Assistant Director of Student Counseling and Psychological Services

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

ID: 7119926 (Ref.No. ej-3656802)
Posted: November 21, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Assistant Director of Student Counseling and Psychological Services

Job ID: 250888
Location: Summerville Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.

Augusta University –
Our Health Sciences Campus:1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912
Our Summerville Campus: 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904

Job Summary
The Assistant Director represents the department across the university community, represents the Director in his/her absence when asked, and engages in responsibilities at the discretion of the Director. This position also functionally serves as the coordinator for all mental health services, policies, procedures and operations for the entire Student Counseling and Psychological Services department, as supervised by the Director. This position provides daily operations oversight for all for all functions associated with the Health Sciences campus location of Student Counseling and Psychological Services , including supervising all mental health/clinical services, and all employees at this location. This position also provides direct mental health care services to students. This position also collaborates with other units to develop methods to best serve the mental health needs of students, in collaboration with the Director.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Provide direct mental health care services to students
Initial psychological evaluations, Individual therapy, Couples therapy, Group therapy, Case management, Consultation, Emergency services, Other similar services that assist in the mental health and well being of students

Serve as Mental Health/Clinical Services Coordinator for Department at large
Ensures mental health services are accessible to students for triage, initial appointments, and follow up appointments including ensuring adequate placeholders for triage, initial appointments and follow up appointments are placed on clinicians schedules, as well as emergency rotation schedule. Leads weekly mental health case conference meetings. Collaborates with the Director to make mental health delivery system decisions, including managing clinician case loads and making decisions regarding delivery of mental health services. Collaborates with Director to revise as needed, mental health procedures, forms and operations.

Provides daily oversight for all operations associated with Health Sciences location of Student Counseling and Psychological Services
Serve as lead administrator for this location, in collaboration with Director. Serve as direct report for all staff working at the Health Sciences campus location. Manage mental health emergencies each day to determine how to best meet urgent and routine needs for students. Manage daily schedules for all staff at this location, including leave request, staffing issues, leave requests, payroll and other similar tasks. Manage and assess office and facility needs for SCAPS Health Sciences in collaboration with Director.

Provides clinical supervision for clinicians at Health Science location
Providing direct clinical supervision for licensed or unlicensed clinicians, including review of mental health documentation, supervising trainees, providing consultation and assisting with diagnosis, case management decisions, and on and off campus referral decisions. Coordinating the facilitation of psychiatric hospitalization including the management of transportation services, mental health coordination, and notification, as needed.

Additional mental health outreach, and administrative responsibilities at the discretion and approval of the Director
Serving on treatment teams. Serving on university committees to ensure student mental health is incorporated as a factor in the planning, development, and delivery of services and programs across the institution. Assisting the Director in data collection, assessment program evaluation, and reports. Creating and providing outreach events, training, and prevention for the university community. Representing the Director and/or department in Director's absence.

Other Duties
Perform all other job-related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
Masters Degree in Psychology, Counseling or other related mental health field from an accredited institution. Experience providing direct mental health services to adults in a clinical setting. Licensed or License eligible in the state of Georgia: Licensed Psychologist, or Licensed Professional Counselor, or Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

Preferred Qualifications
More than five years of experience working in a collegiate mental health setting, and at least three years of being fully licensed to practice independently as a licensed clinician. Knowledge of Electronic Medical Records, including Titanium. Overseeing all clinical operations of an outpatient mental health clinic. Experience in working with culturally diverse individuals and commitment to practicing from a multicultural humility perspective. Doctoral degree in Psychology, Counseling, or a related mental health field.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Educational, training and employment background in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, or related mental health disciplines. Background and experience in providing direct mental health services. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Detail-oriented. Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases.

Shift: Days; Monday - Friday (work outside of the normal business hours will likely be required of an employee in an exempt level position)

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position

Recruitment Period: 10/20/22 - Until Filled

Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.

Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.

Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!

Conditions of Employment
All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.

Motor vehicle reports are required for positions that are required to drive an Augusta University vehicle.

For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Other Information
This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply
Consider applying with us today!

If you need further assistance, please contact us at 706-721-9365