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Director of Counseling Services
Title:Director of Counseling Services
Department:Division of Student Development and Success
Location:Van Ness

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration:
Open to Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0058/
Grade 4, Step 1-6

Salary Range: $73,134 - $87,148

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location:  4200 Connecticut Ave N.W.

Brief Description of Duties:
The incumbent functions as the Director of Counseling Services at the University of the District of Columbia and reports to the Assistant Vice President of Student Wellness in the Division of Student Development and Success.  In this capacity, the incumbent has a variety of supervisory and administrative responsibilities including managing the day to day operations of counseling programs and services, supervising and evaluating professional staff, for counseling programs, maintaining current policies and procedures, managing fiscal resources, directing appropriate program evaluation, implementing strategic plans for counseling services.  This position has oversight of these mental health services on all UDC campuses, including the Van Ness flagship campus and Community College (satellite) campus and workforce development sites.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1. Directs the overall planning, implementation, and evaluation of counseling services at the University of the District of Columbia

2. Supervises professional staff and is responsible for the administrative oversight of the day to day operations of counseling services, programs, and initiatives

3. Serves as an integral member of the University’s Threat Assessment Team and Behavioral Intervention Team, providing consultation regarding students of concern, risk assessments, and recommendations for coordinated university response to potential threats to maintaining a healthy and safe learning environment 

4. Develops and manages a comprehensive budget for counseling services and is responsible for sound fiscal management

5. Reviews, updates, and maintains counseling guidelines, protocols, and policies and procedures to ensure effective policies and systems are up to date and utilized consistently 

6. Provides direct services, including weekly clinical supervision to non-licensed trainees and counseling services to students

7. Directs, implements, and oversees comprehensive strategies and outreach programs to promote mental health awareness on campus and provide preventive and responsive education to stakeholders regarding mental health 

8. Evaluates the effectiveness of the University’s counseling programs, develops and implements strategic planning processes to address areas in need of improvement and ensure ongoing assessment and development to provide for effective control of operations , quality assurance, and student learning, development, and clinical outcomes

Minimum Job Requirements
1. Licensure in DC as a Psychologist or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) is required.  

2. Minimum of six years of post-graduate experience, which includes at least three years of supervisory counseling services experience.

Required Competencies
1. Supervisory responsibilities and evidence of progressive responsibilities in a university counseling center

2. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple initiatives, programs,  and responsibilities while  ensuring clinical excellence in the provision of direct services

3. Specialized knowledge of university counseling programs and their administration, including current issues and best practices in the field of collegiate mental health and student wellness

4. Experience in program development, coordination, and implementation in an educational environment

5. Knowledge of theories of psychological treatment and practical application of counseling techniques and skills appropriate for higher education

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not part of the collective bargaining unit.  

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business,  or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference:  Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: opportunity/.

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