The Department of Student Affairs at the State University of New York College at Oneonta invites applications for the position of Director of Counseling and Psychological Services. The Director will provide overall administration of the counseling and psychological services and work collaboratively to create a campus culture that promotes the psychological health of students. This role is responsible for setting and delivering the vision of the Counseling Center, and to oversee the daily operations. The Director will report to the Dean of Students. This position requires the ability to work some occasional evening hours and weekend hours.
The Division of Student Affairs enhances the learning environment for students by providing a complementary co-curriculum that is both challenging and supportive. We support the mission of the College by engaging students in programs and services that create transformative learning experiences in and out of the classroom, promoting an environment conducive to growth and discovery. To learn more about the College and the Department, please visit https://suny.oneonta.edu/ and https://suny.oneonta.edu/division-student-affairs.
The Director of Counseling and Psychological Services provides students with a comprehensive campus counseling service including psychotherapy, personal counseling, educational and vocational counseling, and testing services.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Provide leadership to ensure the implementation of clinical counseling and psychological services which adhere to the highest professional standards and best practices for college counseling services, including providing and overseeing the delivery of clinical supervision, psychotherapy, crisis intervention, professional consultation, outreach programming, a training program and administration
Contribute to creating a culture of care and success for all university students from enrollment to commencement by providing leadership, oversight, and commitment to a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative student counseling unit.
Understanding of and commitment to the principles and practices of overall college health, including supporting integrated clinical care, working in partnership with physicians, medical providers, clinicians, disability services, case management and health promotion colleagues; participating in a model of team-oriented leadership, working in partnership with fellow directors in Wellness to address multi-faceted challenges; and responding to the needs of various external constituents.
Provide financial and administrative management, understanding the nature of a complex mental health clinic, which includes fees, scheduling, and management of wait times.
Plan and prepare operational reports and analysis that identify student trends and recommend appropriate programs and solutions through on-going quality improvement practices.
Maintain an active professional identity and monitor best practices at other institutions and integrate best practices as appropriate.
Promote the services of the Counseling and Psychological Services to the broader SUNY Oneonta community, identifying barriers to communicating the need for seeking help, creating avenues for increased awareness and utilization, and advising campus leaders on mental health-related issues.
Serve as an effective spokesperson for Counseling and Psychological Services with press and other external constituencies.
Serve on various divisional and university task forces and committees as assigned.
Maintain active membership in the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD) professional organization.
Experience providing assessment, treatment, and consultation services to this population.
Oversight of the planning, evaluation, and directing the day-to-day administration of a complex mental health service operation and mental health service staff, while using various resources to accomplish long-term and short-term goals for the institution.
Supervision of administrative and clinical staff
Overseeing caseloads for clinical staff (establishing minimum requirements for clinical contacts, establishing growth/maintenance of clinical caseloads, etc.)
Understanding of, and compliance with, the ethical and legal issues involved in the provision of clinical services.
Lead the development and revision of policies and procedures in adherence to federal, state, and professional associations (APA, ACHA, AUCCCD, etc.) guidelines and standards.
Salary: $90,000 - commensurate with experience. Information on SUNY's comprehensive benefits offerings can be found at https://www.suny.edu/benefits.
Licensed as a psychologist in NYS or licensed as a psychologist in another state and able to obtain NYS licensure one year from date of hire
5 years of post-graduate practicing after the receipt of doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Psy D. from an APA-accredited doctoral program) in Clinical or Counseling Psychology
Demonstrated managerial leadership experience, including a minimum of 3 years of direct supervisory responsibilities
Highly effective interpersonal skills including communication both written and verbal that will allow effective interaction with students, parents, faculty, staff, medical, mental health, other professionals, and those concerned with the mental health issues of SUNY Oneonta students
Emergency/crisis intervention and with clients who present with complex and severe psychopathology
Experience in administering clinical experience providing assessment and interventions in settings providing mental health services to varied clinical populations, such as college counseling centers, outpatient mental health facilities, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, or medical center/hospital settings
Knowledge of integrative brief solution-focused models of psychotherapy, familiarity with one or more of the listed college populations, including athletes, students of color, LGBTQ students, international students, and first-generation students, or previous experience in a college counseling center setting
Documented computer/technological competence using office productivity, word processing, database, email, electronic record keeping and other enterprise software systems
8 years of post-graduate practicing after the receipt of doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Psy D. from an APA-accredited doctoral program) in Clinical or Counseling Psychology
Demonstrated managerial leadership experience, including a minimum of 5 years of direct supervisory responsibilities.
Demonstrated commitment and ability to advance diversity and inclusion, and work with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.
Demonstrated knowledge of student development theory in a mental health context; current counseling/psychotherapy practices and methods; effective strategies for responding to crisis situations, and effective mental health promotion strategies
Evidence of creativity or innovation in the delivery of student mental health programs and services.
Experience in administering and interpreting psychological assessments, inventories and reports related to psychopathology and cognitive and learning disorders.
Excellent written and oral communication skills and experience providing multi-culturally sensitive and evidence-based services to clients from diverse backgrounds and identities.
SUNY Oneonta enrolls about 5,500 students who pursue bachelor's or master's degrees or certificates in one of 70-plus academic programs. Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially, and live purposefully.
The university is located in the City of Oneonta, nestled in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, Oneonta is one of the 20 Most Picturesque Small Towns in America, according to Microsoft News. The natural beauty of the region is breathtaking year-round. Each season offers outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, boating, swimming, and skiing. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance, management, and culture. The university's indeed.com rating is 4.4, with one recent review noting that the people are what make SUNY Oneonta so special.
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