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Assistant Director of Counseling Curry Health Center

Company name
The University of Montana

Missoula, MT, United States

Employment Type

Manager, Counseling, Healthcare, Disability, Education

Posted on
Jun 10, 2023

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Application instructions are located at the bottom of the page. Please apply directly through the University of Montana's career portal UM Jobs at

for positions at the University of Montana – Missoula, University of Montana Western (Dillon), and Helena College

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University of Mont



invites applications for



Assistant Director of Counseling in Curry Health


. This position is under the direct supervision of the Director of Counseling Services. This position will involve functioning as both a counselor and the Assistant Director. Half of the position’s time is to


direct clinical service to


niversity students during office hours and, on a limited basis, after hours. This requires assessing needs, diagnosing,


and coordinating treatment plans, and


individual and group counseling at an independent practice level. The Counseling role is complex, requiring a broad range of skills for a


demographic, case management, clinical supervision, consultation, and awareness of mental health laws in Montana. The counselor’s work is consistent with the Code of Ethics of the American Counseling Association and the policies of Curry Health Center.

The Assistant Director is


responsible for the


internal operation and provision of mental health care in Counseling Services. This is a supervisory position that requires a high degree of autonomy and clinical judgment. This position supervises the staff


and oversees clinical matters. Duties include


weekly consultation groups,

collaborating with

medical staff,



clinic responses to crises,

professional staff development / training,






interdepartmental outreach and trainings,

and quality improvement studies.

The Assistant Director


the recruitment,


and supervision of students-in-training.

The Assistant Director



electronic health records (EHR) system to analyze clinician caseloads and






The Assistant Director must be able to




legal and ethical matters as they pertain to client care and clinical supervision. On a limited basis, the Assistant Director is available for


consultation with other campus partners

as well as stepping

in to

the Counseling Services lead role when the Director is unavailable.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five 

priorities for action

: Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

Position Details

Position is full-time, 1.0 FTE, MUS Contract and includes a comprehensive and competitive benefits package

including Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.

Salary for this position is $80,000 - $86,000 per year commensurate with qualifications.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in counseling, social work or psychology, and must have a current Montana professional license consistent with their training. Those without a Montana license will be expected to acquire their license within one year of hire. Maintenance of professional licensure is also required.

Demonstrate a professional level of skill in individual, group, and crisis counseling that includes assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning/delivery, case management and referral

Training and/or e

xperience in clinical supervision


nowledge of mental health law and ethical standards of the mental health professions, clinical diagnoses as reflected in the DSM-



bility to


records in a thorough and


fashion using an electronic health record


bility to


strict standards of confidentiality


bility to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team while adhering to standards of confidentiality, have skills in case presentation and consultation,

have the ability to

give and receive feedback, have an awareness of multiple professional roles in mental health care, and

have the ability to

serve as a staff and student training resource


bility to present in an engaging

manner on

a wide range of psychological topics to UM students to help educate them on relevant and

important issues



their lives


knowledge of and skill in the operation of personal


and related software (electronic health record, MS Word,


PowerPoint, Outlook), photocopier, fax, and multi-line phone system.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in college mental health

Managerial and/or



Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology or a





with campus and community resources

About UM

and Curry Health Center

The University of Montana is flagship, research-intensive R1 institution with approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 75,000, surrounded by mountains and three rivers converge. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere.

Curry Health Center is the primary health care provider for the students of the University of Montana. We fulfill our campus role of promoting student success by providing direct health care to students; enhancing personal health and development; supporting the campus community through education and public health activities; and providing a variety of learning opportunities for students.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.

University of Montana

Video: Mission First, People Always

UM on YouTube

City of Missoula

Video: There's This Place

Destination Missoula

Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce

The State of Montana

Visit Montana

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment.

In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations.

ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference.

Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law.


*References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant.


Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions.

E mployment Eligibility.

All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

Must be eligible to work in the United State upon hire. Sponsorship is not available for this position.

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