Clinical Director

University of Missouri-St. Louis,

Counseling Services
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Wed, Jul 12th, '23


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Wed, Jul 12th, '23

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  • Full Time

Job ID: 46051
Health, Counseling, and Disability Access Services are seeking a Clinical Director for Counseling Services to be responsible for providing oversight, vision, and leadership for clinical services, and coordinating the day-to-day operations of an active and inclusive university counseling center.

Job Duties Include:

  • Serve as a key member of the HCDAS leadership team and contribute to the development and implementation of goals, philosophies, and vision.
    Develop clinical policies and procedures to best meet the psychological needs of students.
  • Oversee adherence to clinical policies and procedures.
  • Analyze center data related to clinical services and utilization and provide data driven decision-making to determine changes to clinical services to best serve the student population.
  • Ensure adherence with legal and ethical standards relevant to the provision of psychological services and serve as a resource for clinical staff (including psychologists, professional counselors, and social workers) around these issues.
  • Ensure quality control regarding clinical services, case disposition, and service demand. 
  • Provide insight, consultation, and outreach services to the UMSL community on matters related to mental health and wellness including serving as a back-up to the Director.
  • Contribute to the selection, recruitment, supervision, training, and continuing education of Counseling Services staff and trainees.
  • Provide clinical and administrative supervision for Counseling staff.
  • Perform crisis and consultation services during regular business hours that require complex clinical decision making as part of a crisis team.
  • Provide culturally competent therapeutic interventions including brief individual and group therapy to treat a broad range of presenting psychological concerns and diagnoses.
  • Serve on relevant HCDAS and/or University committees as appropriate.

The successful candidate will possess strong interpersonal, oral, and written skills; value a multifaced approach involving linked clinical and training efforts; show a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, campus partners, and student groups; have a commitment to actively engage in practice with diverse populations (racial/ethnic, LGBTQ+, ability, gender, SES, and beyond); interpersonal flexibility with a sense of humor; an awareness of the importance of life balance and a commitment to the importance of the developmental perspective of counseling services.


UMSL is an urban/suburban, predominantly commuter campus of approximately 10,000 students. Counseling Services is located in a merged office with Health Services and Disability Access Services, with other student services in an attractive and lively student center.
The clients who use our services reflect the greatly varied population of St. Louis region itself. Although some UM-St. Louis students fit the profile of the traditional college student, the mean age of our clients is twenty-seven. Cultural backgrounds, intellectual assets and psychological strengths also tend to vary greatly. Clients’ concerns range from developmental issues, to situational crises, to more serious psychological disorders. This diversity contributes to a stimulating professional environment.

Region Description:

St. Louis offers the many amenities of an urban center--cultural institutions, zoo, sports teams, and national entertainment—as well as easy access to the beautiful outdoors of Missouri and its waterways.


A Doctoral degree in counseling or clinical psychology. Must be fully licensed within the state of Missouri or able to gain licensure within 6 months of beginning the position. Provisional licensure is not accepted.


Minimum of two years full-time experienced as a licensed clinician in a college or university counseling center and a total of 5 or more years as a licensed clinician in mental health.
Experience as a clinical and administrative supervisor.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion, competence in working with culturally and ethnically diverse populations.
Enthusiastic support for, and demonstrated experience in, an integrated practice model of care is essential.
Highly effective and demonstrated interpersonal and leadership skills that allow for effective interaction with clients, parents, faculty, staff, administrators, medical, mental health, and other colleagues and professionals.
Ability to support and motivate clinical and administrative support staff.
Understanding of organizational systems and the ability to work collaboratively and creatively with individuals from a wide range of professional disciplines.
Ability to carry out complex administrative tasks to include decision making, planning, problem solving, negotiation, resource allocation, and change management.
Must be able to take initiative, operate independently, and be comfortable making decisions in a fast-paced environment.


Range: $75,000-$90,000, commensurate with education and experience.