University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee — Counseling Services Associate Director

Training Director/Associate Director

Position Number01040024
DivisionStudent Affairs
Position TypeNon-Teaching Academic Staff
Appointment TypeFixed Renewable
FLSA StatusExempt
Posting TypeStaff

Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)
As Wisconsin's only public urban research university, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) has established an international reputation for excellence in research, community engagement, teaching and entrepreneurism. Designated an R1 research institution, UWM educates 24,000 students and is an engine for innovation in southeastern Wisconsin.

UWM is the largest educator of veterans in Wisconsin, with more than 1,000 enrolled each year under the federal G.I. bill. The Princeton Review named UWM a 2018 Best Midwestern university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews. UWM is committed to the full inclusion of LGBT+ campus constituents and in 2018, Campus Pride Index named UWM one of the Top 30 LGBTQ-friendly postsecondary institutions in the United States.

Join the UWM family to grow professionally and personally in your career and life. We make learning accessible at every age, stage of life and location. At UWM, we all share the motivation to learn and to excel. We value unique perspectives and possess the talent and desire to nurture ideas that make global impact. Our campus counseling and health services, accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, provides integrated, holistic care for students through our medical, counseling, and health promotion and wellness departments. We assist the UWM campus community through collaborative partnerships designed to enhance the university's academic and community service mission and focus on our students' well-being as an essential component to student success.

Job Summary
Reporting to the Counseling Services Director, this position will spearhead and grow the agency's training program for future mental health professionals, including those soon to be licensed as psychologists or mental health clinicians from other disciplines. The training director is responsible for the overall quality of the training experience and is ultimately legally responsible for the clinical care provided by all trainees to UWM students. This position requires knowledge and ongoing monitoring of trends in training, therapeutic interventions, and licensing requirements and communication of this information to staff members, affiliated programs and departments. In addition to serving as the agency's lead administrator on all training and staff development, the Training Director will engage in the full range of psychological services including assessment (diagnosis), evaluation, consultation and/or psychotherapy to promote the mental health and well-being of patients.

Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. or PsyD. in clinical or counseling psychology
State licensed in Wisconsin, or license eligible, as a psychologist
At least 3 years providing clinical supervision (post doctorate)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working as a training director/coordinator of a clinical training program
  • Experience working in a college counseling center and/or demonstrated knowledge of the nuances of collegiate student mental health
  • Experience treating clinical issues relevant to college populations, including but not limited to, alcohol/other drugs, trauma, eating disorders
  • Experience treating clients across various spectrums, including race, ethnicity, orientation, gender identity, ability and economic status through a social justice lens
  • Experience working with high risk and high acuity populations
  • Experience providing brief treatment
  • Experience providing crisis intervention treatment

    Application Instructions
    Completed application materials must include:

  • Letter of application addressing educational and professional level work experience and knowledge as it relates to all minimum and preferred qualifications as listed above
  • Professional resume
  • Document listing the names and contact information for three professional references

    In addition to evaluating education, certification and licensing qualifications are met, the search and screen committee will be evaluating candidates based on evidence found within the application materials that demonstrates the desired experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities as related to the minimum and preferred qualifications noted above.

    In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate's application materials whether they meet any of the qualifications, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications.

    Candidate selected for this position will be required to submit official college transcripts.

    Starting salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience.

    Application Deadline01/22/2023
    Continuous (Open Until Filled?)No
    Position Contact NameJackie Wittkowske
    Contact Phone(414)251-8839

    Application Notes
    For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

    Legal Notices
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    UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

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    Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
    UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

    CBC and Reference Check Policy
    Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

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    Employment Authorization
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