Director of Counseling, Health and Wellness Services
University of Puget Sound
Seeking a Committed and Compassionate Leader
The University of Puget Sound is seeking a strong clinician and visionary leader to serve as the Director of Counseling, Health and Wellness Services. The Director is responsible for the management and oversight of the teams providing medical care and mental health services to the student population while also serving as the mental health expert on the campus. This position requires an experienced psychologist with the appropriate experience that demonstrates an ability to not only supervise staff and services, but to collaboratively develop and implement a vision, provide direction, engage in strategic planning, and communicate well with all members of the campus community. In order to be successful in this position, an understanding of and commitment to the liberal arts tradition and the value of a diverse community are important.
Counseling, Health and Wellness Services (CHWS) at the University of Puget Sound is committed to helping students achieve their academic potential and to becoming their own health care advocates. CHWS addresses the immediate medical and mental health needs of students that can interfere with their success while also supporting student development and lifelong wellness through health promotion programs and strategies. The Director must lead and support all aspects of campus wellness for students.
Position Summary The Director of Counseling, Health and Wellness Services is responsible for providing vision, leadership, and management for the multidisciplinary teams that provide primary medical care, mental health care, and health promotion programs and services to the diverse student population. The Director supervises the Associate Director/Medical Coordinator, three Psychologists, and the Technologist directly, and, is ultimately responsible for a team of approximately 18 full- and part-time clinical, administrative and support staff, and trainees. Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, the Director is involved in divisional and institutional committees and is part of the University's emergency response group.
Primary Responsibilities The Director is ultimately responsible for ensuring that the operations and management of CHWS complies with all university policies, state and federal laws, and professional standards. It is the Director's role to monitor and guide the functioning of CHWS to ensure the provision of the highest standards of ethical treatment. The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Provide strategic planning, leadership and direction to CHWS
Serve as the chief psychologist and mental health expert for the University and provide consultation with members of the campus community as appropriate
Provide clinical supervision and direct service consistent with license and training
Maintain a small caseload in order to support staff during critical times and to maintain appropriate licensure
Supervise, directly or indirectly, all administrative and support staff, as well as trainees
Ensure ongoing evaluation of CHWS programs and services
Manage all budgetary and administrative needs, including the maintenance of health records, for CHWS
Collaborate with other departments on crisis management and response, and coordinate CHWS readiness to respond
Serve as a member of the Student Affairs Leadership Team and participate in planning efforts for the Division
Participate in campus-wide committees such as: - Self-Harm Report Review - Student Alert Team - Critical Behaviors Review Team - Emergency Response Management - President's Leadership Group
Support students, Student Affairs, and the University by being an active member of the campus community
Doctorate in counseling, clinical psychology, or a closely related field - Degree from an APA accredited doctoral program and an APA accredited pre-doctoral internship preferred
Licensed (or eligible to be licensed) to practice psychology in the State of Washington
Minimum of 7-10 years of professional clinical experience and well-developed clinical and diagnostic skills
Expert knowledge of the mental health needs and concerns of a college-aged population - Knowledge of college student development and the student affairs field preferred - Experience in a college or university counseling center preferred
Administrative experience to prepare for the leadership of a multidisciplinary primary medical and mental health clinic
Excellent leadership and supervision skills
Proven commitment to providing the highest standard of treatment to a diverse clientele
Knowledge of and commitment to the application of the highest standards of legal and ethical principles
Well-developed written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated appreciation for a liberal arts education - Educational or work experience at a residential liberal arts institution preferred
Demonstrated commitment to creating and sustaining an environment supporting full inclusion for a diverse student population
Demonstrated commitment to equal opportunity/affirmative action
Effective collaboration skills with faculty, staff, alumni and community members
We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.
We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.
We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.
Application Procedure and Timeline The University of Puget Sound has partnered with Keeling and Associates, LLC (K&A) in this search process. Applications should include a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae and must be sent, preferably in PDF format, torecruiting@KeelingAssociates.com.The subject line of the email should read UPS - Director of CHWS. A confidential review of applicants will continue until an appointment is made. All applicants received bySeptember 24, 2018, will receive full consideration.
Confidential inquiries and nominations should be addressed to Dr. Jan Walbert, Vice President and Senior Consultant for Executive Search, Keeling & Associates, atjwalbert@KeelingAssociates.com.
The University Founded in 1888 in a vibrant port city in the Pacific Northwest, the University of Puget Sound is an independent, residential, and predominantly undergraduate liberal arts college, with graduate programs in education and health sciences. Our beautiful 97-acre campus supports connection with the world it serves, from the tide flats of Tacoma to the Pacific Rim and beyond. A Puget Sound education is rooted in an inspiring confluence of histories and cultures and ideas, and centered on our 2,600 students who are open-minded, outward-reaching, and passionate about putting their educations to work. Guided by our mottoTo the Heights, we seek to educate the whole person, and to give each student space to discover and room to rise to meet new challenges both locally and globally. Our faculty challenge and support each student individually as they grow into broadly and deeply educated lifelong learners, prepared to become the world's next generation of exceptional leaders. Perhaps that's why the Princeton Review called out our faculty-student interaction as one of the best in the nation, and we are designated as one of only 40 Colleges That Change Lives.
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About Puget Sound Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nations most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit 'About Puget Sound' (http://www.pugetsound.edu/about) to learn more about the college.
As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA
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Puget Sound is a highly selective liberal arts college located in Tacoma, Washington. Founded in 1888, the University of Puget Sound is rich in history and traditions enjoyed by generations of students, faculty, and community members. Puget Sound offers a four-year curriculum in the liberal arts tradition with more than 50 traditional and interdisciplinary programs as well as selected graduate programs that build effectively on a liberal arts foundation.
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