The Associate Director for Mental Health Services performs
a variety of administrative and supervisory duties in support of the Director
of Mental Health Services. As a member of the management team, the Associate director
of Mental Health Services participates in formulating, implementing, and
evaluating the unit’s services and programs. More specifically, the Associate Director for
Mental Health Services:
- Oversees and assesses the provision of daily clinical
daytime and after-hours on-call schedules) ensuring that cases are
assigned in a timely and appropriate manner
- Supervises and conducts annual
performance reviews of the Mental Health Services Coordinator and clinical
staff who do not have administrative leadership responsibilities
- Assists in personnel decisions, preparing annual
reports, handling special projects, approving staff leave requests, and
tracking staff time off
- Serves as administrator-in-charge in the absence
of the Director of Mental Health Services.
- Provides consultation on the
management of student mental health issues to parents and members of the
- Oversees development of internal staff
- Assists with administrative duties
associated with the medical leave/return process
- Oversees the chart review and quality
- Serves on university committees or
task forces as appropriate
- Leads the staff case conference,
providing peer consultation/supervision particularly when crisis
- Provides direct services: Short-term
individual and group therapy, intake
assessments; crisis appointments; outreach; psycho-educational workshops;
on-call response to after-hours emergencies
- Coordinates the “Let’s Talk” outreach
- Assists with new staff orientation
- Develops and manages content for the
- Other projects as assigned
ABOUT WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN SAINT LOUIS
Washington University in St. Louis is a moderate sized, selective, private university of over 12,000 full-time students, evenly divided between undergraduate and graduate/professional students. The university consists of eight schools, five of which have both undergraduate and graduate programs. Students come from diverse geographical and cultural backgrounds, representing all 50 states and over 100 nations. 90% of undergraduates are from out of state. Student Health Services is an integrated agency composed of both medical and mental health providers with a primary mission to foster and enhance students’ physical and emotional health.
Situated at the confluence of two great North American rivers — the Mississippi and the Missouri — the St. Louis region has been a favored destination since Lewis & Clark began their historic westward "Corps of Discovery" here in 1804.
Today, the pioneers of St. Louis are the engineers, scientists, business leaders, educators, artists and other innovative and creative professionals who are working at the forefront of a multitude of fields and endeavors. Home to several key Fortune 500 corporations, St. Louis has developed into a national hub for important research and business development, especially in the fields of biotechnology and plant science.
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