The Director of Counseling and Wellness is responsible for the development and implementation of personal counseling and wellness services on the Fontbonne University campus. This includes providing personal counseling, consultations and referrals for students with developmental, situational or psychological disturbances or psychotic disabilities. In addition, the position manages crisis response and intervention; collaborates with academic departments through programs, services and resources; functions as the Alcohol and Other Drug campus officer; and assists in creating an environment which fosters holistic development of students. The Director will be a member of the Division of Student Affairs and will play an integral role in the division's commitment to student development, success and retention. The position reports to the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs.
Expectations and Responsibilities
Develop and implement personal counseling and wellness services.
Provide crisis response and intervention for students (requires 24/7 on-call status, with assistance from a part-time counselor and counseling intern).
Provide personal counseling, consultations, and referrals for students with developmental, situational or psychological disturbances or psychotic disabilities.
Create and implement mental health and wellness initiatives on campus, including campus programming and collaborations with other Student Affairs and campus departments.
Lead and/or assist with trainings for Residence Life, Public Safety, and other college staffs or personnel to ensure an appropriate community response to mental health issues.
Serve as the Alcohol and Other Drug officer on campus, collecting data, monitoring AOD survey, initiating programming, and fulfilling compliance requirements in these areas.
Supervise volunteer counseling interns and peer educators as available.
Manage the Counseling & Wellness website and other promotional initiatives.
Assess and evaluate department programs, budget, and client statistics.
Comply with all confidentiality and compliance requirements under professional, legal or ethical standards.
Serve on institutional committees and task forces, including the position's role as Chair of the Behavioral Intervention Team.
Assist with intimate violence compliance and educational programming initiatives on this topic.
Serve as an active member of student affairs staff through meetings, programs, formal and informal interactions, and advice.
Minimum of a Master's degree in Counseling or Social Work and the appropriate certification or licensure.
Must have experience with crisis training and intervention. 3-5 years counseling experience in a college or university setting is preferred.
Must possess excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills as well as administrative, organization and problem-solving skills.
Must exhibit and have a proven record of leadership and team-member abilities.
Assessment and clinical skills are required along with sound judgment and decision-making skills.
Student development learning theory and practice
Psychological issues, intervention and treatment options
Ethical codes/professional standards/legal issues for Licensed Professional Counselors or social workers
Fontbonne academic programs, policies and procedures
Cultural competency in providing services to diverse populations.
Familiarity with ADA & FERPA & Title IX regulations
Required Skills or Abilities
Interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
Administrative, organization and problem-solving skills
Program development and implementation initiative
Leadership and team-member abilities
Assessment and clinical skills
Sound judgment and decision-making skills
Familiarity with computer technology
Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekend hours.
While you will receive periodic acknowledgment of your application via email, Fontbonne University will not be able to respond to all inquiries. If it is determined that your skills and experience match the position requirements, you will be contacted to discuss the opportunity further. If you do not hear from us, we encourage you to revisit our website at www.fontbonne.edu for the status of the position and future opportunities. Once the position is closed, all applicants will receive notification.
Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, and three references.
Fontbonne University is a Catholic coeducational institution of higher education offering liberal arts and professional programs. More than 2,000 students annually benefit from the University?s high-quality academic programs offered in a values-based, student-centered environment. Founded in 1923 and still sponsored today by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Fontbonne is located in a beautiful suburb in the heart of the St. Louis metropolitan area. The University embraces diversity and inclusion, and encourages open communication and personal concern. Other interesting facts include: Faculty: 279 (full and part-time); 75% of full-time faculty hold a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field. Student/faculty ratio: 11:1; Academic programs: 44 majors; 26 minors; 19 graduate programs.