Human Resources

Director, Behavioral Health

Position Type: Full Time Professional
Date Posted: 8/29/2017 
Location: Richmond, IN
IU East At A Glance

Indiana University East, a regional campus of Indiana University, offers residents of eastern Indiana, western Ohio, and beyond a broad range of bachelor's degrees and selected master's degrees and certificates through its traditional main campus in Richmond, off-campus sites, and online program options. IU East values a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and intellectual perspectives among its faculty, staff, and students and in its contributions to the cultural and economic development of the communities it serves. Learn more about IU East.

Job Description

Indiana University East is accepting applications for the Director of Behavioral Health reports to the Dean, School of Nursing and serves in the Center for Health Promotion. The Director will provide direct, comprehensive mental health services, including crisis intervention to Indiana University East students. The Director will act as a consultant/resource for families, faculty, staff, and administration. The Director is responsible for participating in outreach and programming, contributing to clinical training for faculty and staff, and providing mental health educational opportunities to the University campus community. The Director is also responsible for consultation services for faculty and staff for the purposes of referral. Active membership on the campus Behavioral Consultation Team is an expectation of this role

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide Mental Health and behavioral counseling services to students.

Provide intake assessments of students seeking counseling.

Perform individual, relationship or group brief assessment and counseling services to students    by performing diagnostic assessments or evaluations.

Develop and implement effective treatment plans and monitor client progress, being sensitive to aspects of individual identity and diversity.

Offer individual counseling on a variety of issues including but not limited to personal, social, family, vocational, and academic problems.

Use a variety of therapeutic techniques to address issues.

Provide referrals to appropriate agencies as needed. Provide crisis intervention and/or     consultation as needed.

Consult with university faculty and staff regarding student behavioral health concerns and needs.

Document all clinical activities. Maintain professional and confidential records of all service provided, client records and case notes. Record demographic information for reporting purposes.

Ensure records and clinical practices are HIPAA compliant

Provide oversight for outreach initiatives and educational programming related to behavioral health including, but limited to:

  • Developing and implementing initiatives related to behavioral health.
  • Developing and implementing crisis intervention training for faculty and staff.
  • Providing educational programming related to student and campus behavioral health concerns.
  • Providing leadership in the campus community through outreach opportunities, presentations or seminars and workshops for students, faculty and staff individuals and groups.
  • Developing and maintaining website information/resources related to behavioral health and wellness.

Serve as a member of the IU East Behavioral Consultation Team. Serve as consultant to the campus community, such as the Emergency Preparedness Committee other university committees or offices as appropriate. Serve as a consultant to improve the mental health climate on campus and provide program support for identified campus needs. Participate in work groups, staff meetings and committees.

Develop mission, vision, philosophy and policies related to behavioral health.

Provide supervision to appropriate staff and/or interns.

Provide consultation services to faculty and staff for the purpose of referral.

 Provide utilization and effectiveness reports each semester/term.


The salary range for this position is commensurate with experience. IU East offers an excellent benefit package. For more information, please click here.

  • Minimum Education: Master's degree or higher in clinical mental health field required, with appropriate certification/licensure. Two years of counseling experience preferred.
  • Minimum Experience: The staff counselor must have completed clinical practicum placements, internship, and at least 6-months of post-degree clinical service with a primary focus on counseling/therapeutic interventions with individual clients. Experience in a college counseling center is strongly preferred.
  • Required knowledge, skills, and abilities: The staff counselor must be certified or licensed, as an independent mental health provider in the State of Indiana. This individual should possess the knowledge and ability to apply a wide range of clinical techniques with a diverse population. This individual must be able to perform initial assessments, form diagnostic impressions, and track clinical progress. This individual must have demonstrated the ability to make ethical decisions and the ability to apply ethical and legal guidelines for professional practice. A demonstrated commitment to working cross culturally is required, as well as the ability to communicate clearly through verbal and written mediums and basic computer skills. Ability to collaborate effectively with on-campus and off-campus partners.
  • Additional skills required include: read and review professional literature; make decisions based on data and research findings; provide consultation regarding crisis situations; work with clients in emotional distress; conflict resolution; maintain confidentiality; conduct meetings and workshops; planning and scheduling.  
  • Equipment utilized: Computer, fax machine, copy machine, and telephone; become proficient in the use of the Excel and Access databases to record and report services and demographic information.
To Apply

Interested applicants need to submit a letter of interest, resume and three (3) professional references via this Indiana University online application site at accepted through September 30, 2017.


Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. This institution is also a provider of ADA services.