Hope College invites applications for the Associate Dean for Health and Counseling/Director of Counseling and Psychological Services. Preference will be given to candidates who have an established record of excellence as an administrator, clinician, and ability to relate with college students. We seek a candidate who has strong leadership and interpersonal skills and who shows a commitment to work collaboratively and imaginatively with colleagues. The successful candidate will be expected to engage clients, the Department, Division, and Hope College mission. (https://hope.edu/about/mission.html
Student Development respects and strives diligently to develop a welcoming and belonging community that affirms values, cultural differences, and identities of all students. We are committed to helping each student navigate their journey through Hope college. We actively learn and work to create a community where everyone is able to thrive and belong as they are. As part of this commitment we strongly condemn and confront behaviors that are hateful, oppressive, or injurious. We seek a diverse pool of candidates that embraces and will thrive with this commitment.
The Associate Dean for Health and Counseling/Director of Counseling and Psychological Services is an essential role that provides leadership and oversees the counseling and health programs of students. The Associate Dean for Health and Counseling is responsible for overseeing both Counseling and Psychological Services and Health Center in the areas of staffing, policy, budget, clinical services, programming and adherence to legal, professional and ethical standards.
As a member of the clinical staff of Counseling and Psychological Services, the Associate Dean for Health and Counseling provides comprehensive mental health services, support and crisis intervention, educational outreach to Hope College students in support of the mission of Hope College. Reports to the Vice President of Student Development.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Must be able to perform all duties and responsibilities with or without accommodation
Oversee the operations of both Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and the Health Center
Oversee and maintain highest standard of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) by counseling staff through supervision and development
Work with the Health Center Director and staff to understand and follow American College Health Association guidelines.
Manage fiscal operations of the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and the Health Center by planning, implementing and closely monitoring CAPS and Health Clinic budgets.
Maintain current knowledge of best practices in the area of college physical and mental health services
Manage effective tracking and reporting of Counseling and Psychological Services (Titanium software) and Health Center Services (Medicat software) across all aspects of their mission: direct therapeutic services, primary prevention and education, groups therapy, professional development and training and campus consultation
Provide individual and group therapy to Hope College students
Provide crisis on-call service in rotation with other clinical staff
Provide crisis/triage assessment and response to students and as needed to the campus
Provide outreach programming and consultations to campus community
Maintain all relevant ethical, legal and profession standards of practice
Ensure that all services follow the guidelines of federal, state, and professional standards.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Doctoral degree in Psychology or Social Work, or terminal degree in other mental health fields (i.e. Psychiatry)
Licensure as a Psychologist in the State of Michigan, or ability to obtain a Michigan Psychologist Licensure by Endorsement within 6 months of start date.
Six to ten (10) or more years of post-licensure related work experience
Experience in a College or University Counseling Center
Experience with providing clinical and administrative supervision of mental health professionals.
Experience with oversight and management of budgets
Appreciation for and knowledge and experience with bilingual and bicultural counseling
Experience working with Titanium software and Protocall
Professional Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:
Strong organizational and administrative skills
Strong working knowledge of the pertinent ethics codes and Michigan legal statutes pertaining to the provision of mental health services and standards.
Knowledge of College Counseling Center Service Models
Demonstrated appreciation for the role of mental health within the higher education framework
Demonstrated experience in provision of clinical and administrative supervision
Ability to demonstrate superior clinical and therapeutic skills and to foster positive therapeutic relations with a diverse population of students
Comprehensive knowledge of counseling theories, mental health diagnoses, interventions, treatment planning and therapeutic outcomes
Rich understanding of social, developmental, and psychological issues and challenges faced by diverse populations of students within a higher education setting
Willingness to work evening and weekends as required
Physical Job Requirements:
Must be flexible and able/willing to work beyond the 40-hour work week, including nights & weekends, when required
Ability to response onto the Hope College campus within 1 hour when scheduled as the on-call clinician
Ability to be contacted by phone in the event of a campus emergency/crisis/critical incident
Work generally performed in an office environment
Conditions of Employment:
Successful completion of background investigation and legal authorization to work in the US prior to employment
Obtaining Licensure as a Psychologist in Michigan within 6 months of start date
Maintaining relevant professional licensure in the State of Michigan
About Hope College
Hope’s campus is nestled in the heart of downtown Holland, just miles from Lake Michigan. We’ve been part of this community for more than 150 years, growing from the 10 students who enrolled in 1862 to more than 3,100 students on campus today.
From the beginning, Hope College has looked to the future. Here, historic architecture fits comfortably with world-class facilities: Van Vleck Hall, built in 1857, is just a block from our Pelletron particle accelerator.
Our commitment to our Christian heritage (founded in partnership with the Reformed Church in America) points us to the deepest engagement in academics and in life.
This rare combination of deep roots and rigorous preparation for the world of tomorrow equips Hope students to go into the world and make an impact in their communities.