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Director of Counseling Services

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Position Information

Title Director of Counseling Services
Location Vallejo, CA
Department TUC Administration Student Services
Position Number 3D9991
Job Description

The Director provides leadership to enhance the operations, programs, and service delivery of the Touro University Counseling Services. As a senior leadership member of Student Affairs team the Director initiates strategic planning and assessment activities to optimize and coordinate planning, delivery, and evaluation of mental health services for the university’s student body. Oversees personnel selection and evaluation, program planning and evaluation, and budget planning and management of resources within Counseling Services. The Director and members of the counseling team set and carry out annual goals and objectives, continuously assessing, monitoring and improving service offerings and model of care in response to the changing needs of students and the university. The Director is called upon to provide guidance to the broad Touro University California community on student mental health emergencies and services. Additionally, direct clinical service work is expected up to 50% time, including managing the most high-risk cases. Supervision of clinical staff and collaboration with Student Health Services required.

Job Duties

• Provide student individual , couples, and group therapy, as well as case management for high need students
• Work collaboratively and cooperatively with the other directors and staff within Student Affairs to serve students’ needs
• Provide strategic, clinical, fiscal and administrative vision and leadership regarding the provision of counseling services on campus and future directions
• Provide assessment, crisis intervention, short-term individual therapy, and referral services
• Provide and supervise outreach programming and student support groups for a variety of different topics
• Oversee and direct all services provided by Counseling Services and will be responsible for ensuring that services meet the needs of a diverse student body
• Ensure that Counseling Services is in strict compliance with California law, HIPAA, FERPA, and American Psychological Association professional ethics including record keeping
• Serve as one of the key liaisons to university departments, administrators, faculty, and staff on student mental health issues, policies and practices. Present at faculty meetings, orientation, and as requested by programs.
• Provide supervision, professional development, and evaluation of professional and support staff
• Manage the operational budget and setting of priorities for resource utilization
• Direct clinical and consultative services, including crisis intervention and outreach
• Lead Counseling Services in the strategic planning, development, implementation, evaluation, and continual improvement of comprehensive behavioral health initiatives that incorporate multicultural diversity, inclusivity and social justice concepts and principles as well as overall student wellness
• Supervise Counseling Services clinical providers’ services , treatment plans, records, etc.
• Promote professional development activities for staff members
• Advise the Dean and Associate Dean of Student Affairs regarding emerging trends in counseling which may affect campus life and/or student development,
• Lead CARE team meetings Provide after hours on-call support, psycho-educational programming, including seminars and workshops to address preventative and developmental needs of students
• Support student professionalization and development in their chosen professional field of study through appropriate programs and services.
• Performs other related duties as assigned to advance the mission of Student Affairs

Required Qualifications


• Leadership qualities with the ability to self-direct and drive growth in the areas of student mental health and well-being.
• Operational, administrative and management experience
• Excellent clinical skills for diverse and high stress populations
• Demonstrated expertise in crisis intervention and management
• In-depth understanding of the changing demographics and the psychological challenges and mental health needs of our current and future students
• Firm understanding of a systems perspective with regard to strategic outreach and providing holistic and integrated health and counseling services to students
• Excellent communication skills) and a good understanding of cross-cultural communications
• Strong writing skills and the ability to represent the university at the highest level
• Understanding of mental health barriers that impede students’ progress to professionalization and graduation
• Expert knowledge of best practices in college counseling services
• Experience developing clinical and operational protocols in a counseling setting
• The incumbent will ensure that the legal and ethical standards of psychology are upheld in the execution of clinical services, front desk operations, department programs and documentation
• Maintains a working knowledge of legal and ethical guidelines, policies, procedures in the field of psychology in order to make accurate clinical decisions and referrals with regard to treatment planning, consultation, case management and emergency services;
• Ensure that professional counselors and other staff maintain a proficient understanding of laws and regulations and provide services/maintain confidentiality accordingly.
• Understand the dynamics of individual, couples, and group counseling practices
• Significant experience providing clinical supervision to a diverse staff
• Experience or past participation with a clinical training program (i.e., master’s internship, postdoctoral fellowship, advanced practicum training program) within a college/university counseling center
• Qualified applicant must have a minimum of masters degree in a relevant field, including counseling, psychology, or social work (doctoral degree preferred)
• Five years or more of leadership & counseling experience
• Licensed or license eligible in California


• Ability to plan, direct, and evaluate the use staff, time, funds, and other resources for the accomplishment of long-term and short-term goals of Counseling Services, Student Affairs and Touro University.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the public.
• Ability to respond to emergency situations in an ethical manner.
• Ability to provide administrative guidance within area of responsibility, providing direct training and supervision as needed.
• Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
• Ability to integrate resources, policies, and information for the determination of procedures, solutions, and other outcomes.
• Ability to communicate effectively -orally, by phone, in person, and in writing.
• Cultural competence and attention to diverse groups within a graduate student populations
• Flexibility and problem solving skills
• Initiative to develop outreach, run programming, and maintain a presence on campus outside of clinical work
• Strong communication skills required
• Calming professional demeanor yet able to enter act effectively in a situation of student crisis.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands


Special Conditions for Eligibility
EEO Statement

Touro College and University System is committed to providing all persons equal opportunity in education and employment, and to ensuring a safe and non-discriminatory educational and work environment in compliance with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”), the New York State Education Law, and other applicable laws. It is the policy of the College to prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment and in the administration of College programs, services, activities, and admissions on the basis of race, religion, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

FLSA Exempt
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Posting Number S00425P
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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae