Mission, Values & Objectives
We promote the success of the whole student. In collaboration with our colleagues across campus, we prepare students to succeed academically, professionally and personally, to embrace a commitment to lifelong learning, and to become informed, engaged, and productive citizens.
The Counseling Center assists NC State students experiencing personal, academic or vocational problems. The goal of the Counseling Center is to provide students with professional counseling services and outreach to help them cope with issues that may impede successful academic performance. The Counseling Center also offers crisis intervention and psychological/psychiatric assessment as well as consultation with others who have concerns about the mental/emotional state of NC State students. Our services are primarily short-term in nature and we make referrals to other helping professionals and community agencies as appropriate. With a lens of social justice that prioritizes anti-racism and anti-oppression, members of the counseling center commit to:
- A nurturing, supportive Community
- A commitment to cultural humility
- Holding ourselves and each other accountable
- Embracing compassion in all situations
- Using evidenced-based quality of care
The Assistant Director is required to perform administrative duties, provide direct service to students, consult with university faculty/staff, and participate in supervision and training. This person will assist in developing, revising, and maintaining policies and procedures to ensure adherence to best clinical practices, and legal and ethical codes. This person will be responsible for coordination of multidisciplinary teams/committees and will directly supervise a number of clinical staff (as assigned). Assistant directors will embrace the center’s values and serve as a role model to exemplify these values.
Assistant Directors will carry a reduced clinical load that may include walk-in/crisis assessment, after-hours on-call, individual, couples, and group psychotherapy, clinical consultation, outreach programming, and clinical supervision. There is an expectation that Assistant and Associate Directors assist in hiring, training, supervising and consulting with all clinical staff, including trainees, as needed.
This staff member serves on the Administrative Team, along with the Director, Associate Director, and other Assistant Directors. The Assistant Directors will assume supervision of Counseling Center operations in the absence of the Director and Associate Director. Members of the Administrative Team will be expected to submit reports and/or data to the Director as requested and will serve on committees within and outside of the Center as required. Members of the Administrative Team are expected to support the Center’s mission and commitment to diversity.
Duties and Responsibilities:
One full-time, 12 month position with responsibility to assist in all areas of Counseling Center functioning including:
- Individual and group counseling of NC State students/clients (personal, academic, and vocational assessment and counseling); psychological assessment; developmental and crisis counseling; couples counseling; evaluation of students for withdrawal from the University
- Development and participation in Outreach programming
- Consultation with faculty staff, parents, and others
- Providing evaluations and recommendations regarding students with academic and conduct problems
- Some participation in after hours “on call” and possible evening office hours
- Participation in continuing education focusing on ethical requirements for clinical practice and culturally informed and responsive services
- Participation in committee work as well as treatment teams when appropriate
- This position is expected to participate in the training and/or supervision of graduate students and early career clinicians.
- General administrative responsibilities
Multicultural and Outreach Responsibilities:
- Lead Multicultural Committee meeting to develop and monitor on-going outreach projects and campus community requests as well as support and develop internal programs for staff development.
- Provide direct outreach service to campus community.
- Field outreach requests and coordinate the outreach response with outreach coordinator in Prevention Services.
- Oversee stigma reduction diversity initiatives
- Facilitate drop in and embedded diversity programs/hours
- Liaison with campus partners: Multicultural student affairs, African-American cultural center, Women’s Center, Greek Life, GLBT Center, Recreation, Student Health and other campus offices for programming that addresses wellness development from a diversity perspective.
- Maintain partnership with housing that involves the development and implementation of RA and RD training schedules each summer and booster programs throughout the year.
- Oversee designated special services for both prevention and intervention that are assigned based on function and areas of expertise; this may include designated clinical and administrative functions
- Assess utilization of services by all types of diversity and develop strategies for intervention.
- Collaborate with the CE committee on diversity education for staff
- Develop and implement learning outcomes and assessment strategies to evaluate and improve programs.
- Consult with Director as needed and complete annual report for Counseling Center.
- Actively participate in Center’s training program through leading Multicultural Training Seminar and providing supervision
- Supervise professional staff both clinically and administratively
- In collaboration with DASA director of diversity, implement on-going training for staff to promote cultural humility
- Assist in recruitment and retention of a diverse staff
- Oversee regular discussion spaces focused on diversity, equity and inclusion for staff
- Developing and maintaining DEI database for staff development
- In collaboration with the admin team, develop annual DEI goals for treatment teams, committees and the center.
- Other duties as assigned
ABOUT NC STATE UNIVERSITY COUNSELING CENTER
As a land-grant institution, NC State itself was born as an idea: that higher education should bring economic, societal and intellectual prosperity to the masses. From our origins teaching the agricultural and mechanical arts, we’ve grown to become a pre-eminent research enterprise that advances knowledge in science, technology, engineering, math, design, the humanities and social sciences, textiles and veterinary medicine.
Our students, faculty and staff take problems in hand and work with industry, government and nonprofit partners to solve them. Our 34,000-plus high-performing students apply what they learn in the real world, through research, internships, co-ops and world-changing service. That experiential education ensures they leave here with career-ready skills. And those skills come at a reasonable cost: NC State consistently rates as one of the best values in higher education.
Raleigh, NC is one of the fastest-rising cities in America. Rated the best city for business and careers by Forbes magazine, Raleigh is a top spot for young professionals and families, with a downtown that offers vibrant food and music scenes. The area’s foremost companies — including IBM, Cisco Systems, SAS Institute and Lenovo — are some of the country’s top employers. See http://www.ncsu.edu/human_resources/job_applicants/reasons/community/ for more information.