East Carolina University

Greenville , NC
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Staff Counselor & Training Director

East Carolina University
Greenville, NC Full time
Posted on October 5, 2017

 East Carolina University


Vacancy #:  923014
Salary Range: Commensurate with Qualifications 
Closing Date: Open Until Filled


Organizational Unit Overview

The purpose of the Center for Counseling & Student Development is to assist students in making the most of their opportunities for academic and personal development while attending the university. The Center offers personal counseling, although academic and career counseling are incorporated as needed. In addition to individual therapy, group therapy, workshops, outreach programs, consultation, crisis services and psychiatric services are available depending on the unique concerns of the student and the recommendations of his/her treatment provider. When appropriate, tests and inventories are used to help students ascertain their areas of interest and/or to gain insight into their personal adjustment and mental health concerns. Enrolled students are able to access the services provided by the center without charge (beyond what has already been paid in tuition and fees).

 Job Duties

The Training Director for the Center for Counseling and Student Development reports directly to the Director of the Center. The Training Director collaborates with the Director and other center leadership roles within the Center. The Training Director provides oversight for training activities within the center—both at the doctoral and master’s training levels. As a member of the clinical staff, the Training Director provides clinical services, crisis intervention and educational outreach programming as well. 

Clinical staff members’ primary duties are to provide counseling and/or short-term treatment for students with psychological and developmental concerns. Other duties include: crisis intervention; group counseling; outreach and consultation; serving on university committees and participating in appropriate university activities; and participating in appropriate community, state and national activities and taking an active role in the overall operation and function of the Center for Counseling and Student Development.  

Training Director Responsibilities:

  • Provide orientation and training including development of orientation materials for trainees regarding CCSD operating procedures at both the pre-doctoral internships (national) and master’s/doctoral level (ECU) training slots (graduate assistantships, internships and practicum placements) 
  • In conjunction with CCSD leadership, develop training philosophy and mission of the CCSD internship and training programs 
  • Coordinate application and interview processes for internship applicants with APPIC regulations as appropriate 
  • Maintain knowledge of ethical, legal and clinical issues involved in training and supervision
  • Develop training seminar and rotation schedules for trainees 
  • Coordinate staff involvement in the internship training program (e.g., providing seminars, supervising, etc.) 
  • Monitor documentation of clinical work, intern performance, and identify any potential areas of concern 
  • Provide supervision of supervision if appropriate 
  • Produce reports and outcome data as requested regarding training activities 
  • Coordinate graduate-level training program from various disciplines within East Carolina University to provide training opportunities for ECU’s relevant academic departments in conjunction with the Assistant Training Director 
  • Provide clinical consultation to professional staff as needed in the areas of supervision and training. 
  • Assist the Director in the management of general office space and equipment utilized in training. 
  • Join and utilize resources from ACCTA (Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies) 
  • Collaborate with university and community partners to establish East Carolina University training opportunities (e.g. Veterans Affairs, Psychology Department, MFT Clinic on campus, etc.) 
  • Coordinate application and interview processes for intern applicants in compliance with APPIC regulations (moved from previous bullet point: with the ultimate goals of becoming an APPIC (Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers) member and APA (American Psychological Association)-accredited.

Staff Counselor Position Duties:

  • Counsel individuals and groups regarding personal and developmental concerns 
  • Provide crisis intervention services including rotating coverage of daytime emergency crisis services as needed and after-hours on call for evenings, weekends and holidays. 
  • Carry out administrative duties as assigned by the Director. 
  • Plan, conduct and evaluate outreach programs and services designed to facilitate student development and work cooperatively with university colleagues in developing and implementing quality programs. 
  • Participate in ongoing professional development through in-service education programs conducted in the center, on campus, and/or professional organizations.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PsyD or PhD degree in counseling, social work, or marriage and family therapy, or terminal degree in other appropriate human services field 
  • Demonstrated counseling and assessment skills 
  • Demonstrated interest in and experience working with college students including diverse and/or underrepresented college student populations 
  • Demonstrated ability in outreach programming 
  • Demonstrated consultation skills 
  • Knowledge of clinical evaluation techniques, computer programs and current research in the field 
  • Eligibility for state licensure and/or certification in respective professional field 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, staff and faculty

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education    

  • Experience in group therapy and crisis intervention preferred 
  • Experience working with more severe psychopathology also preferred 
  • Completion of APA-accredited doctoral program and APA-accredited internship 
  • Experience supervising graduate-level counselors in training
  • Experience providing counseling and crisis services in a university counseling center setting
  • Familiarity with APPIC and APA-accreditation procedures

Special Instructions to Applicants

In order to be considered for the position, all applicants are required to submit online a candidate profile, a letter of interest, a current resume, and a list of three references including contact information.

Additionally, original official transcripts, a criminal background check, and three signed letters of reference will be required upon offer of employment. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions and conferred by the time of hire.

 East Carolina University seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. In order to promote the university’s diversity goal, Student Affairs strongly encourages applicants from women, minorities, and historically underrepresented groups.

 Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy # 923014 to ECU Human Resources at http://jobs.ecu.edu 

East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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