Director of Counseling Services
Belmont Abbey College invites applications for the position of Director of Counseling Services.
The successful candidate for this position will report to the Dean of Students and provide vision and leadership to counseling and mental health efforts on campus and clinical counseling to students of Belmont Abbey College. This position serves students in multiple ways: through supervision of Counseling Center that provides individual and group therapy to students, through crisis management leadership, and through continual programmatic endeavors designed to improve the health and well-being of students at Belmont Abbey College.
The incumbent must have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to provide empathy, be non-judgmental, and demonstrate excellent listening skills which would allow students a level of safety in which to open up and discuss personal issues. The incumbent must have excellent oral and written communication skills and have the integrity to handle sensitive, confidential information. The incumbent must demonstrate initiative and creativity in outreach efforts to the students of Belmont Abbey College.
The ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, or a related field and a minimum of 2 years of experience in mental health counseling, preferably in a higher education setting. The position requires a North Carolina State license in social work or as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Knowledge of student development is required. Experience, certificate and/or experience working with substance abuse are preferred. The work environment is an office setting which requires on call and flexible work hours.
In addition, candidates must wholeheartedly embrace the mission of the College to educate students in the liberal arts and sciences so that in all things God may be glorified. The incumbent will consistently demonstrate skills, attitudes, and stable disposition of character to support our Catholic and Benedictine identity while fostering the development of mind, body, and spirit in our students, our staff and the greater community. Finally, candidates must have a sincere appreciation and acceptance of our Catholic approach to education and an understanding of Pope Saint John Paul II’s Ex Corde Ecclesiae.
To be considered for this position, qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three references, along with a statement of understanding of the College’s mission at https://belmontabbeycollege.edu/about/employment/employment-opportunities/.