Edgewood College (WI): Director of Personal Counseling Services

Edgewood College (WI): Director of Personal Counseling Services

Edgewood College

Position Announcement

Position Title: Director of Personal Counseling Services

Position Code: DCPD

Dept/Office: Personal Counseling Services

Reports To: Maggie Balistreri-Clarke, VP for Student Development/Dean of Students

FLSA Status: Exempt

Other: 10 ½ month position (August through mid-June)

Position Available: August 1, 2014

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Provide leadership for Personal Counseling Services in the delivery of comprehensive, multiculturally competent counseling services for Edgewood College students. The Director provides leadership for the College’s Violence Prevention efforts and the support of survivors of sexual assault and provides supervision of the Assistant Director to ensure the development of outreach and treatment services in the area of alcohol and other drug abuse. Offers consultation to college staff and faculty in the areas of mental health and student development as well as creates educational and preventive programming for the college community. 


Direct Service

Provide mental health assessment, crisis intervention, short-term therapy, periodic support groups, case management, and referral services for students

Develop and maintain systems for comprehensive mental health crisis intervention services

Conduct psychological and risk assessment as appropriate

Provide leadership for and work collaboratively with Student Development Staff to provide programming and support services that help to educate, aid in prevention, and create awareness on mental health topics relevant to diverse student populations

Provide education and training to Resident Assistants and other student groups on mental health issues

Collect and maintain electronic health records in compliance with HIPAA and FERPA and other state and federal requirements

Leadership/ Administration/ Supervision

Supervise the Assistant Director/ Psychologist position, and any other counseling staff in the future

Coordinate and provide clinical supervision to doctoral students in the Practicum Training Program

Ensure staff coverage in the area of mental health concerns

Coordinate after-hours emergency services

Co-supervise the staff and programs for the prevention of sexual assault and promotion of healthy relationships

Provide regular assessment and evaluation of services and programs   

Initiate and maintain contacts with mental health professionals in the Madison community

Provide leadership for the revising of campus mental health protocols in conjunction with current campus mental health best practices

Manage budgets for Personal Counseling and Student Resource Center  

Supervise Student Resource Center Office Coordinator  

Consultation/ Outreach

Provide consultation for college personnel (i.e., Dean of Students, Residence Life, Academic Affairs, Health Services, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Security etc.)

Provide mental health expertise and outreach for college’s crisis prevention, response and recovery efforts (e.g., serve as a member of Behavioral Intervention Team, provide presentations and outreach information on incident prevention)

Staff Membership/ Community Service

Serve as member of the Health/ Wellness Cluster to promote collaboration with Health Services

Serve as member of Edgewood College Cares Team (Behavioral Intervention Team)

Serve as a Student Development Staff member (e.g. attend Student Development Staff meetings, Orientations, Commencements and other college functions as appropriate)


Necessary Education and Work Experience:

               Ph.D or Psy.D in Psychology

               Licensed to practice as a psychologist in the State of Wisconsin (or licensed in another state with immediate license eligibility to practice in the State of Wisconsin)

               Minimum of 3 years of post-graduate clinical work experience in mental health; 

               Work in campus mental health in a college or university setting strongly preferred

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

               Skilled in mental health assessment, case conceptualization and treatment planning, proficient in short-term therapy, demonstrated crisis response skills

               Experienced in suicide assessment and intervention

               Demonstrated ability to create a trusting, supportive relationship with students

               Demonstrated supervision competency

               Ability to offer culturally-competent counseling services that are responsive to the needs of diverse students (i.e., sexual orientation, racial and cultural diversity, ability status, and religious affiliation)

               Possesses knowledge and experience in providing services to those affected by relationship violence, sexual harassment, stalking and sexual assault

               Knowledge of current campus mental health issues, protocols and best practices

               Demonstrated record of ethical practice

               Ability to work occasional nights and weekends

               The candidate must actively support the mission of the college by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values – truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.  


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job’s essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; frequently required to use hands to manipulate objects, talk and hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. This position requires the ability to review psychological records and reports, adequate visual acuity for this purpose (with reasonable and appropriate accommodations, as needed) is required. The noise level in the work environment is usually low. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.


Edgewood College welcomes to its learning community women and men of diverse backgrounds, religious affiliations, ethnic and racial identifications, and sexual orientations.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

To apply:  Send a cover letter, resume and a list of references to:  

Edgewood College Human Resources – DCPD 

1000 Edgewood College Drive

Madison, WI 53711 

Fax: 608-663-3295

Email: humanresources@edgewood.edu