Associate Director of Counseling Services/Training Director

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Student Health / Counseling

The mission of the University of Denver's Health & Counseling Center (HCC) is to enhance overall student well-being and success through inclusive physical and mental healthcare, prevention, education, advocacy, and recovery support services. The HCC is an on-campus facility with two counseling locations open 8am-5pm M-F with evening hours until 7pm two to three evenings a week during the academic year. The HCC provides a wide range of on-site medical and mental health services, along with advocacy, recovery and health promotion for the whole campus community. The University of Denver is deeply committed to Inclusive Excellence and Equity and seeks a licensed psychologist who possesses cultural humility and a strong understanding of systems of oppression, and can integrate those perspective into all of their work.

Position Summary

The Associate Director (AD) of Counseling Services/Training Director provides collaborative leadership and administration at the University of Denver Health and Counseling Center (HCC) and is responsible for coordinating and supervising all the training programs, including the APA- approved Doctoral Internship program in Psychology. Along with the doctoral internships program that is a part of the Graduate School of Professional Psychology's consortium, this position oversees the postdoctoral residencies and graduate student practicum training programs. This includes leading the selection and ranking processes, communicating with prospective trainees; coordinating the new-trainee/intern orientation; overseeing didactic and clinical training; coordinating with the academic programs of all the trainees; providing and eliciting evaluations; coordinating with the consortium director and assuring compliance with APA accreditation. This position also supervises post-doctoral residents, doctoral interns, graduate student trainees, and counseling practicum positions, along with other licensed clinicians on staff. This position works with the HCC Counseling Services Director, the Counseling Services Clinical Director and the Executive Director of the HCC in developing and implementing policy consistent with institutional need and ethical professional practice. Additionally, this position provides direct counseling/psychotherapy, crisis intervention, and outreach/prevention services to DU students. This position also assists with the development and implementation of equity and anti-oppression initiatives.

Essential Functions

  • Collaborate with the Counseling Services Director and Clinical Director to provide administration, strategic planning, policy development and implementation, clinical coordination, quality assurance, grant writing and publication assistance, program evaluation and leadership for HCC.
  • Take ultimate responsibility for developing the training program and coordinating the trainees in the agency.
  • Supervises post-doctoral residents, GSPP interns, graduate student trainees, and counseling practicum positions.
  • Foster cultural humility and equity awareness, knowledge and skills as related to agency training.
  • Foster and maintain relationships with all HCC training partners and consortium (i.e., faculty and staff from counseling psychology, GSPP and GSSW, etc).
  • Oversee and approve trainee selection processes.
  • Organize Training Committee; run Training Committee meetings.
  • Review and approve all agency clinical supervision assignments.
  • Support HCC supervisors in developing and maintaining supervisory competence.
  • Evaluate provision of agency supervision and training activities.
  • Schedule trainee evaluations and reviews.
  • Maintain appropriate documentation of training-related activities.
  • Monitor and document problematic trainee behavior; in association with Training Committee take informal or formal actions as appropriate (i.e., remediation plans); invoke and oversee due process procedures as necessary.
  • Oversee maintenance of training areas in the HCC website.
  • Update HCC Training Manual annually.
  • Plan and facilitate HCC new trainee orientation, with assistance from other senior staff.
  • Provide direct counseling/psychotherapy services to DU students, faculty, and staff.
  • Provide crisis intervention services via both our daytime crisis system (Counselor of the Day and Crisis Time coverage) and the after-hours on-call system.
  • Assist in creating and revising departmental policies and procedures related to clinical care and training.
  • Assist with research activities within the Counseling Center as assigned.
  • Maintain client records in a timely manner and according to Counseling Center procedures.
  • Maintain competency and enhance professional growth and development through continuing education activities.
  • Percentages:
    • 50% Counseling/psychotherapy/supervision/crisis
    • 30% Coordination of Training Program
    • 20% Administration (including 1 hour/week senior staff meeting; 1 hour/week full staff meeting; charting intakes, progress notes, termination summaries; handling telephone calls, snail mail, email)

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D or Psy.D in Counseling or Clinical Psychology
  • Licensed in the State of Colorado as a psychologist (or license eligible within 6 months).
  • Experience with APA accredited internship programs; supervision experience with doctoral interns, and graduate students.
  • Five years of post-graduate clinical experience.
  • Experience providing short-term counseling/psychotherapy.
  • Experience with crisis intervention.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of Inclusive Excellence and an understanding of multiculturalism and cultural humility-based counseling principles.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working on a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience in a leadership role.
  • Five years of experience supervising trainees.
  • Three years experience in university/college counseling center or similar clinical environment.

Working Environment

1. Standard office environment.
2. Unexpected interruptions can occur and stress level is moderate to high.
3. Noise level is quiet to moderate.

Physical Activities

1. Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period of time.
2. Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m with up to one evening per week until 7:00pm during the academic year. Evenings and weekends as required.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on January 27, 2020.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Range:
Salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected candidate balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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