Director of Wellness and Student Mental Health Services
North Shore Community College
Location: Danvers/Lynn, Massachusetts
Higher Education Institution
Anticipated salary range $85,000.00 - $95,000.00. Actual salary is commensurate with experience and education.
Director of Wellness and Student Mental Health Services
Non-Unit Professional position: 37.5 hours/week
Campus Location: Danvers and Lynn Campuses
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
The Director of Wellness and Student Mental Health Services (WSMHS) has the overall administrative and clinical responsibility for student counseling services and mental health/wellness outreach and educational programs. The Director provides and oversees the delivery of psychotherapy, clinical supervision, crisis intervention, consultation, outreach programming, and administration. The Director is a collaborative team member and contributes to the strategic goals of the institution. This position reports to the Dean of Students and is a non-unit professional position.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides vision and leadership in establishing and monitoring the scope and proactive direction for Wellness and Student Mental Health Services (WSMHS), ensuring its operation is consistent with national standards of best practice.
Delivers culturally-informed clinical assessments, crisis management, brief and solution focused individual counseling, off-campus referral, and consultations.
Oversees hiring, training, supervision and work performance of WSMHS staff.
Serves as member of the Student at Risk (SAR) Team. Works collaboratively with the Dean of Students office, NSCC Police, and other departments to ensure coordinated responses and care. Collaborates with off-campus mental health professionals as circumstances indicate to support students' safety.
Provides fiscal management of the WSMHS budget. Develops and monitors the budget, establishes funding priorities, identifies optional funding resources, and approves expenditures.
Provides the Dean of Students annual evaluation and summary of WSMHS operations, services, and outcomes, as well as strategies and recommendations for addressing service demands and student mental health needs.
Develops and promotes the WSMHS as a college resource for students by communicating information about services and policies to prospective students, faculty and staff.
Promotes and provides consultation and training to faculty, staff, and administrators about issues that pertain to student academic adjustment, psychological wellness, and crisis management.
Provides campus-wide training and workshops with an emphasis on educating faculty, staff and students to make appropriate referrals to the WSMHS.
Maintains an electronic medical record for clinical notes, scheduling and developing reports.
Represents the college in state-wide student mental health and counseling directors' meeting.
Liaises with the Lifeworks/MySSP telehealth vendor and monitors the daily data feed from MYSSP and provides follow up if needed.
Uses evidence-based practices to plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate Mental Health and Wellness programming that covers a wide range of topics and is offered to students and, periodically, to faculty and staff.
Determines and oversees clinical model for the WSMH, maintains a limited caseload, provides appropriate psychological services that address a full range of needs
Oversees crisis coverage for after-hours mental health emergencies.
Administers psychological and other screening instruments as appropriate.
Refers to appropriate outside resources for long-term therapy when appropriate.
Other duties as assigned.
SALARY RANGE: Anticipated salary range $85,000.00 - $95,000.00. Actual salary is commensurate with experience and education.
Full time benefited employees at North Shore Community College are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package offered through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Click HERE for a highlight of these benefits.
STARTING DATE: ASAP
Submit resume and cover letter outlining how your experience meets the qualifications of the position. Review of applications to begin immediately. Applicants selected for an interview will need to provide the names, address, email and telephone number of at least three current professional references.
A Master's degree in Counseling or closely related field from an accredited institution.
Independent clinical licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
10 years post-graduate full-time clinical experience, including supervision and training of Graduate Interns.
Demonstrated competence in providing clinical services to diverse, complex student mental health needs.
Demonstrated competence in psychotherapy, training, psychoeducational program planning, clinical supervision, and clinical documentation.
Excellent organizational skills, oral and written communication skills.
Candidates will be required to pass a CORI/SORI and/or National background check as a condition of employment.
Additional Desired Attributes:
Significant higher education experience.
Experience working with minoritized and diverse populations.
Experience working in a community college.
Suicide assessment, intervention, and prevention skills.
Proficiency with short-term psychotherapy models.
Knowledge of health insurance and social services in Massachusetts.
COVID VACCINATION REQUIREMENT:
Candidates for employment should be aware that all North Shore Community College students, faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated by January, 2022. Accordingly, initial employment is dependent upon receipt and verification of full vaccination status records; details of how to fulfill vaccine record verification requirements will be provided during the hire and onboarding process.
North Shore Community College is a diverse, caring, inclusive community that inspires our students to become engaged citizens and to achieve their personal, academic, and career goals through accessible, affordable, rigorous educational opportunities that are aligned with our region's workforce needs and will prepare them for life in a changing world. NSCC is one of 15 Massachusetts community colleges, which serves the 26 cities and towns north of Boston. Since its founding in 1965, NSCC has grown from a single leased building to an urban campus in downtown Lynn and a suburban campus in Danvers, and from five to 80 academic programs of study. Nearly 50,000 students have graduated from NSCC. The college is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).