Associate Director of Training 5771BR Student Affairs Counseling and Psychological Services
Detailed Job Description Please note: this position may require the ability to work some occasional evening hours and weekend hours.
The Associate Director of Training will work within a multi-disciplinary staff and report to the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS). This position will oversee all aspects of the training program, from trainee recruitment to completion of program. The Associate Director of Training:
Provides direct oversight of trainee supervisors and maintains routine duties of campus consultation.
Outreach services and department leadership for strategic initiatives.
Serves as a member of the department's administrative leadership team alongside the Associate Director of Clinical Services and provides direct clinical service to students.
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 and community connections.
CaPS has a growing multicultural/international population; professionals from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Oversee all aspects the clinical training program, including management of financial, human, and physical resources related to the training program. Duties include maintaining relationships with academic training programs, affiliation agreements, recruitment initiatives, trainee curriculum management, supervisor development, trainee and supervisor evaluations, documentation review, training program reports, and accreditation acquisition and maintenance. Monitor and implement best training practices through active engagement in relevant professional organizations such as the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies (ACCTA). 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.
As a member of the Counseling and Psychological Services senior leadership team, in coordination with the Associate Director of Clinical Services, provide backup administrative support in the Director's absence. Maintain 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.
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.
Participate on department, division and campus committees and work groups as assigned. Other administrative responsibilities and duties as assigned.
Department/College Description Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We are dedicated to building a diverse community, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring.
As a member of the RIT community, you'll receive a comprehensive employee benefits package that offers multiple options and access to additional employment advantages. You can tailor your benefit elections to meet your needs (affordable medical/dental/vision benefits; paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for you and your family, to name a few).
Required Minimum Qualifications Requirements:
Ph.D/Psy.D in Counseling or Clinical Psychology
Licensed as a psychologist in NYS or licensed as a psychologist in another state and able to obtain NYS licensure one year from date of hire
Maintain active membership in the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies (ACCTA) professional organization
Candidates must have 3-5 years of experience practicing after the receipt of doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D. from an APA-accredited doctoral program) in Clinical or Counseling Psychology
Candidates will have completed a supervised doctoral internship accredited by the APA with a minimum of 2000 hours
Demonstrated ability to negotiate affiliation agreements/MOUs with graduate programs
Demonstrated ability to onboard new trainees
Demonstrated ability to coordinate orientation programming (involves both curriculum development, coordination of speakers, team building, event planning, etc.)
Demonstrated skill in curriculum development (supervisor supervision group curriculum, didactic seminar curriculum, group therapy seminar curriculum, group supervision seminar curriculum, training program model/curriculum, etc.)
Experience in policy development
Experience in development/maintenance/execution/resolution of remediation plans for trainees not meeting expectations of training program
Demonstrated experience in the hiring process (recruitment, interviewing, offers/rejections of trainee applicants)
Experience leading searches for Staff Psychologists and other potential trainee supervisors
Ability to build and maintain partnerships with graduate programs in mental health discipline
Ability in facilitating supervisor development training/supervision (scheduled 1:1 meetings with supervisors, group supervision, periodic professional development training)
Experience in the performance appraisal process for trainees and clinical supervisors
Experience in overseeing caseloads for trainees/supervisors
Clinical experience providing clinical assessment and intervention in settings providing mental health services to varied clinical populations, such as college counseling centers, outpatient mental health facilities, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, or medical center/hospital settings.
Extensive experience working with diverse clinical populations.
Experience in emergency/crisis intervention and with clients who present with complex and severe psychopathology.
Familiarity with and experience in utilizing evidence-based practices in clinical assessment and intervention required. Experience in administering and interpreting psychological assessments, inventories and reports related to psychopathology and cognitive and learning disorders
Knowledge of integrative brief solution-focused models of psychotherapy, familiarity with college populations, including students of color, LGBTQ students, international students, and first-generation students, or previous experience in a college counseling center setting.
Knowledge of career and collegiate mental health counseling.
Experience forging strong working relationships with other higher education professionals.
Understanding of, and compliance with, the ethical and legal issues involved in the provision of clinical services.
Excellent written and oral communication skills and experience providing multi-culturally sensitive and evidence-based services to clients from diverse backgrounds and identities.
Documented computer/technological competence using database, electronic record keeping and other enterprise software systems
Although serving a hearing population, a willingness to become familiar with Deaf culture and ASL.
PyraMED Schedule-Electronic Record-Keeping System
Microsoft Office program suite
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Required Application Documents
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.
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.
As a member of the RIT community employees receive a well-balanced benefits package that offers a variety of choices and access to additional employment advantages. These benefits, combined with an employees pay, provide a total compensation package that can be tailored to meet your needs. More on RITs Benefits, Health & Wellness program can be found at: https://www.rit.edu/fa/humanresources/content/benefits-health-and-wellness
RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov
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Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 125,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. Find out more at www.rit.edu .