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Director of Counseling

04/21/2017 3:05 pm

Job Title:           Director of Counseling

Department:     Lang Center for Health, Wellness, Counseling and Disability Support Services

Reports To:       Director of Lang Center

FLSA Status:     Exempt, 10 months and 2-3 days per week during summer

Prepared Date: February 2, 2017



Rockford University invites applicants for the position of Director of Counseling in the Lang Health Center.  The successful candidate will provide personal counseling and health education information to Rockford University students, faculty, and staff. Serve as the expert on counseling issues for the University and the interpretation of policy, procedures and regulations. Will work collaboratively with the Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator to provide information, education and training with regard to Title IX issues.  This position will provide consultation with regard to the complex dynamic of Title IX issues and support for those affected. This position is housed under the banner of Student Life – Lang Center and is supervised by Director of Lang Center.  The Director position is an exempt position, averaging 30 hours per week with fulltime benefits upon hire, including tuition remission for employee, spouse/domestic partner and dependents.


  • Provide one-on-one counseling to students, case notation and appropriate documentation of visits
  • Supervise personal counselor, adjunct counselor and counseling interns
  • Refer and advocate on behalf of clients. Keep informed of on and off campus resources
  • Provide mental health information and prevention/intervention strategies to campus community
  • Provide alcohol/drug use/abuse prevention information and strategies to campus community and participate in alcohol trainings
  • Demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities in working with faculty, staff and students with diverse backgrounds including academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation, and disabilities
  • Consult and utilize industry resources and attend conferences from professional organizations such as National Association of Social Workers, American College Counseling Association, AHEAD, Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors
  • Work as part of the Lang Center team to provide services and education to students as well as develop the appropriate web pages for specific content areas
  • Coordinate web resources for screening and counseling information
  • Develop library of resources – pamphlets, books, and other printed information
  • Participate and support Lang Center events such as groups, health education
  • Work collaboratively with other campus departments and committees i.e. Residence Life, Behavioral Intervention Team, Students of Concern, Office of Success and Retention
  • Other duties as assigned


The Director of Counseling will assist in training and assimilating new counseling staff and interns. The director shall make him/herself available for formal and informal meetings with new staff and interns to provide guidance, training and expertise.

The Director of Counseling will be responsible for providing high quality supervision for personal counseling staff, adjunct counselors and counseling interns. The Director shall facilitate regular supervision sessions to include case review, provide feedback on interventions being utilized with the client and to share pertinent resources with counseling staff.  The Director shall follow the supervision standards outlined by the American Counseling Association.

The Director of Counseling shall abide by the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics.

The Director of Counseling shall be available by phone or in person for after-hours emergencies on campus should the need arise. 


  • Understand, accept, and agree to practice the Ethical Principles and Standards set forth by the American Counseling Association and National Association of Social Workers
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of personal, emotional and academic counseling
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques of program development
  • Knowledge of best practices and legal requirements of the American with Disabilities Act
  • Ability to interpret College policy, procedures, and regulations
  • High energy, self starter; must be able to take initiative with minimal guidance and be comfortable working both as an individual and as part of a team
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with various stakeholders
  • Effective time management skills


  • Minimum three years professional experience in social service setting is highly preferred
  • Master’s degree in Social Work required
  • License required, Licensed Clinical Social Worker


Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Please submit a cover letter indicating salary expectations, resume and list of three professional references to: