School/Unit: Student Affairs
Department: University Counseling
Purpose of Position:
The Associate Director for Clinical Services reports to the director of the UCS and is responsible for coordinating, and providing oversight, vision, and leadership for clinical services and operations.
Position Responsibilities:The Associate Director for Clinical Services analyzes all data related to clinical services and utilizes the data to help chart the directions of clinical services to best serve the student population.
Serves as a member of the UCS leadership team, along with the Director, Associate Director for Training, and Assistant Director for Clinical Services. In the absence of the Director, the Associate Directors supervise all operations of the counseling center.
Demonstrates leadership in the scheduling, planning, implementing and monitoring of all clinical policies and procedures.
Responsible for the development of the clinical policies and procedures. Leads the Clinical Services Committee and oversees adherence to clinical policies and procedures.
Demonstrates strong work ethic and commitment to the provision of service to our VCU community.
Manages projects in area of responsibility to include design, implementation and evaluation.
Provides individual, couples, and crisis services to VCU students.
Provides consultation to university faculty/staff, students, and student families when indicated and appropriate. Provides outreach programming to the university community.
Provides supervision and training for part-time staff.
Provides administrative and clinical supervision to staff and trainees.
Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
The successful candidate should (1) have a doctoral degree in clinical psychology or counseling psychology from an APA accredited doctoral program OR a MSW from an accredited program and (2) have five years of postdoctoral clinical/counseling experience in a college counseling center or a university – based clinic (3) should be licensed in their current jurisdiction of practice and must be license eligible in Virginia. Employment with Virginia Commonwealth University is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check. The position also requires excellent communication skills, both oral and written, strong interpersonal skills, and experience with brief psychotherapy and group therapy. Demonstrated commitment to the highest ethical standards of professional practice, as well as an understanding of and commitment to diversity issues in the delivery and management of clinical services is also required.
Preferred qualities of the candidate include: (1) Previous administrative experience in a counseling center (2) Experience with analyzing clinical data (3) Ability to handle complex crises and/or clinical situations and to provide related supervision, training, and consultation to a large multidisciplinary staff and faculty on an as needed basis. (4) Ability to work collaboratively and in a timely manner as part of a multidisciplinary team. (5) Strong program development and evaluation skills required for clinical utilization tracking, clinical services training, outcome assessment, quality assurance and utilization review.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: www.vcujobs.comVirginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran's status, political affiliation or disability.