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FLSA Designation
Date Issued: 2010-09-24
Academic Services
Title: Director of Counseling Services
Function and Responsibility
The Director of Counseling Services is a full-time twelve month administrative position responsible for overall operations of the Counseling Center including staff supervision, budgeting and service delivery. The Director maintains collaborative, integrated partnerships with divisional colleagues, faculty and staff, and reports to the Dean of Academic Services.

Duties and Responsibilities
Administer and coordinate the resources and activities of the counseling center including strategic planning, resource allocation, services and evaluation.

Supervision of staff.

Maintain external and internal networks of consultation and referral to enhance the services provided to students.

Prepare Counseling Center budget and write annual reports as required

Provide crisis intervention by conducting personal counseling and referral to available mental health resources to ensure effective and timely intervention.

Provide personal counseling to students by offering individual and group counseling services to address student counseling needs in a timely and professional manner.

Participate on appropriate university committees and provide education to the university community regarding issues such as eating disorders, grief counseling, depression, anxiety or like educational programs.

Perform other duties as assigned.
Masters level or above in Counseling/Social Work/Human Services and appropriate state licensure or certification required. Three to five years of counseling experience, preferably in a university setting.

Physical and Mental Demands
Adequate physical fitness to be able to sit and concentrate for long periods of time; use of gross motor skills to perform supervisory and organizational duties; use of fine motor skills to operate computer; social intelligence; problem solving ability; ability to understand and work with numbers; ability to see, hear, and speak with or without the use of aids to perform normal office tasks.
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