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Duke University

Counseling and Psychological Services

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Position Description

Candidates must be strong generalists who provide, promote and support services through a multicultural framework and can provide multimodal treatment and interventions to emerging adults. It is essential that candidates have a strong multiculturally-focused clinical identity and demonstrated experience with and commitment in working with diverse clients and staff. Strong preference will be given to candidates with university counseling center experience in a multidisciplinary setting with service to undergraduate, graduate and professional students. The ideal candidate will have experience and/or interest in developing community level interventions aimed at education as well as culture/climate change, demonstrated experience providing mental health consultation to various university constituents, and a strong Student Affairs identity.

The Position:

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, the Director of CAPS provides vision, values-centered leadership and oversight of the clinical, educational, fiscal and administrative services of the department. The Director plays a key leadership role in strengthening linkages between CAPS, other departments in Student Affairs and the larger campus community through the coordination of services and activities that support all of Duke’s students, promoting wellness and the integration of all campus wellness programs and services. The Director provides consultation and guidance for crisis/liaison services, including intervention with emergencies and highly acute situations, considers and implements as appropriate the use of new technologies to improve service delivery and evaluation, and ensures HIPAA compliance.

Staff Supervision:

Over 20 regular employees including psychologists (8), psychiatric social workers (4), psychiatrists (4), referral coordinator (1), administrative coordinator (1), administrative assistant (1), staff assistants (3); as well as doctoral psychology interns (3), post-grad resident (1), psychiatry residents (1-4), social work interns (2), psychiatric nurse practitioner (1)

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum MSW. Strongly prefer a doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology or MD with board certification in psychiatry. Candidates must be certified/licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of North Carolina. Psychologists who are not ABPP board-certified should consult the NC licensure board website for further information: www.ncpsychologyboard.org.

Minimum seven (7) years of directly related full-time work experience with a demonstrated pattern of increasing responsibility. Strongly prefer prior experience as director or associate director of a counseling agency in a higher education setting with significant administrative and supervisory experience.

Desired Qualifications
Ability to balance administrative decision making with group consensus building, while valuing staff autonomy and expertise. Demonstrated success in leading a professionally diverse, seasoned and multidisciplinary staff in a comprehensive counseling center. Commitment to a values-centered approach to leadership and management. Experience in and/or vision for collaborative approaches to developing campus wellness initiatives. Experience developing cultural competence across all facets of diversity. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills as demonstrated through experience as a department or University spokesperson who can relate to multiple and diverse constituencies, on- and off-campus. Expertise in the provision of consultation services for staff and other constituents of the University community regarding complex clinical, ethical and legal mental health issues, including HIPAA regulations. Experience in budget management and oversight. Experience in the use of new technologies for improving the delivery and evaluation of services.

University Description
Duke University invites applications and nominations for the position of Director, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). A private, research institution established in 1924 by James Buchanan Duke, the university is one of the premier institutions in the United States known internationally for both teaching and research, for the quality of the faculty and student body, and for the prominence of the Duke Medical Center. With many schools and departments consistently ranked among the nation’s best, Duke’s academic community includes winners of Fulbright, Guggenheim, and National Science Foundation fellowships; editors of leading scholarly journals; prize-winning novelists and translators; and scholars whose works have broken new ground. Duke enrolls a nationally and internationally diverse undergraduate student body of 6,400 and a graduate and professional study population of more than 7,200. Approximately 85% of students come from outside North Carolina and nearly 40% are students of color. The student to faculty ratio is about 8:1. Duke is situated in the city of Durham, population roughly 250,000. Durham, near Raleigh and Chapel Hill constitute the three points of the Research Triangle, one of the nation’s foremost centers for 140 research-oriented industries and government, research, and regulatory agencies. Known as the “City of Medicine,” healthcare is a leading industry in Durham. The city is also home to significant historic sites, great restaurants, renowned art centers, and a variety of signature annual events with national or regional recognition, six science and nature centers, and great spectator sports events.

CAPS is the primary counseling center for the Duke student community and emphasizes a multicultural and multimodal approach to providing services, aiming to address the complex needs of students on individual as well as community/collective levels. Duke’s mission is to provide a superior liberal education to undergraduate students, to prepare future members of the learned professions for lives of skilled and ethical service by providing excellent graduate and professional education, to advance the frontiers of knowledge and contribute boldly to the international community of scholarship, to promote an intellectual environment built on a commitment to free and open inquiry, to provide wide ranging educational opportunities, and to promote a deep appreciation for the range of human difference and potential. Cultural opportunities are plentiful and readily available to members of the Duke community.

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Application Deadline
To receive full consideration, applications must be received by September 1, 2013. To apply, submit a resume, letter of application, and the names and contact information of five professional references directly to Duke Human Resources for requisition # 400724518 at http://www.hr.duke.edu/jobs/apply.

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