The Director of the Counseling Center is responsible for the coordination of the Counseling Center. The director will provide strategic leadership and direction to the counseling center staff committed to serving a diverse student body. With a deep understanding of key trends and best practices, the director will work with colleagues across campus to develop and instill a strong culture of health and wellness that assists with developing lifelong skills for success. The Director will develop and implement a comprehensive, holistic, and integrated health approach to services, programs, protocols, and policies in order to positively affect the physical and mental health and well-being of students.
The Director will be expected to build a cohesive team among the Counseling Center staff and facilitate effective collaborations to accomplish departmental and divisional goals and priorities. The Director will be collaborative and support programming with faculty and staff departments across campus to promote and advance good health and wellness priorities with an assessment process for the area of student well-being. In addition, the director will oversee counseling with a focus on prevention, education, health promotion, and effective clinical intervention; ensuring that the staff provides effective management of student prevention and intervention and health education.
Coordinate services provided by the Counseling Center and staff.
Develop and/or maintain relationships with local health/mental health specialists and community organizations to provide referrals.
Provide one hour of individual supervision per week to all Counseling Center staff to review their caseloads and address any clinical/ethical issues.
Provide consultation to the college community in matters related to mental health issues.
Coordinate and supervise outreach and psychoeducational programs.
Meet weekly with the Associate Dean of Student Services to review clinical caseload and any difficult clinical/ethical situations. Meet as requested with the VP of Student Affairs and President to discuss issues.
Review of Counseling Center protocols annually.
Produce monthly statistics and an Annual Report of the Counseling Center activities.
Provide individual or small-group counseling to any Endicott student. Perform intake evaluations for new clients.
Help students get connected with other support services on campus. Perform collateral contacts to other campus staff/faculty, parents, and other providers as allowed by law to increase a student’s support network.
Serve in the Counselor-On-Call rotation during the academic year and summer to respond to psychological emergencies.
Serve on appropriate College Committees as appointed.
Represents Student Affairs at college-wide events; Orientation, Open House, Accepted Students Day etc.
Perform other related duties, as assigned, necessary to achieve the goals of the college and more specifically the goals of the Student Affairs Division.
Doctorate preferred, Master’s degree required.
Must be licensed as a Psychologist, LICSW or LMHC.
Must possess at least seven years of relevant progressive leadership and professional experience that includes demonstrated success in the management and supervision of health and mental health, preferably in a college setting.
Demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience in higher education settings specific to health and wellness.
Experience in budget and personnel management.
Ability to lead and manage organizational change and the demonstrated ability to understand and respond to the climate and the culture of a college campus.
Excellent leadership, management, communication, interpersonal, and public speaking skills.
Strong commitment to student growth and development, and a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to student health and wellness.
Demonstrated ability to understand all- encompassing perspectives and experiences related to socioeconomic class, gender identity and expression, sexuality, race and ethnicity, privilege and power relationships, and transitions to adulthood; with a proven track record of carrying out equity and social justice efforts.
Demonstrated experience addressing issues of equity and inclusion with specific commitment to supporting a diverse student population and leading a diverse staff in an educational environment committed to inclusion and fostering a sense of belonging.
Experience with technology, systems, and tools used to provide and enhance student health and wellness services.
Willingness to work a flexible schedule.