Payroll Title: UCP XII
Class Code: 1203-9093
Job Family: SHS
FLSA Code: E
Under the general direction of the Counseling and Mental Health Services Director, provides clinical leadership, coordination and supervision for the Counseling and Mental Health Services (CMHS) clinical operation and is responsible for providing direct clinical services, including assessment and psychotherapy, emergency care and consulting services to the University community. This position will function as a member of the health services leadership team and supervises all operations in accordance with CMHS policies and procedures.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Implements an overall clinical services program for CMHS that primarily serves the Storrs campus and provides oversight for clinical operations ensuring adherence to policies and procedures; supervises staff therapists, office staff, and graduate students in the delivery of their clinical and support duties.
- Assists with developing and maintaining policies and procedures to govern clinical services, ensuring adherence to best clinical practices, applicable state and federal statutes, local health and safety laws and regulations, student affairs risk management policies, and professional codes of ethics.
- Carries a clinical case load approximately 30% of the time; provides psychotherapy counseling to individuals, couples and groups, consulting with other professionals as necessary; diagnoses, assesses and treats emotional and functional disorders through psychotherapy.
- Assists Director in the development and coordination of clinical service programs at the UConn regional campuses.
- Meets regularly with Director to establish and discuss clinical priorities, budget, personnel/staffing issues, Total Quality Initiative, mission, vision, and strategic planning; reviews plans for implementation of such.
- Serves on SHS and/or university committees representing CMHS and applicable policies and procedures to stakeholders and constituencies; responsible for communicating with appropriate university administrators and various mental health and medical professionals in regards to clinical services and/or patient care.
- Responsible for assuring a successful continuity of care program by cultivating and maintaining up-to-date and adequate external referrals.
- Prepares timely narrative and statistical reports (e.g. annual reports and accreditation standards reports) of all activities for use in evaluation of the Clinical services program; provides annual update and evaluation of clinical program outcomes; reports regularly to the Director concerning the ongoing progress of the clinical services program; compiles data to analyze and identify risks, trends and gaps in service.
- In the absence of the Director, supervises all operations in accordance with CMHS policies and procedures.
- Conducts workshops and outreach services designed to provide mental health education to students.
- Monitors, evaluates and keeps informed of cutting edge standards of practice in the university counseling center field and keeps abreast of pertinent regulations, laws, publications, and information; provides comparison analysis to Director for evaluation.
- As scheduled, provides 24-hour emergency on-call service and crisis intervention counseling for students who have psychiatric emergencies.
- Participates in supervision and training of clinical trainees from the University of Connecticut and other graduate programs in either clinical/counseling psychology and/or clinical social work.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
- Doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology or Master’s degree in Social Work from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
- Licensed or license eligible in the State of Connecticut.
- Three to five years post-graduate work experience, including substantial experience providing psychotherapeutic counseling and psychological counseling to adolescents and young adults.
- Experience in a progressively responsible administrative role that required planning, evaluating, directing the day to day administration of a complex mental health service operation and mental health service staff, and using various resources to accomplish long-term and short-term goal for the institution.
- Demonstrated ability to evaluate treatment programs and conduct independent research.
- Proven track record establishing and maintaining effective work relationships professionally and clinically; excellent verbal and written communication skills; must have supervisory experience.
- Demonstrated ability to respond to emergency situations effectively, professionally, appropriately and in a timely manner.
- Must have an understanding of and commitment to diversity issues in the delivery and management of clinical services.
OTHER DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS
- Previous university or college counseling center experience.