The Director of The Student Counseling Center (SCC) creates and implements the SCC's policies and procedures. The Director oversees the SCC Leadership Team which includes the Assistant Director/Training Director, Assistant Director of Clinical Services, and Assistant Director of Community Engagement. The Director coordinates SCC operations and policies that affect the operation of the center. The Director is responsible for the direct oversight and management of the Counseling Center to include personnel management, budget management, assessment, policy formation, logistics, and strategic planning. The Director also serves as a member of the SCC staff, providing clinical, supervisory, outreach, and consultation services. The Director oversees the Center for Students in Recovery – an office dedicated to providing support to students who are living in recovery.
Minimum Education and Experience
Doctorate in Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Social Work or related field from an accredited institution. Current licensure in the State of Texas or current licensure in another state and eligible to obtain Texas licensure within 12 months of beginning position. At least seven years of related experience in a mental health setting and three years of relevant and successful experience in a comparably complex and sized university counseling center and/or mental health organization, including experience supervising and evaluating employees, resolving conflicts, and encouraging a diverse staff to work well together.
Preferred Education and Experience
Graduate of an APA accredited doctoral program and/or completed an APA
accredited internship. Experience in budget management. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. At least one year of experience in a college or university counseling center. Prior experience as a Director of a college counseling center. Experience with recovery and addiction.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Associate Dean of Students, Health and Wellness Initiatives, the Director is responsible for the general oversight of the Counseling Center, which has an American Psychological Association accredited training program. The Director provides vision and leadership in establishing and monitoring the scope and direction of the Counseling Center, ensuring its operation is consistent with national standards of practice. The Director is responsible for the direct oversight and management of the Counseling Center to include personnel management, assessment, budget management, policy formation, logistics, and strategic planning. The Director also serves as the primary liaison from the Counseling Center to the University and surrounding community. As a licensed psychologist, the Director provides direct counseling and education services to students; consultation to students, faculty, and staff; and clinical supervision to doctoral interns. The Director ensures staff and programs work collaboratively with other Student Affairs departments, faculty and staff. The Director oversees the Center for Students in Recovery – an office dedicated to providing support to students who are living in recovery.
Serves as a core member of the Behavioral Assessment Intervention Team (BAIT). Works closely with the Director of the Student Health Center to provide coordinated mental/behavioral health services. Ensures staff are trained to provide prompt, organized, and competent crisis response. Shares duties for evening and weekend on-call back up to after hours services provided by ProtoCall. Contributes to the university community by serving on committees, program involvement, outreach, other campus-wide activities. Collaborates with Directors of the Student Wellness Center, Student Health Center, University Recreation, Office of Student AccessAbility, and the Center for Students in Recovery to establish coordinated, multi-culturally informed, inclusive, and comprehensive services for students on campus. Along with three Assistant Directors, acts as a senior consultant to staff and trainees regarding the scope of services, challenging clinical situations, and assessment of risk. Ensures operation of the pre-professional training program within the standards of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral Internship Centers (APPIC). Works closely with Training Director in identifying and implementing changes in the training program necessary to comply with standards of the American Psychological Association. Oversees hiring, training, and work performance of a staff of approximately 13 licensed psychologists/counselors, 2 psychiatric providers, 3 doctoral interns, 3 practicum students, part-time contract counselors, 2 support staff, and 2 staff members in the Center for Students in Recovery.
1) All employees serve as a representative of the University and are expected to display respect, civility, professional courtesy, consideration of others and discretion in all interactions with members of the UT Dallas community and the general public.
2) UT Dallas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its programs and activities, including in admission and enrollment. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Director of Institutional Equity at InstitutionalEquity@utdallas.edu or the Title IX Coordinator at TitleIXCoordinator@utdallas.edu, or call 972-883-5331.
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