Claflin University

Director of Counseling

Job Location(s) US-SC-Orangeburg
# of Openings
Full-Time Staff/Regular


The Director of Student Counseling and Disability Services oversees daily operations, strategic and operational planning, and policy and program development. The director will embrace a commitment to diversity and inclusion and provide outstanding mentorship, supervision, and oversight to a dedicated team of professionals, serving as a colleague and strong collaborator within and throughout the University community. The director will have the opportunity to build upon existing success and enhance the services, programs, and responsiveness to students. In the setting of unprecedented demand for college mental health services across the country, the Director will collaborate with outside community agencies.


Reporting to the Vice President for Student Development and Services, the Director will provide strategic leadership and operational oversight for comprehensive mental health services and clinical supervision for the University's faculty, staff, and students in support of campus community well-being. The Director will work collaboratively with peers in medical services, TRMC Health Initiatives, Occupational Medicine, and Student Disability Services in support of holistic health. The Director will provide direct leadership and programmatic oversight for all administration, budgets, services, and staff. He/she will manage the department budget and will oversee the staff including full-time and part-time staff and clinical trainees/interns. The Director recognizes the importance of a collaborative and compassionate leadership style and embraces the strengths and skills of the team as they work through challenges.


The Director must have an acute awareness of the importance of culture, race, gender identity, religion, and disability status and how they and other dimensions of diversity intersect to impact mental health.  The position is expected to play a key role in strengthening linkages between University, other departments and divisions through the coordination of services and activities in support of holistic mental health of the faculty, staff and students. The Director interfaces with senior administration and faculty and collaborates and liaises with other internal and external partners including students, student groups, parents, university departments, and community agencies to bridge the various dimensions of mental health inside and outside of the classroom. Key internal relationships include all areas of the undergraduate students and graduate work. The Director also plays a pivotal role in ensuring critical incident follow-up for students and parents.


Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Counseling, or related clinical area including supervised practicum or internship experience in a university counseling center.   3-5 years of related experience in counseling, counseling psychology, or related area involving working directly with students, clients, or patients, providing short-term counseling and outreach. Experience conducting clinical assessments and psychological evaluations; experience with grants and publications. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


Licensing / Professional Certification – Licensed Professional Counselor Additional Preferred Licensing/Professional Certification: Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor


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