Job Details

Idaho State University
  • Position Number: 3991864
  • Location: Pocatello, ID
  • Position Type: Counseling

Assistant Director of Clinical Services (ADCS), Counseling and Testing Service (1124)
Pocatello - Main

Institution Information

Idaho State University, established in 1901, is a Carnegie-classified doctoral research and teaching institution, with a culture built on trust, compassion, stability, and hope. ISU serves over 12,000 students in Pocatello, Meridian, Twin Falls, and Idaho Falls. Students and faculty at ISU are leading the way in cutting-edge research and innovative solutions. We are proud to offer exceptional academics nestled in the grand, natural beauty of the West. We invite you to apply to be a part of our University community!

Job Description

Idaho State University is seeking an Assistant Director of Clinical Services (ADCS) to join a talented team of mental health professionals at the ISU Counseling and Testing Service (CATS). The ADCS represents the department across the university community and represents the Director in their absence. This position reports to the Director and serves as the coordinator for mental health services, policies, procedures and operations.

Key responsibilities include oversight of clinical functions of the center including but not limited to waitlist management, primary back-up to on-call staff, managing Titanium (EMR), overseeing confidentiality training to all staff, oversee file management, and the monitoring of center clinical policies/procedures to ensure ethical and accessible service is provided. The ADCS will work in coordination with the Director to ensure that CATS is responsive to the needs of students, the Division of Student Affairs, and Idaho State University as a whole. ADCS will assist in report writing, budgetary review, and other administrative tasks. The ADCS will also partner with the director in the review and oversight of staff workloads and responsibilities. The ADCS is based in Pocatello but will also assist (through consultation and coordination of policies) counseling services on ISU's Idaho Falls and Meridian campuses as well as the implementation of any 3rd party contracts for service providers or online screening contracts.

In addition to these administrative tasks, the ADCS maintains the functions, although to a lesser extent as limited by administrative tasks, of a senior clinical staff member. This includes provision of clinical services (e.g., individual and/or group counseling); consulting with students, staff, faculty, and other Student Affairs offices; engagement in outreach programs; provision of emergency and triage services; supervision of Masters and Doctoral level trainees; and service on Student Affairs and other University committees when needed.

Leadership Requirements:
  • Working within a cohesive and collegial leadership team that manages a mission-driven department as part of a collaborative, mutually accountable team
  • Fully embracing and enacting a leadership philosophy centered on building trust, compassion, stability, and hope
  • Being committed to a relationship-based work environment that values authenticity, integrity, and personal engagement
  • Passionate about leading teams and establishing departmental strategic plans and goals in alignment with ISU's student-centered mission

Minimum Qualifications
  • Terminal degree in a mental health field (e.g., Ph.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, Ph.D. in Counselor Education, Masters in Counseling/MFT, or Masters in social work) from an accredited program; all degree requirements completed at the time of application
  • Minimum 5 years of professional, clinical experience
  • Demonstrated skilled performance in a position of responsibility in a center or clinic providing mental health care (e.g. outreach, training, clinical coordination, etc.)
  • Mental health crisis intervention experience
  • Licensed or license eligible in Idaho as a psychologist, counselor, or social worker at the time of hire
  • Strong clinical skills and commitment to clinical work and the well-being of college students
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills
  • Evidence of collaboration and flexibility in working with others
  • Commitment/advocacy in the service of diverse populations
Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous experience as a clinic or campus director/coordinator of clinical operations
  • Outreach, group, training/supervision, or consultation experience
  • Experience in clinical supervision of practicum students
  • Experience and/or strong interest in one or more of the following areas: Trauma, Veterans, service to lower SES populations, students from marginalized populations (e.g., LGBTQ+); eating/body image issues; biofeedback; substance abuse; mindfulness
  • Bilingual (Spanish)
Additional Information

You must submit your CV/resume, cover letter, and list of three (3) professional references, including current contact information. This position will remain open until it is filled; however, priority consideration will be given to applications received prior to April 6, 2023. Salary will be between $86,000 and $90,000 per year, commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include comprehensive health, dental, and vision; life insurance; disability plan; employee assistance program (EAP); excellent retirement options and company contribution; and generous paid time off/sick leave accrual. All offers of employment are conditional pending the successful completion of a background investigation, provided by HireRight.

Posting Number: req1891
Type: Working 12 months per year
Position: Non-classified Staff
Division: Counseling and Testing Center

The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

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