Director of Counseling and Wellness

July 7, 2021
Long Island Campus
Counseling and Wellness

Reports To: Vice President for Student Affairs/Associate Vice President for Student Life 
Supervises: Assistant Director of Wellness; Licensed Counselor; Interns and Externs; Part-time Nurse; Administrative Assistant

Position Summary: This position is responsible for the overall leadership, administration and coordination of the delivery of student counseling and wellness services, which includes providing individual counseling, crisis intervention, education and outreach to the student body.  This work will be conducted in alignment with St. Joseph’s College mission, traditions and motto. This is a Full Time 12 month position to include benefits.

Education Required: Ph.D. in counseling/clinical psychology, counseling, or equivalent

Experience Required: Minimum of 5 years of clinical experience in the mental health field with a license to practice in New York State; Experience working in a higher education setting preferred.

Skills, Characteristics Required for Position:

  • Ability to foster a positive, compassionate and empowering environment;
  • Ability to ensure compliance with HIPAA, FERPA, privacy, and confidentiality requirements;
  • Ability to communicate successfully across departments and with various constituent groups;
  • Ability to communicate successfully with external groups assisting with the treatment of students;
  • Strong organizational skills, including time management skills and the ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Ability to effectively supervise staff, Interns/Externs and student workers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide vision and leadership for a comprehensive student counseling and wellness program intended to promote emotional and psychological well-being, academic success and campus safety.
  • Facilitate and manage the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of challenges common to the college student, such as stress, anxiety, depression, trauma and posttraumatic reactions, sleep disruption, high risk alcohol use, abuse of substances, and difficulty with interpersonal relationships.
  • Establish a campus-wide agenda to advance the health and wellness of students and promote student success through the development, implementation, and supervision of the department’s strategic plan, goals, and measurable objectives.
  • Select, train and supervise all Interns and Externs in the Center’s Trainee program.
  • Provide consultation on psychological issues students may experience to faculty, staff and members of the campus community.
  • Maintain and oversee the triage care system for quick assessment of students who present at time of crisis.
  • Coordinate the center's emergency and crisis response procedures and participate in threat assessment activities; Co-chair the Behavioral Assessment Committee.
  • Ensure team-based collaboration with external partners in the delivery of mental health promotion/screenings, education, and postventions.
  • Develop and maintain a referral network of community mental health care providers and hospitals.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across campus to develop strategies for optimizing student strengths and holistic healthy development so that students can flourish academically, socially, emotionally and psychologically. 
  • Participate in College’s emergency response protocols, specifically regarding mental health emergency and crisis response. Provide assistance and consultation to College Administrative staff in assessment and response of mental health crisis when necessary. 
  • Serve as a member of the Student Life leadership team and assist in the development, implementation, and assessment of the division’s mission and priorities.
  • Provide direct services and programming aimed to increase retention, completion, satisfaction and overall well-being.
  • Design and implement programs that are measurable and aligned with the College’s mission.
  • Serve as a designated "Confidential Reporting Resource" under Title IX guidelines
  • Maintain consistent and reliable attendance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Student Affairs/Associate Vice President for Student Life.
  • Participate in campus/department/committee meetings as required.
  • Collaborate with Brooklyn/Long Island campus peers to provide coordinated services to students.

Application Process:

Resume along with references should be forwarded to:
Janelle Hill
Associate Vice President for Student Life
[email protected]

Applications are accepted until the position is filled.

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St. Joseph's University, New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V/SO.