Provides vision and administrative direction and supervision of the staff and programs of the Student Counseling Services including: individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, consultation with faculty and staff, psycho-educational programming, and training. The Director acts as liaison with University offices and staff regarding campus mental health issues and interventions. Work hours: Mon-Fri; 8 AM-5 PM or as work requirements indicate. Travel to and provision of services to Fort Worth campus will require working later than 5pm during certain times of the semester on a regular basis.
Provides vision and administrative direction and supervision of the staff and programs of the Student Counseling Center including: individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, consultation with faculty and staff, psycho-educational programming, and training. The Director acts as liaison with University offices and staff regarding campus mental health issues and interventions. Work hours: Mon-Fri; 8 AM-5 PM or as work requirements indicate.
50% Administrative duties: Administrative supervision of all Student Counseling Center functions. Provides visionary leadership to enhance counseling effectiveness and student access of services. Manages agency budget. Hires, supervises, evaluates, and assigns responsibilities to Student Counseling Center staff. Supervises and manages office support services of administrative staff and student employees. Manages clinical services, including individual and group counseling, consultation and programming, provided by other staff counselors and trainees. Manages services in consultation with Student Health Services for client medication management and career services in consultation and collaboration with Career Services Center. Conducts and participates in clinical staff meetings and consultations. Acts as liaison with Student Affairs staff through the Executive Director for Student Health and Wellness, including consultation regarding mental health concerns and committee service. Represents the Student Counseling Center locally to the Tarleton, Stephenville and Fort Worth communities, and regionally and nationally by involvement in state and national organizations representing professional counseling. Serves at the Foster Care Alumni Liaison for the university. Assumes responsibility for other assignments including serving on divisional and university committees. Oversees Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention Programs including prevention, bystander intervention, and compliance with federal Title IX and VAWA training mandates. Serves as the chief mental health officer on campus and a key member of the university behavior intervention team (CARE Team). Maintains compliance with Texas state laws regarding service delivery to college/university students including adequate referral information on the university website, and mandatory suicide prevention training.
30% Clinical and supervisory responsibilities: Provides psychological services including individual, couples, and group counseling and psychotherapy to Tarleton students presenting a wide range of mental health concerns. Intervenes in crisis and emergency situations of a mental health nature with students, including after hours on-call responsibilities. Provides clinical supervision and training of staff, student interns, and other trainees commensurate with the provider's licensure status. Maintains clinical records and provides clinical documentation and communication with external practitioners as necessary for ethical clinical treatment. Participates in research activities that directly impact counseling and retention efforts including CCMH, AUCCCD, and Research Consortium studies. Participates in appropriate professional development activities related to the effective completion of professional responsibilities
20% Prevention and outreach/psycho-education: Manages all outreach and prevention efforts through Student Counseling Services. Initiates, responds and coordinates requests to provide psycho-educational programming to various groups within the university community. Maintains digital resources and manages online presence. Consults with faculty, staff and other professionals regarding the mental health needs of students. Oversite of the mental health programming for Foster Care Alumni and Athletics. Represents the Division of Student Affairs when appropriate.
Required: Master’s Degree in Social Work, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, or related degree that leads to Texas licensure in the mental health field and eight to ten years of experience as a licensed mental health professional who holds current licensure in the State of Texas as an LPC-S, LCSW-S, LMFT-S of LP. If candidate holds licensure in another state, they would need to be licensed in Texas prior to beginning position.
-Preferred: Doctoral Degree (PhD, PsyD, or related doctoral degree) in clinical/counseling psychology or related field.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: -Effective verbal and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills. -Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Ability to demonstrate competency in providing short-term individual counseling, relationship counseling, group counseling, and crisis intervention and assessments. Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
Registrations, Certifications, and Licenses: Must be licensed as a mental health professional within the state of Texas (Licensed Psychologist (LP); Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor (LPC-S); Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Supervisor (LCSW-S); or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist-Supervisor (LMFT-S); OR if not currently licensed within the state of Texas, would need to be licensed in Texas within one year from starting date at Tarleton State University.
Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer. As a member of the Texas A&M System, Tarleton will provide equal opportunity for employment to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity and will strive to achieve full and equal employment opportunity through The Texas A&M System.