CLINICAL DIRECTOR (Administrator II) (VA1377)

  • California State University, Chico
  • Chico, California
  • Jun 01, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Public Health

Job Description

Recruitment Details
Recruitment Number VA1377
Posting Period Open Until Filled (Review of Applications will begin 03/23/21. Applications received after that date may be considered.)
On Campus Only No
Working Title CLINICAL DIRECTOR (Administrator II)
Level/Range/Grade 1
Salary Range (From $ to $) Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected. (Anticipated hiring salary not to exceed: $120,000 per year).
Department WellCat Counseling Center
Number of Positions 1
FLSA Code Exempt
Status At Will
Full-time/part-time Full-time
Pay Plan 12/12
CBU/MOU M80 - Management Personnel Plan
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Hours Per Day 8 hours during the school year / 10 hours during the summer
Days Per Week 5 days during the school year / 4 days during the summer
Shift Day

Primary Duties
Under general direction of the WellCat Services (WCS) Director, the WellCat Counseling Center (WCCC) Clinical Director will serve to re-imagine and implement the next generation of counseling services aimed at meeting the psychological and developmental needs of the student community, and will provide considerable leadership to 12 - 14 professional staff plus additional graduate trainees that are committed to serving a diverse student body of over 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students. As described below, this individual shall provide oversight to the Center's clinical training programs and serve as an administrative leader of the Center; and will fulfill various clinical responsibilities as a licensed therapist.

The WCCC Clinical Director 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 WellCat Services' 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 WCCC; 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.

WellCat Services strives for a supportive and equitable environment where people - regardless of race, physical ability, age, neurodiversity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other protected personal identities - can participate equally and fully as their true selves in all aspects of university life. We support students' unique needs by providing compassionate healthcare services and education to enhance the wellbeing of our students and campus community, and actively strive to be inclusive, accessible, and representative of our diverse student community, working to destigmatize our services which we hold as essential to student success.

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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Incumbent must possess:
• Comprehensive knowledge of:
• Laws and ethics in regard to the delivery of clinical services and in a higher education setting, including remaining current with laws dealing with client confidentiality.
• Professional counseling techniques and strategies.
• Thorough knowledge of:
• Effective supervisory practices and techniques, employee-employer relationships, and the management of a counseling unit.
• The principles of planning, management, and directing a department.
• Organizational development and administrative, personnel, and fiscal management.
• The use of standard office software packages (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook).
• Basic knowledge of electronic, web-based client record keeping system and experience generating and interpreting clinical services data reports.

Incumbent must possess:
• Strong interpersonal, supervision, group facilitation, and leadership skills that will allow effective interaction with clients, parents, faculty, staff, medical, mental health and other professionals, and others concerned with the mental health issues of CSU, Chico students.
• Excellent communication (verbal, written and presentation) skills.
• Effective interaction skills when working with clients, colleagues, and accrediting agencies, especially IACS and the AAAHC accreditation agencies.
• Strong crisis intervention and consultation skills including skills in suicide assessment and intervention; awareness of how to facilitate voluntary/involuntary hospitalization.
• Strong skills in conferring with faculty, staff, and students about emergency situations.
• Proficiency in the provision of crisis postvention activities.
• Evidence of a strong personal commitment to diversity; experience serving BIPOC, LBGTQIA+ and neurodiverse communities.
• Experience with best practice treatment protocols and innovative treatments in expressive therapies (art, music, dance, drama, etc.), meditation and mindfulness.
• Business acumen including financial, leadership, planning, organization, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
• Demonstrated planning and organizational skills.

Incumbent must have the ability to:
• Exchange accurate and timely information.
• Maintain and promote the highest ethical and professional standards.
• Maintain composure and respond pro-actively to issues.
• Handle confidential and sensitive issues with tact, diplomacy and discretion utilizing a respectful approach to resolve issues.
• Apply a variety of complex policies and procedures, and identify deviations from applicable policies to carry out responsibilities in accordance with university policies and applicable laws.
• Interview skillfully and counsel students utilizing professional counseling techniques and strategies and meet the needs of students.
• Continually increase the range of comprehension and knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of the work performed in the counseling and wellness field.
• Work with students from all backgrounds representing various identities, attitudes, and value systems.
• Understand the applicable collective bargaining agreements and work with represented Counselors and staff.
• Visualize and implement needed changes and improvements in counseling and wellness programs.
• Define, review, and implement different or creative solutions to unusual or complex problems.
• Encourage acceptance of program operations through development of positive working relationships and recognition and understanding of the need for teamwork.
• Plan, organize, and direct the work of subordinates and ability to delegate effectively.
• Understand the roles and responsibilities of members of the organizations served.
• Work collaboratively with on-campus and the greater Chico communities.
• Collect and analyze data / information, draw conclusions from the analysis, and make recommendations.
• Prepare and present oral and written reports and/or data which are clear, concise, and comprehensive.
• Perform assigned duties.

Required Education and/or Experience
Master's degree from a regionally-accredited university, in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, or other closely related discipline.
Must hold appropriate State of California licensure (psychologist, LMFT, LCSW) or have the ability to obtain this within the first year.
Minimum of three years' experience as a staff member in a clinical and/or counseling setting, at least one of which should be in a clinical and/or administrative supervisory capacity.
Experience supervising internships or equivalent which included clinical assessment, counseling and crisis intervention, preferably with a diverse college-age population.

Recruitment Preferences
Preference may be given to applicants with the following as they may be considered specialized skills:
• Doctorate from a regionally-accredited university, in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, or other closely related discipline.
• 5 years' previous experience as a staff member in a clinical and/or counseling setting, at least one of which should be in a clinical and/or administrative supervisory capacity.
• Experience in a leadership role.

Special Requirements
• California State University, Chico, in accordance with CSU policy, requires that the successful candidate complete a background check (including a criminal records check, sexual offender registry check, and/or fingerprinting) prior to assuming this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the background check may impact the job offer or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for posted positions identified as sensitive. This position is considered a sensitive position based on CSU guidelines. Incumbent is responsible for the safety and security of Level 1 data, sometimes also referred to as Level 1 protected data. This is confidential information that is in most cases protected by statutes, regulations, or other legal mandates.
• The person holding this position is considered a "General Mandated Reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.
• This position is a Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA) designated managerial position and comes under the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) of the California State University.Individuals appointed to management positions serve at the pleasure of the President or designee. They are excluded from the collective bargaining process, are not subject to probationary service, and do not receive tenure or permanent status. This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
• The duties of this position will include participation in a decision that may have a material/financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, this is a "designated position" under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code and the incumbent will be required to file a Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest and is subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission. (Group/Category: Procurement Card Holder, 2) Note this designation is applicable only if Procurement Card is issued.

Works at a desk for long periods of time with frequent opportunities to move to other locations within the building and across campus. Work is performed in a typical office environment operating standard office equipment.

Office environment requiring sitting, walking, bending, squatting, twisting, and other motions commonly found in an office setting. May include days that include several hours of work on a computer to finish reports or documentation for processes or procedures, etc. Meets with individuals and groups and, at times, face demanding situations. Light lifting and carrying, often files or documents carried from one location to another; moving within the campus with occasional construction sites or student gatherings requiring awareness of conditions that may exist. Works with and attends meetings at the WellCat Health Center and may be exposed to illnesses.

This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).

Benefit Information
CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). Eligibility for standard CSU benefits is based on an appointment of half-time or more for a period exceeding six months. Employees appointed less than half-time or less than six months are not eligible for standard CSU benefits but do receive prorated sick leave and vacation.
Eligibility for Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefits is based on an appointment of at least three-quarter time, hired to work a minimum of 130 hours per month over the course of the appointment or works an average of 130 hours or more per month during the measurement period. The ACA guidelines provide for health coverage or FlexCash only. ACA does not provide dental or vision plan coverage.

About the University and Community
California State University (CSU), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public University, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation and operating as part of the 23-campus CSU system. The University enrolls over 17,000 students from diverse cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, with over half identifying as first-generation college students. Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, "Today Decides Tomorrow," is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century.

The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from San Francisco Bay Area. A safe residential community, Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that CSU, Chico stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land and the waters that run through campus.

CSU, Chico is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the diverse, intercultural, and intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of achievement gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and activities that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment.

The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.
Open Date (posting open date) 03/09/2021
Close Date (posting close date)
Open Until Filled Yes

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
1. Résumé
2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
1. Optional Applicant Documents

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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