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The Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is a newly created, full-time, 10 month position responsible for providing leadership and vision for the delivery of mental health and wellness services to the student body. The Director will have the opportunity to build and develop the new Center for Counseling and Psychological Services with a focus on fully meeting the needs of all Bates students, in particular those from historically underrepresented and underserved backgrounds and identities. With an increasingly racially and culturally diverse student body, our ideal candidate will view their work through a lens of diversity and inclusion. The Director will proactively develop programs and outreach specifically for students of color, LGBTQ students, international students, students with disabilities, first-generation college students, and the student organizations dedicated to supporting these students on campus. The Director will be joining Bates at an exciting time during which we are employing a cross-institutional strategy to achieve a fully inclusive community for Bates students, alumni, staff, and faculty.
Reporting to the Associate Dean of Students for Student Support and Community Standards, the Director will work closely with the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students as a member of the Student Affairs leadership team and will work collaboratively with the Director of Health Services and the Office of Residence Life and Health Education on strategic planning and program and policy development to support overall student health and wellbeing. The Director will supervise two full-time, clinical staff and a number of part-time, contracted clinical staff. The Director will maintain close relationships with the Student Support Advisors, the Office of Student Support and Community Standards, the Office of Intercultural Education, the Office of Accessible Education, and other student life staff on matters pertaining to individual student health, collaboration on programmatic efforts, and the general welfare of the student body.
The Director will serve as the lead clinician in CAPS and will maintain an active clinical caseload, providing individual and group counseling and psychotherapy to students. In their role as lead clinician in CAPS, the Director will work in collaboration and partnership with the Director of Health Services regarding the coordination of patient care.
Administrative and Educational Responsibilities (50%)
Support the Office of Residence Life and Health Education to develop, implement, and assess a holistic wellness education model for the college
Create sustained, trusting relationships with students who lead the student organizations associated with Office of Intercultural Education
Support and collaborate with student organizations focused on supporting the wellbeing of the student community (e.g., Student Support Network, Active Minds) to develop educational and outreach programming for the community
Develop and manage the departmental budget
Oversee the recruitment, hiring, and performance management of all CAPS staff
With the support of the Student Affairs IT Manager, develop and maintain a comprehensive website for CAPS
Collaborate with medical providers, health educators, and athletic trainers
Serve as the liaison between the Student Affairs staff and CAPS staff
Attend the weekly Student Affairs staff meeting and serve as a member of the Bates Intervention Team (BIT) and the Coordinated Community Response Team for sexual violence prevention
Collaborate with the Office of Student Support and Community Standards regarding individual students of concern and medical leaves of absence for students
Collaborate with the Office of Accessible Education regarding student disabilities and the provision of reasonable accommodations and serve as a member of the committee determining reasonable housing accommodations
Serve as a resource for the college community and students groups on mental health and wellness advocacy issues
Ensure departmental compliance with applicable state and federal laws and mandates and relevant departmental policies and procedures
Lead Clinician (50%)
Collaborate with the CAPS team in the provision of clinical psychological counseling services
Maintain an active clinical caseload, providing individual and group counseling and psychotherapy to students
Direct psychological crisis intervention services
Actively partner with the Director of Health Services for coordination of care within the Health Center and with external providers
Provide consultation and guidance to faculty, staff, and parents
Maintain relationships with local off-campus mental health resources and organizations and develop policies and procedures in the event of psychiatric hospitalizations to ensure continuity of care
Design and coordinate an on-call rotation to address crisis and emergency mental health situations during hours when CAPS is closed
This role requires an advanced degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, Psychiatry, or Social Work (Ph.D. strongly preferred) and a minimum of five years of post-licensure clinical and supervisory experience is required. Prior experience in a higher education setting strongly preferred. The Director must have:
Valid clinical licensure in current state, with the ability to obtain licensure in Maine by September 1, 2016; date may be subject to negotiation but continued employment is contingent upon obtaining license
Experience in current college mental health issues including familiarity with the diversity of treatment modalities commonly used with this population
Experience supervising and evaluating clinical staff
Demonstrated experience building relationships quickly across cultures within the college, and to work effectively with a wide range of people, including persons from diverse backgrounds (e.g., class, nationality, sexual orientation, race, religious affiliation, etc.)
Experience with administrative duties and functions such as strategic planning, developing and implementing policies and procedures, budget planning and managing resources, and report writing
Supervisory and leadership experience and ability to build effective teams. Ability and interest in developing collaborations and working collaboratively
High level of personal and professional integrity, strong sense of ethics, and respect for privacy and confidentiality
Ability to effectively manage during crisis, with sensitivity
Demonstrated analytical skills to research and analyze data and information from a variety of sources to make sound recommendations and decisions
Strong interpersonal, oral, written communication, and public speaking skills and ability to lead group discussions
The ability to set priorities to achieve objectives and to manage multiple, diverse assignments/projects
Collaborative, problem-solving, planning, and organizational skills
Demonstrated success in supporting students from underrepresented groups, including students from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, first-generation-to-college students, LGBTQ students, and low-income students
Please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. The priority deadline to apply is March 31, 2016.
This position requires successful completion of a pre-employment background screening.
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