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Assistant Director - Counseling Services

Apply now Job no: 506819
Position type: Staff Full Time
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Counseling
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and grade/range
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General Summary of Position:

The University of Massachusetts, Lowell has an exciting opening for an Assistant Director at Counseling Services, part of the Wellness Center.  Counseling Services strives to empower, support, and assist students in the pursuit of their academic, professional, and personal endeavors.  Counseling Services clinicians work with undergraduate and graduate students to tackle challenges and remove barriers to growth, change, happiness, peace or well-being.  The Assistant Director assists in the management and coordination of clinical services and provides administration and supervision of Counseling Services in the Director’s absence.  The Assistant Director provides mental health services for diverse student population and consultation/outreach to the university community as well as trains and supervises graduate trainees.

The Assistant Director will also work collaboratively as a member of the Wellness Center team to support students at University of Massachusetts Lowell.  The Assistant Director will join a dedicated, hard-working, collaborative and creative team of multidisciplinary mental health care providers in an environment that incorporates self-care into clinical practice and celebrates diversity in all its forms.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Master’s/Doctoral degree in counseling, psychology, clinical social work or a closely related field and at least 4 years post-licensure clinical experience preferably in a college or university counseling center
  • Experience in an administrative, leadership, or supervisory role in a clinical setting
  • Experience and knowledge of individual and group counseling and psychotherapy practices, knowledge of developmental psychological theory, understanding of student development and outreach, and cultural competence appropriate for a diverse student population
  • Demonstrated experience in working with developmental issues common to the 18-25 year old college student population
  • Ability to perform psychological assessment; provide crisis intervention services; provide effective consultation and clinical supervision; maintain appropriate records via an EHR and adhere to professional confidentiality standards
  • Current license to practice in the state of Massachusetts required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years of practice within a college or university setting or with college aged students in an alternative setting
  • Clinical experience in an inpatient mental health setting
  • Doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology strongly preferred

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only Internal Professional (SEIU 888 Professional Union) Bargaining candidates will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period. 

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.  

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required at the time of application.

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The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.

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