Director/Training Coordinator University Counseling Services
Tennessee State University
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Internal Number: 5736
The University Counseling Center at Tennessee State University requires a Director/Training Coordinator to provide administrative direction and leadership for the University Counseling Center. The Director/Training Coordinator should possess leadership experience, strong administrative and management proficiency, and clinical and supervisory training and skills obtained through documented professional experience in a college/University Counseling Center setting to include at least two or more years of experience working in higher education. The Director/Training Coordinator should be a licensed clinician with experience utilizing brief therapy techniques, developing clinical and operational protocols in a behavioral health setting, knowledge of current ethical guidelines and legal issues within the field of psychology and mental and behavioral health as applied in a clinical environment within an institution of higher education. They must also possess knowledge of crisis intervention, initial consultation and diagnostic interviewing, management of psychiatric emergencies, psychological evaluation and assessment techniques, and community psychological resources. While they may be a strong generalist, they must be able to also utilize a trauma-informed approach to provide student, individual, couples, and group counseling, as well as crisis intervention for high need students. Familiarity with Titanium or other EMR system and HIPAA compliant technology for telehealth service delivery is preferred. This professional must thrive in a team environment in which they will engage in the role of a team member, provide and receive consultation with their peers, and openly function as part of a coordinated unit. Ideal candidates will possess the ability to provide clinical supervision, education, training and experience providing didactic training on topics related to clinical practice, assessment, diagnosis, and program evaluation. Participation and involvement in professional associations or organizations relevant to training and practice is encouraged. In addition to direct individual and group clinical services, assessment and diagnosis, and testing (as determined by license and experience) the Director/Training Coordinator serves as a clinical supervisor and assists in the design of other clinical training opportunities and engages in appropriate professional practice as outlined by legal and ethical standards. The Director/Training Coordinator develops and maintains strong relationships with campus colleagues in order to provide services, consultation, and programming/training initiatives across the University as needed (Outreach) which meet the assessed needs of campus. The Director/ Training Coordinator will also participate in crisis coverage support and participate in the after-hour /on-call rotation providing general and clinical supervision services as needed. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to servicing underrepresented and/or marginalized populations. Experience working with Black/African American and LGBTQ+ communities in academia preferred.
Tennessee State University is committed to excellence and has been consistently listed in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Guide to America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade. Founded in 1912, TSU is a comprehensive, urban, co-educational, land-grant institution in Nashville, Tennessee. The university has been served by seven presidents, including Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover, who is currently serving as our eighth president.TWO CAMPUSESOur Nashville home offers two locations—the 500-acre main campus nestles in a beautiful residential neighborhood along the Cumberland River, and the downtown Avon Williams campus sits near the center of Nashville’s business and government district.