Associate Director Clinical Services 4447BR Counseling and Psychological Services Student Affairs
Professional Area: Employment Category: Fulltime Staff Job Function:Wage Band: 121A
Department/College Description Student Affairs is a dynamic organization dedicated to the delivery of comprehensive programs and services to engage, support and develop students throughout their educational experience. We value individual and cultural diversity and inclusion: our staff members support these values by communicating and interacting with diverse groups of people, creating collaborative and caring working relationships that support student success.
Detailed Job Description
Please note-this position requires the ability to work some occasional evening hours and weekend hours.
The Counseling and Psychological Services department within Student Affairs at the Rochester Institute of Technology is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Associate Director of Clinical Services. The Associate Director of Clinical Services will work within a multi-disciplinary staff and report to the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS). This position will assist the Director in the management of the service demands and clinical delivery systems as well as serve as a member of the CaPS administrative leadership team alongside the Associate Director of Clincal Training. In addition, the Associate Director of Clinical Services will provide direct clinical service to students and supervision of clinical staff. The successful candidate will value a multifaceted approach involving strongly linked clinical and training efforts, data-driven organizational management, consultation with the campus, mental health prevention/early intervention, multicultural values/awareness and collaborative campus connections.
Direct the work of assigned staff, conduct routine meetings as well as annual and semi-annual performance evaluations, encourage professional development, develop strategies to resolve issues negatively affecting staff performance, advocate for the personnel needs, approve leave requests. Develop and deliver staff training on clinical policies and procedures including topics such as NYS privacy and confidentiality requirements; crisis management; clinical documentation guidelines and timelines; mental health ethics and law; develop and implement quality improvement initiatives; develop and report out meaningful Key Performance Indicators and timely metrics.
As a member of the Counseling and Psychological Services senior leadership team, in coordination with the Assistant Director of Clinical Training, provide backup administrative support in the Director's absence. Represent Counseling and Psychological Services on the Student Behavior Consultation Team (SBCT). Take a lead role in the development, maintenance and oversight of department policies and procedures; Design and implement department activities and provide leadership to selected strategic initiatives as assigned; Lead in the acquisition and maintenance of department accreditation through development of documented office policies and procedures, as well as department self-assessment.
Provide individual and group counseling services, including intake evaluations, mental health interventions, walk-in services, treatment follow-up, and appropriate referrals, to a culturally diverse undergraduate and graduate student population. Direct clinical service may include providing community referrals, working with student families and campus community members. Direct service may occur in the counseling center and in embedded locations on campus.
Complete and maintain clinical documentation, including, but not limited to, intake evaluations, clinical progress notes for individual, group, and crisis intervention sessions, psychiatric referrals, and suicide risk assessments, in a thorough and timely manner. Actively support the growing counselor training program through design and delivery of didactic training seminars, supervision, and/or assistance with the design and implementation of other related training activities for graduate interns in the field.
Provide consultation and education outreach to the RIT community regarding student mental health and wellness through the design and delivery of educational seminars, presentations, and training programs and represent the RIT Counseling and Psychological Services at university events and committees.
Required Minimum Qualifications
A PhD in psychology or Masters degree in social work or mental health counseling is required
Clinical licensure in New York or license eligible; license is expected to be complete within one year
A minimum of five years clinical experience in a diverse clinical setting
Demonstrated experience providing data-driven leadership and supervision to clinical staff.
Maintain membership and active engagement in the Association for the Coordination of Counseling Center Clinical Services (ACCCCS)
Understanding of collegiate mental health service delivery models.
Ability to develop, implement, and analyze quality improvement measures.
Understanding of NYS mental health provider credentialing.
Experience providing consultation services, short-term individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, and consultation services with a range of clinical issues and pathology.
Training and experience with clients who present with complex and severe psychopathology and experience providing treatment and consultation to this population.
Demonstrated ability to handle complex, rapidly changing clinical situations (e.g. crisis situations, severe psychopathology, suicide and homicide assessment and intervention).
Understanding of the college-age normative development and its challenges and trajectories.
Ability to work independently and with teams.
Ability to manage and maintain confidential and private information
Understanding of, and compliance with, the ethical, confidential and legal issues involved in the provision of clinical services in NYS.
American Sign Language communication and knowledge of Deaf culture or willingness to learn.
Both clinical and administrative leadership experience within a collegiate mental health setting.
Desirable skills include interest and experience in utilizing a brief therapy model, group therapy, expertise in multicultural counseling, crisis intervention, hospitalization experience and work with more complex cases, and innovative service delivery systems.
Experience with gender identity and autism spectrum issues is preferred
Previous experience using Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Slack, and PyraMed.
Required Application Documents Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References
How to Apply In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number. The direct link to this posting can be found here: https://sjobs.brassring.com/
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Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the worlds leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the Great Colleges to Work For. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/overview/rankings-and-recognition and www.rit.edu.
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