Assistant Director

Washington University in Saint Louis,

Mental Health Services
Last Posted:

Wed, Jun 10th, '20


July 3, 2020

Start Date:

September 1, 2020

Last Updated:

Wed, Jun 10th, '20

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  • Full Time

Position Summary:

The Assistant Director of Mental Health Services has three overarching areas of responsibility. The first is to provide assistance to the Associate Director of Mental Health Services with regard to the daily supervision and functioning of clinical operations. The second is responsibility for administrative supervision and oversight for a subgroup of MHS clinicians. This includes serving as a core member of the agency’s leadership team. The third general area of responsibility is to provide direct clinical services to students, as well as outreach and consultation. This position will take a leading role in future plans for the development, implementation, and oversight of a training program within the agency.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  1.  Assists the Associate Director of Mental Health Services in the oversight and assessment of daily clinical services ensuring that client cases are assigned in a timely and appropriate manner and all urgent and emergency issues are addressed
  2.  Oversees development of internal staff training/education
  3.  Leads the chart review and quality improvement process, including the selection of QI projects that meet the necessary standards for reaccreditation
  4.  Oversees the administrative duties associated with the medical leave/return process
  5.  Serves on university committees or task forces as appropriate
  6.  Assists in personnel decisions, preparing annual reports, handling special projects, approving staff leave requests
  7.  Serves as the administrator-in-charge in the absence of the Associate Director/Director of Mental Health Service
  8.  Performs other duties as assigned-specificallydevelopment, implementation, and oversight of a training program within the agency once further space    availability allows for this


Washington University in St. Louis is a moderate sized, selective, private university of over 15,000 full-time students, evenly divided between undergraduate and graduate/professional students. The university consists of eight schools, five of which have both undergraduate and graduate programs. Students come from diverse geographical and cultural backgrounds, representing all 50 states and over 100 nations. 90% of undergraduates are from out of state. Student Health Services is an integrated agency composed of both medical and mental health providers with a primary mission to foster and enhance students’ physical and emotional health.

Region Description:

Situated at the confluence of two great North American rivers — the Mississippi and the Missouri — the St. Louis region has been a favored destination since Lewis & Clark began their historic westward "Corps of Discovery" here in 1804.

Today, the pioneers of St. Louis are the engineers, scientists, business leaders, educators, artists and other innovative and creative professionals who are working at the forefront of a multitude of fields and endeavors. Home to several key Fortune 500 corporations, St. Louis has developed into a national hub for important research and business development, especially in the fields of biotechnology and plant science.

Consistently ranked among the nation's most affordable and best places to live and raise families, the St. Louis region offers many opportunities to watch or participate in a wide range of sports, recreational activities and cultural events. Not far from St. Louis' urban core are the beautiful rolling hills of the Ozark Mountain region and outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing and spelunking in some of Missouri's more than 6,000 caves.


Doctorate (Ph.D or Psy.D) in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA-approved program with successful completion of a one-year doctoral internship, preferably from an APA-approved internship program. Three years of experience as a generalist therapist. Experience in the supervision of doctoral interns and practicum students

Preferred Education/Experience:

Five years of experience as a generalist therapist. Experience in all facets of work as a university counseling center mental health professional. Experience with administrative oversight of licensed clinicians which includes conducting annual performance reviews

Required Licensure:

Licensed in the State of Missouri as a psycholgist or eligible for licensure within 6 months of hire


Critical Skills and Expertise:

1)      Evidence of ability to provide positive management and leadership experience of university counseling center operations

2)      Experience treating a variety of clinical problems including substance abuse, suicidality, and mood disorders

3)      Demonstrated commitment to principles of inclusion, social justice and advocacy

4)      Strong organizational, planning, and problem-solving skills

5)      Proven interpersonal skills with an ability to relate well to students, staff, colleagues in other departments, faculty, and other members of the University community

6)      Team oriented and a willingness to collaborate in a multidisciplinary setting

7)      Knowledge of, and adherence to, ethical, legal and professional standards of practice

8)      Excellent written and oral communication skills


Salary: $52,900.00 - $84,669.00 Annually


Applicant Special Instructions:

Applicant should provide a letter of interest with their application outlining how their work experience and skills applies to the position. This letter can be included as the first page of the resume upload. Please apply online at https://

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This position is eligible for full-time benefits.  Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: