The Executive Director of Counseling & Psychological Services at UNO & UNMC provides strategic direction for a comprehensive mental health portfolio including clinical services, suicide awareness and prevention, tele-health, and wellness & outreach education. The Executive Director leads and directs a collaborative and integrated model of holistic wellness that addresses the needs of a diverse student population through the provision of mental health services and programs that address the dimensionality of wellness including; emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual wellness. The position requires a comprehensive understanding of the diverse issues facing today's undergraduate, graduate, and professional students including navigating campus climate issues. The individual in this position must be a visionary and student-centered leader who has the knowledge, skills, and preparation to develop and lead outstanding, best practice ready programs in an integrative college mental health and well-being model. The Executive Director must have strong clinical judgment, compassion, and interpersonal skills with the ability to develop a broad institutional perspective and work effectively as both a team leader and team member who can inspire confidence and trust among both supervisors and subordinates. The successful candidate will balance clinical and administrative duties, guide decisions regarding campus-wide prevention, climate and wellness initiatives, and ensure that all clinical management guidelines, protocols, and practices reflect and are consistent with current standards and evidence-based research. A key focus of this position is to ensure the design, delivery, and assessment of effective counseling, prevention, and wellness programs to reduce barriers to learning and create opportunities for greater academic achievement and overall student success. Professional Field Senior mental health administrative official responsible for directing and coordinating mental health services and programs at UNO & UNMC campuses, and more broadly, partnering routinely with other college and community partners to support the well-being of other local and regional high school and college students. Supervision Received Reports directly to the Dean of Students and is a Division of Student Success leadership team member. The position will routinely interact with academic leaders, senior campus administrators, and public officials.
Supervision Exercised Leads a collaborative and integrated team of clinical and administrative staff and multiple graduate interns. Directly supervises the Associate Director of Counseling & Psychological Services at UNO and the Associate Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at UNMC.
Examples of Work Performed -Provides clinical, fiscal, and administrative vision and leadership regarding the equitable and inclusive provision of mental health services across multiple campuses -Oversees assessment, crisis intervention, short-term individual therapy, group therapy, referral services, outreach programming and student support groups for a variety of different topics -Serves as the primary liaison from counseling services to the surrounding community -Leads the integration of electronic medical records initiative on behalf of the University -Works collaboratively with staff, other campus departments and with community partners and providers to coordinate services as needed -Develops health promotion outreach and activities designed to support overall student well-being and success -Facilitates the efficient and effective operation of counseling services through coordination of regular staff meetings, policy development and revision, individual supervision of staff, and ongoing consultation and collaboration with key strategic partners -Develops and provides regular data reports related to clinical and outreach services. In addition, it will be expected that the Executive Director will provide detailed periodic and annual reports with updates of departmental goals and objectives, and a written summary of Counseling & Psychological Services annual accomplishments -Develops and oversees continuing education programs for counseling staff, in concert with other existing clinical/educational programs (e.g. UNO Counseling degree program; UNMC Psychology and Psychiatry clinical services) -Clinical load of approximately 10-15% direct hours as needed
Responsibilities -Ensure compliance with standards of professional practice to promote student success as it relates to core duties and responsibilities -Provides administrative oversight of the Counseling Services electronic scheduling and record keeping system including coding and generation of reports -Oversees the maintenance of comprehensive electronic records and care and treatment in accordance with the standard of privacy practice – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) -Administrative oversight of all counseling services departmental operations including all clinical services, clinical training and outreach services, and fiscal management of all counseling & psychological services budgets -Oversee an annual review and revision of protocols and health education materials -Remains current on all legal and regulatory issues and best practice standards related to mental health services and programs on college campuses, and outreach education/mental health promotion practices
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications, minimum $140,000 per year
A vital enterprise in the nation’s heartland, the University of Nebraska Medical Center has its eye on improving the future of health care in Nebraska and beyond. As Nebraska’s only public academic health sciences center, UNMC is committed to the education of a 21st century health care work force, to finding cures and treatments for devastating diseases, to providing the best care for patients, and to serving our state and its communities through award-winning outreach. UNMC also is committed to embracing the richness of diversity, and is a major economic engine for the state of Nebraska. Led by Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., UNMC has six colleges, two institutes and a graduate studies program, serving nearly 4,000 students in more than two dozen programs. Our physician assistant program was recently ranked ninth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and our primary care program was ranked 17. The university’s physical therapy, pharmacy and public health programs also are ranked among the top in the country.
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