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Assistant Director of Counseling Services & Wellness Outreach Services

Staff: Full Time

Winchester, VA
ID: 1081-306

Shenandoah University is accepting applications for an Assistant Director of Counseling Services & Wellness Outreach Services. This is a full-time benefited position located on our main campus in Winchester Virginia.


The position provides individual and group counseling to Shenandoah University students, outreach and consultation and treatment in the following areas: crisis intervention, brief therapy, working with diverse populations, sexual assault, mood disorders, and/or self-injury. The Assistant Director of Counseling Services and Wellness Outreach Services assists the Director of Counseling, Executive Director of Wellness and counseling leadership team in implementing policies, procedures, and clinical delivery systems. The Assistant Director will report to the Director of Counseling Services.


  • Assist in the administration, implementation, and ongoing assessment of counseling and wellness services and serve in senior leadership capacities as needed and directed by the Director of Counseling and Executive Director of Wellness.
  • Provide individual and group counseling for students with personal or educational concerns.
  • Conduct case management activities, including case notes, screening, and intake documentation, client treatment planning, and outside-of-session client contact. 
  • Provide vision and serve in leadership oversight for group counseling offerings and specialized treatment programming.
  • Serve as a liaison to Athletics, Department of Psychology, Health Professions and student prevention groups for mental health.
  • Develops satellite campus service offerings and scheduling. 
  • Develops and evaluates psycho-educational programs to various student groups and community members as well as coordinates outreach activities for the counseling department.
  • Plans and implements training seminars and workshops to address preventative and developmental needs of students with mental health and wellness.
  • Provides assistance to general divisional or institutional goals and, when appropriate, to other departments. When needed, work with Disability Learning Resource Center to review documentation for reasonable accommodations for students to provide coaching or other specified educational services as needed.
  • Serves on divisional, institutional and community-wide committees such as Orientation, Assessment Task Force, and Care Team as needed. 
  • Consults with faculty, staff, and other personnel about the development, career and mental health needs of students and work cooperatively with them for the benefit of students and the institution. 
  • Supervise the work study students for counseling services. 
  • Makes referrals to community resources.
  • Actively engage in student affairs and college health professional activities and organizations such as NASPA and ACHA, etc. 
  • Perform other students as assigned by the Director of Counseling, Executive Director of Wellness or Dean of Students.

Required Skills

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in counseling psychology, clinical psychology, professional counseling or closely related discipline. 
  • Licensed or licensed eligible in Virginia as a psychologist or Professional Counselor 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of LPC experience
  • Earned doctorate degree in counseling psychology, clinical psychology, professional counseling or closely related discipline. 
  • Experience working with residential population
  • Experience working in college counseling. 

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: 

Knowledge of principles of student development and psychological theories, and knowledge of clinical service delivery systems in college/university counseling centers; knowledge of professional ethical guidelines associated with counseling practice; knowledge of various laws (FERPA,HIPPA, etc.) that impact counseling services provision in the university counseling centers.

How to Apply:

The complete application will include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a qualified candidate is selected.

Shenandoah University is committed to enriching its educational experience and culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. All candidates are strongly encouraged to include a statement in their cover letters addressing ways in which they may be able to contribute to that commitment.

**Note: A pre-employment background check and drug screen will be required as a condition of hire. If the job requires driving for University business, a satisfactory driving record will be required as well.

Shenandoah University values the unique and diverse perspectives of individuals and communities locally and globally and seeks to foster mutual understanding in an inviting community where individuals are welcome and respected. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran’s status or on any other basis protected under applicable law.