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Position Title
Associate Director

Wayne State University

Counseling and Psychological Services

Salary Range
Commensurate with experience

Position Description
Oversee, assist with and advise the Director in the day-to-day administrative, clinical and training operations of Counseling and Psychological Services. Manage department personnel to ensure the effective delivery of services within established governmental guidelines and professional codes.


Participate in departmental strategic planning and discussions regarding policy and budget issues.

Oversee clinical service delivery, policy and training protocols including peer review.

Assist with searches, new employee orientation and all other aspects of staff development and management.

Provide administrative and clinical supervision to staff to assure the ethical delivery of all counseling services in accordance with federal and state guidelines and professional ethical codes.

Train and supervise graduate trainees in the provision of psychological services and consultation.

Serve as Acting Director in the Director’s absence

Assist in writing departmental and administrative reports.

Assist the Director in conducting staff retreats and providing training opportunities

Assist the Director in the implementation of technology to improve delivery of services, utilizing tracking and promotion of all CAPS services and activities.

Provide direct services to student clients in the form of individual counseling, group counseling and educational programming.

Provide consultation services for faculty, staff, parents, students and others.

Represent CAPS with professional demeanor at campus-wide events

Maintain counseling records in accordance with established CAPS policies and procedures.

Attend staff meetings and group supervision.

Participate in departmental and/or university-wide committee work and special projects as assigned.

Maintain a current knowledge base and clinical license by attending professional development programs.

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology or closely related field or Master or Doctoral degree in Clinical Social Work. The successful candidate must have a current clinical license in any state and be eligible for Michigan licensure.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of five years experience in a university college counseling center

Desired Qualifications
Experience providing individual, couples and group mental health counseling services within a college setting.

Experience meeting the needs of clients from diverse populations, including non-traditional students and student veterans.

MANGEMENT SKILLS: Strong administrative, clinical and assessment skills.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational and leadership skills.

TEAMWORK: Ability to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team.

BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE: Clear understanding of developmental issues facing college students

University Description
Wayne State University Counseling and Psychological Services has enjoyed unprecedented growth and expansion in the past year. CAPS is well supported by the university and has benefitted from a newly renovated space with large, bright, offices and exciting technological advancements. CAPS also features progressively expanding staff development trainings, growth in IACS approved intern and practicum placements, and an expansion of clinical services to students. CAPS promotes a culture of understanding and growth through professional collaboration among the dynamic staff, which consists of licensed counselors, psychologists, and social workers.

Region Description
Wayne State University is an urban research university in Detroit, representing the most diverse student body population in Michigan. It is located in the heart of Midtown, a progressively advancing area of Detroit with a vibrant cultural district. Midtown is a thriving artistic neighborhood, boasting an eclectic mix of theaters, music venues, dining, nature parks, and museums. Within walking distance is the crown jewel of Detroit, the Detroit Institute of Arts, which houses several major art exhibits. Many flock to Detroit to explore its vibrant music scene, which hosts internationally recognized music festivals and is home to the world famous Motown. Also within close proximity is the famed Riverwalk, where people stroll along the banks of the Detroit River, only minutes away from Canada. Within a short distance is a large metropolitan system of parks offering boating, cycling, and hiking. Detroit sports teams also enjoy an energetic fan base, with major baseball, football, and hockey stadiums nearby. Detroit residents can enjoy an affordable cost of living as well as access to world renowned hospitals and medical facilities. Detroit has been rated in the top 10 cities nationwide for job growth in a variety of sectors as well as among the top 10 Emerging Sustainable cities in the US.

Required Application Materials
Qualified candidates, please submit application via WSU Online Hiring System. Search Posting # 039245

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Until Suitable Candidate is Found

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