Positions in Counseling Centers

Position Title
Director of The Counseling center (Search Re-opened)

Valdosta State University

Counseling center

Salary Range

Position Description

• Responsible for the overall administration and coordination of the resources and activities of the Counseling Center, including counseling/ therapy, crisis intervention, outreach, consultation, and preventive mental health activities.
• With the staff, develops and implements the philosophy, policies, and procedures of counseling services operations.
• Responsible for coordination, recruitment, training, supervision, development, and evaluation of staff.
• Responsible for the preparation and administration of budgets; grants; submission of annual reports; preparation of reports and documents representing the needs of the Center and the mental health needs of the university community.
• Provides crisis intervention, referrals, counseling/therapy, outreach, and consultation services to the University.
• Represents the Center and educates the University in its response to mental health related issues and in maintaining an environment conducive to healthy growth and development.
• Responsible for the administration of evaluation and accountability research procedures and processes that monitor the quality of counseling/clinical services rendered by the Center and that improve the quality of these services.
• Serves on university committees and job searches and provides support to Student Affairs and University Departments.

Minimum Qualifications
• An earned doctorate in Counseling/Clinical Psychology or related field.
• A minimum of 3-5 years increasingly responsible experience within a Counseling Center in a college or university setting.
• Licensure as a mental health professional in the State of Georgia. If not licensed in Georgia, must obtain Georgia license in six months.

Desired Qualifications
• A commitment to providing direct client services to diverse populations, as well as consultation and outreach services.
• Experience in clinical supervision and staff training.
• Experience in the evaluation of Counseling Center clinical services and programs.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Professional experience in an IACS accredited Counseling Center

University Description
Valdosta State University is a public regional institution with approximately 13,000 students located in south central Georgia. Degrees are offered in Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral programs.

Region Description
The University is located in Valdosta, a city of approximately 55,000. It can easily be reached from three exits off I-75 and is convenient to shopping areas, a variety of restaurants and other attractions. The Valdosta area is served by the Valdosta Municipal Airport and by the airports in Tallahassee and Jacksonville, Florida. The two campuses, located less than a mile apart, include more than 168 acres of land.

Required Application Materials
The official position posting and electronic application can be found at the following link: https://valdosta.peopleadmin.com/postings . Be prepared to electronically submit a letter of application, resume, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of five (5) professional references to The Counseling Center Search Committee.

Application Deadline
June 28, 2013

Starting Date
August 1, 2013 preferred

Send Applications To:
The Counseling Center Search Committee

Mailing Address
Valdosta, GA 31698

Phone Number
(229) 333-5940

Web Address

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