The University of Texas Permian Basin welcomes applications for the Director, Wellness Center. Reporting to the Vice President of Student Affairs and Leadership, the Wellness Center Director will manage the day-to-day operations of the Center and provide vision and leadership for the Center’s operations, to include personnel and budget management, policy formation, logistics, and planning. The Director will oversee both Counseling and Medical Services operations and will partner with other groups on and off campus offering mental health services. The Director will work closely with the Office of the Associate Dean on wellness programs and services for students, and will provide individual and group counseling, outreach and consultation, supervision and training, and crisis management services to UTPB students. The Wellness Center Director will also develop, maintain, and implement policies, procedures, and clinical delivery systems and ensure that projects, department milestones/goals are met, and adhere to approved budgets.
General Responsibilities: • Direct all programs and services of counseling and medical services • Hire, supervise, and evaluate counseling staff • Negotiate and manage medical services contracts • Oversee the Student Health Insurance Plan • Supervise budget operations, including planning the budget, allocating funds to categories, and management of all accounts’ transactions and expenditures • Prepare annual and other reports as directed by the Vice President for Student Affairs and Leadership • Perform general administrative duties, such as reading and responding to written communications • Assume responsibility for externally funded or UT System projects • Supervise and monitor all assessment and evaluation activities in the Center, including comparative studies, user demographic and pattern studies, customer satisfaction assessments, and outcome studies • Represent the Center and the University in community programs, projects, and professional organizations. Establish and maintain mental health service agreements with local public and private health agencies • Provide individual and group personal counseling, psychological assessment, crisis intervention, and consultation to students. Maintain records of clinical services according to legal, professional, and ethical requirements • Provide mental health education workshops to students, faculty, staff, and others in the UT Permian Basin community • Consult with faculty, staff, and parents regarding students with adjustment and psychological problems and regarding personal and professional issues • Direct and monitor referral of students for psychiatric services; arrange for psychiatric consultation to assist with complex cases • Conduct intake interviews with students; provide individual and group counseling on a scheduled basis or through crisis intervention • Provide clinical supervision to practicum students; maintain up to date clinical notes on clients and supervisees; promote counseling center to University faculty, staff and students; provide outreach workshops and lectures and assists with budgetary and financial records, as needed • Consult with supervisors and staff and represent the counseling center serving as liaison between the center, student services and academic departments as well as committee service with Behavioral Intervention Team, Early Alert, Alcohol and Drug Prevention Committee and other committees, as assigned or required
WORK SCHEDULE: This is a full-time, exempt position and the expected work schedule is Monday through Friday. As an exempt employee, this schedule will vary based on the number of hours needed to meet the job responsibilities. The individual holding this position will need to be available early mornings, evenings, and weekends to meet the needs of the office.
The University offers an excellent compensation package, which includes a broad range of employee benefits and a generous retirement program (TRS). We invite you to learn more at www.utpb.edu.
HOW TO APPLY: All applicants must submit a UTPB electronic application in order to be considered. Link to posting at the UTPB Careers site: https://utpb.peopleadmin.com/postings/2554.
*Please include all required documents with your submission: Resume/c.v., name and contact information for three (3) professional references; cover letter and transcripts.
**Unofficial transcripts of all college work are acceptable for purposes of the application. Official transcripts are required upon hire.
Position extended date: May 19, 2020
UT–Permian Basin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and underrepresented group members are encouraged to apply.
UTPB participates in e-Verify.
Required Qualifications: • Master’s degree in counseling psychology, clinical psychology, professional counseling, social work, or closely related field • Experience providing supervision, training and consultation, crisis management, as well as providing individual and group counseling in a college/university setting • Licensed or license-eligible in Texas as a psychologist or Professional Counselor • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in a counseling center, preferably in a University setting • Ability to work effectively within a culturally, socially, and economically diverse community with skills in communicating across cultures • Ability to collect and analyze both quantitative and qualitative data using various applicable computer software • The ability to successfully complete a criminal background check
Internal Number: S186P
About The University of Texas Permian Basin
The only university named after a geological formation, The University of Texas Permian Basin is a University of Texas System institution, which includes nine academic universities and six health institutions statewide. Surrounded by one of the largest oilfields in the country, UTPB is home to over 5,500 students and approximately 250 teaching faculty. Located in Odessa, Texas, the University has an impact of nearly $250 million on the regional economy and is recognized for its affordability, awarding roughly $15 million in financial aid annually. With 35 undergraduate and 18 graduate programs of study to choose from – as well as the flexibility of fully on-line undergraduate and graduate degree programs – the University consistently ranks among the top 5 Texas public universities for students employed or accepted in graduate/professional school within one year of graduation. At UTPB, you get it all: the small-campus feel with the might of The University of Texas System.
As a regional, comprehensive institution, The University of Texas Permian Basin serves a diverse community of students from the region, the state, and beyond. Through excellence in student-centered teaching, lear...ning, research, and public service, the University cultivates engaged citizens and impacts lives while advancing technology and the public interests of West Texas. The University aspires to be a vibrant student-focused center of excellence for learning, culture, and economic development, preparing students for leadership and success in a complex and changing world. We invite you to learn more about us at: www.utpb.edu.
The University of Texas Permian Basin values the great variety of intellectual and cultural perspectives that contribute to our success. We strongly believe that our future depends heavily on our ability to embrace diversity and leverage the strength of inclusion. The University prohibits unlawful discrimination against a person because of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation and gender identity. The University's commitment to equal opportunity extends its nondiscrimination protections to gender expression. The Office of Human Resources prohibits discrimination on the basis of a disability. If you require an accommodation in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 432-552-2747. Note: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires The University of Texas Permian Basin to employ only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. New employees must present documents verifying identity and right to accept employment.
UTPB participates in E-Verify.