Director of Counseling and Health Services
La Roche University is accepting applications for the position of Director of Counseling and Health Services, part of the Division of Student Life. The position provides strategic direction for and daily management of the Counseling and Health Services Office. The Director will lead the department in comprehensive services to address the needs of a diverse student population. This position is primarily responsible to ensure services such as individual and group therapy, assessments, crisis intervention, outreach, programming, and training are provided to La Roche University students.
The Director reports to the Vice President for Student Life / Dean of Students and will supervise licensed counselors, outsourced health services and graduate interns. The position is considered exempt, full-time (12 months) and is eligible for corresponding benefits.
La Roche offers more than 50 undergraduate majors, six graduate degree programs and a doctoral program, with strengths in education, business, criminal justice, psychology, health sciences and design. Located in the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh, La Roche provides a vibrant campus community for over 1,200 men and women enjoying 30-plus student organizations and a NCAA athletics program. Founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence, La Roche embraces its Catholic heritage while welcoming people of all faiths and backgrounds. With a legacy of social justice and a commitment to international exchange, La Roche educates students to be lifelong learners and achievers in an increasingly diverse and global society.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
- Serve as the visionary leader in strategic planning, development, implementation, evaluation, and continual improvement of all departmental services; oversee all areas of the outsourced health services department.
- Provide consultation, mentorship, supervision and oversight of counseling staff; includes professional development, training, evaluation, and responsibilities of counseling staff. Manage department operational budgets, set priorities for optimal resource allocations.
- Maintain a supportive office environment of professionalism, appreciation of diversity, individuality, healthy relationships, open communication, trust and respect. Serve on departmental, division, and university committees.
- Ensure compliance with federal and state laws, university policies and guidelines, and professional ethical codes.
- Provide individual therapy, assessment, consultation, intake, and crisis intervention for students; facilitate group counseling when appropriate. Coordinate outreach and liaison services for students who need further assistance.
- Handle crisis intervention as needed including being “on call” outside regular office hours.
- Serve on the sexual assault task force and response team; oversee implementation of annual campus climate survey on sexual assault.
- Plan and implement a variety of diverse educational programming series on issues including but not limited to substance abuse, health and safety, stress, body images, eating disorders relationships, and more.
- Work with the staff in Residence Life and Public Safety on issues of student discipline.
- Consult with medical personnel as needed, including a visiting psychiatrist.
- Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, social work, or related discipline
- Professional PA license in the mental health field or in process
- Minimum of 5 years of experience providing range of psychological services to diverse clientele
- Experience with crisis intervention, group therapy facilitation, and working with university health centers
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication, problem solving, and decision-making skills
- Comprehensive counseling experience and working knowledge of addiction issues
- Ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders in the delivery of counseling services
- Skills, knowledge, and experience working with diverse students on a university campus.
- Background / knowledge of HIPAA, FERPA, Title IX regulations within higher education setting and impact; ability to provide training workshops for university community
La Roche offers a competitive benefits package and generous paid time off programs, including educational opportunities for faculty and staff, spouses and dependents. Visit laroche.edu for more information about the campus, the mission and history and the surrounding metropolitan area.