Associate Director, Clinical Services

The George Washington University,

Division of Student Affairs
 
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Last Posted:

Mon, May 6th, '24

Deadline:

Open Until Filled

Start Date:

Negotiable

Last Updated:

Mon, May 6th, '24

 
POSITION DESCRIPTION
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  • Full Time

The George Washington University (GW) is actively seeking a dedicated and experienced Associate Director, Clinical Services to join the leadership team at GW’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Reporting directly to the Director of CAPS, this role encompasses the oversight of comprehensive mental health services, spearheading clinical service and consultation initiatives, and championing multicultural competence within the CAPS team.

In this capacity, the Associate Director will not only partake in but also refine clinical service provisions. This includes offering counseling and psychotherapy, managing crisis interventions, and supporting student development programs. The role demands a proactive approach to assessing, evaluating, and diagnosing a broad spectrum of psychological challenges faced by our undergraduate and graduate student populations. A dedication to evidence-based practices is crucial, as the Associate Director will oversee the development and execution of counseling services and treatment adhering to our STEPPED Care model and short-term counseling framework, thus guaranteeing superior, personalized care.

Beyond direct clinical duties, the Associate Director is tasked with the responsibility of supervising and supporting both staff and clinical externs, enriching their professional trajectory. This leadership role extends to cultivating dynamic partnerships across campus and within student organizations, thereby elevating the student experience and fostering an environment conducive to wellness and academic success. Through strategic consultation and collaborative efforts, the Associate Director will play a vital role in uplifting the overall mental health and wellbeing of the GWU student body.

The Associate Director, Clinical Services at GWU CAPS will play a vital role in shaping the future of mental health services on campus, promoting a culture of wellness, inclusivity, and support for all students. Qualified candidates are invited to join our team and contribute to the well-being and success of our diverse student population.

GWU champions a culture of collaboration and inclusivity, seeking candidates aligned with our core values of elevating student voices, advancing equity, fostering transformative collaborations, and promoting learning, innovation, integrity, and respect. This senior position requires clinical experience, a thorough understanding of APA ethical and D.C. legal standards in mental health care, and the ability to handle sensitive situations with empathy and professionalism.

Responsibilities
  • Oversee CAPS Clinical Services, ensuring effective management and administration of staff and services through the Student Health Center’s EHR (PnC).
  • Organize and integrate CAPS Clinical Service activities, managing the evaluation and assessment of these services and programs.
  • Represent the CAPS director and staff in various capacities, including staff and extern supervision, team meetings, liaising with campus partners, liaising with community partners, participating in committees, and conducting consultations.
  • Collaborate with the director to develop and implement best practices, priorities, and goals for CAPS that align with the university and GW DSA’s development objectives and academic mission.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with campus colleagues to provide services that meet the assessed needs of the GWU community.
  • Offer consultation and training services to the campus community on social/emotional needs, crisis intervention, and mental health awareness.
  • Maintain a clinical caseload that represents the client facing hours of the CAPS Administrative Team.
  • Provide clinical supervision to staff clinicians and oversee the case manager.
  • Participate in division and university-wide efforts to support and improve student life, retention, and well-being.
  • Provides other administrative duties as requested or assigned.

Performs other work-related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position

If interested, please apply at: https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/110495

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.
ABOUT THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

The George Washington University, an independent academic institution chartered by the Congress of the United States in 1821, dedicates itself to furthering human well-being. The University values a dynamic, student-focused community stimulated by cultural and intellectual diversity and built upon a foundation of integrity, creativity, and openness to the exploration of new ideas.

The George Washington University, centered in the national and international crossroads of Washington, D.C., commits itself to excellence in the creation, dissemination, and application of knowledge. To promote the process of lifelong learning from both global and integrative perspectives, the University provides a stimulating intellectual environment for its diverse students and faculty. By fostering excellence in teaching, the University offers outstanding learning experiences for full-time and part-time students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in Washington, D.C., the nation, and abroad. As a center for intellectual inquiry and research, the University emphasizes the linkage between basic and applied scholarship, insisting that the practical be grounded in knowledge and theory. The University acts as a catalyst for creativity in the arts, the sciences, and professions by encouraging interaction among its students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the communities it serves. 

The George Washington University draws upon the rich array of resources from the National Capital Area to enhance its educational endeavors. In return, the University, through its students, faculty, staff, and alumni, contributes talent and knowledge to improve the quality of life in metropolitan Washington, D.C. The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.

 
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