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Please note: There are corrections to the qualifications for this position. See Required Qualifications and Desired Qualifications sections of this posting (8-17-2018). 

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Director of Counseling & Psychological Services is responsible providing vision, strategic planning, and assessment for the center to advance the university mission. The Director will oversee counseling services and ensure the delivery of high quality mental health care for all students. In addition, the Director will evaluate and treat university students with psychological and psychiatric conditions and complete psychological and psychoeducation assessments. Through staff supervision and case management, the Director ensures ethical, legal and policy issues related to providing mental health services.  The Director will administer center protocols and procedures and maintain awareness of current research and best practices in university counseling centers and follow protocols established by the American Psychological Association.

Clinical Services

  • Oversee the delivery of counseling services to individual students, couples and groups and ensure the delivery of high quality mental health care for all students.
  • Evaluate and treat university students with psychological and psychiatric conditions. Complete psychological and psychoeducation assessments.
  • Develop and administer center protocols and procedures in keeping with current best-practices for college counseling centers.
  • Coordinate case management and emergency and crisis response procedures.
  • Participate in threat assessment activities.
  • Participate in after hours on-call rotation.
  • Provide informed counseling services for students from historically underrepresented identities.

Outreach & Prevention

  • Provide and coordinate consultation, education, prevention and outreach services to faculty, staff, and students on developmental, mental health concerns, crisis intervention, harm-reduction and healthy/wellness development issues.
  • Collaborate with other departments in Student Affairs and facilitate partnerships to ensure the provision of adequate mental health services that support student development.
  • Provide training and presentations to students and campus community on issues related to mental health.
  • Implement a comprehensive outreach, workshop, and group therapy plan to promote services of Counseling and Psychological Services.
  • Provide educational programming to student groups and advance wellness goals on campus in collaboration with the Student Health Committee and the Alcohol Tobacco & Other Drugs Committee. 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with local mental health and medical professionals.
  • Participate in campus Behavior Intervention Team.
  • Participate in division and university wide activities to support student success.

Leadership

  • Provide vision, strategic planning, and assessment for the center to advance department and divisional mission.
  • Supervise, evaluate and support the professional development of clinical and support staff. Ensure that staff members are informed and educated of ethical, legal and policy issues related to providing mental health services.
  • Represent the department on campus committees.
  • Oversee departmental administrative functions, budget, assessment activities, marketing and resource materials.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate operational policies of the Counseling Center.
  • Maintain awareness of current research and best practices in university counseling centers and follow protocols established by the American Psychological Association.
  • Ensure the quality and security of student counseling records.
  • Serve as a mandatory reporter (Clery Act) and responsible employee (Title IX) and immediately report related incidents according to federal mandates and university policies when disclosed in non-clinical settings.
  • Work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications*

  • APA-approved doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in Counseling or Clinical Pyschology
  • Licensed in the state of Michigan or licensed in another venue with the ability to meet requirements for licensure in Michigan
  • Minimum of five years of clinical experience in a university/college counseling center. Experience must include assessing, diagnosing and treating common mental health issues and developmental concerns in a college student population.
  • Commitment to valuing a variety of different experiences, encouraging input and collaboration from campus stakeholders, including being mindful of experiences related, but not limited to: age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, LGBTQ, and/or job type.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills.  The ability to relate well to students, staff and faculty.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Three years demonstrated administrative experience including supervisory, financial management, and strategic planning responsibilities
  • Five years of post-licensing clinical experience in a university/college counseling center.
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Suite and Titanium Scheduler.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide clinical services in a multi-culturally competent framework.
  • Demonstrated ability providing quality mental health care that utilizes a variety of theoretical orientations and techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly using thinking and reasoning to solve problems.

Additional Information

This position requires a flexible schedule with participation in a 24/7 crisis response system that may require the person to respond to campus, or a hospital/mental health facility after hours. 

Additional Information

The Director will be expected to collaborate with other departments and facilitate partnerships to ensure the provision of adequate mental health services that support student development. Furthermore, the Director will provide and coordinate consultation, education, training, prevention and outreach services to faculty, staff, and students on developmental, mental health concerns, crisis intervention, harm-reduction and healthy/wellness development issues. The Director represents the department through service on University and student committees.

The University of Michigan-Flint affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply and we are seeking candidates from a diverse background to lead the department during a transformative time.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

This position is open until filled.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.