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Position summary: Leads and provides day to day management for the delivery of high quality clinical services and educational programs; provides leadership to a staff of an administrative assistant, one full-time clinician, two part-time clinicians, a consulting nurse practitioner, and psychology student trainees; oversees operations including strategic planning, budget management, assessment, and personnel consistent with MICA's mission.Â
General purpose: The Student Counseling Center offers therapeutic and developmental services to individuals and groups including brief counseling, crisis counseling, and counseling services for students with acute psychological problems; provides outreach programs and consultation services as well as alcohol and other drug education.Â
Summary of Essential Functions:Â
Serves as the chief administrator and provides direct counseling services, as well as full participation in theÂ emergency response system which will necessitate some after-hours and weekend work.
Maintains extensive cooperative and collaborative relationships with students, faculty and staff within MICA.Â
Maintains active involvement in professional organizations and contributes to the field through presentations atÂ national and regional conferences and/or research scholarship.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:Â
Conduct training's and provides support when necessary for residential life and other staff and faculty across campus
Plan and conduct research and prepare operational reports and analyses
Identify trends and student needs and recommend appropriate programs and solutions
Establish long and short-range departmental goals and objectives and devises methods to improve the overallÂ effectiveness of counseling programs
Serve as a member of the Student Affairs Leadership team and participate in monthly Directorsâ meetings andÂ Â planning retreats
Serve on Student Affairs committees to plan orientation, parents' weekend, leadership retreats and other programsÂ and events
Participate on the Collegeâs Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)
Provide consultation to faculty, staff, students, and parents on mental health issues (within limits defined byÂ Â confidentiality)
Works closely with the Manager of Student Health and the Health Promotion Educator in order to provide coordinated efforts in areas that relate to mental health, physical health, and other areas of wellness
Works closely with the Associate Vice President for Student Health and Wellness
Supervises and manages time and payment of consulting psychiatric nurse practitioner
Conduct programs in residence halls and elsewhere on campus as requested
Maintain a high standard of professional ethics consistent with the guidelines of the state licensing board thatÂ regulates the practice of clinical social work or psychology depending on the Directorâs professional degreeÂ
Perform other related duties as assigned
Doctoral degree in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, clinical social work, or a related disciplineÂ
Licensure in the State of Maryland
Demonstrated years of work experience in a university or college counseling center setting
Demonstrated years in a supervisory role
Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills
Experience with diverse populations
Ability to make difficult decisions under pressure and experience with crisis response management
Must submit a cover letter
Sensitivity to and interest in the unique concerns of students involved in artistic pursuits in a highly specialized andÂ demanding educational environment
Proficiency in the use of HIPAA-compliant electronic medical records, specifically Titanium
Familiarity, sensitivity, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion with the proven ability to interact with diverse members of racial and ethnic communities as well as theÂ LGBTQIA+ community, particularly in the areas of gender fluidity and the gender spectrum.
Reporting to this position:Administrative Assistant, Associate Director, 2 part-time clinicians, consulting psychiatric nurse practitioner, doctoral level student traineesÂ
Physical demands and work environment:The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear.Â The employee must occasionally lift up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.Â
Work environment: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at
the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.Â
Required training: Handbook orientation, Anti-Harassment, Hazard Communication, Emergency Plans & Fire Prevention, Personal Protection Equipment.
Maryland Institute College of Art is committed to its policy of providing equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status (disabled, Vietnam-era, or otherwise). Furthermore, the College does not tolerate any form of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment or sexual violence. This policy applies to all programs, facilities, and activities provided by Maryland Institute College of Art, including but not limited to admission, educational programs, and employment.
Applicants must apply online for each job in which they are interested. You will not be considered for any job for which you have not specifically applied. We do not accept applications via email, U.S. mail, or fax. Successful candidates for any staff or faculty positions will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
MICA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Human Resources at 410-225-2363.
Internal Number: R783
About Maryland Institute College of Art
Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.