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Director University Counseling Center

Posted: 03/01/2023

Director University Counseling Center Category: Administrative, Professional & Staff Positions Department: Counseling Center Locations: Macomb, IL Posted: Feb 20, 2023 Closes: Open Until Filled Type: FT - Continuous About Western Illinois University: Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, serves nearly 7,500 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan branch campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access. Job Description: APPOINTMENT: March 2023 RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Vice President for Student Success, the Director of the University Counseling Center has the primary responsibility for the delivery of counseling services, assessment services, consultation, training, public relations, and outreach activities to Western Illinois University students, and additional responsibilities include: • The professional development, training, and assignment of duties to personnel employed in the University Counseling Center (UCC) • Providing consultation and administrative supervision for UCC staff • Providing staff clinical supervision and/or supervision to an appointed clinical supervisor, practicum/intern supervisor, and Graduate Assistant supervisor to assure the ethical delivery of all counseling services in accordance with federal and state laws, guidelines and professional ethical codes • Providing primary responsibility for the provision of consultation services for students, family members, and/or any member of the WIU community faced with a mental health issue or general concern • Providing direct counseling services and/or assessment services to students/clients, as schedule permits • Providing primary responsibility in assuring that all approved UCC policies, procedures, ethical codes, and state and national guidelines are observed and followed • Providing primary responsibility for the management of the budget, accurate and timely accounting practices for the various accounts, and the approval of all expenditures for the UCC • The evaluation of all employees in the UCC • The continued evaluation and development of all services provided by the UCC • To serve as a member of the student behavioral intervention team known as the Emergency Consultation Team (ECT). The director is expected to be in the rotation for the after-hours, on-call consultation service and to attend weekly ECT meetings • To serve as a member of the Threat Assessment Team (TAT) and carry out the duties of a TAT member • To maintain and foster professional relationships with university and community entities to assure collaboration and the seamless delivery of services • To participate in departmental and university-wide committees • To be responsible for the production of the annual report and strategic plan RANK & SALARY: Administrative and Professional (A&P). Salary competitive. Negotiable, commensurate with experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: Requirements: REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A master's or doctoral degree in mental health counseling, psychology, or social work from an accredited program, with at least 3 years of recent clinical experience. The successful candidate must have experience providing supervision, as well as mental health counseling services to traditional age college students. The candidate must have a current clinical license in any state, and be able to obtain an Illinois clinical license within the first year of employment. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Five or more years of clinical experience in a university counseling center. Strong administrative, clinical, and assessment expertise with experience providing individual, couple, and group mental health counseling services within a college setting. Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, budgetary, public relations, and leadership skills. Ability to work collaboratively with and provide leadership for a multidisciplinary team. Demonstrated ability to use data to make informed decisions. The successful candidate will have a clear understanding of developmental issues facing college students and have experience meeting the needs of clients from diverse populations. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion. Experience administering a full battery of psychological and learning assessments is a plus. Knowledge of electronic records and data management programs, specifically Titanium Schedule, is highly desirable. For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body). Unless otherwise stated, the degree must be "in hand" at the time of appointment. Additional Information: THE DEPARTMENT: The University Counseling Center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc. The staff currently consists of 9 master level clinicians and all are licensed in their respective disciplines. The director reports to the Vice President for Student Success. For additional information, visit About WIU ( Since 1899, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region. WIU-Macomb, IL: Western's traditional, residential main campus offers a comprehensive slate of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, and post-baccalaureate certificates. A diverse community in west central Illinois, Macomb features a unique blend of agriculture, industry, service, retail, education, and culture. Macomb serves as the county seat, with connections across the state with Amtrak providing twice-daily service from Macomb to Chicago (and point in-between). Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL). WIU-Quad Cities: Located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Moline, Illinois, the WIU-Quad Cities campus is the only public four-year regional university that serves the Quad Cities region. Designed as a metropolitan commuter campus, WIU-Quad Cities offers select undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. Moline is located just 80 miles north of the Macomb campus and is centered within a diverse, bi-state community of 383,000 that offers a broad range of cultural, social, and entertainment amenities and experiences, as well as varied businesses and industries. WIU Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism ( Western Illinois University fosters respect, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. WIU is committed to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity. We value inclusion as a core value and as an essential element of Western's public service mission. WIU embraces individual uniqueness and a culture of inclusion that supports broad and specific diversity initiatives. Western believes in the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society as integral to the success of all individuals. For full job description and to apply, visit Copyright ©2022 Inc. All rights reserved. jeid-63d71ab7b13f9244abca4c29eeab9c1c

Education: Masters Degree