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Position Title
Director of Counseling Services

Georgia College & State University

Counseling Services

Salary Range
$60,900 - $94,400

Position Description
The Director provides leadership for Counseling Services. This includes training and supervising six full-time mental health professionals; providing direct service counseling and psychotherapy to students in individual, couple, and group settings to facilitate their adjustment and mental health, and maintaining relevant documentation; providing consultation to university personnel and others regarding students of concern; establishing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with campus departments; serving as a senior member of the Student Affairs leadership team; providing training to students, faculty, and staff regarding the developmental and mental health needs of students; developing and leading structured groups, workshops, presentations, and other counseling outreach programming; and encouraging the development of a supportive campus environment.

- Extensive knowledge of, and good judgment in, the application of complex principles of human behavior and student development theories.
- Ability to develop and maintain a strong therapeutic alliance with clients.
- Ability to provide clinical assessments of danger to self or others, and to make treatment decisions on the basis of such assessments.
- Ability to provide appropriate consultation.
- Ability to develop and implement administrative policies and procedures.
- Ability to provide appropriate clinical and administrative supervision for professional staff members.
- Knowledge of and ability to develop and maintain positive professional relationships with partners both on- and off-campus to enhance students’ mental health and success.
- Knowledge of legal, ethical, and policy issues in college mental health, and the ability to educate other professionals about those issues.
- Ability to provide training and outreach presentations for diverse groups.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications
- Doctoral degree in psychology or relevant field, i.e. Ph.D, Psy. D
- Must currently hold a Georgia license as a psychologist. If licensed in a state other than Georgia, must obtain Georgia license within three months from date of hire.
- Minimum of five (5) years of directly related experience, which can include a combination of internship and post-doctoral experience.
- Minimum of two (2) years as a practicing licensed psychologist.
- Minimum of two (2) years of experience in managing professional staff in a relevant environment.
- Some work experience with counseling center administration.

GC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution committed to cultural, racial, and ethnic communities. We promote equal employment opportunities regardless of race, religion, color, gender, marital status, genetic information, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity. It is expected that successful candidates share these commitments.

As Georgia’s designated public liberal arts university, Georgia College is committed to combining the educational experiences typical of esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. The University attracts academically talented students, most of whom receive Georgia’s HOPE merit scholarship.

Counseling Services is a department within the Division of Student Affairs, and the Director reports directly to the Vice President. Administrators at the university are exceptionally supportive of the mission of Counseling Services. The department has recently moved into a new state-of-the-art wellness facility. Staff within the Center have a supportive, collegial relationship with one another. Consultation and collaboration are highly valued, with shared responsibility for Center operations being the norm.

Georgia is an Open Records state. The finalist will be required to submit to a background investigation which will include a credit check, license and education verification.

Desired Qualifications
- Training and supervisory experience.
- Direct experience managing a college/university counseling center.

University Description
Georgia College is a member institution of the University System of Georgia and is the state’s designated public liberal arts university. A member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), Georgia College enrolls approximately 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students and is prominently cited for educational excellence in a number of leading publications. Our university’s beautiful and historic campus is located in Milledgeville, which was the 19th century capital of Georgia and is very near the geographic center of the state. Additionally, many of our university’s graduate programs are located in nearby Macon and Warner Robins, Georgia.

Region Description
Applicants can learn more about Georgia College and the Milledgeville area by visiting http://www.gcsu.edu/.

Required Application Materials
Cover letter, resume, and list of 3 References with contact information.

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Open until filled.

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