The University of Cincinnati Counseling and Psychological Services (UC-CAPS) is looking for qualified individuals to apply for Associate Director Position and join our energetic, multidisciplinary, culturally-informed collaborative team of mental health professionals.
Essential Function: Under general supervision from a designated administrator, manage the day-to-day administration of the Counseling Center whose primary function is Training for the field of professional psychology, providing psychological services to students of the University of Cincinnati, and building a supportive community for the well-being of students.
This position carries key administrative responsibilities for the department and functions as the back-up administrator to the Director. In the role of Associate Director, this administrator creates position descriptions, makes hiring decisions, and prepares/delivers annual performance reviews to assigned CAPS staff.
This Associate Director uniquely works closely with the Director to provide leadership in setting agency policy, allocating resources, planning for future short/long-term needs, coordinating with campus partners and managing the efficient operation of CAPS and satellite services as a whole. This position will also manage community engagement with student affairs offices and partnerships, including University Health Services, Colleges, and Branch Campuses. This position will manage technology and systems concerns such as administering the electronic medical records (EMR) program, maintaining a liaison relationship with UC Information Technology (IT), Baseline assessment, website updates, and Online Platforms, such as Therapy Assistance On-line (TAO). This role serves as the security and privacy officer for CAPS, maintains regular consultation with University Counsel regarding issues of legal concern. All activities are made in strict compliance with Ohio law, FERPA Regulations, HIPAA law, and American Psychological Association (APA) professional ethics. Additionally, this position provides direct counseling/psychotherapy, crisis intervention, and outreach/prevention services to UC students.
This position works with the Director and Associate Director of Clinical Services and Assistant Director of Training in developing and implementing policy consistent with institutional need and ethical professional practice.
We seek candidates who demonstrate a clear interest and commitment to all dimensions of diversity, and whose clinical service, supervision, and outreach are infused with cultural awareness and responsiveness. We seek candidates who are attuned to the complexities of identity that our students experience, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, nationality, class, disability, religion, sexuality, and gender.
Responsible for the overall direction of the Counseling Center
Prepare, submit and administer the departmental annual budget, as well as authorize and approve expenditures, allocation of funds, and hiring process
Provide support of the American Psychological Association (APA) Accredited Internship Training Program
Develop and maintain strong communication with all CAPS Staff to build a community of equity, inclusion and excellence
Providing culturally informed direct clinical services, including case management, and crisis counseling
Demonstrated commitment, skills and experience in equity and inclusion programming and clinical experience working with traditionally underserved or marginalized populations
Using best practices and evidence-based research to ensure high quality care for culturally diverse individuals and groups
Serving as a resource for equity and inclusion work within UC CAPS and the greater UC community in ongoing outreach efforts
Provide clinical supervision for graduate trainees
Interaction with other University personnel to build ollaborative efforts in building a Community that intentionally supports the well-being of UC students
Provide direct supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.)
Perform related duties based on departmental need
Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) or Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) is required.
Must be licensed or licensed eligible as a psychologist, social worker, or clinical counselor in the State of Ohio. License must be achieved within 6 months of date of employment
Experience must include Five (5) years of clinical experience, with two (2) years in college counseling, with demonstrated two (2) years evidence of increasing supervisory and administrative responsibilities over time
Earned doctorate from an accredited university
Earned doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA accredited program, and Completed APA Accredited internship
Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity within an organization, team, and/or campus environment
Knowledge of some electronic health record programs
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
Support for Diversity at UC CAPS
UC CAPS strives to provide an environment in which individuals of diverse backgrounds, identities, and roles feel supported and embraced. We believe that when we as a staff are more diverse, we are stronger, more creative and flexible in our thinking, and provide better clinical care and training within our center.
UC CAPS creates many opportunities for staff members to participate in events, committees, and programming connected to diversity at the University of Cincinnati. Staff members are required and provided time to complete the 3-part ROOTEd training at the University of Cincinnati, which is a training for Student Affairs professionals to ensure their ability to recognize their own intersectionality of identities and prepare them to work with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff on campus. UC CAPS also periodically hosts speakers or trainings on topics of diversity. Similarly, staff members are eligible and provided time to participate in Student Affairs committees, such as the Equity and Inclusion committee, which plans the Equity and Inclusion Conference and hosts other events on campus throughout the year.
In addition to the supports provided by UC CAPS, the University of Cincinnati, as a whole, also provides supports for faculty and staff of diverse identities and backgrounds. Staff members at CAPS are welcome to join one of the UC employee resource groups, including the African American/Black Male Staff, the Asian American Pacific Islander Staff and Faculty Affinity Group, the Black Faculty Association, Black Women on the Move, Latino Faculty Association, and the LGBTQ Faculty & Staff Association.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.
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