Director of Psychiatric and Counseling Services

University of South Carolina in South Carolina

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted June 9, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

The Director of Psychiatric and Counseling Services provides senior leadership to ensure affordable, accessible and quality psychiatric and counseling care within a client/patient-centered team environment serving a campus population of 32,000 students. Reporting to the Executive Director of Student Health Services, the Director of Psychiatric and Counseling Services (PACS) is responsible for the leadership, strategic planning, direction, and effective operation of the psychiatry and counseling department to include overall program direction, supervision and professional development of staff. Will provide oversight of a $1.3M budget, and ensure compliance of PACS with regulatory agencies, state laws, and professional accrediting agencies. Provides psychiatric or counseling/psychological care by interviewing, examining, treating and referring in order to meet mental health and/or medical needs as appropriate and based on individual's scope of training. Services may include but not limited to: medical and medication management, individual and couples counseling, group therapy, community based programs, suicide and other high-risk prevention, graduate training and supervision, and outreach programming and consultation. PACS is fully accredited through Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and is fully integrated with Student Health Services through an electronic medical record and care team model. The Director serves as a key member of the Executive Council and the Behavioral Intervention Team. As the senior mental health officer, provides collaborative leadership, consultation, professional development seminars, and crisis/emergency management support for members of the campus community. The Director will work closely with other departments and facilitate partnerships and collaboration with other University departments, administrators, faculty, staff, and community agencies to ensure the provision of quality and appropriate mental health services that support student development, academic achievement, and student success. Position may be required to teach or lecture within specialty area.   For additional information, cut and paste the following link into your browser: (See requisition 007596).

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