St. Mary's University, Texas

Clinical Director of the Counselor Education and Family Life Center

United States

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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.


Clinic Operations:

  • 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 Clinic practices.
  • 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 outcomes.
  • 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 ethical regulations.
  • 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 program students.
  • Provides clinic operational updates and report security breaches & ethical concerns, request advertising & funding/purchasing needs with specific Program Directors
  • Networking and Community Outreach

  • Oversees networking efforts with potential referral sources within the local community.
  • 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 clearance.
  • 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 necessary.
  • 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 change.
  • 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 individuals).

  • 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.

    Job details


    Clinical Director of the Counselor Education and Family Life Center


    St. Mary's University, Texas


    United States


    May 27, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 11, 2023

    Job type



    Education,Medicine,Social Science

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