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Director Counseling Services

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Posting Details


Position Title Director Counseling Services
Position number SF3228
Hours per week 8am-4:30pm with additional hours as needed
Posting date 08/08/2017
Closing date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Type Full-Time
Internal Job Category Staff
Position Purpose

The Director of Counseling Services plans, organizes and directs clinical programs and services for client individuals experiencing crises of various descriptions, providing intervention or referral as appropriate. Serves as liaison with community agencies on emotional crisis, suicide, and related issues. Coordinates the provision of educational presentations and associated services to community groups. Recruits, trains, and supervises a team of crisis intervention individuals.

Job Functions

Job Function

Supervises personnel which typically includes recommendations for hiring, disciplining, performance evaluation, training, work allocation, and problem resolution.

Job Function

Performs direct non-therapeutic crisis intervention, either over the telephone or face-to-face, for people in crisis and provides direct backup and coverage when necessary. Evaluate data gathered in terms of the medical or psychiatric plan of treatment. Establish linkage with university, community and statewide resources.

Job Function

Provide oversight and scheduling of counseling, both directly and for contract staff.

Job Function

Plan and conduct educational activities with an emphasis on wellness, mental health, trends and support.

Job Function

Serve as contact for internal staff, including student leaders regarding programming and information.

Job Function

Establish protocols and procedures for Counseling operation Serve as primary point person for crisis on-call system.

Job Function

Designs and implements mechanisms for evaluation of utilization of service, client satisfaction, supervisor satisfaction and program efficacy. Compile statistical information for monthly and annual reports.

Job Function

Performs various administrative functions, such as monitoring budgets, preparing administrative and programmatic reports and correspondence; participates in a variety of research projects to develop service plans and propose changes to program policies and procedures.

Job Function

Active participant in the University Wellness Team.

Job Function

Develop and maintain resources (internal & external) for clients, referrals, etc.

Job Function

Develops record-keeping procedures and manages appropriate department records in accordance with applicable regulations, policies, and standards.

Job Function

The above statements describe the job’s essential responsibilities and requirements. They are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned to job incumbents.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University’s values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service.

• Ability to supervise, train, and develop employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
• Ability to work effectively in a university setting.
• Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
• Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques.
• Knowledge of community resources and referral options for people in crisis
• Knowledge of the operational and staffing requirements of a 24-hour crisis services activity.
• Ability to analyze budgetary expenditures for compliance with approved budget.
• Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
• Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops.
• Employee development and performance management skills.
• Ability to design and develop recruitment plans.


At least 5 years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.


Master’s degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work or an equivalent field; counseling licensure required.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Sedentary work. Occasionally requires standing, lifting, pulling, pushing, carrying and climbing, reaching both high and low. Frequently requires walking and balancing. Constantly requires sitting, repetitious finger and wrist movement, speaking clearly, hearing conversations, hearing (with acuity), seeing near and far with depth perception and color vision.

Belmont University is dedicated to the health and well-being of all of its students, faculty and staff. In an endeavor to provide the healthiest possible environment, Belmont is a tobacco free campus.

Additional Information

Belmont University is a student-centered Christian community providing an academically challenging education that empowers men and women of diverse backgrounds to engage and transform the world with disciplined intelligence, compassion, courage and faith.

Belmont’s vision is to be a leader among teaching universities, bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service.

Our mission, vision and values statements may be found at

Prepare a one-page essay of about 300-400 words that describes how your Christian faith informs and influences your personal and professional life, how it plays a role in your interest in joining Belmont University, and how it will help you contribute to Belmont University given our mission, vision, and values statements.

An electronic version of your resume, cover letter, and response to Belmont’s Mission, Vision, and Values statements must be attached in order to complete the online application process.

All requested documents must be attached in order to complete the online application process.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The selected candidate for this position will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.

Belmont University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Special instructions to applicants

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you have experience working at a higher education institution?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. How many years' experience do you have in mental health counseling?
    • None
    • Less than 3
    • 3-5
    • 5+
  3. How many years' experience do you have supervising employees?
    • 0
    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 5+

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/C.V.
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of Professional References
  4. Response to Mission, Vision and Values
Optional Documents