Counseling Psychologist (Director of CCAS), 34725
University of Missouri - Kansas City - Kansas City, MO

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The UMKC Community Counseling and Assessment Services (CCAS) provides individual, couples, group, and family counseling to low income, urban, and racially diverse clientele in support of the School of Education’s mission which is to recruit, prepare, and support outstanding teachers, mental health professionals, and administrators who will create lifelong opportunities through education for America’s diverse urban communities. The Director of CCAS oversees the clinic which is the in-house practicum /internship training facility for the UMKC Counseling and Guidance and Counseling Psychology programs. Additionally, CCAS also offers psychological assessment, primarily for children and adolescents. The Director reports directly to the chair of the Division of Counseling and Educational Psychology and works collaboratively with the faculty to serve the needs of practicum/internship students, the counseling and assessment needs of the agency’s clients, and to perform other duties as assigned.


  • Oversee and manage the clinical operations and services provided by CCAS.
  • · Consult with graduate assistants, practicum students, faculty, and practicum instructors regarding clinical issues associated with CCAS as needed.

    · Facilitate weekly staffing meeting with CCAS’s graduate assistants, evaluating intakes of clients to determine if they are clinically appropriate for CCAS counselors.

    · Perform psychological assessments for children, adolescents, and adults (average 3 per month) and supervise students in completing similar assessments.

    · Serve as liaison to program faculty, attend CEP faculty meeting once per month, and work with practicum/internship coordinator to facilitate student placements.

    · Teach assessment practicum section as needed in accordance with the teaching responsibilities described below.

    · Serve as first resource in crisis situations.

  • Oversee, manage, and evaluate the administrative functions associated with CCAS.
  • · In conjunction with the Chair of the Division of Counseling and Educational Psychology, responsible for annual budgeting and is responsible for daily fiscal management of the center (e.g., record logging, deposits, purchasing).

    · Coordinate and implement marketing and advertising of CCAS services, which involves making presentations and meeting with individuals in the community as well as creating marketing materials and maintaining the CCAS website.

    · Maintain CCAS’s Counselor’s Handbook for incoming practicum students and other agency materials including promotional brochures and client-tracking databases. Monitor use and condition of center equipment and coordinate repair or replacement as necessary.

    · Coordinate faculty and student research and grant proposal opportunities associated with the clinic.

    · Oversee the use and maintenance of evaluation instruments used in CCAS.

    · Coordinate the Friends of CCAS Advisory Board.

    · Train and supervise graduate assistants who staff the clinic. Conduct new practicum student orientation every semester.

    · Facilitate innovative off-campus programs designed for underserved groups such as educational and preventive interventions involving CCAS staff and practicum students. Staff information tables at mental health fairs and other relevant community events.

  • Contribute to the Division of Counseling and Educational Psychology’s commitment to academic excellence in teaching.
  • · Teach two courses per semester in fall and spring semesters and one course in the summer. Actual course assignments will be determined in consultation with the division Chair.

    For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Nancy Murdock, Division Chair of Counseling & Educational Psychology at 816-235-2495 or at .

    Applicants should submit a letter expressing interest in and perspectives on the position, curriculum vita, two sample assessments and other supporting materials, as well as contact information for four references. References will not be contacted until advanced stages of screening, and candidates will receive prior notification.

    Minimum Qualifications

    · Doctoral degree in counseling or clinical psychology or a terminal degree in a mental health field from an accredited university. Individual must hold appropriate license to practice or be license-eligible in the state of Missouri.

    · Skills in adult, child, and adolescent assessment, supervision, and administration.

    · Excellent interpersonal, administrative, and organization skills.

    · Demonstrated commitment to diversity and social justice and competence in serving diverse populations.

    Preferred Qualifications

    · Skills in neuropsychological or other forms of assessment.

    · Ability to perform bilingual counseling and supervision.

    Full Time/Part Time

    Full Time


    $39,227-$60,000 Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.


    Monday-Friday, 8-5

    Application Deadline

    December 1, 2012. Formal review of applications will begin Decmeber last and continue until the position is filled.

    Application Instructions

    Applicants must combine all application materials (personal letter of interest with accompanying curriculum vitae and a list of references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

    For questions about how applicants apply, please call (816) 235-1621, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002.