Associate Director, University Counseling Center

FlU -- Florida International University

Date Posted May 2, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time



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The Division of Student Affairs and Counseling and Psychological Services are currently seeking an Associate Director, University Counseling Center to join its team of professionals. The successful incumbent will be responsible for implementing an overall clinical services program for CAPS.  Providing oversight for clinical operations to ensure adherence to policies and procedures; supervising staff therapists, office staff, and the delivery of their clinical and support duties.  Managing service utilization to maximize access by providing day-to-day oversight of clinical availability. Responsible for assuring a successful continuity of care program by cultivating and maintaining up-to-date and adequate external referrals. Additional duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Carries a clinical case load approximately fifty percent of the time; provides counseling to individuals, couples and groups, consults with other professionals as necessary; diagnoses, assesses and treats emotional and functional disorders through psychotherapy. Engages in crisis intervention, and maintains appropriate documentation.
  • Meets regularly with Director and leadership team to establish and discuss clinical priorities, budget, personnel/staffing issues, Total Quality initiative, mission, vision, and strategic planning; reviews plans for implementation of such.
  • Serves on CAPS and/or university committees representing CAPS and applicable policies and procedures to stakeholders and constituencies; responsible for communicating with appropriate university administrators and various mental health and medical professionals in regards to clinical services and/or patient care.
  • Prepares timely narrative and statistical reports (e.g. annual reports and accreditation standards reports) of all activities for use in evaluation of the clinical services program; provides annual update and evaluation of clinical program outcomes; reports regularly to the Director concerning the ongoing progress of the clinical services program; compiles data to analyze and identify risks, trends and gaps in services. Oversees the client satisfaction survey.
  • Monitors, evaluates and keeps informed of current trends and standards of practice in the university counseling center field.  Keeps abreast of pertinent regulations, laws, publications, and information; provides comparison analysis to Director for evaluation.
  • Serves as a contact for ProtoCall-after hours crisis line; provides on- site crisis intervention as needed.
  • Participates in supervision and training of graduate level clinical trainees in either clinical/counseling psychology.
  • Interacts daily with students experiencing counseling needs. Maintains regular contact with the Health & Wellness Center, faculty and staff regarding student referrals. Interacts periodically with community psychologists and agencies.
  • Serves on University committees, especially those concerning student's well being.
  • Assists in research projects as needed.
  • Supervises the front desk staff - Office Manager & Temporary staff. Oversees the office staff response and office coverage.
  • Directs and manages of Modesto Maidique Campus Intake and Triage.
  • Assists the Director in developing and implementing new policies and procedures as needed.
  • Recommends the direction and development of any programs. Collaborates with Associate Director and Administrative Staff of BBC to ensure uniformity of operations.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology or Master's degree in Social Work from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
  • 5 to 7 years post-graduate work experience, including substantial experience providing psychotherapeutic counseling and psychological counseling to young adults.
  • Experience in a progressively responsible administrative role that required planning, evaluating, directing the day to day administration of a complex mental health service operation and mental health service staff, and the ability to use various resources to accomplish long-term and short-term goals for the institution.
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate treatment programs and conduct independent research.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be licensed as a psychologist and meet requirements as established by the American Psychological Association, which includes a doctoral degree and a supervised practicum experience.

Salary: $70,000 - $75,000, commensurate with experience.

For more information or to apply, please visit us at and reference Job Opening ID#507271.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer.