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Director of Clinical Services

Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR

Job - Education

Close Date: 03/30/2019

Working at Lewis & Clark College
The campus is located on 137 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in Portland’s southwest hills. Our strong commitment to sustainability is reinforced through recycling programs, energy conservation, alternative transportation options, and farm to fork initiatives. For benefit-eligible positions, we offer a competitive benefits package that includes options for health, dental, vision, tuition, life insurance, retirement and more.

Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.

Job Purpose
Lewis and Clark College is seeking an energetic administrator and mental health clinician to serve as the Director of Clinical Services in the Counseling Service. This is a full-time, 9.5-month position. The Director oversees the day-to-day clinical operations of the Counseling Service, supervises most clinical counseling staff, and supervises front desk operations. The Director is an active and positive member of the Counseling Service Leadership Team, which also includes the Chief Psychologist and the Associate Director for Training. This team sets goals and assesses outcomes for the Counseling Service. The Director for Clinical Services also provides direct clinical services to a caseload of student clients.

Lewis & Clark is dedicated to the goal of building a talented, culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment. Accordingly, we seek candidates who demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively and effectively within socially, culturally, and economically diverse communities. Further, we are committed to the professional development of staff, and offer an excellent benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance; a retirement plan; a tuition assistance program for employees and eligible dependents; and generous vacation benefits.

Application deadline: Review of applications will begin on March 30th and continue until the position is filled.

Starting date: Preferred start date is August 12, 2019.

Questions? Contact Mark Duntley at or 503-768-7082

What You'll Do
Clinic Coordination

Provides vision, coordination and leadership for clinical services.
Develops, monitors and evaluates clinical services to meet the needs of students.
Oversees the day to day operation of the Counseling Service and provision of mental health care including triage, assessment, case assignment, and crisis support services.
Leads clinical team meetings.
Develops and maintains procedures for responding to student needs.
Collaborates with case management and health service staff to coordinate care systems.
Collaborates with other staff to improve services.
Clinical Services

Provides personal counseling services via individual, group and couples therapy format. This includes crisis intervention, psycho-therapeutic, situational, relational, and developmental counseling.
This includes crisis intervention, psycho-therapeutic, situational, relational, and developmental counseling.
Provides academic counseling focusing primarily on the psychological issues involved in academic success (e.g. assertiveness, time management, study skills, communication skills, etc.).
Provides assessment and diagnostic services related to developing effective treatment plans and making appropriate referrals of student clients; serves as an advocate and as a liaison in the referral of students to on-- and off--campus resources.
Flexes schedule to fill in for clinical shifts when other staff are out of the office.
Provides consultation services to faculty, staff and students.
Provides professional consultation as part of the Counseling Service’s after-hours (24/7) mental health consultation service.
Maintains appropriate documentation (e.g. clinical notes) for all services.

Provides administrative supervision and clinical consultation to licensed mental health professionals.
Supervises administrative specialist and front desk operations.
Responsible for recruitment, selection, orientation, training, supervision, and evaluation of these staff.

Collaborates with the Chief Psychologist and Associate Director for Training as members of the Counseling Leadership Team.
Collaborates in the development of Counseling Service weekly staff meeting agenda; facilitates weekly staff meetings.
Maintains and promotes the highest ethical and professional standards; stays current with best practices in the field through continuing education, conference attendance, and professional networking.
May assume the duties of Chief Psychologist on occasions when the Chief Psychologist is absent or unavailable; serves as backup on students-of-concern teams, including performing limited psychological assessments regarding safety concerns.
Education, training and consultation

Provides consultation to other staff on ethical and legal matters as they pertain to client care.
Provides leadership and instruction to staff in the use of electronic health records.
Provides occasional outreach programs.

Oversees the collection and analysis of data related to clients and clinical services.
Uses electronic health records system to produce regular reports on service utilization, as well as ad hoc reports requested by Chief Psychologist.
Creates an annual report related to clinical services.
Service to the College

May serve on committees and work groups at the division and campus-wide level to support student health, success, retention and graduation.

Must Haves
Master's degree in psychology, counseling, social work, or closely related discipline.
Demonstrated sensitivity and commitment to multicultural issues, and proven ability to counsel and support diverse individuals and groups.
Licensed as a psychologist, social worker, counselor, or marriage and family therapist by the state of Oregon, or eligible for such licensure by the start of employment.
Minimum of three years experience providing clinical services in a college mental health setting
Strong communication and collaboration skills
Strong clinical and supervision skills

Nice to Haves
Doctorate in psychology, counseling, social work, or closely related discipline
Prefer five years of experience in the delivery and/or administration of mental health services
Licensed as psychologist in the state of Oregon, or eligible for such licensure by the start of employment.

Work Schedule
37.5 hours per week

Pay Rate
Commensurate with experience

Physical Requirements
The job works primarily at a desk or is otherwise involved in activities requiring little lifting, climbing or working in tiring positions
Standing, sitting, walking, repetitive hand movements (e.g., typing), seeing, talking, hearing

The College explicitly acknowledges and affirms its conviction that diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, national origin, socio-economic background, religious orientation or spirituality, physical or sensory disability, gender, and sexual orientation on the Lewis & Clark campus provides an educational benefit for all students that can be realized only if students and education professionals from diverse backgrounds are present in significant numbers within our learning community. In creating and sustaining such a community, we engage, to the extent possible, in practices that will ensure a high degree of diversity on our campus, simultaneously meeting the highest standards of academic excellence of which we are capable.

Reasonable Accommodation

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

Background Check

Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on the finalist, which will include a criminal record check. If a conviction is discovered, a determination will be made whether the conviction is related to the position for which the individual is applying or would present safety or security risks before an employment decision is made. A criminal conviction does not necessarily automatically bar an applicant from employment.

Eligibility to Work

In order to comply with US Homeland Security Department regulations, all employees must complete an I-9 form in Workday prior to or no later than the first day of work and bring originals (no photocopies) of their supporting documentation to Human Resources no later than the 3rd business day of employment. Failure to have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will result in immediate termination of employment.

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