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University Mission:  Concordia University is a Christian university preparing leaders for the transformation of society.

Department Mission:  Student Affairs supports the University’s mission through the provision of services and programming that empowers students to engage in Christian community, learning, personal development, leadership, service, and cross-cultural understanding.

Director of Counseling and Testing Services

 

 

Position Summary

Do you enjoy working with university populations and have the licensure and experience to take on a mental health director role for a warm and caring school? Concordia University has an 11 month assignment over a 12 month period that might be a dream job for someone with the right qualifications!

The Director oversees, participates in and leads a department of mental health therapists, master’s level interns and doctoral practicum students in the provision of all services provided by Counseling and Testing Services. Role requires a multicultural competent individual to provide departmental leadership, as well as couples and group counseling, crisis intervention, consultation, referral services, prevention services, and educational outreach programming.

 

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Master’s degree in clinical or counseling psychology or social work; doctorate preferred

Active licensure in the state of Oregon (LPC, LCSW, or LMFT)

Preferred 3-5 years of experience counseling young adult through late adult college students

Clinical supervisory experience and ability to meet Oregon minimum qualifications as a clinical supervisor.

Experience with prevention and outreach programming

 

Preference

Concordia University is a private, Christian university. Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based on religion in order to further the Lutheran objectives of the University and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

 

Position Title

Director of Counseling and Testing Services

Department

Student Affairs

Reports To

Dean of Students

FLSA Status

Exempt

Position Number

SS0008

Salary Grade

Grade 7

Primary Work Location

Portland Main Campus, onsite

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday; 8:30 am – 5:00 pm; occasional evening and weekend event coverage.

Annual schedule: 40 hrs/wk Aug 1 -May 31 and 20 hrs/wk in June 1 – July 31.

Employee Classification

03 – Staff, Full-time, Exempt

FTE

0.9 This is equivalent to an 11-month assignment paid and benefitted over 12 months

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1.

Provide leadership, vision, strategic planning, comprehensive evaluation, and effective operation of Counseling and Testing Services.

 

2.

Provide short-term, individual, couples and group mental health counseling for Concordia University students. Provide flexible hours including some evenings.

 

3.

Recruit, hire, train and evaluate staff and interns, including master’s-level clinical interns & Psy.D practicum students, to whom state-approved clinical supervision will be provided.

 

4.

Serve as key member of CU CARE Team (behavioral intervention & threat assessment).

 

5.

Work collaboratively and communicate regularly with all partners in the 3 to PhD Wellness Center.

 

6.

Stay current with and make referrals as appropriate to non-CU mental health professionals.

 

7.

Through programming, seminars, and other outreach activities, provide proactive psycho-educational activities for CU students. Activities should be aimed at residential and commuter populations.

 

8.

Ensure Counseling and Testing Services compliance with regulatory agencies, state laws, and professional ethics, including maintenance of electronic files and records.

 

9.

Oversee the development and implementation of Concordia’s DAAPP (Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program) and Biennial Review in collaboration with multiple departments within Student Affairs.

 

10.

Provide information, consultation and training for faculty and staff working directly with students.

 

11.

Assist with training of various student leadership groups.

 

12.

Conduct ongoing and annual assessment of services and programs provided.

 

13.

Provide on-call response and crisis intervention as appropriate and needed.

 

14.

Develop and manage Counseling and Testing Services operating budget. Update Counseling Services website and published resources.

 

15.

Serve as an active member of the Student Affairs staff.

 

16.

Maintain a positive working relationship with all campus departments and staffs.

 

17.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

 

Work Contacts

Departmental staff and University staff from a variety of departments, students, parents/family members, and external vendors.

 

Scope of Work

Work includes directing and coordinating employee and intern activities, making complex decisions based on precedent and policy and assisting in keeping leaders informed of results, outcomes and impediments. Accountable for implementing strategic and operational plans for the counseling function within Student Affairs. Requires knowledge of institution policies and practices, as well as state and federal laws pertaining to mental health services. Works with confidential and time-sensitive information.

 

Working Conditions

office environment

 

Minimum Physical Requirements

Able to tolerate prolonged periods of sitting or standing.

Walking indoors and outdoors.

Able to effectively participate in two-way conversation; ability to speak and hear.

Able to tolerate prolonged computer work and repetitive typing.

Able to lift, pull, grasp, stoop and reach within an office environment.

 

Minimum Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

Ability to use initiative to organize and independently follow through with complex tasks to meet deadlines.

Proven ability to work with students from a diversity of cultures and backgrounds. Strong understanding of and commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and build relationships with University constituencies, including students, parents, student affairs colleagues, faculty, administrators, and other stakeholders.

Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

Able to maintain confidentiality and handle confidential information with excellent judgement, tact and discretion. Able to fully comply with all confidentiality rules and guidelines.

Able to comply with all federal and state laws relating to mental health services.

Strong organizational, and administrative and interpersonal skills; strong attention to detail.

Commitment to students and the ability to work on a highly student-focused campus.

A maturing Christian faith.

Ability to use and learn computer, technology, software, and applications at the level of sophistication required for the duties of this position (MS Office Suite and database programs, including knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint); ability to use or learn electronic records management software and maximize its features; familiarity with Titanium software preferred.

Able to effectively apply knowledge and experience to high quality prevention and outreach programming.

Committed to professional growth and development.

Able to effectively apply knowledge and understanding of legal issues and risk management throughout course of work.

 

Pre-Employment Screening Requirements

Successfully pass a criminal background check

 

Attitude and demeanor of all Concordia University employees: As part of a work environment that highly values Christian education, educational excellence and service to students, all members of the community will:

Publicly support the mission of Concordia University.

Communicate effectively with warmth, sensitivity, and understanding as s/he deals with administrative colleagues, teachers, students, parents, faculty, college personnel and program associates.

Work as a team member in a professional environment.

Possess a “service attitude” (willingness to be flexible to meet the needs of the department).

Have a professional physical appearance (appropriate clothing, personal hygiene, etc.).