Director of Counseling Services

Missouri University of Science & Tech.,

Student Affairs - Counseling Services
Last Posted:

Mon, Aug 3rd, '20

Deadline:

Open until filled.

Start Date:

January 2021

Last Updated:

Mon, Aug 3rd, '20

 
POSITION DESCRIPTION
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  • Full Time

Director of Counseling Services

Application Deadline

Start date January 2021. Open Until Filled. 

Full Time/Part Time

Full Time, Benefit Eligible

Salary

Salary commensurate with experience.

Job Description

Missouri University of Science and Technology is seeking an experienced mental health professional and leader to serve as Director of Counseling Services.  The director will be a team leader who provides direct service to students along with a dedicated staff of licensed mental health professionals.

Counseling Services utilizes a short-term model, where services are goal-focused and brief, providing resources, solutions and strategies to deal with individual concerns.  Services include individual and group counseling, intake assessments, consultations, crisis intervention, and outreach programs. Services are provided in person and via teleservice modalities.

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, the Director is responsible for management of staff, departmental operations, assessment, and strategic planning.  The Director provides vision and leadership in establishing and monitoring departmental services, ensuring operations are consistent with national standards of practice, professional ethics, and best practices in college counseling services. 

The Director is expected to establish strong, collaborative working relationships with Student Health Services, Care Management, and Miner Wellness to promote student wellbeing and success.  The Director must be a visible and engaged member of Counseling Services and the campus community. The Director plays a key role in the mental health of the campus community.

Responsibilities

  • Provide individual counseling, group counseling, consultation, referrals and crisis counseling within a brief treatment model to students, faculty and staff
  • Oversee department operations, personnel, budget, program activities and strategic planning
  • Assess services and implement continuous improvement plans
  • Supervise mental health service providers and support staff
  • Promote an office culture of support, compassion, and effective service
  • Establish strong, collaborative relationships Student Health Services, Care Management Services and Miner Wellness to promote student well-being
  • Promote and represent the department, developing relationships with Student Affairs departments and other S&T partners
  • Serve on campus committees and taskforces

 

Minimum Qualifications

 A Master's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 7 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in counseling, psychology or related field
  • Licensed/license eligible in Missouri as a mental health practitioner (psychologist, counselor, social worker or other relevant profession)
  • Seven (7) years experience providing mental health services
  • Experience with crisis intervention
  • Leadership experience, including at least three (3) years of direct supervisory responsibilities
  • Experience working in a higher education environment
  • Experience with innovation approaches to address mental health needs of college students
  • Experience in organizational management, strategic planning, and assessment of outcomes
ABOUT MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECH.

Missouri S&T is one of the top technological research universities in the nation. Surrounded by the Ozarks scenery (Rolla is about 100 miles west of St. Louis), the campus is accessible, safe, and friendly. Known for its engineering programs, S&T also offers degrees in the sciences, liberal arts, humanities, and business.

 

S&T students are actively engaged in the learning experience. With more than 200 student organizations, there is a place for everyone to become engaged in the campus community.  Upon graduation, these experienced students are in extremely high demand by corporate entities across the nation and around the world. Over 300 employers visit the campus every semester to participate in one of the largest career fairs in the Midwest. 

 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 A Master's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 7 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Ph.D. in counseling, psychology or related field
  • Licensed/license eligible in Missouri as a mental health practitioner (psychologist, counselor, social worker or other relevant profession)
  • Seven (7) years experience providing mental health services
  • Experience with crisis intervention
  • Leadership experience, including at least three (3) years of direct supervisory responsibilities
  • Experience working in a higher education environment
  • Experience with innovation approaches to address mental health needs of college students
  • Experience in organizational management, strategic planning, and assessment of outcomes
 
COMPENSATION

Salary commensurate with experience.

 
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