The University of Central Florida Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) department is hiring an Assistant Director, Student Counseling. This position reports to the Director of CAPS, or appropriate administrator and may assume the Director duties/functions in absentia as required or needed. The Assistant Director, Student Counseling is responsible for the overall direction and management of a specific functional area.
The duties and responsibilities include:
- Development and implementation of the outreach and prevention domain as well as supporting clinical and training domains
- Supervising and evaluating a professional staff portfolio
- Planning and implementing mental health outreach, prevention, and literacy programs on UCF campus as well as creating and implementing annual budget for such events.
- Conducting psychological interviews and sessions with university students when psychological counseling and evaluation is indicated.
- Supervising therapist-in-training in Psychology and Mental Health Counseling.
- Coordinating and conducting program evaluation and research projects for institutional effectiveness plan.
- Serving as a consultant to university faculty and staff, particularly those individuals who are working in a counseling or advising capacity with students.
- Performs related duties as required or deemed appropriate to accomplish the responsibilities and functions of the counseling center.
ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
The University of Central Florida is a metropolitan research
university with an enrollment of over 63,000 students. UCF is the second largest university in the
United States, experiencing unprecedented growth in recent years. Established in 1963, undergraduate and
graduate academic programs are delivered through eleven colleges, including the
recently established College of Medicine.
The main campus is located 13 miles east of downtown Orlando, with
additional campuses all across the region.
The University and surrounding communities enjoy a rich mix of cultural,
educational, business and recreational activities. The successful candidate will join a vibrant,
multidisciplinary team of professionals, including clinical staff who have
backgrounds in psychology, social work, and mental health counseling. CAPS has an active multidisciplinary training
program involving masters and doctoral students from psychology, mental health
counseling and social work. Also
including three psychology doctoral interns and two post-doctoral interns. CAPS is housed in a very attractive and welcoming
facility equipped with very ample technology supported by a full-time technology
support team. CAPS has an active program
of prevention and outreach. CAPS
connects with other departments and professionals on campus who are concerned
about health, wellness, and alcohol and other drug prevention, among
others. CAPS has an active program of
in-house continuing education credit offerings.
The University of Central Florida is an Equal Opportunity; Equal Access,
and Affirmative Action Employer. Your assistance
with the University of Central Florida’s Affirmative Action Plan implementation
is appreciated. The University collects
voluntary declarations of ethnicity and gender and uses the information to
compile statistics on recruitment success.
If you choose to assist, your demographic information will be used only
for affirmative action. The survey form
is included as a part of the online application process.
Central Florida is a vital region with a diverse population
in a city, small town, and rural environments.
Recreation and entertainment opportunities are abundant, with cultural
attractions, sports venues, nature areas, historic towns, beaches, lakes, theme
parks and other areas of interest nearby.
Atlantic beaches to the east are easily accessible in less than an hour,
and the Tampa Bay area and Florida Gulf Coast to the west are within a few
hours dives as well.