Asst Dir, Student Counseling

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 410400 - Student Counseling Services
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

Assists in the direction and coordination of clinical services for students.

Salary Grade:  17

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges.  For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Assists the director in providing oversight for clinical service components to include reporting, attending meetings, and re-accreditation documentation.
2. Maintains a client caseload to provide a minimum of 10 direct clinical hours during the week. Provides rotating counselor-on-duty response for urgent care.
3. Participates in the development of policies and procedures to ensure best clinical practices, applicable state and federal statutes, local health and safety laws and regulations, risk management policies, and professional code of ethics.
4. Coordinates the hiring of clinicians and graduate assistants.
5. Supervises, trains, and consults with clinical professionals engaged in program activities and supervises and coordinates the clinical activities of students.
6. Oversees documentation of cases and ensures new clinicians are trained to meet legal, ethical, and professional standards.
7. Initiates, develops, and maintains relationships with University organizations and local mental health care resources.
8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibility:
Full supervisory responsibility for other employees is a major responsibility and includes training, evaluating, and making or recommending pay, promotion, or other employment decisions.

The above essential duties are representative of major duties in this position. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs. Other duties may be assigned to the above consistent with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the job. Not all of the duties may be assigned to a position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Master’s degree Degree in Clinical/Counseling Psychology or related field

Experience (yrs.): Five years of experience in coordinating and/or providing counseling and psychological services

Substitution for Education:
Indicated education is required; no substitutions allowed.

Substitution for Experience:
When a candidate has the required education but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Clinical/Counseling Psychology or related field.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of counseling practices, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations, code of ethics, and Federal and State laws related to the counseling of individuals.

Certification or Licensure Requirements
Licensed in the appropriate discipline and eligible for licensure in Mississippi: LCSW, LPC, or Licensed Psychologist. Specialist area is clinical mental health counseling. Must be certified or eligible to be certified as a licensed supervisor in Mississippi.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Knowledge of accreditation and certification requirements and standards.
• Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
• Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
• Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
• Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
• Ability to supervise, advise, and train clinical professionals and/or students in area of expertise.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

No unusual physical requirements. Requires no heavy lifting, and nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility.

Externally imposed deadlines; set or revised on short notice; frequent shifts in priority; numerous interruptions requiring immediate attention; unusual pressure on a daily basis due to accountability for success for major projects or areas of operation.

Job frequently requires sitting, talking, and hearing.

Job occasionally requires standing, walking, reaching, stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling, and lifting up to 25 pounds.

Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.

Instructions for Applying:

Apply online at and attach a cover letter and resume.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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