Director, Wellness Services - Lead Counselor
Union, Missouri - Full Time

East Central College has an opening for a Director of Wellness Services – Lead Counselor responsible for providing leadership and support for comprehensive wellness initiatives. Provide short-term counseling, referrals, and crisis intervention for students who are having personal concerns. In addition, this position is responsible for supervising Access (students with disabilities) caseload, supervising Social Services supports, and serve as leading member of Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT).

Minimum Qualifications: (A comparable amount of training, education or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.) 

  • Master's Degree in Counseling or Social Work and the appropriate certification or licensure (LPC or LCSW) is required. 
  • 5 years related professional experience preferred.

Essential Tasks: (Employee must be able to perform the following essential functions to the satisfaction of the employee’s supervisor.)

  • Develop, direct, and oversee clinical mental health services in close collaboration with all campus locations.
  • Serve as the lead counselor and provide counseling/crisis intervention for students with personal concerns.
  • Maintain records and documentation for students with BIT interventions and counseling.
  • Respond appropriately to student crisis interventions.
  • Serve as a member of the Student Development leadership team to develop and execute change management and process redesign initiatives that will lead to operational efficiencies.
  • Create and foster a team environment where staff members are encouraged to develop and grow by being given opportunities for training, event coordination, project management, data analysis, or other areas of expertise.
  • Plan, lead, and provide guidance on human resource activities, such as hiring, performance evaluations, disciplinary actions, and other staff-related concerns.
  • Supervise the oversight of the provision of accommodations to the main campus and online student populations in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act and Section 504.
  • Supervising the oversight of testing which requires Access supports.
  • Leads in the development and maintenance of comprehensive manuals that outline policies and procedures related to departmental operations.
  • Leads the assessment efforts related to effectively addressing mental health needs of students, and maintain standards set within the American Counseling Association and applicable Missouri statutes.
  • Review, leverage, and interpret data to meet established standards in service levels, staff productivity, and quality assurance.
  • Facilitate a yearly student voice collection strategy and use result implement an improvement to department practice.
  • Develop and manage the department budget, approving all expenditures.
  • Manage Behavior Intervention Team – run weekly meetings, hold semesterly meetings, plan interventions based on BIT insights, and communicate with faculty and staff about BIT themes.
  • Hold monthly meetings with Rolla Counseling staff to discuss ongoing needs, best practices, and continuity of approach.
  • Present yearly to the Academic Areas during In-Service, New Faculty Orientation, Adjunct Training, and Departmental meetings on how to identify, assist, and refer students to the clinical or crisis services provided.
  • Meeting with each Academic Division twice a year to discuss current trends seen by faculty about their students.
  • Plan monthly educational efforts for different mental health areas during the Fall and Spring semesters.
  • Support student facing events, virtual and/or onsite including but not limited to new student orientation, campus life and leadership events, and admissions open house and recruitment events as needed.
  • Serve as our institutional contact for our current virtual care provider and outside agencies regarding insights on how to better serve students with their resources.
  • Maintain connections with outside agencies that can provide additional wellness services for students.
  • Perform assigned responsibilities, and other related duties, and tasks according to established practices, procedures, techniques, and standards in a safe manner and with minimal supervision.

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Benefits: ECC offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision and life insurance with no premium cost to the employee for employee only coverage. Retirement benefits, generous paid leave, tuition waiver and tuition reimbursement benefits.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Position is a level 206. Salary schedule can be viewed here.

East Central College's Main Campus is located in Union, MO which is about 60 minutes west of St. Louis. East Central College has satellite locations in Rolla, MO which is about 60 minutes west of the Main Campus. For more information about East Central College visit,

East Central College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. Inquiries related to employment practices may be directed to Human Resources Director at 636-584-6710.  East Central College is an equal opportunity employer and provider of employment and training services.  Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.