The Clinical Director of the Counselor Education and Family Life Center
(hereafter, Clinic) will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the
Clinic, implementation of ongoing assessment of student-trainee's clinical
competencies and client outcomes within the Clinic, and development and
maintenance of referral and client care networks.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
Supervises all aspects of interns' and practicum students' clinical work
within the Clinic, including client intake and screening, maintenance of
clients' records, obtainment of consent for treatment, collection of fees
for services, assignment and follow-up of clients, referrals and other
Maintains compliance with ethical standards within the implementation of
policies and procedures in the Clinic, such as ensuring clients'
confidentiality, authorized and lawful release of clients' records, and
students' professional demeanors.
Documents current and sufficient liability insurance for all students
active within the Clinic. Conducts regular audits of client files,
ensuring that all clinical records are maintained in accordance with
Clinic policies and current professional, ethical, and legal standards
(e.g., HIPAA). Ensures all forms and materials utilized within clinic
records are compliant with the latest legal and professional standards and
facilitate trainees' development of clinical competencies.
Delivers unidentified client data to student and faculty researchers to
facilitate clinical and training research (with prior approval from the
University Institutional Review Board).
Develops and maintains handbooks and online tutorials documenting
expectations of students conducting counseling in the Clinic and
procedures that these students are expected to follow. Conducts
orientation sessions for student-trainees at the beginning of their
practicum and internship experiences and follow-up sessions as necessary,
to facilitate students' understanding of and compliance with Clinic
policies and procedures.
Oversees development, maintenance, and expansion of data files needed to
track client demographic variables, presenting problems, and clinical
Oversees the maintenance of the clinic, both the physical resources, such
as furnishings, rooms, computers and other technology, such as software
resources. Supervises the use and maintenance of Clinic equipment,
including all computer hardware and software, audio/video equipment, play
therapy materials, sand tray therapy materials, neurofeedback equipment,
books, games, etc.
As needed, fills in for the Clinic Administrative Assistant in greeting
and scheduling clients. In collaboration with the Mental Health Counseling
and Counselor Education and Supervision (CES) Program Directors: develop
and modify Clinic procedures (i.e., client intake and recordkeeping
practices) as needed to better meet needs of the Clinic, program,
faculty, and/or students, or in response to changes in legal and/or
Ensures adequate care for clients and supervision of interns during
semester breaks as well as during transitions in client services, such as
the transfer of a client to a different trainee or the transition of a
client from one mode of serve to another (e.g., individual therapy to
couple therapy; talk therapy to neurofeedback).
Coordinates any necessary modifications to clinic operations during clinic
enhancements and maintenance operations. Secures ongoing external funding
(e.g., grants and contracts) for the expansion of client services and
development of training opportunities.
Competency Development and Assessment
Meets regularly with department faculty to report and collaborate on
student-trainees' growth and development to include providing clinical
supervisors with updates on the status of their students' files.
Develops and maintains client assessment protocol for use in empirical
evaluation of clients' outcomes in coordination with Program Directors
Contributes to the ongoing enhancement of procedures utilized to evaluate
trainee's clinical competencies in coordination with Program Directors
Discusses, develops, and implements new clinical procedures for respective
Provides clinic operational updates and report security breaches & ethical
concerns, request advertising & funding/purchasing needs with specific
Networking and Community Outreach
Oversees networking efforts with potential referral sources within the
Ensures the promotion of the Clinic's services at health fairs and other
community events to enhance community visibility. Facilitates ongoing
development and distribution of marketing materials. Develops community
partnerships that enhance client services, facilitates trainees' learning
opportunities, and allows further community service.
Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health counseling or Doctoral degree in
Counselor Education and Supervision (close to doctoral degree being
awarded will be accepted if other qualifications met).
Current status as a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state
of Texas for at least 5 years required. Candidates with equivalent
licensure status from other states will be considered, with the
requirement to obtain licensure within 12 months of start date. LPC
supervisor status strongly preferred.
Must have successful grant writing or marketing experience.
Must clear and maintain a favorable background investigation and
Must have valid driver's license, motor vehicle liability insurance and
personal injury insurance; or have a self-reliant source of transportation
to conduct business on a daily basis.
Must be able to work weekends, evenings, holidays and late hours when
Actively support the delivery of services and programs within the
framework of the Marianist mission: educating for formation of faith;
providing an integral, quality education; educating in family spirit;
educating for service justice and peace; and educating for adaptation and
Must be able to meet and balance multiple demands from various
constituents and departments.
Must have ability to adhere to professional and ethical guidelines,
including relevant legislation related to access and security of
confidential patient health records (e.g., HIPAA, FERPA, and ADA
legislation/guidelines) and to ensure departmental compliance with
university policies and procedures.
Must have the ability to demonstrate intermediate proficiency with MS
Office (Word, Excel, Teams, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat Pro).
Must have experience working with students in a collegiate educational
setting or young adults in other mental health settings.
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong public
relations and customer service skills with an ability to implement
diplomacy and discretion at all times, and the ability to work effectively
with communities across the university.
Must have a high ethical standards and a strong sense of confidentiality;
ability to prioritize and manage multiple deadlines; thrive in a complex
work environment; exhibit solid problem solving and interpersonal skills;
and ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
Must have strong self-judgment abilities to assist in the preparation of
department personnel policy information. Use discretion to complete work
assignments. Initiative is frequently required to complete work
assignments. Decisions are made regarding policy interpretation and
individual work priorities.
Must have the ability to demonstrate a capacity for leadership and the
commitment to work collaboratively with a diverse and dynamic community.
Must have high attention to detail and be able to organize workflow,
coordinate activities, balance simultaneous projects without loss of
efficiency in a multi-tasked environment, and manage multiple priorities
to meet deadlines.
Bilingual strongly preferred (English/Spanish with the ability to
understand and to make one's self understood to Spanish speaking
Working conditions are in an office environment and university campus
setting. Must be able to move across the university campus to conduct day
to day business.
May sit for extended periods of time while assisting patrons.
While performing this role, the employee will be regularly required to
sit, walk, and stand; talk and hear, both in person and by telephone; and
use hands repetitively to operate standard office equipment; and
occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision,
distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
Frequently communicates with others using approved technological
resources; must be able to exchange accurate information through
designated systems within a timely manner.
Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be
met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this
job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
St. Mary's University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Equal
Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to furthering diversity,
equity, and inclusion and encourages all qualified candidates apply.