Coordinator of Group Programs - Counseling Center

Temple University
March 19, 2023
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Coordinator of Group Programs - Counseling Center - (23000438)


The Coordinator of Group Programs at TCS is primarily responsible for the oversight of all group services provided at TCS. Serves as the content area specialist for TCS regarding group psychotherapy treatment and provides supervision to TCS staff and trainees surrounding the provision of groups. The Coordinator of Group Programs will primarily provide group counseling support to students, including the development and delivery of psychoeducational skill-based drop-in groups and traditional process-oriented groups. Promotes the group modality of treatment among counseling center staff, clinical trainees, and the university community.

As part of their clinical responsibilities at TCS, the Coordinator of Group Programs provides initial consultation assessments for students to assess the level of acuity of student presenting concerns and the type of services that can support the student. Although their primary clinical focus is on group services, they will also provide individual and couples counseling, as well as family consultation, as needed, to Temple students. The Coordinator of Group Programs also assists TCS in providing crisis intervention services, which may include participation in critical incident stress management interventions after traumatic incidents impacting the University community. Supervises the Assistant Coordinator of Group Programs, along with other staff, and may provide supervision to graduate level clinical trainees and conduct didactic seminars as part of the counseling center's training program. In addition, the Coordinator of Group Programs leads psycho-education programming for students, manages an orientation to the counseling center for incoming and other students, and provides consultation for students, parents, and various other offices throughout the University; and may serve on divisional or University- wide committees. The Coordinator of Group Programs may need to work one or two evenings per week in the fall and spring semesters and will ensure adequate in-person office coverage for their unit. Performs other duties as assigned.

Tuttleman Counseling Services (TCS) has a deep commitment to promoting inclusion and the affirmation of diverse identities and provides excellent service to Temple student users of counseling services, and administrative support to a large professional staff of physicians, psychologists, social workers, and professionals in training. TCS provides culturally sensitive mental health services that support the psychological health of the diverse community of Temple students and thereby their academic success. This role contributes to a positive university experience for every student and is accountable to all Division of Student Affairs (DoSA) Values. The DoSA values are Excellence, Inclusion, Innovation, Integrity, and Respect.

Essential Functions: •Manages the Group Programs unit of TCS, which includes direct supervision of the Assistant Coordinator of Group Programs, and clinical trainees assigned to the unit. •Develops and delivers innovative and effective groups based on evidence-based treatment paradigms, including DBT, ACT, and CBT principles. •Provides individual and group counseling, including psychoeducational/skill- based and process-oriented groups. •Maintains an updated master list of available group offerings and updates this list every semester. •Provides clinical initial consultation assessments to determine presenting concerns, level of clinical acuity, and risk concerns. •Provides consultation services to students, faculty, staff, and family members of the Temple Community. •Serves as the subject matter expert at TCS regarding Group Services and serves as a resource to the Division of Student Affairs, as well as the University, regarding these services and promotes the use of group as a treatment modality. •Provides didactic training to TCS trainees and staff and consultation on the provision of clinical services through groups. •Provides urgent crisis intervention counseling support and referral services to Temple students. •Provides after-hours emergency on-call coverage to provide support to Protocall, a contracted afterhours support line. •Maintains appropriate client records and program data. •Provides referrals to other university offices and outside agencies and practitioners as appropriate. •Assists in the recruitment, selection, and training of clinical practicum students, interns, and fellows, and permanent staff when there are vacancies to be filled. •Participates in the department's prevention and intervention efforts through support of campus wide outreach initiatives. •Assists in providing orientation sessions regarding the counseling center for new and transfer students, parents, and families. •Participates in Critical Incident Stress Management sessions to provide debriefing and other intervention services for traumatized Temple community members, which may involve after-hours contact. •Works cooperatively with offices such as: Campus Police, Student Health, University Housing, and the Dean of Student's Office. •Serve on departmental, divisional, and/or university-wide committees. •Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience: Doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology and have licensure (or be license-eligible) in the state of Pennsylvania as a psychologist. Demonstrated experience in the successful provision of group counseling and commitment to the modality of group psychotherapy. Experience providing clinical supervision, crisis intervention and participation in outreach activities. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. (If unlicensed, it is expected that the candidate will obtain their Pennsylvania license within one year of hire.)

Required Skills & Abilities: Strong clinical skills. Demonstrated ability to provide group, individual, couples, and family counseling. Ability to provide consultation to TCS staff, TCS trainees, administration, faculty, staff, students, and families regarding mental health issues. Ability to provide Critical Incident Stress management debriefing and other interventions for traumatized community members. Ability to provide supervision to trainees. Ability to provide training in areas of expertise for the department's didactic seminar for doctoral interns and other forums. Ability to assist in the hiring of new staff and the selection of trainees. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, along with the ability to work independently and efficiently. Ability to participate as part of a counselor-on-duty rotation providing urgent assessments and consultation to students, staff, and trainees. Ability to assist in the orientation of new and transfer students and their parents to Temple University and to counseling center services. Ability to manage multiple collaborative projects and systems in a fast- paced environment. Established commitment to multicultural competencies and cultural humility. Ability to serve as the TCS content expert on the provision of group services.

Preferred Three years of experience in a supervisory role post-licensure, in a college counseling center. Prior experience with the provision of group therapy services, including skill-based group and process-oriented groups. Experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team and sensitivity to cross cultural issues, with a supportive approach to colleagues. Experience working in a college counseling center and/or with young adults. Experience providing time-limited and/or short-term clinical services.

This position is assigned a hybrid work arrangement (on-campus and remote).

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Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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Primary Location

: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-1700 N Broad Street


: Staff


: Full-time


: Day Job

Employee Status

: Regular

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