FULL-TIME ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING - Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill Massachusetts

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Northern Essex Community College

Haverhill, Massachusetts

United States
(POST# 82171)


Detailed Job Description

FULL-TIME ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING: (Haverhill Campus) 37.5 hours per week. (Non-unit Professional position) Anticipated Start Date: May, 2016

The Associate Director of Mental Health Counseling reports to the Dean of Student Life and oversees all aspects of Mental Health Counseling. In addition to providing leadership, vision and oversight of Mental Health Counseling, this position provides guidance in addressing mental health issues that can impede student success and retention, and conceives, develops, implements, and evaluates services and programs to meet the needs of students and the NECC community. The Associate Director is responsible for creating consistent operating principles and ensuring collaboration with others in achieving the strategic goals of the College and the Division of Academic and Student Affairs. This position provides direct clinical service to students.

Job Duties:

  • Oversee all aspects of Counseling Services.
  • Perform initial evaluation and triage of students seeking help.
  • Evaluate and assess students in crisis.
  • Develop external referral sources to off-campus agencies and mental health practitioners.
  • Provide short-term individual mental health counseling and referral to students.
  • Conduct outreach and training on the availability of personal counseling to the college community.
  • Consult with faculty and staff regarding students of concern with potential mental health issues.
  • Create and present workshops for students on relevant mental health topics.
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of mental health awareness days and other outreach events for students.
  • Serve on campus students of concern committees.
  • Provide training to others in the college community regarding dealing with students experiencing mental health issues.
  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation of all clinical interactions and consultations.
  • Perform case management and administrative responsibilities in support of clinical work.
  • Supervises and evaluates the Mental Health Counseling Coordinator and Mental Health Counselor and maintains ultimate accountability for the graduate counseling intern(s).
  • Maintains the Counseling Services budget.
  • Attend monthly meetings with local area College Counseling Centers.
  • Ensure that services and programs adhere to the required laws and standards of the profession.
  • Benchmark and evaluate the efficacy of Counseling Services on an ongoing basis.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Salary: $75,000 - $95,000 commensurate with academic background and experience. Complete fringe benefits pack

Deadline Date: May 6, 2016                                              POST# 82171

Northern Essex Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Keyword Phrases

  • Student Life
  • Prizes, Initiative, Innovation
  • Appreciative Inquiry
  • Diverse Workforce
  • Counseling
  • Student Affairs and Services
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Not Specified
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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