Georgia State University: Associate Director for Psychological and Health Services
Georgia State University
Position Title: Associate Director for Psychological and Health Services
Start Date: June 1, 2014
Department: Counseling & Testing Center
Salary Range: 52K-75K, plus benefits (professional development leave, health insurance, paid state holidays, leave accruals, and use of the University facilities).
The Associate Director of Psychological and Health Services’ primary role is to assist the Director of Psychological and Health Services in providing leadership with regard to prevention, intervention, education and assessment in the areas of psychological services, psychiatric services, health promotion and health services. The position will serve as the primary designee of the Director of Psychological and Health Services for the Counseling and Testing Center, Student Health Clinic, Psychiatric Services, and Health Promotion. The position will provide leadership in meeting the needs of students with acute and chronic health concerns, prevention and will coordinate the CTC’s risk screening program for students of concern. The position will serve on the Division of Student Affairs Student of Concern Team along with the Director, and will provide leadership in the risk screening process for student of concern as well as consultation to campus partners regarding students whose behavior poses a threat to either their own safety or the safety of the campus community. He or she will coordinate assessment of programs and services in the Psychological and Health Services areas. The Associate Director will supervise interns in the APA accredited doctoral internship program and join the training team in teaching seminars for the training class. The position will assist the Director with other duties as required.
Applicants should possess a doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology or a related field and 2 years of experience post licensure as a psychologist, with 1 year of experience conducting assessments of clinical risk of threat of harm and alcohol and drug related risk in a higher education setting.
Counseling and Testing Center
The Counseling and Testing Center is the designated mental health facility for Georgia State University students. Our students are very diverse in terms of ethnicity, age, race, sexual orientation, SES and presenting problems. Half of the clients we see at the Center identify with non-dominant cultures and over half of the students at Georgia State University are Pell eligible. The Center provides a comprehensive range of services, including individual, couples, and group counseling, stress management through our Mind/Body Clinic, Performance Enhancement Center based in principles of Sports Psychology, and a walk-in consultation model for initial visits. The CTC is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of psychologists, psychiatrists, LCSWs, LPCs, and LMFTs, a nutritionist, and health educators in the Mind/Body clinic. The CTC staff is diverse in terms of gender, age, professional specialization, lifestyle, and racial-ethnic background.
Clinical senior staff is invested in their own professional development in the area of multiculturalism. Center staff hosts a biennial cultural competency conference in collaboration with other campus stakeholders. Recent keynote speakers at this conference include: Nikki Giovanni (2014), Deepak Chopra (2012), and Alice Walker (2010). The conference provides two days of continuing education opportunities in ongoing cultural competency development for psychologists, social workers, counselors, and health care professionals.
In addition to the APA Accredited-Doctoral Internship program, the Center welcomes an APPIC member Post-Doctoral Fellowship and a Psychiatry Fellowship through the Emory University School of Medicine.
Georgia State University is located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Georgia near the city’s business, cultural, non-profit and governmental center. Atlanta is located about an hour from the Appalachian Trail and about 4 hours from the Georgia Coast. http://www.metroatlantachamber.com/atlanta
All applications are submitted online at: https://gsu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl
Application Deadline: Applications review will begin 3/31/2014
Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity.
Please direct any inquiries about this position to: Jill Lee-Barber, Ph.D., Director of Psychological and Health Services, firstname.lastname@example.org