The University of Texas at Dallas Student Counseling Center
(SCC) is seeking a full-time Assistant Director of Student Counseling
Center/Clinical Services Director to join our multidisciplinary team of
dedicated mental health professionals. The Clinical Services Director oversees
the management and operations of the SCC and works closely with the Director to
ensure the delivery of high-quality, inclusive, and equitable services that
support and address the needs of UTD’s diverse student population.
UT Dallas and SCC are committed to diversity and inclusion as
well as creating an environment which respects, embraces, and promotes social
justice, cultural safety and humility, belonging, and the values and goals
outlined in SCC’s Diversity statement https://utdallas.edu/counseling/diversity/. As such, SCC
counselors and leadership are expected to demonstrate and support an
understanding, sensitivity, and appreciation for health equity as well as contribute
to efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to
engage effectively with a diverse community of students and colleagues.
responsibilities of this position include:
As an Assistant Director, this
position participates as a member of the SCC leadership team and works closely
with the Director and other assistant directors to oversee the operations of
the SCC, ensuring the psychological health and wellbeing of campus community as
well as committing and upholding to values around diversity, equity, and
inclusion. Assistant directors assist in executive decision making as a member
of the leadership team. Assistant directors may represent the SCC to the
University in various roles, such as by participating in university
committees/task force, or provide administrative direction for the center in
the absence of the Director. All assistant directors serve in the leadership
roles within each of their designated areas, providing professional supervision
and support to senior staff coordinators, providing administrative and clinical
supervision to not yet licensed staff clinicians, running weekly meetings, and
overseeing the general operations and services of their area. As a member of
the SCC leadership team, it is both encouraged and expected to be a leader and
voice in social justice and advocacy initiatives of the SCC and UT Dallas as a
whole. All assistant directors also participate in general counseling center
services, including provision of supervision/trainings, intakes,
individual/group/crisis counseling, outreach, and consultation.
The Assistant Director, Director of Clinical
Services is an exciting role for a caring and collaborative clinician, leader,
and trainer with a strong understanding of, and commitment to addressing, the
mental health needs of university students.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CLINICAL
SERVICES DIRECTOR INCLUDE:
- Contributes to strategic planning of
the clinical and administrative functions of the SCC’s psychological,
psychiatric, counseling, consultation, and training services/programs.
- Collaborates with the Director in the
development and implementation of all clinical operations.
- Provides oversight to all clinical
services, including ongoing assessment of the demand and needs for specific
services and adjusts services and protocol accordingly.
- Provides individual and group
supervision and management to a multidisciplinary team that delivers direct
clinical and support services to students. Services fall into a
stepped-care model and include: intakes, brief individual counseling, group
therapy, couple therapy, workshops, crisis services, identity-based support
groups, psycho-educational services, and psychiatric care.
- Communicates with staff regarding
service needs, reports on clinical services in weekly staff meetings,
coordinates scheduling for clinical services, and leads staff discussions in
identifying and problem-solving areas that need modification or improvement.
- Oversees the Clinical Team, including
coordination of team meetings, and provides direct administrative supervision
and annual evaluation to assigned clinical staff, including the Groups
Coordinator, Clinical Workshops Coordinator, Crisis Coordinator, Referral
Services Coordinator, and Sexual Assault/IPV Support Coordinator.
- Takes a lead role with crisis or
high-risk situations, including provision or management of the crisis services,
collaboration with colleagues and campus community, and continued oversight of
high risk cases or issues.
- Oversees coordination of after-hours
crisis response with ProtoCall and with campus offices with whom we most
frequently coordinate crisis response (e.g., ResLife, University Police, Dean
of Students’ office).
- Develops and updates the departments
policies and procedures around clinical services and ensures compliance with
accreditation and legal and ethical guidelines.
- Prepares required clinical records and
case reports in a timely manner, including any necessary and related
- Prepares statistical reports and data of
clinical activities for use in evaluation of UTD’s mental health services. Compiles
data to analyze and identify trends, risks, and gaps in the program to ensure
quality assurance and ongoing monitoring of services.
- Provides training and compliance
oversight regarding policies and procedures to clinical and front desk staff.
- Ensures the provision of services and
programming is consistent with university initiatives, mission, and values;
supports continual enhancement practices that promote health equity for UTD
- Develops and maintains collaborative
partnerships with colleague and campus partners to best support the well-being
of individuals and the campus community.
- Keeps informed of national trends in
counseling services delivery by participating in the Clinical Directors listserv
and attending Association for the Coordination of Counseling Center Clinical
Services conferences annually.
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS
The University of Texas at Dallas is located in Richardson, Texas 18 miles north of downtown Dallas. The university is situated in the heart of the Silicon Prairie, home to more than 600 telecommunications and advanced technology firms. The campus is located on approximately 500 acres; another 468 acres is devoted to Synergy Park, an industrial park adjacent to the campus.
UTD is an EEO/AA employer
The UTD Counseling Center serves a multicultural student body of approximately 27,000 students, 35% being graduate students with 24% international students. UTD is a part of the University of Texas System.
The DFW Metroplex is the nation’s 9th largest metropolitan area and is ranked the #2 metropolitan area in the United States (behind Silicon Valley) with the strongest high-tech economy. More than 600 advanced technology firms are located here - the highest concentration in of technology firms in the Western hemisphere.