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Under the direct supervision of the Associate Vice President of Student Development, the Director of Counseling Services sees students in counseling/psychotherapy; provides leadership and professional supervision to the counseling center staff, including graduate interns/trainees completing required hours for licensure; is a consultant to faculty, staff, and administration on supporting students’ mental health needs; and is available for campus programming and crisis intervention.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND FUNCTIONS
Provide vision and leadership as the founding director of a campus counseling center, guiding the development and implementation of departmental goals, objectives, programs and services.
Establish, review, and revise as necessary the administrative and clinical policies/procedures for an effective counseling center, in compliance with all relevant federal, state, and local laws.
Maintain confidential records in keeping with best practices and all applicable legal requirements.
Serve as the fiduciary leader of the Counseling Center, effectively managing all expenses as part of its operational budget.
Recruit, hire, train, supervise, develop and support all counseling center staff. Establish an on-going training and professional development program for graduate trainees/interns.
Provide direct student care to students in the form of live counseling services and after-hour crisis-care.
Serve as a member of the College Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment team.
Collaborate with a wide-group of stakeholders, including campus safety officers, residence life personnel, and other administrative professionals to support student safety and success.
Serve as a campus resource for trends in mental health on campus, providing training and guidance to faculty and staff as appropriate.
Actively participate in educational outreach on mental health issues to faculty, staff, and students.
Develop relationships with outside providers in order to establish a referral network of local services and other counseling professionals.
Conduct student satisfaction surveys and other assessments in support of the institutional effectiveness annual review process.
Actively use the retention module, as appropriate and legally permissible, to support student success.
Establish affiliation with appropriate professional associations for the purpose of maintaining best practices and networking, such as the Coalition for Christian Counseling Center Directors, Association of University College Counseling Center Directors, Organization of Counseling Center Directors in Higher Education, and/or the Association for Christians in Student Development.
Actively integrate Christian faith and professional practice, modeling caring relationships with students through personal interaction and as an effective role model of a Christian life.
Actively contribute to initiatives within the Offices of Student Development as an engaged and effective team player.
All other duties, as assigned by the Associate Vice President of Student Development and/or the Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Development.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATIONAL/EXPERIENCE
Requires a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), licensed marriage and family therapist (MFT) or licensed professional counselor (LPC) degree; doctorate from an accredited program in clinical counseling preferred. Must be able to secure licensure in the State of Virginia.
Licensure with one-year post-licensure experience (three-years post-licensure experience with young adults preferred).
Demonstrated success building relationships, programs, and services between diverse internal constituencies.
Demonstrated Christian faith and worldview; personal support for the mission and values of Bluefield College.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position is not necessarily a physically demanding job and requires no specific physical demands other than those typical in a modern office environment. Normal responsibilities should not afford risks of accidental injury.
Specialized Equipment Requirements
The use of specialized equipment listed here is representative of equipment an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position requires no specialized equipment other than equipment typically used in a modern office environment, including personal computers, calculators, copiers, and fax machines.
Working Conditions and Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the duties, responsibilities, and functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties, responsibilities, and functions. This position has no specific working conditions; the work environment is typical to that of a small private college, with physical remote site locations within 50 miles of Bluefield College, VA.
This position is subject to at least an annual evaluation based upon the job duties, responsibilities, and functions as set forth above.
The job duties, responsibilities, functions, and requirements delineated above should not be interpreted as an all-inclusive list of same. Additional duties, responsibilities, functions, and requirements may be assigned as deemed appropriate. Bluefield College reserves the right to change or reassign job duties, responsibilities, and functions, or combine positions at any time. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on Bluefield College. Position descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. Bluefield maintains its status as an at-will employer.
To apply for this position, please visit http://www.bluefield.edu/employment/ to complete the electronic staff employment application and upload the following:
Letter of interest
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Names and full contact information for at least three professional references
Statement of Christian Faith
Hard copy application materials may be sent to Judy Pedneau, Director of Human Resources at Bluefield College, 3000 College Avenue, Bluefield, VA 24605, email@example.com.
Additional information about Bluefield College is available at www.bluefield.edu.
To be considered for this position, all application requirements listed above must be completed.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, military service or genetic information in its employment.
About Bluefield College
Bluefield College is an inclusive Christ-centered learning community developing and preparing innovative learners and transformational leaders to impact the world.