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Assistant Director University Counseling Center

Apply now Job no: 494521
Position type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Location: Allendale
Categories: Student Services

Summary:  The Assistant Director of Clinical Operations is a member of the University Counseling Center’s administrative team, providing management of the Center’s customer service/scheduling operations, coordination of Pew campus and satellite locations, and oversite of telehealth and clinical technology. This position provides supervision and performance evaluation of professional support staff and clinical staff. The Assistant Director works in conjunction with the Associate Director of Clinical & Crisis Services to ensure service efficiency and assists the administrative team in creating a culture of organizational health.

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology, master’s in social work or counseling, or comparable degree
  • Licensed (or immediately eligible) as a psychologist, counselor, or clinical social worker in Michigan
  • Minimum of three years post-licensure clinical experience
  • Leadership role in a healthcare or mental health setting
  • Supervisory experience with trainees and/or professional staff
  • Commitment to working with diverse student populations in an affirming environment
  • Strong clinical, management, collaboration, and interpersonal skills
  • Experience providing individual therapy in a clinical setting
  • Experience providing crisis intervention

 Preferred Qualifications and Education: 

  • Experience in a college/university counseling center
  • Experience providing leadership in counseling center clinical services or clinical operations
  • Experience providing supervision and performance evaluation for professional and support/reception staff members
  • Interest and/or experience with psychological assessment inventories and training doctoral interns on assessment practices

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:  

  • Provide leadership and oversight for IACS accredited counseling center’s day-to-day front desk and scheduling operations
  • Point person for daily consultations with front desk staff to ensure customer service
  • Provide performance evaluation, mentorship, and leadership to professional support staff and clinical staff members coordinating clinical service areas
  • Provide leadership for Pew campus and embedded services:  Train and liaison to support staff, implement office and crisis procedures, and maintain collaborative relationships with Pew/other campuses staff/faculty
  • Provide culturally sensitive individual, group, and crisis intervention over a broad range of mental health concerns
  • Supervision to trainees and unlicensed staff
  • Provide consultation and outreach activities to the University community
  • Participate in Student Affairs activities pertinent to student well-being, including serving on university committees
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director or Clinical Director

Salary:  Salary range $80,000-82,500, commensurate with experience. There is an excellent fringe benefits package, including: University 12% retirement contribution (no matching required), twenty vacation days, 16 university holidays, and professional development time and funds.

Department/Division:  The University Counseling Center, Division of Student Affairs. The University Counseling Center is an IACS accredited comprehensive psychological services center and provides an APA-accredited doctoral internship in psychology and an MSW internship. The center is well integrated within the university (with services at both the Allendale and Pew campuses) and has strong supportive partnerships across campus, with access to excellent student affairs collaborations and leadership. Center staff are innovative, multidisciplinary, collegial, and invested in training and working collaboratively to ensure quality delivery of services to a diverse student body. The center strives for work-life balance, inclusive supportive relationships, and ample professional development opportunities for staff.

Inclusion Statement:  Multicultural competency is core to the work we do each day. We strive to provide safe and affirming spaces for students to discuss concerns they face through the lens of their identities. We acknowledge the impact of power, privilege, oppression, stereotypes, and discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, veteran or active-duty military status, weight, and other identities. We work to create spaces for students to feel heard, accepted, and affirmed. We recognize that being culturally humble is a lifelong journey. We are committed to this journey and continue with ongoing professional and personal development in this area.

Campus:  Established in 1960, Grand Valley State University has an enrollment of over 21,000. Committed to excellence, Grand Valley offers learners personalized attention through relatively small classes and excellent student services. GVSU's main campus is in Allendale which is about 12 miles west of Grand Rapids and 12sp miles east of Lake Michigan with its beautiful beaches. The 1,237-acre campus includes both rolling hills to the west and deeply wooded ravines to the east. The city of Grand Rapids combines a diverse economy, strong public/parochial schools, outstanding cultural and recreational opportunities, and excellent health care to create a high quality of life for area residents.

How to Apply: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu  select "Apply now". Please include a cover letter and vita. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. If you have questions or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Application Deadline Date: Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2022, but the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the university.

Starting Date:  Preferred starting date February 2023 

Allendale, Michigan 49401 - (616) 331-5000

For more information about Grand Valley, see our website at www.gvsuedu

Grand Valley State University is an EOE which includes protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. See http://www.gvsu.edu/affirmative/. TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-649-3777 (out of State)

 

Grand Valley State University has a COVID-19 Vaccine policy that requires all faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated. New hires will be expected to adhere to the policy unless they are eligible for allowable exemptions or postponement. We will require proper documentation upon hire. Up-to-date information can be found on our Lakers Together website.

Grand Valley State University does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff in any of its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities. Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests, have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, veteran or active duty military status or weight. In addition, Grand Valley is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that none of its education programs and activities discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status. The Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity serves as a resource for the GVSU community and assists individuals who may have been impacted by discrimination or harassment in connecting with resources, imposes measures that protect or support access to programs and activities, and oversees the university’s grievance process for allegations of discrimination and harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, 4015 Zumberge Hall, titleix@gvsu.edu, (616) 331-9530.

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See www.gvsu.edu/affirmative/. TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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