Reporting to the Executive Director of Student Counseling and Health Promotion Wellness Services the Associate Director, Student Counseling oversees the day-to-day operations and strategic initiatives of the Student Counseling Psychological Services (SCPS) within Student Affairs. Supervises, manages, and evaluates clinical staff members contributing to the effectiveness of clinical services, training, outreach, and mental health initiatives. Assumes leadership responsibilities in absence of the Executive Director.
-Supervises, manages, and evaluates clinical staff members, including Psychologists, Student Counselors, doctoral interns, and case managers to ensure the day-to-day operations function effectively and efficiently to deliver mental health resources to Auburn University Students.
-Maintains a moderate clinical caseload including individual and group therapy, clinical rotation, clinical supervision, crisis assessment and management, and outreach programming.
-Maintains and develops policy and procedures that ensure SCPS is meeting or exceeding best practices for college counseling centers including maintain the center’s International Accreditation of Counseling Services (IACS) accreditation and the American Psychological Association (APA) Accredited doctoral internship program. Develops and implements policy consistent with the institutional need and ethical professional practice.
-Analyzes the growth and evolution of different college counseling center models to optimize the delivery of mental health services.
-Oversees the recruitment, interview, and selection of hiring new clinical staff members.
-Assists and provides feedback to other management and leadership to support in their job responsibilities.
-Assumes all responsibilities and leadership of the day-to-day operations of SCPS in absence of the Executive Director.
-Initiates, develops, and maintains relationships with campus partners, stakeholders, and influences that keep college student mental health and available resources at the forefront of the university
and consistent with its mission.