Associate Director, Clinical Services

University of Cincinnati,

Counseling & Psychological Services
Last Posted:

Mon, Oct 12th, '20



Start Date:


Last Updated:

Mon, Oct 12th, '20

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  • Full Time

The University of Cincinnati Counseling and Psychological Services (UC-CAPS) is looking for qualified individuals to apply for Associate Director – Clinical Services Position and join our energetic, multidisciplinary, culturally informed collaborative team of mental health professionals.


Essential Function: Under general supervision from a designated administrator, manage the day-to-day administration of the Counseling Center whose primary function is Training for the field of professional psychology, providing psychological services to students of the University of Cincinnati, and building a supportive community for the well-being of students.


This position carries key administrative responsibilities for the department and functions as the back-up administrator to the Director. In the role of Associate Director, this administrator creates position descriptions, makes hiring decisions, and prepares/delivers annual performance reviews to assigned CAPS staff.


In collaboration with the Director, this position is fully responsible for the clinical operation of CAPS. The role of Associate Director includes setting and updating clinical policy and procedures, providing guidance to clinicians making clinical judgments. The Associate Director of Clinical Services creates coverage plan for the center and builds the strategy for clinical services and managing assignment of clients, providing clinical supervision to staff members prior to their clinical licensure, regularly produce reports regarding clinical services, and overseeing clinical functions of the reception area. Areas of clinical services managed by this position are Individual & Group Services, Assessment, ARISE, Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) and the Care Management Team (CMT). Additionally, this position provides direct counseling/psychotherapy, crisis intervention, and outreach/prevention services to UC students.


This position works with the Director and Associate Director of Clinical Services and Assistant Director of Training in developing and implementing policy consistent with institutional need and ethical professional practice.


We seek candidates who demonstrate a clear interest and commitment to all dimensions of diversity, and whose clinical service, supervision, and outreach are infused with cultural awareness and responsiveness.  We seek candidates who are attuned to the complexities of identity that our students experience, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, nationality, class, disability, religion, sexuality, and gender.

  • Responsible for the overall direction of the Counseling Center
  • Prepare, submit and administer the departmental annual budget, as well as authorize and approve expenditures, allocation of funds, and hiring process.
  • Provide support of the American Psychological Association (APA) Accredited Internship Training Program.
  • Providing culturally informed direct clinical services, including case management, and crisis counseling
  • Demonstrated commitment, skills and experience in equity and inclusion programming and clinical experience working with traditionally underserved or marginalized populations
  • Using best practices and evidence-based research to ensure high quality care for culturally diverse individuals and groups.
  • Develop and maintain strong communication with all CAPS Staff to build a community of equity, inclusion and excellence.
  • Serving as a resource for equity and inclusion work within UC CAPS and the greater UC community in ongoing outreach efforts
  • Provide clinical supervision for graduate trainees.
  • Interaction with other University personnel as needed.

The University of Cincinnati is a public research university with an enrollment of more than 44,000 students, offering over 300 programs of study.  The university was founded in 1819 as Cincinnati College.  It is the oldest institution of higher education in Cincinnati, the second largest university in Ohio, and one of the largest universities in the United States.  UC is made up of the Uptown campus (main campus and Medical campus) and 3 regional campuses.  In 2010, UC was ranked in the top 100 universities in North America and as one of the top 200 in the world.  Beginning with the 2011 edition of US News and World Report Best Colleges rankings, the University of Cincinnati has been ranked as a Tier One university.  UC also has been designated as one of the most beautiful campuses and has been named a “green university.”  Among the many academic offerings, UC has an APA-accredited Clinical Psychology program in the Department of Psychology.  The university competes in 19 Division I (NCAA) sports and its athletics teams are known as the "Bearcats," competing in the American Athletic Conference.  Additionally, UC is the largest employer in the Cincinnati region, with an economic impact of more than $3 billion.  You can learn more about the University of Cincinnati by visiting the UC website:


Minimum Requirements:

  • Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) or Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) is required.
  • Must be licensed or licensed eligible as a psychologist, social worker, or clinical counselor in the State of Ohio. License must be achieved within 6 months of date of employment.
  • Experience must include Five (5) years of clinical experience, with two (2) years in college counseling, with demonstrated two (2) years evidence of increasing supervisory and administrative responsibilities over time.

  • Additional Qualifications:

    • Earned doctorate from an accredited university
    • Earned doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA accredited program, and Completed APA Accredited internship.
    • Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity within an organization, team, and/or campus environment
    • Knowledge of some electronic health record programs
    • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.


        Support for Diversity at UC CAPS

        UC CAPS strives to provide an environment in which individuals of diverse backgrounds, identities, and roles feel supported and embraced.  We believe that when we as a staff are more diverse, we are stronger, more creative and flexible in our thinking, and provide better clinical care and training within our center.  

        UC CAPS creates many opportunities for staff members to participate in events, committees, and programming connected to diversity at the University of Cincinnati.  Staff members are required and provided time to complete the 3-part ROOTEd training at the University of Cincinnati, which is a training for Student Affairs professionals to ensure their ability to recognize their own intersectionality of identities and prepare them to work with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff on campus.  UC CAPS also periodically hosts speakers or trainings on topics of diversity.  Similarly, staff members are eligible and provided time to participate in Student Affairs committees, such as the Equity and Inclusion committee, which plans the Equity and Inclusion Conference and hosts other events on campus throughout the year.


        In addition to the supports provided by UC CAPS, the University of Cincinnati, as a whole, also provides supports for faculty and staff of diverse identities and backgrounds.  Staff members at CAPS are welcome to join one of the UC employee resource groups, including the African American/Black Male Staff, the Asian American Pacific Islander Staff and Faculty Affinity Group, the Black Faculty Association, Black Women on the Move, Latino Faculty Association, and the LGBTQ Faculty & Staff Association. 



        The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


        As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


        The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


        $ 85,000 - 90,000,