Associate Director of Clinical Services

Tulane University,

Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Thu, Jun 3rd, '21

Deadline:

June 30, 2021

Start Date:

Before August 23, 2021

Last Updated:

Thu, Jun 3rd, '21

 
POSITION DESCRIPTION

POSITION SUMMARY: 

The Associate Director is part of the Tulane University Campus Health team of committed professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting student health and wellbeing as a core institutional value through a multidisciplinary, comprehensive approach. This Associate Director position resides within the Counseling Center and reports to the Counseling Center Director. The individual in this role works closely with the Director in ensuring the provision of high-quality clinical services to Tulane students at all Counseling Center locations, represents the Counseling Center in the University community, and assumes responsibility for the Counseling Center in the absence of the Director. 

The Associate Director strives to maximize efficiency in the provision of clinical services through ongoing planning, data analysis, monitoring and continuous quality improvement activities for both Uptown and Downtown Counseling Center locations. The individual in this position will be responsible for the coordination of all day-to-day counseling services, operations, systems, and procedures to support rapid access to mental health care for all presenting students throughout the academic year, with assignment of cases based on an individualized approach to student needs, all in accordance with the highest standards of professional practice. This position has responsibility for providing supervision to a multidisciplinary therapist team. 

 

The Associate Director will be responsible for the development, implementation, coordination, evaluation, and maintenance of Counseling Center policies, procedural guidelines, and protocols that pertain to clinical services and service delivery within the Counseling Center. The individual in this position will provide oversight and supervision/coordination of specified professional staff to ensure the quality and quantity of direct clinical work and record keeping meet established standards of Counseling Center and professional standards. The Associate Director will provide leadership and training to Counseling Center professional staff and trainees pertaining to all aspects of clinical services. This individual will also provide direct clinical services to graduate and undergraduate students within the Center including short-term individual therapy, group therapy and workshops, crisis response, outreach activities, and consultations.

 

Located in the unique and iconic city of New Orleans, Tulane is a highly regarded and selective independent research university, a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), and offers undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in the liberal arts, science and engineering, architecture, business, law, social work, medicine, and public health. Tulane University Campus Health is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and serves a student body of over 13,500.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  1. Doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA accredited program and completion of an APA approved internship. 
  2. At least three years postdoctoral clinical experience.
  3. Clinical supervision experience.
  4. Management experience within a mental health organization.
  5. Licensed to practice psychology in the State of Louisiana or eligible by date of hire to obtain Louisiana licensure, including having previously passed the EPPP exam and completing postdoctoral clinical hours.  Must be licensed in Louisiana within six months of hire date.

              

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES TYPICALLY   NEEDED TO PERFORM THIS JOB SUCCESSFULLY.

  1. Ability to protect confidentiality and meet all ethical standards associated with the practice of psychology within a university counseling center context.
  2. Strong case formulation, assessment and treatment skills, including the ability to understand transference and countertransference in working clinically with a diversity of clients, issues and levels of impairment.
  3. Outstanding oral and written communication skills, able to dialogue effectively with a wide range of students, faculty and staff.
  4. Ability to effectively utilize an electronic medical records system.
  5. Ability to take the lead when appropriate, both administratively and clinically.
  6. Ability to collaborate collegially with a multidisciplinary staff, both within the Counseling Center and throughout the University community.
  7. Demonstrated ability to handle spontaneous work demands while undertaking projects that require advanced planning..
  8. Knowledge of developmental trends and concerns of undergraduates, as well as graduate and professional students.
  9. Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and multicultural competency in working with students of color, students from all economic classes, first generation students, LGBTQ students, and international students.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Experience working with students in a university counseling setting.
  2. Previous administrative and leadership experience in a university counseling center.
  3. Experience working with BIPOC students, students from all economic classes, first generation students, LGBTQ students, and international students.
  4. Ability to manage complex crises and/or clinical situations and to provide related supervision, training, and consultation to a large multidisciplinary staff and faculty.
  5. Doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology and licensed to practice psychology in the State of Louisiana or eligible by date of hire to obtain Louisiana licensure, including having previously passed the EPPP exam and completing postdoctoral clinical hours.  Must be licensed in Louisiana within six months of hire date. 
 
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