Director, University Counseling Center

Wake Forest University,

Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Tue, Jul 14th, '20

Deadline:

Open until filled

Start Date:

Open

Last Updated:

Tue, Jul 14th, '20

 
POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Wake Forest University Counseling Center is currently recruiting for a Director to lead its staff of 17 providers, trainees, and administrative support staff, and serve as the chief mental health officer over a campus of over 7700 undergraduate and graduate students.  A full prospectus can be found here.

The last decade has seen a particular investment in the UCC’s infrastructure and resources by the university, opening a new physical space in 2017. Investment in clinical staffing and resources have also kept the University amongst the best-resourced university counseling centers in the country, with a clinician to student ratio of 1:700.  The expansion of the center’s physical facilities included space for its competitive APA-accredited psychology training program, dedicated group therapy space, and offices that each have the capacity for electronic live clinical supervision. The UCC is well supported by a President, Vice President for Campus Life, and Assistant Vice President for Health & Wellbeing - all of whom are committed to the mental health and wellbeing of our community. The Center also has a robust operational budget to support professional development and travel, as well as a variety of endowed and unrestricted gift funds to support student mental health.

The University Counseling Center is resourced to provide a variety of services and treatment modalities to the student population, with a multidisciplinary staff who bring rich backgrounds in a variety of theoretical orientations and areas of experience and expertise. 

The Director

The Director serves on the Vice President of Campus Life’s Leadership Team, the Assistant Vice President for Health & Wellbeing’s Leadership Team, and a variety of interdisciplinary teams and task forces (CARE/Threat Assessment; Incident Management Team, etc.). 

The position serves a crucial role on campus: providing expert clinical and administrative supervision to the center’s mental health providers (including direct supervision of four senior providers that represent the center’s broad areas of focus: Clinical Services, Training, Community Engagement, and Specialized Services), clinical service to clients as needed, coordinated individual and group crisis response, and strategic partnership with staff and faculty and direction to address the short- and long-term mental health needs of the university community. 

Inquiries and nominations can be directed to Dr. James Raper, AVP for Health & Wellbeing:  raperjd@wfu.edu

 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Terminal degree in a mental health profession.
  • Licensed/license eligible to practice independently as a mental health provider in the state of North Carolina.
  • Minimum ten years of experience as a licensed mental health provider, with at least 5 years of experience in a higher education setting.
  • Experience in a senior leadership role at the Assistant/Associate Director level.
  • Knowledge of and/or ability to: 
    • Practice a wide range of counseling and psychotherapy methods
    • Use effective crisis intervention skills, including being on-call after-hours.
    • Adhere to relevant professional code of ethics and state law
    • Practice effective clinical supervision methods
    • Provide service to clients of diverse backgrounds
    • Lead and manage people and projects
    • Construct budgets, manage finances and implement effective systems and processes
    • Develop collaborative relationships across campus constituencies.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Ability to engage in quantitative and qualitative assessment to measure population needs and service efficacy.
  • Ability to recruit and develop excellent professional staff.

Accountabilities:

Direct Reports: Associate Director/Clinical Director,  Associate Director/Training Director, Associate Director for Community Engagement, Assistant Director for Specialized Services.

Indirect Reports: (6) Staff Psychologist/Counselors, (2) Doctoral Psychology Interns, (2) Masters Counseling Interns, Office Manager, Administrative Assistant, (2) Safe Office Counselor/Advocates, (3) Part-time Safe Office Responders, (2) Graduate Assistants.

Budgetary responsibilities: Salary and Operations Budget of University Counseling Center.

Note: This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.

Additional Job Description

In addition to submitting your resume and cover letter, please include an attachment with your responses to the following questions:

  • Are you currently licensed or immediately license-eligible in a mental health profession in the state of North Carolina?
  • Do you have a terminal degree in a mental health discipline?
  • Have you served at a Director, Associate Director, and/or Assistant Director level position within a college/university counseling center?
  • Do you have 10 or more years as a licensed mental health provider?

Time Type Requirement

Full time

Note to Applicant:

This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.

 
APPLICATION MATERIALS

CV, Cover Letter and answers to above questions

 
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