Assistant Director, Training & Education

Job Description

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Job Description Summary:
The Division for Student Affairs empowers the personal and academic development of our diverse community of students. We foster inclusive communities for belonging; provide leadership opportunities and activities; and support students’ physical, mental, and collective well-being. Our service prepares students for a life of learning, engaged citizenship, and care for themselves and others.
The Student Health Center (SHC) at the George Washington University (GW) is a multidisciplinary, integrated student healthcare service that provides confidential, student-centered care in an accessible, safe, culturally sensitive, and supportive environment. The SHC seeks to promote healthy lifestyle choices and to holistically support the physical and emotional well-being of students in order to achieve academic success.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) serves all GW students and engages the entire campus community, working to build a campus culture of support and connection with student mental health. CAPS supports mental health and personal development by collaborating directly with students to overcome challenges and difficulties that may interfere with academic, emotional, and personal success. Counselors provide a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential environment for students to discuss concerns. The CAPS team is committed to respecting and promoting the value of diversity and inclusion at the university, as well as providing culturally sensitive counseling and psychological services to the university community.
The George Washington University is committed to its tradition of engaged leadership that values inclusion and equity; we strive to uphold those values by providing education and support for traditionally underrepresented students, including BIPOC students, members of the LGBTQ+ community, first-generation students, immigrant and migrant students, and international students.
Reporting to the Associate Director of Clinical Services, the Assistant Director for Training and Education is responsible for the following duties:
? Supervises a team of clinical staff, overseeing performance management evaluations, assessments, and training functions. Manages center-wide evaluations and assessment of services alongside programmed as well as the training and professional development activities for postdoctoral fellows, master’s and doctoral-level graduate students, undergraduate student paraprofessionals, and staff. Has experience and familiarity with the training requirements of an APA-accredited training program.
? Provides direct clinical services within a culturally competent framework, including individual assessment to determine treatment recommendations, brief counseling interventions, group counseling, and referral services.
? Conducts crisis interventions and debriefings as necessary.
? Oversees and participates in, as needed, the center’s training initiatives and outreach activities.
? Oversees outreach services to meet the mental health needs of the university community, including academic support programs, educational workshops, personal skill development groups, consultation, and training programs for faculty and staff.
? Serves as a member of the CAPS leadership team, participating in program development, review, and development of policies and procedures, and other activities affecting the efficient and effective functioning of CAPS.
? Serves on committees both within CAPS and within the larger DSA and GW community, as assigned. Maintains awareness of best practices, ethical guidelines, emerging trends, new legislation, and mental health laws in the District of Columbia.
This position is based at GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus in Washington, DC. The incumbent may perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold an advanced degree in a mental health discipline (psychology, social work, or counseling), plus four (4) years of professional experience, to include two (2) years of supervisory experience. Licensed in Washington, D.C. or eligibility for Washington, D.C. clinical license within six months of hire.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Licensed in Washington, DC, or be eligible for licensure within six months
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Relevant professional experience
  • Supervised internship or equivalent, to include clinical assessment, counseling, and crisis intervention, with a diverse college-age population.
Typical Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience.


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.
College/School/Department: Division of Student Affairs
Family Health Services
Sub-Family Mental Health Services
Stream Management
Level Level 1
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Hours Per Week: 40+
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9 am to 6 pm; evening and weekend on-call and outreach required.
Will this job require the employee to work on site? Yes
Employee Onsite Status Essential On-Site
Telework: No
Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status
Internal Applicants Only? No
Posting Number: S011976
Job Open Date: 03/13/2023
Job Close Date:
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.
EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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