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Director of Counseling Services

Company: Lesley University
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

Lesley seeks a Director of Counseling Services, who will serve to re-imagine and implement the next generation of counseling services aimed at meeting the psychological and developmental needs of the University student community.The selected individual, reporting to the Dean of Students, will be charged with developing a business plan to shape the delivery of innovative, high quality, student-centric counseling services, incorporating holistic practices which are central to Lesley's mission; possessing an interest, openness and experience with expressive therapies, mindfulness, and other alternative modalities; building a strategic plan to meet the objectives identified; providing overall operational, clinical, and inspirational leadership of the Counseling Center; providing direct short-term individual, group and teletherapy psychological counseling and crisis intervention services to a diverse and neurodiverse population of undergraduate and graduate students; providing referral services to outside resources when a higher level of care is needed; maintaining an active and current resource and referral network; providing consultation and support for students, faculty and staff during crisis situations; providing consultation and education to faculty and staff regarding student behavioral and emotional issues, classroom concerns and current behavioral health issues; directing the graduate internship training program; building effective, diverse, and connected teams; maintaining and promoting the highest ethical and professional standards; and working collaboratively with departments across campus to address coordinated student support.Requirements:The successful candidate will have at least five years' leadership experience in higher education with related experience operating a free-standing counseling center or other independent business; a minimum of eight years' experience as a licensed clinician; experience with best practice treatment protocols and innovative treatments in expressive therapies (art, music, dance, drama, etc.), meditation and mindfulness; experience serving BIPOC, LBGTQIA+ and neurodiverse communities; excellent communication (verbal, written and presentation) skills; business acumen including financial, leadership, planning, organization, problem-solving, and decision-making skills; interpersonal, and group facilitation skills; understanding of confidential and ethical matters within the professional of mental health and in a higher education setting; and have at least a Master's degree in Psychology, Counseling, or Social work. Ph.D. preferred. Must be currently licensed in Massachusetts.PM22

Keywords: Lesley University, Cambridge , Director of Counseling Services, Executive , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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