Counseling Services Clinical Coordinator

Carson-Newman University is a Christian, liberal arts-based University built upon the Lordship of Jesus Christ as evidenced historically and revealed in the Scriptures.  

Job Title: Counseling Services Clinical Coordinator

Department:   Counseling Services

Reports To:  Director of Wellness of Student Services

Location:   On-site

FLSA Status: Exempt

Time Requirements:   37.5 hours weekly

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Counseling Services professional counselors and graduate interns as needed.  

Summary Description: Counseling Services Clinical Coordinator is a full time, twelve months position responsible for assisting students in defining and accomplishing their God given potential with personal and academic goals.  There may be times when expected overtime might occur with having to work afterhours with a student in crisis; consultation with faculty and staff; along with assisting in educational and prevention programs.

Essential Functions: 

  • As an intentionally Christian academic community, Christian employees are hired to advance the mission of Carson-Newman as expressed in our strategic plan, Acorns to Oaks.
  • Provide individual, couple and group counseling to students, crisis intervention, threat assessment, and outreach efforts.
  • Provide consultative services to faculty and staff to address developmental needs and concerns of students.
  • Provide educational and prevention programs that focus on the developmental needs of students to promote personal adjustment and growth. 
  • Coordinate with other campus offices to provide student support. 
  • Participate on committees and task force.
  • Participate in admissions and orientation activities as needed.
  • Oversee the clinical needs of counseling services staff, counseling graduate interns and coordination of counseling activities along with the Director of Wellness.

Education:  Mininum master’s degree in counseling psychology, clinical psychology, clinical social work, counselor education or other related discipline from an accredited institution. Must be fully licensed.

Experience:   It is highly desirable that they have a minimum of 3 years’ experience as a counseling staff member or administrator in counseling services within a higher education setting.  Preferred experience in a mental health setting.

Required Skills:  The Counseling Services Clinical Coordinator should hold or be eligible for state licensure. They should have the ability to interact effectively with administrators, faculty and staff members, students, colleagues, and community members and should possess all the general qualifications of a counseling services staff member. The Counseling Services Clnical Coordinator must perform their duties within the limits of their training, expertise, and competence.  When these limits are exceeded, individuals in need of further assistance must be referred to people possessing appropriate qualifications.  They will maintain in good standing with the state licensing boards and complete their yearly professional development.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Demands include sitting at a desk, standing for classes/presentation, participating in direct/phone conversations with students, faculty, and staff.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.

General Information:  This description is designed to describe the general nature of the job and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and duties. It is the responsibility of the supervisor for this position to formally outline in writing any performance expectations including specific duties for which the employee assigned to this position will be held accountable in terms of performance evaluation.

Employee Expectations:  The University expects all employees to conduct themselves in a manner that is appropriate for a Christian institution and to be worthy examples in moral conduct and behavior for the students of the University and fellow employees.