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Assistant Director

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Posting Details 

Position Information

Business Title Assistant Director
Position Number
Home Department Counseling Services
Employment Type Regular (Continuous)
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Appointment Staff (12-Month)
Time Limited? No
Time-Limited Appointment Length Not Applicable
Work Schedule

The schedule is primarily Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm; however, some after-hours or weekend hours are expected for programming or to respond to mental health emergencies.

Work Hours per week 40
Travel Required? N
Primary Function of Organizational Unit

Counseling Services provides short-term professional counseling and psychiatric services to GC students to promote student success and academic retention.

Primary Purpose of Position

The Assistant Director provides direct counseling services to students, administrative supervision for the department, consultation to colleagues, and clinical supervision of trainees.

Key Functions and Related Job Duties

Key Function Counseling
Job duties performed for the above function

Provide individual, group and/or couples counseling to students to address personal, academic and career concerns, engage in crisis intervention to address mental health emergencies, and maintain appropriate documentation.

Key Function Outreach
Job duties performed for the above function

Develops and leads structured groups, workshops, presentations, and other prevention and psychoeducational outreach programming.

Key Function Administrative Support
Job duties performed for the above function

Assumes administration duties of Counseling Services as assigned by the director.

Key Function Supervision
Job duties performed for the above function

Provide clinical supervision for trainees and/or staff working toward obtaining full licensure. Provide consultation regarding clinical issues to all Counseling Services staff. Supervision duties may include reviewing case notes or recordings of sessions, meeting regularly with supervisees to evaluation clinical issues and professional judgment, maintaining appropriate documentation, evaluating clinicians professional skills for training programs and/or licensing boards.

Key Function Collaboration
Job duties performed for the above function

Work individually and on committees with faculty or staff, and external agencies for the benefit of students and the institution. Determines the most appropriate and needed areas of focus to benefit students and the institution, and seeks opportunities to become involved in those areas.

Key Function Liaison
Job duties performed for the above function

Consults with faculty, staff and other off campus constituents (e.g., parents, mental health professionals, physicians, etc.) about the developmental and mental health needs of students. Develops and updates knowledge of professional policies associated with the consultation process. Maintains current knowledge of local resources, and avenues to seek assistance in understanding other resources that could benefit students. Consults as requested and appropriate to help others understand and take advantage of resources to assist students.

Key Function Other
Job duties performed for the above function

Performs other duties as assigned

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Other Duties and Responsibilities
Equal Opportunity Statement

Georgia College is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee and strives to create a campus environment which understands, fosters, and embraces the value of diversity. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity conducted by Georgia College.

Minimum Requirements

Proposed Minimum Experience/Education

Master’s Degree in Mental Health Discipline; Licensure in a mental health discipline in Georgia, or ability to obtain licensure within three months of hire AND at least three years of experience in a mental health setting.

Department Required Skills

Familiarity with electronic medical records and scheduling systems, preferably Titanium Scheduled.

Familiarity with Career Assessment instruments, preferably the Strong Interest and Skill Survey, Campbell interest and Skill Survey, and Myers Briggs.

List any other requirements

Ability to respond to mental health emergencies outside of normal office hours.

Other Job Requirements

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Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

Doctorate in Mental Health Discipline; Licensure as a psychologist in Georgia, or ability to obtain licensure within three months of hire. Three or more years of experience in a college counseling setting. Three or more years of experiences in a position providing administrative supervision. Three of more years providing clinical supervision.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S0339
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date
Close Date 06/09/2017
Open Until Filled No
Minimum Pay Rate-Annually $54,100.00
Special Instructions Summary

Reference Letters

Reference Letters

Accept References Yes
Minimum Requests
Last Day a Reference Provider Can Submit Reference
Applicant Special Instructions

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you currently hold a Masters Degree or higher in a mental health field, such as Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or Marriage and Family Therapy, or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you currently hold a professional license in a mental health discipline (for example, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist)?
    • I am fully licensed in Georgia
    • I am licensed in another state but not in Georgia
    • I do not have a professional license
    • I hold a provisional or associate license in Georgia
  3. * How many years of professional experience do you have working in a college counseling setting or other mental health setting?
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1-2 years
    • 3 years or more

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. List of 3 References and Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Unofficial Transcripts