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Position Title
Assistant Director for Consultation, Outreach, & Special Programs

University of Georgia

Counseling and Psychiatric Services

Salary Range
Commensurate with experience

Position Description
The CAPS Assistant Director for Consultation, Outreach and Special Programs is administratively responsible for the provision of psychoeducational programs, consultation activities, and outreach. Oversees and supervises approximately 30% of the clinical staff. Ensure completion of evaluations for supervisees. Elicit and manage feedback of staff performance in consultation and outreach programs. Facilitate the development of innovative service to students including the delivery of new programs, including outcome assessment of newly created programs. Develop and maintain on-going relationship with State, Regional, and/or National Organizations that promote the mission, vision, and goals of CAPS and the UHC. Function as an integral member of CAPS staff and Leadership Team. Participate in the CAPS Leadership team in the development and implementation of effective and efficient policies for the provision of care. Assist CAPS Director with budget development and promotion decisions. In conjunction with Assistant Director for Training, assist with in-service and other training opportunities as needed for permanent members of the CAPS staff. Provide age-appropriate psychological care to eligible members of the University community. Support the Mission, Vision, and Values of CAPS, the UHS, and UGA. Work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team. Participate in performance improvement initiatives. As a member of a team of professionals, set an example by providing input toward constructive solutions to work-place challenges, actively participate in meetings, and show respect for internal and external customers. Demonstrate sensitivity and appreciation of individual’s cultural diversity and individuality. Obtain continuing education as required by law to maintain licensure. Recognize that changes in the population will entail changes in duties and work expectations. Perform other duties as assigned.
The prospective hire for the position will be subject to a background investigation per University System of Georgia policies. UGA is an EO/AA Employer. Links to information about CAPS can be found at www.uhs.uga.edu/CAPS/index.htlm.

Minimum Qualifications
•Ph.D., Ed.D. or Psy.D. from an APA-approved (or equivalent) program and an APA approved (or equivalent) internship.
•Licensure as Psychologist in the State of Georgia is required by the date of first employment.
•Four years experience in evaluation and treatment of individuals whose age and psychological development are similar to those of our population [i.e. late adolescence (17yrs) through middle age (~50 yrs)] is required.
•Four years experience providing clinical supervision to pre-doctoral interns or postdoctoral fellows.
•Evidence of a commitment to educational programming, consultation services, outreach activities, outcome assessment and training in psychology.
•Two years experience in an administrative or supervisory role plus strong leadership, management, and interpersonal skills are required.

Desired Qualifications
•Experience in providing formal psychological assessment, especially assessments of AOD, Eating Disorders, ADD/ADHD, or threat assessment in a university context
•Experience conducting phone screening/triage
•Experience working with disorders typically seen at University Counseling Centers. Experience working with traditionally underserved students (culturally diverse students), including experience providing services to students for whom English is a second language
•Knowledge of computer programs and various software packages, including Point & Click Practice Management systems.

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Required Application Materials
Interested applicants are asked to send a cover letter, vita, and three letters of reference to Heather Buffington, CAPS, University Health Center, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-1755.

Application Deadline
Open until filled.

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Heather Buffington

Mailing Address
55 Carlton Street
Athens, GA 30602

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