The Assistant Program Director, Counselor Education Practicum/Internship Coordinator, and Assistant Professor of Counselor Education provides instruction in the MA of Agency Counseling program and education endorsement, advises students, places students into internships and practicum’s, continually develops courses and course material, and assist in the recruitment of new students. This is a 9-month contract with a one-month summer contract requiring the employee to be on campus 20 days during the summer months.
Assists program director with scheduling and staffing of Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, primarily on the Southfield and Lansing campuses. Assists program director with development of Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, facilitating compliance with industry and accreditation standards. Collaborates with program director to develop and monitor curriculum and learning outcomes related to the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Schedules the Counseling Advisory Council on at least a once-per-semester basis. Maintains communication with council members regarding the progress of initiatives. Assists the program director with program-related initiatives, as needed. Collaborates with the program director on marketing initiatives related to the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Oversees the admissions process for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program on the Southfield campus. Collaborates with Southfield-based faculty to make admission decisions. Teaches a minimum of one course per term during the regular academic year. Preferably, this will involve teaching at least one section of Practicum and Internship on the Southfield campus. Supervises all students in the “audit” portion of internship on the Southfield campus. Develops a structured placement program for the Graduate Counseling Program that provides students with viable options to complete their field work requirements. Responsible for creating and maintaining relationships with 50+ clinical and school settings in the Metro Detroit area and for collaborating with Practicum instructors in the Lansing and Adrian area(s) to do the same. The Coordinator maintains ongoing contact by phone and routine on-site visits and receives feedback from students, faculty advisors and site supervisors. Demonstrates increased visibility and awareness of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Programs as evidenced by increased graduate student enrollment. The Coordinator of Practicum/Internship program serves the role of faculty advisor and assists students in finding their proper placement. The coordinator is primarily responsible for investigating, pursuing and securing the site placement that represents a "good fit" with a student’s personal and professional needs, values, interests, program requirements, and licensure and/or certification requirements. This requires meeting with students individually and in groups prior to placement to ascertain interests and to orient them to the field experience. This may be coordinated with Practicum and Internship instructors on the Lansing and Adrian campuses. The Coordinator will be a visible presence, available to students on the Lansing and Adrian campuses at least once per month. The Coordinator of Practicum/Internship works with the CED Program Director and legal counsel to develop and maintain a Field Experience Manual that addresses academic, site, ethical and risk management issues. The Practicum and Internship Coordinator meets regularly with instructors of Practicum and Internship on the Lansing, Metro Detroit and Adrian campuses to ensure close coordination between the academic and site components of the field experience. The Coordinator will be involved in course planning, to ensure that all courses on all campuses meet accreditation standards.
Requires a Masters degree in a related field, doctoral preferred. Additional requirements are previous college teaching experience or work experience in anyone of the eight concentrations. Must have excellent interpersonal relationship skills and excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Must be proficient in use of Microsoft Office technology and electronic communication. Must be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality. Must present professional appearance and behavior at all times.
Qualified candidates are invited to send their cover letter, Curriculum Vita/resume, list of professional references, sample syllabus, three letters of recommendation, and a brief description of your teaching philosophy to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line of the email, please reference the job title of this position to ensure timely review and distribution of your materials. Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. EOE