University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: 2433026
Director, Counseling and Wellness (34338)
Job Details Job Location : UHSP main campus - St. Louis, MO Position Type : Full-time staff Education Level : Doctorate Travel Percentage : Negligible Job Category : Student Affairs or Academic Support
Summary University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis is currently seeking a director of counseling and wellness. The position is responsible for direct patient care as well as managing programs and services to support the health and well-being of students by embracing a holistic concept of health. Responsibilities include campus counseling, wellness initiatives, direct clinical services, staff supervision, and development and oversight of programs to support the personal and academic success of all students.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Serves as an administrative leader of Counseling and Wellness programs and fulfills various clinical responsibilities as a licensed therapist.
Provides strategic leadership and planning, management, and assessment of the Center's programs and services.
Identifies, recommends, and implements holistic care strategies that support the goal of student retention.
Develops, implements, and maintains policies and procedures that are consistent with professional regulations and statutes, as well as best practices of counseling and wellness.
Serves as a resource for legal and ethical issues.
Develops, administers and analyzes continuous assessment of programs.
Prepares and evaluates statistical, analytical and narrative reports to be used for decision making and program improvement.
Supervises full-time counselor and graduate assistants.
Serves as field instructor for counseling and psychology trainees.
Provide consultation and education to faculty and staff regarding student behavioral and emotional issues, classroom concerns and current behavioral health issues.
Maintains and promotes the highest ethical and professional standards.
Serves on the Students of Concern Committee.
Cultivates and maintains collaborative working relationships with external providers of mental health services for the purpose of referrals and/or the coordination of a continuum of care for students.
Serves as the AUCCCD (Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors) institutional representative.
Provides culturally sensitive individual and group counseling to students with a broad range of difficulties and diagnoses, including psychological, social, or other difficulties that interfere with students' academic and personal success.
Provides walk-in crisis counseling for students in need.
Provides crisis intervention and response during campus emergencies.
Chairs the campus Wellness Committee, overseeing the creation of campus wellness programming/outreach activities, in collaboration with other campus departments.
Develop partnerships across campus in order to provide proactive educational outreach.
Serves on other campus committees and task groups as needed.
Provides consultation and education for campus constituents about counseling and wellness issues.
Participates in trainings and orientations for new students, faculty, and staff.
Oversees the operations of the Counseling & Wellness Center including management of administrative, operational, personnel, and financial responsibilities.
Seeks out external funding sources (I.e. grants and gifts) to support outreach efforts.
Oversees CCAPS database and electronic record-keeping.
Participates in the oversight of department budget, including making recommendations and requests.
Qualifications To succeed in this role you will need:
Ph.D.in clinical or counseling psychology required; licensed or license eligible in the state of Missouri
Minimum of five years experience working in a clinical counseling role, preferably in higher education
Experience and comfort with crisis intervention and risk assessment for suicide, violence, substance abuse, and other psychological/behavioral emergencies
In-depth understanding of the changing demographics and the psychological challenges, and mental and behavioral health needs of college students is highly preferred.
Experience in a college/university counseling center in an administrative, supervisory capacity with evidence of financial management and data collection.
Possession of strong cultural competency and experience working with diverse populations (i.e. race, ethnicity, LGBT, international students, veterans, students with disabilities)
Excellent time management and organization skills
Experience with community programming, excellent public speaking/presentation skills
Experience with Titanium software is preferred
Experience with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint
Strong interpersonal skills, including a team focused orientation, strong supervisory/leadership skills
Ability to quickly build rapport, empathic, flexible and calm under pressure
If this sounds like the job for you here is information on how to apply:
Some research has shown that women and people from underrepresented groups may be less likely to apply for positions where they feel they may not meet 100% of the qualifications. But we believe you're more than a resume, and successful candidates rarely meet every qualification. If you believe you're a great fit for this role, we hope you apply. We look forward to reviewing your application materials.
Followthe simple steps to apply online and submit a cover letter, resume/CV and references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
University of Health Sciences & Pharmacy in St. Louis values the benefits of a diverse student body and workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability. The University's employment policy shall be supported through a continuing affirmative action commitment that embodies the standards of equal employment opportunities for all persons. EOE/M/F/Veteran/Disabled.
University of Health Sciences & Pharmacy in St. Louis values the benefits of a diverse student body and workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability. The Universitys employment policy shall be supported through a continuing affirmative action commitment that embodies the standards of equal employment opportunities for all persons. EOE/M/F/Veteran/Disabled.
For more than 155 years, University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis has provided a world-class education for health care leaders and innovators. Since its founding, the campus has been a place where future professionals and practitioners come together to learn, grow, challenge each other, and find new ways to tackle society's most pressing health care problems.
The University offers both undergraduate and professional degrees. Undergraduate degrees prepare students for health professions careers and also serve as the foundation for graduate or professional study, while the University’s Doctor of Pharmacy program prepares students to be leaders and innovators in the profession of pharmacy.
UHSP is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. UHSP is a member of the Greater Missouri Higher Education Recruitment Consortium member (HERC), a recruiting resource for positions at regional institutions with job alerts and dual career search features. UHS has been recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education as a Great College to Work For eight of the past nine years.