Clinical Director/Associate Director of Counseling Services

Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services,

Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services
Last Posted:

Wed, Jan 27th, '21


Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

Start Date:

On or before August 1, 2021

Last Updated:

Wed, Jan 27th, '21

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  • Full Time

Reporting to the Director and serving on the Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services Leadership Team, the Clinical Director/Associate Director (CD) contributes to strategic planning of the clinical and administrative functions of the Center’s psychological, psychiatric, counseling, consultation, and training services/programs, and supports the director in coordinating the development and implementation of clinical operations. The CD works with the director in developing and updating the department’s policies to ensure compliance with accreditation, legal, and ethical guidelines, and assists in the accreditation/reaccreditation processes. This position is responsible for the development of assessment goals and outcome measures and conducts regular data analyses and reports. The CD advises related operational changes based on the collected data. 

The CD will work with the Director, the leadership team, and campus partners to support and develop additional satellite centers, and build an integrated, seamless system of care to meet the behavioral health needs of WVU students. The CD will embrace a commitment to diversity and inclusion and help build a dedicated team of professionals and trainees. The CD will provide administrative and clinical supervision to full- and part-time staff. 


Established in 1867, West Virginia University (WVU) is West Virginia’s flagship institution of higher education and the state’s only research, doctoral degree-granting, land-grant university. Throughout its 14 colleges and schools, the University offers 360 majors spanning agriculture; natural resources and design; arts and sciences; business and economics; creative arts; dentistry; education and human services; engineering and mineral resources; law; media; medicine; nursing; pharmacy; physical activity and sport sciences; and public health. Approximately 26,839 students are enrolled on the main campus—21,086 undergraduate, 4,263 graduate, and 1,490 professional students—who come from 118 nations, all 50 U.S. States (plus Washington, DC), and all West Virginia counties. Located in Morgantown, West Virginia—cited as the #1 small city in America—WVU offers a small-school atmosphere with all the resources of a major research university in easy proximity to other metropolitan areas including Washington, DC, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio.


A master’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or counseling psychology, or a related field is required. Preferred is a doctoral degree in counseling or clinical psychology (PhD, EdD, or PsyD) from an accredited program or a terminal degree in the applicant’s respective mental health field. Required experience includes: five years post-licensure terminal degree or seven years post master’s degree experience providing clinical services in a university counseling service or other related counseling setting; three years administrative/management/supervisory experience; and for psychologists—one year full-time pre-doctoral internship in an APA-accredited professional psychology program that includes a rotation in adult outpatient counseling/therapy and counseling. Must be licensed (or license-eligible within six months) within the State of West Virginia. 

Additional skills required include: experience providing short-term counseling and crisis intervention (in person and via telehealth); demonstrated commitment to the principles and cultural humility-based counseling and leadership principles; excellent leadership, organizational, management, and communication skills; and knowledge, skills, and expertise required to proficiently conduct, evaluate, and mentor staff regarding crisis intervention services.


Commensurate with experience. 


Review of applications will begin February 24, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to Laura Puckett-Boler at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.