The Division of Student Affairs is focused on building a strong foundation to ensure every student’s IU experience is positive, safe, healthy, and meaningful. The Division of Student Affairs staff and 22 departments aim to help students navigate their time at Indiana University, providing the tools they need to be successful in school and after graduation. Students are our priority, and their health, safety, and overall well-being are our core mission.
Indiana University’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), a department within the Division of Student Affairs and integrated within IU’s Student Health Centeris a diverse interdisciplinary team located in beautiful Bloomington, Indiana a welcoming college town surrounded by hills, forests, lakes, biking, and hiking trails. There are diverse cultural events, a broad array of food, restaurants, and people from across the country and the world.
The Director of the Indiana University’s Office of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will direct and administer the oversight of student engagement, patient care, staff supervision, quality assurance, and mental health outreach initiatives.
Department Specific Responsibilities
Responsible for the overall delivery of clinical mental health services including crisis intervention, clinical supervision, individual therapy, group therapy, psychological testing, and assessment. Utilizes the embedded counseling model across the campus and other university offices.
Provides consultation services to meet the mental health needs of the campus student body. Evaluates programs and monitors standards of clinical services to evaluate effectiveness and ensures compliance with federal, state, and professional regulations.
Manages departmental resources, including the coordination, recruitment, training, supervision, development, and evaluation of professional and administrative staff.
Directs the fiscal management of Counseling and Psychological Services, including compensation plans, program expenditures, and other financial planning.
Assists in the development, review, and distribution of policies and procedures related to operations, and ensures implementation of those policies.
Develops strategic annual and long-range plans for the Office of Counseling and Psychological Services. Assesses progress toward goals and participates in program reviews and other evaluations of services.
Oversees the professional development and management of mental health professionals-in-training to provide a valuable training experience and ensures the delivery of high-quality clinical services.
Serves as a core member of university student life, crisis response, and emergency preparedness executive and planning teams. Conducts outreach and engagement activities, including serving on state and national councils, committees, and boards. Functions as a liaison to community health agencies and the Vice Provost and Dean of Student Affairs.
Directs and administers the strategic direction of the department.
Manages departmental resources, including full-time and part-time clinical staff.
Trains and oversees the activities of mental health professionals-in-training.
Develops policies and ensures enforcement of those policies.
Represents department in committee meetings.
Leads campus response and planning for crisis and emergency preparedness.
May provide direct clinical services as needed
Master's degree in relevant mental health field
Ph.D. in relevant mental health field
5 years of administrative experience in mental health
2 years of management experience
10 years of experience in college health counseling as well as progressive experience in holistic wellness initiatives, student engagement, program implementation, patient care, staff development, fiscal management, and daily operations
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES
Health Service Provider in Psychology or eligible for licensure upon date of hire
Proficient communication skills
Maintains a high degree of professionalism
Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
Excellent organizational skills
Effectively coaches and delivers constructive feedback
Instills commitment to organizational goals
Demonstrates excellent judgment and decision-making skills
Effective conflict management skills
Builds and manages effective teams
Demonstrates commitment to excellence
Ability to create a supportive, nurturing, transparent culture within a student counseling center for both students and staff
Demonstrates commitment to expand knowledge and awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion, as evidenced through demonstrated self-awareness, understanding, and valuing of others, and fostering a sense of belonging
Innovative and creative strategic thinker
Philosophically and ethically grounded, but not bound by conventional wisdom. Exhibits an understanding that the best practice is one that is most relevant to IU students at this moment in time- a reality that is ever-changing
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