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Associate Director for Clinical Services--Clinical asst/assoc/ or Professor
University of Florida
Counseling and Wellness Center
Commensurate with experience and academic rank
The Associate Director for Clinical Services reports to the Director of the Counseling and Wellness Center and is responsible for coordinating, and providing oversight for clinical services and operations. He or she will assist with developing and maintaining policies and procedures to ensure adherence to best clinical practices, applicable state and federal statutes, local health and safety laws and regulations, student affairs risk management policies, and professional codes of ethics. This person also serves as the point person for all incoming clinical concerns, requests for records, and consultation with Center psychiatric staff as needed for coordination of care. The Associate Director for Clinical Services is responsible for coordination of multidisciplinary clinical/administrative teams and maintains liaison relationships with university organizations and local mental health care resources. This position supervises all coordinators of clinical service components including therapy groups, case management, psychological testing, specialty services in substance abuse, eating disorders, and so forth. This position chairs the clinical services committee, reviews policy and procedures, and is responsive to clinical services issues as they arise and provides leadership in our outcome assessment efforts and quality assurance. In addition to the administrative duties described above this position may carry a modest clinical case load which will include the following: crisis assessment and response, walk-in counseling duties, individual, couples, and group psychotherapy, clinical consultation, outreach programming, and clinical supervision. The Associate Director for Clinical Services serves on the Administrative Team along with the Director, Associate Director, Assistant Director of Outreach and Consultation and Assistant Director of Training. In absence of the Director, the Associate Director for Clinical Services will supervise all operations in accordance with Counseling and Wellness Center policies and procedures.
The successful candidate should (1) have a doctoral degree in clinical psychology, counseling psychology or counseling from an APA accredited or CACREP accredited doctoral program and (2) have five years of postdoctoral clinical/counseling experience in a college counseling center or a university – based clinic (3) should be licensed in their current jurisdiction of practice and must be license eligible in Florida. Employment with the University of Florida is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.
Preferred qualities of the candidate include: (1) Some previous administrative experience. (2) Ability to handle complex crises and/or clinical situations and to provide related supervision, training, and consultation to staff and faculty on an as needed basis. (3) Strong communication and interpersonal skills, critical thinking and organizational skills required to develop and maintain policies, procedures, and clinical delivery systems for the agency. (4) Ability to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team. (5) Strong program development and evaluation skills required for clinical utilization tracking, clinical services training, outcome assessment, quality assurance and utilization review. (6) Demonstrated commitment to the highest ethical standards of professional practice, as well as an understanding of and commitment to diversity issues in the delivery and management of clinical services.
The Mission of the Counseling and Wellness Center at the University of Florida is to facilitate the total development of students by reducing psychological problems and distress and by enhancing mental health, well-being, quality of life, and optimal functioning, through the delivery of high quality, culturally sensitive services to UF students and the larger campus community. Our primary focus is on providing brief, confidential counseling aimed at helping students succeed academically and interpersonally.
The CWC provides:
• Individual, couples, and group counseling for students with psychological, emotional, academic and/or relationship concerns
• Crisis intervention for students experiencing a personal crisis or emergency
• Stress management and biofeedback services
• Outreach, prevention, and educational programs for students, faculty, and staff
• Consultation services for students, faculty, staff, families, and friends of students
• Training and supervision to counseling and psychology graduate students from pre-practicum through post-doctoral residency
• Assessment and referral services
• Teaching, research, and scholarship
Our staff consists of 45 clinicians in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, social work, and counselor education. In addition, the psychiatry staff of the Student Health Care Center shares our facility. We have a fairly new facility which opened May 3, 2010.
UF is a major, public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university with membership in the Association of American Universities. It is the state’s oldest university, among the nation’s most academically diverse public schools, with 50,000 students and a 2,000-acre campus. The Counseling and Wellness Center, located within the Division of Student Affairs, is IACS accredited and has an APA accredited doctoral internship. The campus is located in Gainesville, a community which continues to be ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States. Gainesville has its own urban forest with canopy coverage for 60% of the city. It is known as a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. Nearby are many recreational lakes and rivers; the north Florida beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean are just a short drive away. UF consistently attracts world-class performing arts. Sports fans can enjoy Gator athletics, with UF ranking among the nation’s 10 best athletic programs in both men’s and women’s sports.
Required Application Materials
Persons interested in applying for this position should apply online at http://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/37797. To ensure full consideration, vitas, application letters, and letters of recommendation from three professional references should be submitted. The University of Florida is an AA/EO employer and acts in compliance with all aspects of the ADA. Any questions or anyone requiring special accommodations to complete an application should contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Natasha Maynard-Pemba (firstname.lastname@example.org). Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. We seek candidates that can demonstrate their experiences with working with diverse students, faculty and staff and working in a multicultural environment. Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.
March 29, 2013
Send Applications To:
3190 Radio Road
Gainesville, FL 32611-2662
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