WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY Division of Student Affairs Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
DIRECTOR, COUNSELING AND TESTING CENTER
Western Kentucky University’s Division of Student Affairs, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs invites applicants for Director, Counseling and Testing Center (CTC). The University seeks an individual skilled as both an administrator and practitioner to provide leadership for a Center providing comprehensive services, individual and group counseling, and educational programming to Western Kentucky University students and crisis intervention and consultation to the University community. Additionally, the Center is a primary training site for the University’s graduate program in clinical psychology and provides a broad range of testing services to the University and the surrounding community.
The Director is also responsible for sustaining critical interactions and working collaboratively with other units on campus including, but not limited to, the Department of Housing and Residence Life, the Office of Judicial Affairs, the University Police Department, Health Services, the Office of Student Disability Services, the Regional Campuses, the Office of Student Activities, Leadership and Volunteerism, and the Division of Academic Affairs.
This position reports directly to the Vice President of Student Affairs. This is a twelve-month, full-time position and the successful candidate will serve as senior staff member in the Division of Student Affairs. Evening and weekend work is required.
The WKU Counseling and Testing Center was accredited in 2009 through the International Association of Counseling Services. Additional information about the Center’s programs, outreach activities, and staff members can be found at the following hyperlink:http://www.wku.edu/heretohelp/
Primary Duties and Responsibilities: The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all- inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted, and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.
Provides day-to-day leadership to the CTC Develops and executes short and long term vision, strategic goals for the CTC Oversees clinical services provided by counseling center staff Provides supervision to counseling center staff and practicum students Provides culturally sensitive psychological services to students Oversees budget, strategic plan, and administration of tests and testing services provided
by the Testing Coordinator Serves as liaison for counseling center with Student Affairs and the University
community Coordinates training/prevention education within the campus communityRequired Minimum Qualifications
Demonstrated ability to assume leadership in an administrative position within a university counseling and testing center, knowledge of fiscal management, strategic planning, personnel issues, and experience in working in conjunction with Student Affairs to develop strategies for ensuring the academic success of a college student population by providing psychological expertise
Ph.D., Ed.D., or Psy.D. in Counseling or Clinical Psychology and licensed (or license eligible) in the State of Kentucky
Minimum five years of extensive clinical experience and related institutional experience in a university counseling center setting
Ability to work independently on tasks Competency with differential diagnosis and use of DSM Clinical experience addressing suicide risk assessment and intervention, crisis response
and intervention, case management, care coordination, and working with high risk/high
acuity clients Commitment to developing an APA accredited pre-doctoral internship program Demonstrated strong clinical skills and interdisciplinary collaboration Demonstrated ability to provide quality and culturally-sensitive clinical services Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a team-oriented environment Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and technological communication skills Outstanding educational outreach and presentation skills
Salary is competitive and based upon experience.
Applications for employment will be accepted electronically only. Interested candidates must submit a letter of application, current resume, and names, addresses and daytime phone numbers of three professional references using the online application process. Please refer to the following website to apply: http://asaweb.wku.edu/wkujobs. For further assistance call (270) 745-5934. Please reference requisition number S3572. For full consideration, submit application materials on or before April 1, 2013. Position will remain open until filled.
Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.