The University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) invites applications for a fulltime Director of Counseling and Accessibility Services. Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Student Development, the director provides direction and leadership for the day-to-day operations of the office, including supervision and evaluation of two staff therapists.
Through initial intake assessments, individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, triage to unscheduled walk-in students, and referrals to appropriate services, the director will provide short-term, solution-focused support to help facilitate the personal growth and development of USCB students. In addition, the director provides support to students with disabilities and will ensure that the federal Americans with Disability Act (ADA), applicable sections of the Rehabilitation Act, and other appropriate state and federal laws and statues pertaining to higher education and disability are followed. The director is responsible for developing, reviewing, and revising office policies and guidelines as needed. The ideal candidate will be flexible and creative, and able to manage the complexities of a small college environment and the need to provide direct service while also providing direction/supervision to others.
Master's degree in a mental health discipline (psychology, social work, counseling, or a related field), licensed or eligible to obtain a license as a mental health professional in the state of South Carolina within one year of hire, a minimum of five years counseling experience.
A terminal degree in counseling, psychology, social work or a related field and counseling experience in a college/university setting preferred. Prefer licensure to counsel without additional supervision in South Carolina. Experience supervising therapists. Demonstrated knowledge, sensitivity, and ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds. Strong record of operational, administrative and management experience in counseling/mental health services.
The University of South Carolina Beaufort is a small, public university in a coastal setting that enrolls more than 2,000 students from around the world. USCB is a dynamic and vibrant academic community that serves the South Carolina Lowcountry and beyond. With a heritage that reaches back to 1795 and a 50 plus-year relationship with the University of South Carolina, USCB has a history of commitment to higher education.
With more than 50 undergraduate academic programs of study and 2 new graduate degrees,
USCB has three campuses in the heart of the South Carolina Lowcountry—the main campus in Bluffton has cutting-edge laboratories, vibrant campus life and Sand Shark athletics. The Historic Beaufort campus is on the water in artistic downtown Beaufort, and the Hilton Head Island campus offers hospitality internship opportunities at world-class beach resorts.
USCB is committed to the cultivation of an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. USCB does not discriminate in educational or employment opp...ortunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.
USCB values the diverse skills and experience military veterans bring to our workforce. As part of SC State Government, the university provides employment preference to eligible veterans who apply to staff and faculty full-time equivalent positions.If you would like to be part of a team that is committed to making USCB a university of academic distinction that is student centered and community engaged, we would love to have you become a member of the Sand Shark family.