Positions in Counseling Centers

Position Title
Associate Director (Training) University Counseling Center

University of Central Florida

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Salary Range

Position Description
Responsible to the Director or equivalent higher level administrator.

This position/classification is considered a critical/essential position under the university’s designation of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) as an essential responder/s to any emergency (unplanned event) or threat thereof which disrupt operations within the university.

This position(CAPS) assists the Center Director with the administrative supervision of CAPS. The Associate Director also assists in planning, developing, and administering programs and services for the Center. The Associate Director may provide short-term counseling, crisis intervention, consultation and referral services for students and in extenuating circumstances, non-enrolled and/or non-students along with other University Community members.

Coordinates the post-doctoral fellows, pre-doctoral and pre-master’s training program for the Center. Responsible for supervision of pre-doctoral interns and pre-master’s trainees.

May function for Director or Associate Director for Clinical Services in his/her absence, and will be delegated responsibility for the overall direction and management of a specific functional area (training).

May conduct internal and external outreach services and professional consultation for students, faculty, staff, parents, and others regarding a variety of issues related to personal growth and adjustment, developing staff training programs and delivering presentations, and assisting the institution in designing methods of coping with persistent problems of the students.

May conduct research related to counseling and psychotherapy, understanding mental health characteristics and quality of life as it relates to academic/social/emotional functioning of college students, understanding the psychological and developmental needs of students, and program evaluation.

The Associate Director of Training may serve on University standing and ad hoc committees and perform related duties as required. The person in this position performs such other duties as appropriate to the general education welfare affected by CAPS or as assigned by the Director. The Associate Director will be involved in the national organizations for counseling center training coordinators.

May serve on SDES committees in lieu of Director.

May initiate and authorize involuntary examination (Baker Act) procedures in accordance with statute 394.463, Florida Mental Health Act.

The Associate Director may supervise professional staff pursuing licensure and will supervise graduate interns/trainees under CAPS’ graduate training program. Provide administrative supervision for up to eight (8) psychologists, mental health counselors (LMHC) or clinical social workers (LCSW).

Minimum Qualifications
Must be licensed as psychologist and meet requirements as established by the American Psychological Association, which includes a doctoral degree and a supervised practicum experience.

Desired Qualifications
-Three or more years of college or university counseling center experience preferred.
• Experience in the leadership and/or coordination of counseling center training programs preferred.
• Preferred candidate should have experience in providing clinical supervision to graduate trainees and interns and new staff members
• Experience in center administration and staff management preferred.

Special Conditions Must be licensed as a psychologist in Florida as specified by Ch. 490, Florida Statues, by 6 months from date of hire.

University Description
The University of Central Florida is a metropolitan research university with an enrollment of over 60,000 students. UCF is the second largest university in the United States, experiencing unprecedented growth in recent years. Established in 1963, undergraduate and graduate academic programs are delivered through eleven colleges, including the recently established College of Medicine. The main campus is located 13 miles east of downtown Orlando, with additional campuses all across the region. The University and surrounding communities enjoy a rich mix of cultural, educational, business and recreational activities. The successful candidate will join a vibrant, multidisciplinary team of professionals, including clinical staff having backgrounds in psychology, social work, and mental health counseling. The Center has an active multidisciplinary training program involving masters and doctoral students from psychology, mental health counseling and social work, including two psychology doctoral interns. The Counseling Center is housed in a very attractive and welcoming facility equipped with very ample technology supported by a full time technology support professional. The Center has an active program of prevention and outreach, and joint efforts are in place, with others on the drawing board, that connect the Center with other departments and professionals on campus who are concerned about health, wellness and alcohol and other drug prevention, among others. The
Counseling Center has an active program of in-house continuing education credit offerings. The University of Central Florida is an Equal Opportunity; Equal Access, and Affirmative Action Employer. Your assistance with the University of Central Florida’s Affirmative Action Plan implementation is appreciated. The University collects voluntary declarations of ethnicity and gender and uses the information to compile statistics on recruitment success. If you choose to assist, your demographic information will be used only for affirmative action. The survey form is included as a part of the online application process (see below).

Region Description
Central Florida is a vital region with a diverse population in city, small town and rural environments. Recreation and entertainment opportunities are abundant,
with cultural attractions, sports venues, nature areas, historic towns, beaches, lakes, theme parks and other areas of interest nearby. Atlantic beaches to the east
are easily accessible in less than an hour, and the Tampa Bay area and Florida Gulf Coast to the west are within a few hours drive as well.

Required Application Materials
Candidates must complete the online application process at https://www.jobswithucf.com. These positions have an A&P (Administrative and Professional) classification at UCF. Vitae/Resume and Cover letter must be attached electronically to the online application in addition to completing the required application.

Application Deadline
November 7, 2013

Starting Date
January 2014

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must apply online: https://www.jobswithucf.com

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