POSITION TITLE: Director of Counseling Services
DATE: March 23, 2023
DEPARTMENT: Student Affairs
REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Vice President of Student Affairs
- BASIC PURPOSE: Provides oversight and direction to the Counseling Center. The Center provides preventive and outpatient urgent and chronic care to students, within applicable laws and regulations of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Student Health Service’s treatment capabilities, and according to the College’s Catholic mission. The Counseling Center provides short-term/time-limited broad range of counseling and psychological services, in collaboration with related College departments, to the student community. The Director ensures compliance with state and federal regulations. The Director supervises a full-time counselor and graduate level interns. The Director will also oversee campus educational programming on a variety of wellness topics.
- Provide supervision to all staff in the Counseling Center, including counselors and interns.
- Ensures that all staff adhere to College policy as well as state and federal laws and regulations regarding the confidentiality and the privacy of personal health information.
- Consistently and accurately communicates and documents care and other health service information in student records, and in any applicable department documents and databases.
- Serves as liaison to other College departments, (i.e., Athletics, Residential Life, Student Academic Support Services, etc.) to promote student health / retention.
- Member of Dean’s Council and other College Committees as needed.
- Serve as a member of the mental health counselor on call rotation.
- Provide primarily short-term individual counseling to undergraduate and graduate students.
- Provide psychological consultation regarding concerning student behaviors, when needed, to staff, faculty, and administration.
- Provide crisis intervention and follow-up services to members of the campus community, as needed, often in collaboration with other College areas.
- Provide outreach services and educational workshops to students, staff, faculty, and administration.
- Current Massachusetts license as a LICSW, Licensed psychologist, or related field.
- Must be willing and able to adhere to Catholic teaching in the provision of health care.
- Must be able to develop and deliver mental health programs and communicate well with college students
- Ability to maintain strict confidentiality according to requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, (HIPAA), Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, (FERPA), and College policies.
- Interacts with a variety of other departments, agencies, and providers on and off campus
- Includes face to face, written, oral, electronic and virtual communication about health and wellness issues with the student population.