Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: R7012 / Assoc Dir,Clinical Cnslg Svcs
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 15
HR Review/Approval:COMP

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The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


In support of the Dir, Clinical Counseling Svcs, manages the day-to-day clinical, fiscal, and administrative operations of mental health service programs within Student Health and Counseling (SHAC). Assists with the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs to ensure quality of operations. Provides direct patient services.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Directly and administratively supervises professional and clinical staff including final approval of hiring decisions, performance appraisals, scheduling, training, employee development, and disciplinary actions; develops procedures and assigns work tasks to improve efficiency.
  2. Assists with the development, implementation and maintenance of policies and procedures, objectives, short-and long-range planning; assists in the development and implementation of projects and programs to assist in accomplishment of established goals.
  3. Serves as main point of contact for SHAC medical providers about clinical issues.
  4. Provides administrative assistance to the Director with systems expertise, scheduled reporting, evaluation of services, quality improvement activities, peer reviews, and department recordkeeping.
  5. Provides individual, and/or group psychotherapy sessions; coordinates staffing for crisis response; leads Counseling Case Consult meetings.
  6. Participates in the development of annual operating budgets and provides fiscal direction to the unit.
  7. Serves as back-up in absence of Director; available to cover sessions for absent providers based on acuity as needed.
  8. Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act.
  9. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Master's degree; at least 6 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Certification/Licensure: State of NM licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), or Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW).
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress.
  • Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.
  • Knowledge of community mental health resources.
  • Skill in the use of computers, preferably in a PC, Windows-based operating environment.
  • Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures.
  • Interviewing and psychological/developmental evaluation skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to assess and provide for the day-to-day needs of mentally, emotionally and/or developmentally disabled patients.
  • Ability to maintain emotional stability to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Knowledge of psychotherapeutic principles and practices.
  • Ability to develop and administer psychotherapeutic programs.
  • Knowledge of budget preparation, cost estimating, monitoring, and fiscal management principles and procedures.
  • Ability to coordinate quality assurance programs in area of specialty.
  • Knowledge of applicable risk management principles and procedures.

Conditions of Employment

  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • May be subject to credentialing process; must maintain credentialed status, if applicable.
  • Must maintain certification status.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • Work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks, such as operating dangerous equipment or working with chemicals.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 01/08/2023