University of Central Florida: Associate Director (Clinical Services)

University of Central Florida: Associate Director (Clinical Services)

University of Central Florida

 Position Title
Associate Director (Clinical Services) University Counseling Center #41361

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Salary Range

Position Description
Responsible to the Director or equivalent higher level administrator.

This position/classification is considered a critical/essential position under the university’s designation of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) as an essential responder/s to any emergency (unplanned event) or threat thereof which disrupt operations within the university.

The Associate Director of Clinical Services of the University Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) assists the CAPS Director with the administrative supervision of CAPS. The Associate Director coordinates clinical services and also assists in planning, developing, and administering the clinical services delivery for CAPS. The Associate Director may provide short-term counseling, crisis intervention, consultation and referral services to currently enrolled UCF students and in extenuating circumstances non-enrolled and/or non students along with other University Community members.

Will be delegated responsibility for the overall direction and management of a specific functional area.

Coordinates the scheduling and oversight of clinical services for the center, including individual appointments, group sessions, timely-access to staff, and clinical consultation. Coordinates clinical risk management and quality assurance policies and procedures. Manages the case disposition, case review, and clinical utilization review systems of the clinical program.
May function for Director in his/her absence if requested, and director may delegate responsibility for the direction and management of the CAPS in the clinical services area. May be involved in decisions related to clients in life threatening situations in coordination with the Director. May initiate and authorize involuntary examination (Baker Act) procedures in accordance with statute 394.463, Florida Mental Health Act.

Serves as an administrative portfolio leader that oversees, supervises and evaluates CAPS staff.

Conducts internal and external outreach services and professional consultation for students, faculty, staff, parents, and others regarding a variety of issues related to personal growth and adjustment, clinical service delivery through presentations, and assisting the institution in designing methods of coping with persistent problems of the students.

Conducts program evaluation and/or research related to counseling and psychotherapy outcomes and mental health related issues as it relates to the academic/social/emotional functioning and or success of college students and the understanding of the psychological and developmental needs of students.

May provide clinical supervision of CAPS staff and graduate trainees.

Minimum Qualifications
Must be licensed as psychologist and meet requirements as established by the American Pschological Association, which includes a doctoral degree and a supervised practicum experience.

Desired Qualifications
• Three or more years of college or university counseling center experience preferred.
• Experience in the leadership and/or coordination of counseling center administrative functions.
• Experience with Counseling Center Clinical systems delivery and developing Center policies and procedures.
• Experience in staff supervision and center administration preferred.
• Experience working with Titanium scheduling system and Excel.
• Experience with statistics and data analysis and have ability to use these skills to identify trends and outcomes in the clinical delivery system.
• Team oriented with an ability to work within a large clinical system and administrative structure.

Special Conditions:
Must be licensed as a psychologist in Florida as specified by Ch. 490, Florida Statues, by one year from date of hire.

University Description
The University of Central Florida is a metropolitan research university with an enrollment of over 60,000 students. UCF is the second largest university in the United States, experiencing unprecedented growth in recent years. Established in 1963, undergraduate and graduate academic programs are delivered through eleven colleges, including the recently established College of Medicine. The main campus is located 13 miles east of downtown Orlando, with additional campuses all across the region. The University and surrounding communities enjoy a rich mix of cultural, educational, business and recreational activities. The successful candidate will join a vibrant, multidisciplinary team of professionals, including clinical staff having backgrounds in psychology, social work, and mental health counseling. The Center has an active multidisciplinary training program involving masters and doctoral students from psychology, mental health counseling and social work, including two psychology doctoral interns. The Counseling Center is housed in a very attractive and welcoming facility equipped with very ample technology supported by a full time technology support professional. The Center has an active program of prevention and outreach, and joint efforts are in place, with others on the drawing board, that connect the Center with other departments and professionals on campus who are concerned about health, wellness and alcohol and other drug prevention, among others. The Counseling Center has an active program of in-house continuing education credit offerings. The University of Central Florida is an Equal Opportunity; Equal Access, and Affirmative Action Employer. Your assistance with the University of Central Florida’s Affirmative Action Plan implementation is appreciated. The University collects voluntary declarations of ethnicity and gender and uses the information to compile statistics on recruitment success. If you choose to assist, your demographic information will be used only for affirmative action. The survey form is included as a part of the online application process (see below).

Region Description
Central Florida is a vital region with a diverse population in city, small town and rural environments. Recreation and entertainment opportunities are abundant,
with cultural attractions, sports venues, nature areas, historic towns, beaches, lakes, theme parks and other areas of interest nearby. Atlantic beaches to the east
are easily accessible in less than an hour, and the Tampa Bay area and Florida Gulf Coast to the west are within a few hours drive as well.

Required Application Materials
Candidates must complete the online application process at These positions have an A&P (Administrative and Professional) classification at UCF. Vitae/Resume and Cover letter must be attached electronically to the online application in addition to completing the required application. The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

Application Deadline
Open until filled

Starting Date
Anticipated start date: August 1, 2014

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