Company Name:

Ohio Northern University


Ada, Ohio

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:


Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Date Posted:

March 19, 2019

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Director of Counseling

Posting Number: S000179

Classification: 2

Posting Type: External - Open to All Applicants

Department: Counseling Center

Benefits Summary: Benefit package includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription insurance, Life insurance, Workers’ Compensation insurance, Unemployment insurance, and Total Disability insurance. Retirement: The University contributes 4% of the regular salary with up to 3% additional in matched contributions into the TIAA Retirement Program. Other benefits include tuition remission for employee, spouse, and employee’s dependent children under the age of 25 (this does not include the last two year of the PharmD program or the JD), twenty days of vacation and twenty days of paid medical leave per year.

Job Summary: The Director of Counseling oversees the Counseling Center’s effort to provide mental health care and related services to students as needed. Several of the chief tasks include counseling students, maintaining treatment records, providing crises intervention, providing follow-up assessments, participating in orientations, conducting prevention seminars, serving on various committees, providing consultation services, supervising staff members and performing budget responsibilities.

Scope: Serve as the Director of Counseling and oversee the provision of mental health care and related services to students in need

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Provide mental health counseling services to students in need
  • Maintain accurate and timely treatment records
  • Provide crisis intervention services to students experiencing crises
  • Provide follow-up assessments for students found in violation of the ONU alcohol policy
  • Participate in new student orientations
  • Conduct prevention seminars to students and other members of the community on requested topics such as stress management and substance abuse
  • Represent the counseling staff on University committees including the Student Behavioral Intervention Team and the 504 Planning Committee
  • Provide consultation services to other departments, faculty and staff in an effort to meet identified student needs
  • Supervise the work of the other staff members in the Counseling Center. Supervision not related to licensure
  • Make recommendations or decisions affecting not only the assigned department, but also operations, services, individuals or activities of other department as well
  • Interpret and apply a variety of procedures, policies and precedents
  • Correspond with external contacts to respond to inquiries or convey the enforcement of regulations, policies and procedures
  • Oversee the annual department budget

Required Skills:

  • Ability to solve problems through the identification and analysis of diverse issues
  • Ease in discussing issues of moderate importance with higher officials through cooperation, explanation and persuasion
  • Advanced knowledge of professional theories and practices within the given field and a working knowledge of related fields

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Counseling or a related field
  • Five to seven years of similar work experience
  • Ohio Licensure required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctoral Degree in Psychology or related field with Ohio licensure
  • Candidates also licensed from the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board are preferred

Appointment Length: 12-months

Open Until Filled: No

Status: Full-Time

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ONU is an equal employment opportunity employer. Accordingly, no person shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, transgender status, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all areas of employment including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, discipline, separation and other terms, condition and privileges of employment.

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