Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
The Associate Director for Mental Health Services and Training has two main areas of responsibility. The first responsibility is for administrative supervision and oversight of a subgroup of MHS clinicians and staff. This includes serving as a core member of the MHS leadership team. The second responsibility is focused on the development, implementation, and oversight of the counseling center’s training program, with the goal of obtaining designation as an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship site.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Establish and maintain all policies and procedures for an APA accredited pre-doctoral internship. Provide leadership and decision making for the clinical training and outreach activities of all master’s and doctoral students in psychology, social work, or counselor education. Manage the day-to-day operations of the training program.
Supervise professional staff and trainees in clinical and administrative matters related to the daily management of the center and the training program.
Provide psychological services, including diagnosis, treatment and crisis intervention, to the campus community through individual, couples, and group counseling.
Oversees the administrative duties associated with the medical leave/return process.
Leads the chart review and quality improvement process, including the selection of QI projects that meet the necessary standards for reaccreditation.
Performs other duties as assigned, including serving on university committees or task forces as appropriate.
A doctorate (Ph.D or Psy.D) in counseling or clinical psychology from an APA accredited program and successful completion of a one-year doctoral internship, preferably from an APA approved internship program.
Three years of experience as a generalist therapist.
Experience in the supervision of doctoral interns and practicum students.
A license or license eligibility in the state of Missouri within 6 months of hire.
Preference will be given to seasoned candidates with a proven track record working in a university counseling center setting. Preferred qualities of the successful candidate include:
Five years of experience as a generalist therapist.
Experience in all facets of work as a university counseling center mental health professional.
Experience with administrative oversight of licensed clinicians which includes conducting annual performance reviews.
Evidence of ability to provide positive management and leadership experience of university counseling center operations.
Experience treating a variety of clinical problems including substance abuse, suicidality, and mood disorders.
Demonstrated commitment to principles of inclusion, social justice and advocacy.
Strong organizational, planning, and problem-solving skills.
Proven interpersonal skills with an ability to relate well to students, staff, colleagues in other departments, faculty, and other members of the University community.
Team oriented and a willingness to collaborate in a multidisciplinary setting.
Knowledge of, and adherence to, ethical, legal and professional standards of practice.
Applicants should provide a letter of interest with their application outlining how their work experience and skills applies to the position. This letter can be included as the first page of the resume upload.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Habif Health & Wellness Center on the Danforth Campus.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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