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Job ID: 124082

Director of Counseling
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Date Posted Jun. 4, 2019
Title Director of Counseling
University Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Daytona Beach, FL, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Counseling Services

Director of Counseling – (190366)

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is currently recruiting for a Director of Counseling to oversee the Counseling Center at the Daytona Beach Campus. Reporting to the Assistant Provost and Dean of Students, the director oversees the delivery of counseling and psychological services, and educational outreach programs and presentations that address college student mental health. The director develops protocols and procedures of service; evaluates programs and monitors the standards of service effectiveness; hires, trains, supervises and evaluates a staff of five (5) professional and one (1) support staff. The director also provides a broad range of counseling and psychological services to students, and consultation services to campus partners and students’ family and friends

Responsibilities include the following:

Leadership & Administration
Provide leadership that guides and supports staff and cultivates a culture of collaboration in the development and delivery of college student mental health services.
Define the scope of counseling services; develop and administer counseling center protocols and procedures in keeping with current best practices in college counseling.
Serve as the departmental spokesperson, branding and promoting the services of the Counseling Center to the campus community, identifying needs and barriers to accessing care, creating avenues for increased awareness and utilization, and advising campus personnel on mental health related issues.
Supervise, manage, support, and evaluate direct reports on an on-going basis. Conduct mid-year reviews and annual performance evaluations. Promote staff development to advance, enhance, and expand knowledge and skills.
Monitor staff compliance with department protocols and procedures, license standards, ethical and professional practices, and state and federal laws.
Assess the quality of clinical services, data collection, marketing and publications, and educational outreach programs and services to ensure they meet the evolving needs of students. Maintain an accurate and confidential Electronic Medical Records system.
Maintain the quality, integrity, and confidentiality of clients’ records. Oversee the collection of client data and client satisfaction surveys.
Coordinate the department’s emergency and crisis response procedures for office safety by maintaining a panic button system and office alert system for campus threats.
Maintain assessment systems of department services, i.e. client satisfaction surveys, participant evaluations for programs, trainings, and presentations, etc.
Prepare operational reports to reflect utilization, participation and student feedback.
Responsible for managing resources through fiscal planning, prioritization of resource utilization, monitoring and overseeing the Counseling Center budget.
Ensures that the needs of students are addressed in emergencies situations by coordinating and/or providing crisis intervention services during office hours and after hours as needed.
Works closely with the safety department and the Dean of students to work on threat assessment and coordinating crisis response protocols.
Consultation and Outreach
Represent the Counseling Center as a member of the CARE (Campus, Awareness, Response, and Evaluation) Team.
Maintain an active professional network with the group of peer institution counseling center directors and other local and national groups and associations. Maintain professional memberships; attend relevant meetings and trainings.
Consult with campus partners and students’ family and friends as necessary to facilitate the coordination of care for students while maintaining individual student confidentiality.
Collaborate with staff across campus to develop strategies for optimizing student’s healthy development, prevention and intervention of psychological and behavioral concerns.
Provide education and outreach services to faculty, staff, and students on mental health and harm-reduction challenges.
Actively cultivate and maintain collaborative working relationships with external providers of mental health services for the purpose of referral and coordination of a continuum of care for students exceeding the scope of department services.
Communicate with all campus constituencies the Counseling Center’s scope of counseling services and practices, procedures for referral, and consultation services.
Maintain the department website to market services and provide online assessment and self-help resources. Oversee the development and delivery of psycho-educational initiatives and mental health awareness programs, presentations and related activities, including online and print publications to ensure they address the evolving needs are students.
Counseling Services
Provide counseling and psychotherapy to a diverse student population across a broad range of issues and concerns, utilizing a brief therapy model.
Conduct crisis intervention, risk assessment, and safety planning, and arrange for emergency psychiatric evaluation (voluntary or involuntary) as needed.


Required Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Psychology, Counseling, or Social Work and currently licensed as a psychologist in the State of Florida
At least five (5) years of demonstrated proficiency in clinical assessment and counseling, risk assessment and crisis intervention with college students
At least three (3) years in administrative roles, including clinical supervision with clinicians in a college or university counseling center at the level of Assistant Director of above
Strong commitment and experience with diverse communities
Experience and comfort with electronic medical records
Demonstrated proficiency in working collaboratively on programs and projects
Demonstrated proficiency in organizational, administrative, leadership and communication skills
Preferred Qualifications:
Psy.D or Ph.D in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology and currently licensed as a psychologist in the State of Florida
Awareness of current legal issues, ethical standards and best practices relating to mental health care delivery

Primary Location: United States-Florida-Daytona Beach
Job: Student Services
Education Level: Master’s Degree
Employee Status: Regular
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day
Travel: No
Job Posting: Jun 4, 2019, 12:41:46 PM

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