Assistant Director
Lehigh University - Bethlehem, PA

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The person in this position will help the Director plan, direct, and implement psychological service delivery to the campus community and its broader constituency and to engage with others in the institution and the surrounding community in support of a healthy, safe, vibrant campus where student learning and student engagement are central.

  • Assist director in designing, managing and overseeing all service delivery conducted by the Lehigh University Counseling and Psychological Services (UCPS) department in its effort to provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to develop and maintain essential life skills within an inclusive, equitable campus environment.
    • Help develop policy and procedures associated with, maintain, and oversee all components of the UCPS.
    • Help supervise clinical staff, psychiatric staff, support staff, graduate trainees, and undergraduate associates in the delivery and evaluation of psychological assessment, group and individual psychotherapy, consultation and work related to alcohol and other drugs and addiction.
    • Help oversee education of campus community regarding characteristics and anticipated needs of students.
  • Help director develop and oversee programs and services that seek to integrate academic and student life and that help cultivate an empowered and engaged campus community in areas of training, consultation, outreach and teaching.
    • Assist director with developing, coordinating, and overseeing a doctoral level graduate student professional training and supervision program that meets national training and accreditation standards.
    • Provide primary oversight of all doctoral level training in the UCPS.
    • Help coordinate and oversee provisions of training, psycho-educational consultation and outreach programs for graduate and undergraduate students.
    • Assist in directing and providing psychological consultation services to students, parents, faculty, coaches, staff and related constituency.
    • Engage in consultation with professional peers locally, regionally and nationally.
  • Provide group and individual psychotherapy and counseling, AoD/addictions services, psychological evaluation and assessment, and treatment consultation and recommendation/referral for graduate and undergraduate students at Lehigh.
    • Participate in intake process for clients, conducting triage evaluations and assessments with referral for treatment if appropriate.
    • Provide group, couples, family, AoD and individual psychotherapy as appropriate to the University setting and in keeping with current resources.
    • Participate in informal staff consultation and formal weekly case conference sessions focused on clinical treatment.
  • Coordinate and conduct supervision and training.
    • The assistant director has the primary responsibility for initiating and coordinating all assigned training and supervision efforts on an annual basis.
    • Responsible for helping to oversee and recruit, interview, and select new practicum students, graduate assistants and other trainees.
    • Provide weekly individual supervision and consultation with trainees and/or staff.
  • Provide 24-hour, 7 day/week crisis intervention, threat assessment and risk management.
    • Serve in “On Call” capacity.
    • Provide crisis and “Walk In” assessment, therapy, and consultation.
    • Referral to internal and external care providers.
    • Follow-up for treatment and management.
  • Engage in professional activities and development.
    • Remain current with professional literature and maintain involvement with professional organizations to enhance credentialing as psychologist in state of Pennsylvania.
    • Fulfill continuing education requirements to maintain licensure.

  • Qualifications:
  • Doctoral Degree in Clinical/Counseling Psychology or related field required
  • Must be licensed as a psychologist in PA
  • Three to five years related work experience
  • Experience in university counseling work, group therapy, supervision and risk management and treatment required
  • Ability to complete projects on time and on budget, and report on status and progress
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent writing ability and organizational skills
  • Solid analytical and problem solving skills, ability to work independently
  • Solid presentation skills
  • Solid computer skills with experience using word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software
  • Successful completion of standard background checks including but not limited to: social security verification, education verification, national criminal background checks, motor vehicle checks and credit history based upon the requirements of the position

  • Special Considerations:
  • Periods of high volume requiring extended hours
  • Required to be on call
  • Regular evening, weekend, and holiday hours required
  • Occasional travel required for professional development