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Assistant Director Counseling Services

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Posting Details


Position Title Assistant Director Counseling Services
Position number SF3246
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 Assistant Director position will assist the Director of Counseling in advancing the mission of the university. The position is responsible for providing direct mental health services to the student population, supervision of clinical staff and assist the Director in implementing appropriate crisis interventions.

Job Functions

Job Function

Provide direct mental health services to students and assists with supervision of the full time clinicians.

Job Function

Assist the Director in responding to crisis and developing protocols regarding crisis management tools.

Job Function

Serve as contact for internal and external staff when Director of Counseling is not available.

Job Function

Provides oversight of daily intake process and scheduling.

Job Function

Assist in developing referral resources for clients as well as serve as a liaison with newly developed mental health partnerships.

Job Function

Provides on-call emergency coverage on a rotation schedule with clinical staff.

Job Function

Oversees the hiring and assignment of interns, assisting in development of relevant protocols pertaining to the program.

Job Function

Assists the Director with development of educational programming, convocation sessions, and group therapies.

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.

Excellent communication & interpersonal skills

Self-motivated/self-starter skills

Ability to work in some degree of isolation and under pressure

Knowledge of confidentiality and liability issues

Ability to work with diverse constituents

Knowledge of acceptable counseling theories and practice

Knowledge of professional and ethical guidelines


Minimum 5 years experience in mental health counseling or directly related field.


Master’s degree in mental health counseling; Licensure required

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Occasionally requires standing, walking, climbing stairs and occasional lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling loads up to 10 lbs. Frequently requires sitting and repetitious finger and wrist movement, 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 supervising employees?
    • 0
    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 5+
  3. How many years' experience do you have in mental health counseling?
    • None
    • Less than 3
    • 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