Company Name:
Columbus College of Art and Design
Approximate Salary:
Per Year
Columbus, Ohio
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
Not Specified
Education level:
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3688 E Campus Drive
Eagle Mountain

Assistant Director of Counseling and Wellness


ABOUT THE CWC: CCAD's Counseling & Wellness Center (CWC) is seeking an energetic and creative mental health professional to fill the role of Assistant Director of Counseling & Wellness. The CWC staff is a highly collaborative and cohesive team providing a range of high-quality mental health and wellness services for our students. CWC services address the emotional, interpersonal, and academic issues that directly or indirectly pose barriers to students' progress and well-being at CCAD. We are dedicated to our mission of inspiring connection, movement, innovation, and partnership through the lens of whole-human education, and in the context to our creative community. We advocate for equity, inclusion, and compassion. We support students as they learn and practice how to think, do, and thrive.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES (includes but is not limited to the following): The Assistant Director reports to the Director of Counseling & Wellness, within the Division of Student Affairs, and plays an important leadership role within the department and the division. The Assistant Director engages in administrative roles supportive of the CWC's clinical and consultation functions and of the Director's work in co-creating and refining departmental mission, vision, structure, and scope. Direct service responsibilities include brief problem-solving therapy and crisis response, in addition to carrying an ongoing caseload and providing training supervision for trainees or staff. The Assistant Director develops and provides wellness programming, training, and consultation for the CCAD community. Commitment to ongoing professional and personal development is necessary and encouraged. Percentage of time spent in job duty responsibility categories may shift based on current needs of the CWC. Evening or weekend hours will occasionally be required.

JOB DUTIES (includes but is not limited to the following):

Direct Service

Provide individual therapy for students consistent with CWC's scope and mission, including bio psychosocial DSM-V diagnostic assessment

Provide intake sessions, triage and problem-solving sessions, crisis intervention response, and cover urgent walk-in hours

Design and provide psych educational and/or process oriented group therapy

Serve rotations of being on-call for afterhours crisis intervention and consultation

Engage in case management for continuity of care and linkage/coordination with CCAD and community resources

Consult with faculty, staff, family/support people, and students with regard to student mental health or behavioral concerns and support

Provide training supervision and Board/Center mandated evaluation for student trainees and non-independently licensed professional staff members, as needed

Adhere to professional codes of ethics, confidentiality law, and confidentiality protocols of the CWC


Complete all clinical documentation within the electronic records system (Titanium Schedule)

Participate in institutional committees or task forces, as requested

Participate in regularly scheduled CWC team meetings and Student Affairs Division staff meetings

Design, coordinate, and implement staff professional development seminars or opportunities to address staff development and campus service needs

Maintain own professional development to stay knowledgeable regarding college mental health, changing trends, best practices, legal and ethical issues, or specific populations/clinical considerations

Engage in clinical consultation with all levels of staff, as needed

Design, coordinate, and implement case conference sessions

Provide oversight and management of any wait lists, including disposition review and assignments of clients to staff, in collaboration with Director, as needed

Assist Director with design and implementation of structure, function, and flow of clinical services, according to CWC scope and clinical need

Assist Director with design and implementation of internally- and externally-facing policy, procedure, or response protocol

If any grant or external funding is present, assist with grant application, administration, data collection/analysis, and reporting, as needed for compliance

Assume the roles and duties of the Director in Director's absence

Assist Director in other administrative functions or tasks, as requested


Have completed at least a master's level program in a mental health field

Are independently licensed in their field of practice

Have a supervisory designation in their field (able to provide training supervision to trainees and non-independent staff), or are positioned to soon obtain supervisory designation

Evidence strong therapeutic, risk assessment, and crisis intervention skills

Have experience and competence in the treatment of trauma-related, co-morbid, or severe mental health concerns

Are able to deliver engaging and innovative outreach, wellness, or training programming

Demonstrate a record of teamwork and creativity

Are able to operate within an electronic record management system (Titanium), and demonstrate technology literacy and competence (Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Outlook, etc.)

Are self-motivated and able to work within flexible and fast-paced environments


Have experience working in a collegiate setting

Are down-to-earth and highly relatable with college students in therapeutic and programmatic contexts

Demonstrate appreciation and knowledge of the process of intersectional identity development

Experience and competence in working with LGBTQIA+ individuals, especially clients identifying as transgender, gender-queer/fluid, non-binary, or other gender identities

Experience and competence in working in a diverse work environment.

COMPENSATION: This position is full-time, exempt, and year-round. Compensation is commensurate on experience and qualifications, ranging from $50,000-$60,000.

How to apply: Visit and submit your application. If you're applying from any other site other than CCAD or Indeed, you will receive a follow up email 3 hours after your initial submission directing you to follow the link and complete your application. You must complete this two-step process otherwise your application will be considered INCOMPLETE.

EEO Statement

As an educational and cultural institution, a culture of equity and inclusion is not an add- on at CCAD, rather it is central to how we define creative excellence and the health of our institution. CCAD believes that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability. CCAD sees Art & Design as universally inclusive and inherently unbiased. CCAD is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.