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 Subject : Director, Counseling Services, Chaminade University of Honolulu.. 01/20/2022 08:01:42 PM 
Allison Jerome
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Title: Director of Counseling Services
Division: Student Affairs
Full Time

II. Reporting Relationship
This position reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students.

III. Position Summary
The Director of Counseling Services is a visionary, innovative, and collaborative leader and strong clinician to oversee the university’s counseling center. Through an approach of prevention, education, treatment, and care, the Counseling Center team is missioned to provide a positive impact on the mental health, wellbeing, and academic success of all students through services that promote resiliency, capacity building, and facilitate optimal student development and growth.

The Director plays a vital role in the assessment of counseling staff clinical competencies, evaluating intake protocol, ensuring appropriate treatment planning and documentation, providing crisis intervention and management, expanding outreach initiatives, and developing a strong referral network. The ideal candidate for this position will provide leadership, vision, financial management, policy formation, assessment and strategic planning to enhance the delivery of comprehensive mental health initiatives and psychological services. Further, the Director will be called upon to regularly inform university leadership on mental health issues that affect Chaminade University of Honolulu students in an environment that embodies Catholic Marianist values, is primarily residential, and encompasses traditional age students.

IV. Essential Duties and Functions
The Director is responsible for the oversight of the following:

Administration and Operation [30%]
• Provide supervision (directly or indirectly) to a Counseling Center team including the recruitment, hiring, training, development, and evaluation of staff members.
• Hold staff accountable for high performance and a highly engaged culture by articulating expectations, monitoring performance and providing consistent feedback.
• When appropriate, work collaboratively with Director of the Hawaii School of Professional Psychology @ CUH (HSPP) and/or Director of the Master of Science in Counseling Psychology program to provide internship opportunities for HSPP and/or Masters level students.
• Provide oversight and coordination of future HSPP and/or Masters level student interns.
• Serve as an inspirational and motivating leader, who exemplifies excellence in the delivery of mental health services, and supports the professional growth of personnel.
• Ensure a framework of equity and social justice is embedded into the day-to-day operations.
• As needed, participate in the doctoral training program through clinical supervision and/or teaching.
• Resolve problems and gain cooperation on matters where strong differences of opinions exist through the use of tact, discretion and judgement while maintaining good will.
• Ensure compliance of all required accreditation criteria including but not limited to APA accreditation, application of ethical and professional standards, and adherence to federal and state laws.
• Monitor and integrate best practices, student needs and trends in mental health care, and evolving standards and treatment methods in the profession.
• Responsible for the stewardship of resources through fiscal planning, prioritization of resource utilization, monitoring and management of the Counseling Center budget.
• Be involved with and make meaningful contributions to divisional and institutional initiatives, as well as within professional organizations.
• Participates in continuing education as needed to maintain licensure in the State of Hawaiʻi.

Direct Client Care [30%]
• Conduct psychological assessments, crisis interventions, and psychotherapy in individual or group mode, making appropriate referrals to other clinicians as necessary and write reports, notes, and other records.
• Serve as lead clinician and primary point of contact for parents, faculty, staff, hospitals and outside providers.
• Provide clinical consultation and supervision to clinicians on challenging or risky client issues.
• Provide 24-hour crisis intervention and emergency response as needed.

Department Strategic Vision, Leadership and Program Development [20%]
• Provide leadership, as informed by the Catholic Marianist values, that guides and supports staff, as the team develops and implements strategic planning, philosophy, policies, programs and processes that ensure the delivery of excellent and efficient multidisciplinary mental health services, with an emphasis on continued growth and development of the Counseling Center to serve the current and future needs of the students.
• Cultivate a culture of innovation that incorporates new ideas, modalities, and operational models in the provision of mental health services that address the growth in demand and increasing complexity of presenting conditions.
• Make decisions based upon alignment with and achievement of unit, division, and institutional strategic goals, values and initiatives.
• Prepare operational reports and analysis that utilizes data driven assessment to identify student trends, establish metrics of success, and recommend appropriate programs and solutions.
• Serve as the departmental spokesperson, branding and promoting the services of the Counseling Center to the University community, identifying communication needs and barriers to accessing care, creating avenues for increased awareness and utilization, and advising campus leaders on mental health related issues.

Consultation, Partnerships, and Outreach [15%]
• Represent the counseling staff as a member of the university’s Care Team.
• Consult with the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life in emergency situations, provide assessment of students in crisis, and assist in the development and coordination of plans for students with complex psychological and behavioral issues, including re-entry procedures.
• As the chief psychologist and mental health expert, consult with staff, administrators, faculty, parents, and students as necessary to facilitate the coordination of care for students while maintaining individual student confidentiality.
• Actively cultivate and maintain collaborative working relationships with external providers of mental health services for the purpose of referral and the coordination of a continuum of care for students.
• Effectively communicate to all campus constituencies the Counseling Center’s scope of clinical and educational practice, procedures for referral, and consultation services.
• Provide support, training, and presentations for faculty and staff on issues affecting student mental health and behavior.
• Actively contribute as a thought-partner to an interdisciplinary, integrated and proactive approach to holistic student wellbeing and advancing the health and wellbeing initiatives.
• Develop a broad institutional perspective and work collaboratively with other departments and campus partners.
• Maintain an active professional network with the group of peer institution counseling center directors and other local and national groups and associations.

Related Duties [5%]
• Actively participate in student development activities on campus as needed.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Disclaimer: This list of responsibilities is not exhaustive. The percentages regarding the essential and non-essential functions of the job are not precise and are only an approximation, which can vary on a day-to-day basis and are subject to change on an as-need basis and/or in the sole discretion of supervisory management.

V. Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
Candidate must meet the following minimum qualifications:

• Must hold independent clinical licensure as a PhD or PsyD in Counseling or Clinical/Counseling Psychology from an accredited university;
• Must obtain Hawaiʻi licensure within six months of start date and maintain license throughout duration of employment;
• 7 years of relevant and progressive professional clinical experience in administering collegiate mental health services;
• Expert knowledge of the mental health needs and concerns of a college-aged population;
• Possess active experience in crisis intervention and emergency management operations within a university setting;
• 2 years of supervision of professional staff or comparable experience;
• Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with various constituents;
• Articulated passion for promoting holistic wellbeing and enhancing student learning;
• Excellent written communication skills;
• Attention to detail; and
• Ability to work on an on-call basis as a part of a 24/7 crisis response system that may require the person to respond to campus or a hospital/mental health facility after hours.

Other Experience and Skills Required:
• Experience with a multifaceted budget, including general financial management and accountability, data base systems, and spreadsheets;
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple initiatives, programs, and responsibilities while ensuring clinical excellence in the provision of direct services;
• Demonstrated experience in establishing and facilitating strategic goals;
• Demonstrated analytical skills to identify problems, assess alternatives, and render consistent, logical decisions;
• Ability to write concise, logical, and persuasive reports;
• Capacity to independently manage a variety of tasks with frequent interruptions and shifting priorities;
• Demonstrated experience with Microsoft and Google Suite, email, and other software related to counseling center;
• Demonstrated integrity, dependability, sound judgment, teambuilding, and resourcefulness to establish and maintain collaborative, positive, and effective working relationships with multiple constituency groups;
• Proven success working with a range of culturally and ethnically diverse populations, and evidence of commitment to fostering equity, inclusion, and a collaborative multicultural environment; and
• Ability to thrive in an environment that values high expectations, accountability, service in leadership, and balanced lifestyles, while possessing exceptional verbal communication skills, enthusiasm, positive attitude, and be a self-starter with the ability to instill the same in others.

VI. Marianist Identity/Native Hawaiian & Pacific Island Serving
An expressed willingness to respect and support the Catholic and Marianist identity of Chaminade University of Honolulu and to perform all duties in a manner consistent with Marianist educational values and mission of the University. Understanding of and respect for the University’s designation as an institution serving students of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Island ancestry.

VII. Physical Requirements:
Candidate must be able to traverse the campus, stoop, bend, climb stairs, lift approximately 10-20 lbs., stand for prolonged periods of time, and have finger dexterity. This position also requires the ability to communicate verbally, clearly and effectively with students and colleagues.

Additional Information
Conditional Offer of Employment
Chaminade University conducts criminal history background checks and drug tests on applicants selected for employment. All employment offers are conditional upon the successful completion and approval of a criminal history background check and drug test.

Equal Opportunity
Chaminade University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, and disability in accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991. Chaminade University does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, arrest and court record, and National Guard participation, as well as on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, and disability, in accordance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991, Equal Pay Act of 1963, and HRS Chapter 378.
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