Associate Director / Director of Clinical Services, Student Counseling Center
Pay Grade 46
The Student Counseling Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications and nominations for an Associate Director/Director of Clinical Services. This is a 12 month, full-time, non-tenure track staff position.
The University: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is the state's flagship research institution providing a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling approximately 28,000 students, the campus is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful East Tennessee. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement. In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and to enrich and elevate society. The university values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity.
The Division of Student Life is comprised of over 400 staff persons who serve our students through 16 departments and functions. Division Staff are actively engaged in the lives of students, living and learning with them in our residence halls, student union, and other campus environments. The Division seeks candidates willing to engage, challenge, and support our students through intentional programs and services. In addition, we seek colleagues that are committed to teamwork and have a palpable passion for working with and serving all students.
The Student Counseling Center is a full-service IACS accredited collegiate counseling center staffed by 12 providers; 11 psychologists and one clinical case coordinator. The Center supports the mission of the university through the provision of mental health services to students, the training of future mental health service providers, and the provision of outreach/consultation services for students, faculty and staff. The center offers a robust training program with 4 APA accredited internship positions and multiple levels of doctoral psychology trainees. The Student Counseling Center shares a state of the art facility with the Student Health Center and the Center for Health Education and Wellness allowing for a wide range of collaboration in the care of students.
Reporting to the Director, the primary duties of the Associate Director / Director of Clinical Services are as follows: Oversee the delivery of mental health services within the center.
Manage the delivery of clinical services in the center.
Provide leadership to the clinical services advisory team and/or other constituents in needs assessment, development and enhancement of the clinical services of the center
Ensure quality of mental health service delivery including access, treatment, and outcomes.
Establish and maintain communication and relationships with external mental health agencies.
Remain current on clinical service delivery issues within the collegiate mental health field.
Develop and oversee professional development opportunities with a particular focus on clinical services.
Assist in executive decision making as a member of the center leadership team consisting of the Director and the Assistant Director/Director of Training.
Provide executive direction for the center in the absence of the Director.
Serve as a primary clinical consultant within the center.
Serve as additional consultant for mental health concerns on campus:
Serve as a first responder to mental health crises on campus.
Serve as liaison with campus partners (e.g., Student Health Services, Center for Health Education and Wellness, Dean of Students, University Police, Office of Student Conduct, Student Success, and others)
Provide direct clinical services including individual, group, and/or couple psychotherapy, initial evaluation and ongoing assessment, triage screening, and providing appropriate referrals.
Consult with concerned students, faculty, staff, and parents regarding student mental health concerns.
Provide clinical training and supervision in the center's APA-accredited doctoral internship in psychology.
Provide community intervention programming for various groups, organizations, and departments within the University and engage in university level mental health prevention, intervention and postvention efforts.
Support faculty and staff in their mission to educate students by providing programmatic and educational consultation as requested.
Engage in professional activities at the local, regional, and/or national levels.
Assume responsibilities within the Counseling Center, the Division of Student Life, and University as assigned by the Director or designee.