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Director, Mental Heath Services

San Jacinto College
Houston, TX 77049
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San Jacinto College

Equal Opportunity Statement: The San Jacinto College District is committed to equal opportunity for all students, employees, and applicants without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, pregnancy, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, genetic information, marital status, or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

Director, Mental Heath Services - North Campus

FUNCTION: The function of the Director of Mental Health Services is to supervise, coordinate, and direct all mental health counseling, career counseling, crisis counseling, and mental health awareness activities throughout the district; to develop processes to ensure students have access to federal, state, local, and college resources; and to raise awareness of the availability of mental health counseling and resources for students within the college community.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Supervise, coordinate, and direct all counseling, career counseling, crisis counseling, and mental health awareness activities throughout San Jacinto College District.
  • Provide leadership to ensure that counseling services are leading edge and adhere to the highest standards of quality. Ensure consistent and uniform application of all functions, processes, and services within Counseling across the College.
  • Provide personal, career, and crisis counseling as required.
  • Actively assist students with applying for local, state, and federal benefits.
  • Develop, foster, and maintain relationships with community agencies and organizations to connect students with services.
  • Interview, select, train, supervise, and evaluate a diverse staff including interns through the performance management system. Make appropriate staffing recommendations in accordance with College policies and procedures.

Additional Job Functions:
  • Manage the counseling services budgets, approve payroll, maintain office schedules, and maintain monthly and annual reports.
  • Work with the Dean to implement and evaluate the programs and services of the campus.
  • Represent SJC, as required, by participating in state and local councils, committees, boards, organizations, and state and national conferences.
  • Ensure that confidentiality and privacy is maintained with respect to all communications and records considered confidential unless exempted by law as well as conform to the highest ethical level of state/international licensing board requirements.
  • Assist, as needed, with retention interventions that address the characteristics and needs of a diverse population.
  • Monitor Counseling Services web presence to include the college website content and use of social media.
  • Provide academic advising and registration assistance, as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Must be team-oriented with the ability to work well with other staff and faculty members in the development and administration of programs within Student Services as well as throughout the college.
  • Excellent oral & written communication, interpersonal, organizational and presentation skills as well as possess personal computer literacy.
  • Ability to manage numerous tasks simultaneously as well as develop new projects and programs with little supervision.
  • Ability to safeguard sensitive and/or confidential information from intentional or unintentional disclosure.
  • Ability to meet deadlines for assigned reports and projects.
  • Ability to interview, select, train, supervise, and evaluate a diverse population of personnel.
  • Ability to provide feedback, support, and encouragement to staff members.
  • Ability to perform all the essential functions of the position.

Required Education:
  • Master's degree in Counseling, Social Work, or related field from a regionally accredited college/university required.

Required Experience:
  • 5 or more years of experience providing various modes of counseling and/or in a community-based setting providing support services to clients.
  • Experience in career/educational, individual, group & short-term counseling, crisis intervention, minority concerns, learning styles/study skills.
  • Experience with creating and fostering student success, retention and completion.

Preferred Experience:
  • Budget management experience is preferred.
  • 2 or more years of supervisory experience is preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience with Banner Student Systems or other student database software systems preferred.

Required Licenses/Certifications:
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (L.P.C.), Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW or LCSW), or equivalent licensure.
  • Any license(s) and Certification(s) must meet the State of Texas guidelines and regulations for counseling practices, regardless of exempt status of educational entity.

Note: This position has opportunity for limited remote work arrangements with appropriate approvals and in accordance with the policies, procedures, and needs of the College.

Salary Grade: 29

Salary is based on the Board-approved salary schedule for the current fiscal year. See Salary Schedule

Requisition Number: req3331

Posting Close Date: 9/14/2021


Posted: 2021-09-04 Expires: 2021-10-06

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