The mission of Queens College Counseling Services is to enhance students' academic, intellectual, personal, and social growth. Special attention is given to students' health and well-being, with the aim of alleviating the effects of painful experiences, enhancing self-understanding and understanding of others, and fostering students' pursuit of their goals. Counseling Services also presents workshops, training, and educational consultation to the college community.
Reporting directly to the Vice President of Student Affairs executive team, in addition to the CUNY Title Overview, the Director will:
Provide strategic leadership, support, supervision, and consultation to provide high-quality mental health service delivery to students
Plan, direct, and implement the delivery of psychological and psychiatric services for students in support of academic success and retention
Oversee the daily operation of the center including the management of various spaces utilized by the department
Develop and implement policies and procedures for effective operation of the Counseling center
Oversee the administration of clinical services and staff development
Maintain a limited clinical caseload
Serve as divisional representative and consultative professional for campus committees and services;
Maintain confidentiality and ethical standards in accordance with APA and QC/CUNY guidelines
Hire, train, and supervise full and part time employees, and masters- and doctoral-level interns
Execute campus outreach initiatives to increase the visibility, accessibility, and utilization of Counseling Services by the campus community
Provide assistance with and/or participate in major college-wide and university-wide events, committees and initiatives
Direct all evaluation and assessment of the Counseling Center staff and operations in order to improve services
Develop, update and maintain Counseling Services communication and marketing materials as needed
Serve as a member of the College’s Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)
Work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends as needed
- Bachelor’s degree and eight years’ related experience
- Doctoral degree in Psychology to include Ph.D. and Psy.D. programs;
- Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline for personal or psychological counseling
New York State License as a mental health practitioner (social work, psychology or mental health counseling)
- Experience working in an academic setting
- Experience in supervising, training, and developing clinical staff
- Experience working in a mental health setting with a focus on a very diverse, urban population
- Experience with short-term therapy models
- Familiarity with electronic medical records (Titanium Scheduling Systems)
- Experience with writing and managing grants
- Understanding of mental health care in higher education, and familiarity with diagnoses that commonly affect college students
- Demonstrated ability to successfully engage with students, especially those from underrepresented groups such as students of color, first generation students, students with
disabilities, and students from the LGBTQIA+ community
- Demonstrated understanding of student development theory and student affairs practice, especially as they relate to commuter students in an urban environment
- Ability to work flexible hours, which includes evenings and weekends as needed
CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW
Directs a college counseling center, integrating counseling services into a comprehensive student development experience.
Manages a counseling center providing a variety of services such as individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, workshops, classroom instruction, and academic intervention
Supervises and develops counseling faculty and staff
Develops department budget and manages fiscal affairs
Directs planning, evaluation, assessment and marketing of counseling services
Interfaces with academic departments, other College offices, and student groups to assess program needs and develop appropriate responses
Participates in inter-divisional programs to increase student success and retention
Performs related duties as assigned.
Job Title Name:
Student Counseling Director
Higher Education Officer
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.
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March 18, 2020
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