Clinical Director of the Counseling Center

University of North Carolina Asheville in North Carolina

Date Posted December 30, 2013
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Clinical Director of the Counseling Center
University of North Carolina Asheville

Position Summary
The Clinical Director of the Counseling Center is a full time mental health clinician in the Student Health and Counseling Center. Responsibilities include individual and group counseling, supervision, training, threat assessment, emergency services, consultation, and outreach presentations. Consultation with members of the University community and participation in University committees is expected. The successful candidate will have and demonstrate experience in an Integrated Care Model as well as a brief therapy orientation to college counseling.


OA Category
Professional (30)

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Required Education/Experience/Skills (Minimum Qualifications)
This position requires a PhD in Clinical Psychology or Counseling Psychology and a North Carolina Licensure as a psychologist or mental health counselor. May also consider candidates with ability to obtain a NC Licensure within 90 days of hire.

Preferred education/experience/skills:
The successful candidate should hold a doctoral (Ph.D) degree in psychology or mental health. The successful candidate will also have progressively responsible experience (2-5 years) in a college counseling center, preferably at the lead counselor or assistant director level or above. Strong consideration will be given to an individual with significant experience and work in an Integrated Care Model, brief therapy orientation, and threat assessment.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required:
The Clinical Director of the Counseling Center will possess the following skills and abilities:
1. Demonstrated experience and commitment to student development theory, college counseling, and awareness of diversity and multicultural issues on a college campus;
2. The ability to work collaboratively in an ever-changing work environment;
3. Skills and mastery in college counseling, including understanding the psychological needs of college students, clinical assessment, service delivery, crisis intervention, and management, supervision of trainees, experience and training in working with students with eating disorders, substance abuse concerns, self-harming behaviors, and sexual assault histories is preferred.
4. Ability to manage the needs of students in the community with more severe psychological concerns;
5. Exceptional clinical supervisory and interpersonal skills;
6. A strong understanding of effective crisis response and management; and
7. The ability to work collaboratively with students, parents, faculty, staff, and administrators.
8. Experience and training in working with an Integrated Care Model.
9. Experience and mastery in using a brief therapy and psychoeducational model as an orientation in dealing with a college population.
10. Provide individual risk and threat assessment to students who are identified as individuals of concern by the University.

Vacancy Number:

Health and Counseling

Student Affairs

Classification Title:
Clinical Director of the Counseling Center

Classification Type:

Salary Grade:
Not Applicable

Equivalent to Salary Grade:
Not Applicable

Position Number:

Starting salary:
$60,000 - $65,000 (budgeted hiring salary)

Work Hours:
Primarily 8 am-5 pm, rotation in on-call and crisis intervention, which may require after hour emergency response; some after hour programming and activities as needed. Occasional travel to regional and out-of-the-area meetings (as needed for training and/or collaboration with other mental health professionals).

Terms of Employment:

Other Terms of Employment:
No Response

Number of Months:
12 Months

Job Open Date:

Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled

UNC Asheville is the designated liberal arts institution in the UNC public university system and is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. We encourage applications from traditionally under-represented minorities. UNC Asheville is committed to increasing and sustaining the diversity of its faculty, staff, and student body as a part of its mission and its commitment to excellence in the liberal arts.

Special Instructions to the Applicant:
Official transcripts are required upon employment, and will be requested directly from the educational institution(s) by Human Resources. Any expense will be the responsibility of the employee. Educational degrees required must be from an appropriately accredited institution.

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

It is the policy of UNC Asheville to conduct pre-employment background investigations on all candidates selected for employment. If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice.

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