
- Establishes and maintains liaison with and refers students to other community mental health providers for treatment when appropriate.
- Plans, initiates, and conducts campus outreach and preventive programs, particularly to minority and other underserved populations (e.g., international students, veterans, athletes).
- Prepares regular statistical reports and keeps clinical records current.
- Collects, stores, and uses client records in accordance with state and federal laws and standards of professional ethics so that the highest level of client confidentiality may be maintained.
- Develops and promotes Counseling Center as a college resource by communicating information about services and policies of the Center to prospective clients and parents.
- In consultation with the Counseling Center Director, recruits, selects, orients, and supervises graduate student interns as is appropriate to training/experience of assistant director and needs of Center.
- Maintains a liaison relationship with Graduate Faculty and Faculty Supervisors, attends meetings, and completes requirements related to graduate students’ training needs.
- May direct or coordinate specific area(s) of Counseling Center function as assigned by Director (e.g., intern training, outreach programming).
- Consults with and advises faculty and administrative staff regarding mental health issues affecting the education process.
- Serves as liaison to other offices/departments and serves on Student Affairs and campus-wide committees as assigned.
- Attends/assists with University functions of general importance to the student body or University (e.g., Orientation, Commencement).
- Assists Counseling Center director in writing and maintaining policy manuals and other written communication regarding the functioning of the Counseling Center.
- Responsible for upholding federal, state and local laws as they relate to the practice of mental health.
- Maintains license with appropriate continuing education training
- Behaves in a manner consistent with Ethics Code of the American Counseling Association and/or the Ethics Code consistent with the degree and licensure.
Education: Master’s degree in Counseling, Psychology, or Marriage and Family Therapy required. Licensed (or license-eligible) in the state of Tennessee, e.g., LPC-MHSP, LMFT, or licensed Psychologist/HSP. If license-eligible, must be at least two years post-Master’s and hold a temporary license.
Experience: College or University counseling experience preferred. Administrative and clinical supervisory experience also preferred.
Job Related Skills:
The preferred candidate will demonstrate a record of visionary leadership and managerial experience; empowering supervision and team development; innovation and creativity; inclusive and transparent decision making; professional confidence and sound judgment; success in building relationships and working collaboratively with key stakeholders; effective written and oral communication; demonstrated use of statistical tools and surveys; experience navigating complex systems; strong commitment to student development; multicultural competence; and strong negotiation and advocacy skills. The successful candidate will also benefit from a clear understanding and knowledge of national trends and best practices in college student mental health. Experience in an IACS accredited counseling center is desirable.
Availability: Accepting applications immediately
Our aim is to make the application process as convenient as possible for you. The online application is the preferred way you can apply for employment. If it better suits your needs, an application can be accessed in PDF format and submitted in person, via U.S. mail or by fax (615-966-7003).
Lipscomb University is associated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ and governed by religious tenets held by the institution. Primary consideration is given to staff applicants who are active, faithful members of a congregation of the Church of Christ. Lipscomb University complies with all applicable federal and state nondiscrimination laws and does not engage in prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, color, national or ethnic origin, or disability in the administration of its employment practices.