Associate Director, Counseling & Psychological ServicesJob No:
MPP, At-Will, Health Professionals, Full TimeType of Appointment:
Full-time, Management Personnel Plan (MPP II)Anticipated Salary Range:
$96,000 to $112,356 annually (Commensurate with qualifications and experience)Recruitment Closing Date
: Open Until FilledNext Application Review Date:
September 19, 2023REQUIRED- All candidates must submit the following:
- Cover letter
- Resume or CV
- Three (3) References
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is an organizational unit of the Campus Health and Wellbeing Cluster within the Division of Student Affairs. The unit strives for excellence in student services by adhering to the Values adopted by the Division (i.e., a Student-Centered Philosophy, Integrity, Interconnectedness, Passion, Quality, and Richness of Diversity). In keeping with these Values, Counseling and Psychological Services provides a variety of mental health and outreach services to the University community at large. One of the department's primary goals is to enhance the psychosocial development and emotional well being of students, thus contributing to their retention and graduation from the University. In performing the duties and responsibilities of this position, the Director should demonstrate attitudes, behaviors, and work ethic that exemplify the Divisional Values, in response to assisting students with mental health concerns. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Interact closely with every level of departmental personnel in performing a wide range of duties; interact with virtually every constituency within the campus community (students, staff, faculty, administrators, parents) on a regular basis. Collaborate with CAPS Director, departmental staff, and/or members of the campus community in the implementation of clinical services, outreach programs, consultation, training, and crisis intervention.
- Address confidential and sensitive matters emanating from the department of Counseling and Psychological Services and other administrative offices, academic colleges, and/or student service units. Provide regular updates to the CAPS Director as needed, and respond to other administrative requests that serve the department and campus community. Answers questions and responds to situations in which judgment, confidentiality, tact, discretion, knowledge and diplomacy are critical, especially in response to crises, emergency services/hospitalizations, confidential documents/information, and in working with clientele in need of unique services. Demonstrates proficiency in interpersonal communication skills, public speaking, and in written communications. Make decisions based on sound reasoning and with confidence.
- Meet regularly with the CAPS Director (and/or upon request), regarding departmental operations and updates, budgetary and personnel matters, and/or clinical service delivery. Manage clinical case assignment and lead the clinical consultation meeting to ensure best treatment intervention practices are being used. Participate in regularly scheduled meetings involving the AVP, divisional directors, departmental program coordinators, and the front office coordinator, to address the effectiveness of services, policies and procedures, and evaluative measures. As part of the department's Management Team, provide supervision and work with the department Dean in completing performance evaluations for professional counselors, administrative assistants, and graduate level interns. Assists in providing staff support and direction, promoting accountability, enforcing deadlines, and provide feedback related to ongoing performance. Provide and/or organize training sessions and professional development opportunities to promote collegiality, optimum and ethical performance, and teamwork. Empower staff to make independent decisions at appropriate operational levels. Assists the CAPS Director in responding to after-hour emergencies throughout the calendar year (i.e., including summer), including serving as a point person on the ProtoCall/after hours service contact list. Monitor staff serving in departmental liaison and coordinator roles to ensure relevance and adherence to policy.
- In collaboration with the CAPS Director, ensure that staff (professional counselors, administrative support staff, and interns) are kept abreast of the laws and ethics pertaining to the delivery of clinical services and documentation. Maintain a working knowledge of legal and ethical guidelines, policies, procedures in the field of psychology in order to make accurate clinical decisions and referrals with regard to treatment planning, consultation, case management and emergency services. Build strategic alliances with community mental health providers and private practitioners to facilitate off campus referrals. Responsible for ensuring the development, maintenance and revision of the department's policy and procedures manual and community referrals list.
- In collaboration with the CAPS Director, oversee the development, management and quality of a comprehensive clinical training program designed to meet the supervision and training needs of graduate/doctorate level interns, provide feedback to the screening and selection process of interns, direct supervision (individual/group) to interns, and verbal and written feedback in relationship to the interns' performance, professional conduct, and clinical outcomes with clients.
- In collaboration with CAPS crisis and counseling staff, oversees the crisis and case management services and manage students in crisis and those whose behavioral difficulties impact the campus. Conduct "fitness to stay" and "re-entry" evaluations for students with behavioral and/or psychological difficulties. Provide brief crisis sessions to students for restabilization purpose. Provide limited crisis consultation and referrals for staff and faculty in crisis. Assist the CAPS Director in Supervising administrative support staff to ensure a smooth execution of front desk procedures/protocol when assisting clients. Provide administrative support staff with training in effective clinical protocol when serving distressed clients and in managing clinical emergencies. Collaborate with the professional counselors and administrative support staff, respectively, to update/maintain forms, documents, brochures, fliers, and marketing strategies related to clinical service delivery. Build strategic alliances and network with academic departments and University divisions as a means to enhance the visibility and utilization of CAPS' services. Review and respond to subpoenas, client record requests, and requests related to student withdrawals and retroactive withdrawals. Oversee and facilitate administrative procedures related to the withdrawal process (e.g., case review, completion of relevant paperwork, making appropriate contacts). Perform other responsibilities and duties as needed, to carry out CAPS services within the department and to the University, as determined and assigned by the CAPS Director. Such services may include: the generation of reports/documents, research projects, committee work, special projects, and/or participation in campus events. Serve as the Administrator in Charge upon request and in the absence of the Director; attend departmental, university-wide, and community meetings; participate in professional development activities/training to enhance job performance; and facilitate professional development training seminars, and/or presentations as a means to contribute to staff development.
Direct Clinical Service Delivery
- Conduct clinical assessment/intake evaluations; provide individual, couple, family or group counseling, crisis intervention, hospitalization and other emergency response. Utilize clinical conceptualization, treatment planning, and case management to facilitate clinical effectiveness. Provide mental health consultation and facilitate on and off campus referrals, as needed. Administer, interpret and reporting on psychological assessments/testing, as needed. Maintain/demonstrate a current command of knowledge in professional counseling theory, research, practice, legal and ethical guidelines, and CAPS policies and procedures. Employ a variety of therapeutic methods to effectively counsel clients with a full range of psychological issues. Utilize sound clinical judgment and apply methods appropriate to presenting problems and needs of clients. Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and competence addressing needs of diverse clients. Apply legal and ethical standards of the profession in executing clinical services. Utilize consultation opportunities for treatment planning, and to ensure service quality and adherence to legal and ethical mandates.
Indirect Clinical Services
- Maintain records/case notes pertaining to client caseload and other service delivery. Apply legal and ethical standards of the profession in providing case management, documentation and record keeping. Attend departmental meetings as scheduled, needed and/or as requested by the CAPS Director. Participate in other activities, as needed, to carry out CAPS services within the department and to relevant University constituencies, as determined and assigned by the CAPS Director, including taking on additional caseload, generating reports/documents, conducting research or special projects, committee work, and/or participating in campus events, student peer education programs, consultation services, workshops, training modules, and faculty/student orientation programs.
- Possession of an appropriate terminal degree as a Doctorate in behavioral sciences, counseling, psychology, or a specifically related academic field
- A California license as a Psychologist
- 3 years of successful administrative experience in university counseling center of comparable scale and complexity
- Successful experience supervising, training and evaluating employees, and graduate level interns/trainees, resolving conflicts, and encouraging a diverse staff to work well together.
- Expertise and/or experience in crisis intervention and working with a broad range of presenting problems and constituencies. Experience working with data collection, needs assessment, mental health surveys, and outcome measures to assess service effectiveness and to promote quality improvement.
- Experience in teaching, and providing training, outreach programs and crisis intervention in a University setting.
- Knowledge of and experience with mental health models, accreditation standards, policies and procedures related to the field of psychology and student affairs in a higher education setting. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to make effective oral presentations, facilitate an open exchange of ideas, and write clear and concise notes, documents, and reports. Superior interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with and respond to multiple constituencies and make meaningful connections at all levels of an organization. Demonstrated ability to make independent decisions, exercise sound judgment, and to multi-task and set priorities. Ability to counsel individuals utilizing professional therapy orientations, techniques, and strategies, while meeting the needs of a multicultural, multi-gendered, and multi-aged clientele; ability to respond to situations with knowledge and understanding of diversity issues and cultural factors. Knowledge of Electronic Medical Record Systems such as Point and Click.
- Knowledge of or ability to understand the role and functioning of University Counseling Centers
- Previous experience working in a University Counseling Center setting, Student Affairs, and/or in higher education.
- Background or experience working on Behavioral Intervention or Crisis Management Teams
- Experience using information technology and conducting mental health outcome measures to assess effectiveness and promote continuous quality improvement.
- Demonstrated training, knowledge and skill in psychological assessment, testing, and report writing.
- Strong fiscal and resource management skills, and experience planning and controlling a complex budget.
Individuals who access in-person on- or off-campus University programs or activities are strongly recommended to follow the COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the California Department of Public Health and to follow any campus safety measures that may be recommended or required by Cal Poly Pomona to decrease the likelihood of COVID-19 transmission or illness and allow the core mission and activities of the campus to continue. The complete text of the policy may be viewed at COVID-19 Vaccinations and Other Safety Measures
.Out of State Work
The California State University (CSU) system is a network of twenty-three public universities providing access to a quality education through the support of California taxpayers. Part of CSU's mission is to prepare educated, responsible individuals to contribute to California's schools, economy, culture, and future. As an agency of the State of California, the CSU's business operations almost exclusively reside within California. The CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California. See policy at https://calstate.policystat.com/v2/policy/10899725/latest/
. Background Check
Cal Poly Pomona will make a conditional offer of employment, pending the satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check). The conditional offer of employment may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. In determining the suitability of the candidate for the position, Cal Poly Pomona will give an individualized assessment to any criminal conviction history, considering such factors as the nature, gravity and recency of the conviction, the candidate's conduct, performance or rehabilitation efforts since the conviction and the nature of the job applied for. See policy at https://www.cpp.edu/eoda/employee-labor//documents/employment-policies/hr2017-17.pdf
Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. See Form I-9 Acceptable Documents at https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/form-i-9-acceptable-documents
.Conflict of Interest
This position is a “designated position” in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission. See policy at https://www.calstate.edu/csu-system/faculty-staff/systemwide-human-resources/conflict-of-interest/
.Outside Employment Disclosure
Prospective Executive and Management Plan Personnel employees must disclose all current outside employment at the time of hire as a precondition of hire and at the following times after hire: annually in July, within 30 days of accepting outside employment, and upon their manager's request. See policy at https://www.cpp.edu/eoda/employee-labor//documents/employment-policies/hr2016-06.pdf
.Child Abuse/Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA)
The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. See policy at https://calstate.policystat.com/v2/policy/10927154/latest/
Cal Poly Pomona is a smoke and tobacco-free campus. See policy at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/6591951/latest/
. Clery Act
In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal Poly Pomona Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at: https://www.cpp.edu/campus-safety-plan.shtml
We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact the ADA Coordinator by email at ADACoordinator@cpp.edu
. More information is available at: https://www.cpp.edu/eoda/employee-labor//access-accommodations/index.shtml
.Equal Employment Opportunity
Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The university subscribes to the pay transparency nondiscrimination provision and all state and federal regulations that prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status. More information is available at: https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/OFCCP/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdf
and at https://www.cpp.edu/eoda/employee-labor/documents/aa-eeo-doc/policy-statement_2022-aap-for-california-state-polytechnic-university-pomona_confidential_20220127.pdf
August 22, 2023 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight TimeApplications close:
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