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Director, Center for Counseling


TITLE: Apply Director, Center for Counseling
LOCATION: Longview
DATE POSTED: 06-21-2020
REPORTS TO: Chair, Graduate Psychology and Counseling Programs
SCHEDULE: This full-time position will begin in Summer 2020. Work hours are primarily weekdays, but responsibilities may require additional hours and flexibility that can include evenings and weekends.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: We seek candidates whose training and professional experience demonstrate ethical and clinical counseling competence, supervisory, administrative, and leadership experience. We seek an individual with a desire to provide vision, strategic planning, and assessment to establish and monitor the scope and direction of the Center for Counseling and to advance department and university mission. A master’s degree in counseling or mental health discipline is required; however, an earned doctorate in counseling or mental health discipline from a CACREP-accredited institution is preferred. The candidate must value the integration of Christian faith with learning and clinical practice. A minimum of five years’ experience as a licensed clinician in a university counseling center or related mental health agency is required.
QUALIFICATIONS:

The Director, Center for Counseling is committed to Christian higher education and integrates Christian faith with learning.

  • A Master’s degree in counseling or mental health discipline is required. An earned doctorate in counseling or mental health discipline from a CACREP-accredited institution is preferred.
  • Active license as a Texas Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Board Approved Supervisor is preferred.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience as a licensed clinician in a university counseling center or related mental health agency is required.
  • Minimum of three years of administrative experience including supervisory, strategic planning, and financial management.
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with students, colleagues, administrators, and community partners.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Outline of the responsibilities and duties of a full-time Director position:

  1. Provide vision, leadership, strategic planning, and assessment to establish and monitor the scope and direction of the Center for Counseling and to advance department and university mission.
  1. Develop and administer center protocols and procedures in keeping with current best practices for university counseling centers. 
  1. Ensure the operation of the center is consistent with state and federal licensure standards, rules, and laws. 
  1. The Director is responsible for the direct oversight and management of the Center of Counseling to include personnel management, budget management, marketing, and policy formation. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to, client assignments, scheduling of counseling rooms, intakes, budget reports, and data collection. 
  1. Provide supervision for practicum students as required by state licensure rules. 
  1. The Director is responsible for responding to telephone calls/messages and to emails sent to the Counseling Center within 24 hours of receipt. 
  1. The Director is responsible for building and maintaining community relations to help serve as a referral base for our community. Since the Center’s budget is self-sustaining, the Director needs to build referral sources beyond the university. 
  1. The Director serves as the HIPAA Compliance Officer to ensure the Center is meeting and maintaining HIPAA compliance. 
  1. Monthly meetings with the Chair of Graduate Psychology and Counseling Programs to staff cases, review budget, address administrative issues or concerns, and review goals established by the Director. 
  1. The Director provides direct counseling services and education services for the campus community and the Longview community. 
  1. Quarterly meetings with the Chair of Graduate Psychology and Counseling Programs, Vice President of Student Affairs, and the Dean of Students. 
  1. The Director and counseling staff work collaboratively with Student Life and the Dean of Students to promote mental health awareness and suicide prevention on campus. 
  1. Serves on the CARE Team. 
  1. The Director collaborates with Student Life to provide prompt and competent crisis response. 
  1. In collaboration with Student Life, provide and coordinate consultation, education, and outreach services to faculty, staff, students, and community on developmental, mental health, and harm reduction issues. 
  1. Provide on-call services (including evenings and weekends) to help Student Life with crisis situations. 
  1. Providing after-care treatment planning for students that have received mental health services off-campus in collaboration with Student Life. 
  1. Collaborate with colleagues across campus to develop strategies for optimizing student strengths and for the prevention and intervention of psychological and behavioral concerns.
SALARY: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and other qualifications. LeTourneau University provides a significant benefits package.
DATE POSITION IS AVAILABLE: July 1, 2020
PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION OR NOMINATION:

Applications will be reviewed in the order received and will continue until the position is filled. 

In accordance with applicable provisions of federal law, applicants for employment who are in agreement with the educational mission of LeTourneau University and applicants for admission to educational programs or activities are considered without discrimination on the basis of race, age, sex, handicapping condition, national origin or genetic information.  Inquiries about this policy should be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (903) 233-4170. 

Applications are required and are available from http://www.letu.edu/jobs or from the Business Office, LeTourneau University, 2100 Mobberly Avenue, Longview, TX.  Send an electronic copy of a completed application, letter of interest, graduate transcripts, and curriculum vitae to:

E-mail address:  GerrieForbis@letu.edu 

Dr. Steven D. Mason, Provost

LeTourneau University, P.O. Box 7001

Longview, Texas 75607-7001

FAX (903) 233-3201, Phone (903) 233-3210

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:

LeTourneau University is the premier Christian polytechnic university in the nation where educators engage students to nurture Christian virtue, develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, integrate faith and work, and serve the local and global community.

LETU is a Christ-centered, interdenominational institute of higher learning offering more than 85 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts and sciences, aviation, business & technology, communication, computer science, criminal justice, education, engineering, nursing, psychology & counseling and theology & vocation. LETU's 2,700 students represent nearly all 50 states, more than 30 foreign countries, and around 50 different denominational groups. In addition to residential programs at the main campus in Longview, Texas, students are enrolled in a robust suite of online programs, as well as innovative hybrid programs in the Dallas and Houston areas.

LETU is consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of "America's Best Colleges," and the engineering program is ranked nationally. LeTourneau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, at http://www.sacscoc.org) to award associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees. LeTourneau University's engineering and engineering technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission and the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: 410-347-7700. The Carnegie Foundation classifies LeTourneau University as a Master's (Comprehensive) University II.

The 162 acre main campus is located in Longview, Texas, a progressive hub city with an MSA of over 190,000, nestled among the beautiful pine-forested hills and lakes of East Texas. It is approximately 120 miles east of Dallas, Texas and 60 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana.

See https://www.letu.edu for more information.