GW's Community Counseling Services Center (CCSC) serves as a resource to the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area by providing low-cost counseling and referral services, clinical screenings, and outreach programming. It empowers clients through community outreach and client advocacy while providing opportunities for master's degree students to implement and develop expertise in counseling competencies under the close supervision of faculty and clinical supervisors.
The CCSC is seeking a passionate Assistant Director Clinical Program to facilitate the provision and oversight of mental health programs and services. The CCSC has two primary missions: to provide quality counseling services to clients and to promote excellence in the training of master's and doctoral students through state-of-the-art clinical supervision. This position reports directly to the Clinical Director and must be able to regularly work evenings and weekends.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Providing direct supervision of master's Counselor Internship Students (CIS), doctoral level CIS and CCSC staff
Creating a yearly training curriculum for CIS students and CCSC staff
Annually updating the CCSC Policies and Procedures manual and CCSC forms
Providing crisis management oversight and monitoring CCSC services in regard to professional and ethical service provision
Developing, facilitating and evaluating CIS and CCSC programs
On call availability during CCSC days of operation and during semester breaks when the CCSC is otherwise closed
The incumbent is expected to efficiently lead a team, maintain confidential information and possess enthusiasm for the counseling field.
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.
Leads orientation events for incoming interns and supervisors
Manages mentoring program for incoming student interns
Creates a yearly training curriculum for master's Counselor Internship Student (CIS) and Community Counseling Services Center (CCSC) supervisors
Facilitates professional development for CIS and CCSC staff,
Crisis management oversight
Monitors the professional and ethical behavior of CIS and CCSC supervisors
In the absence of the CCSC Director, supervises daily operations of the CCSCs
Annually develops and facilitates the pairing of CIS with appropriate CCSC supervisor to promote CIS professional development and identity,
Provides direct supervision of master's CIS, doctoral level CIS, and CCSC staff. The number of supervisees is determined by the Clinical Director
Monitors the supervision of and consults on supervisory issues for master's CIS and doctoral level CIS,
Annually updates the CCSC Policies and Procedures manual and CCSC forms
Participates in the monthly Internship Instructor's meetings and takes minutes
Participates on the GW Mental Health Training and Advisory Committee
Attends continuing education training
Develops and facilitates CSI needs assessment and CCSC program evaluation
Shares in after hours on-call availability during CCSC days of operation and during academic semester breaks when the CCSC is closed,
Identifies and gathers data for CCSC program evaluation
Assists the Clinical Director with individual exit interviews with master's CIS, doctoral level CIS
Presents program evaluation data at annual CCSC retreat,
CCSC staff position recruitment as needed
Coordinates CCSC outreach for client recruitment,
Other Duties as assigned.
Doctoral level degree preferred, but not required.
Advanced degree in a mental health discipline (psychology, social work, or counseling), plus four (4) years of professional experience, to include two (2) years of supervisory experience. Licensed in Washington, D.C. or eligibility for Washington, D.C. clinical license within six months of hire.
GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. The university has more than 20,000 students from all 50 states, the District and more than 130 countries studying a rich range of disciplines: from forensic science and creative writing to international affairs and computer engineering, as well as medicine, public health, the law and public policy.