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Kemp MFT Clinic Director

Overview: 

The Marriage and Family Therapy Graduate Program at Oklahoma Baptist University would like to announce an open administrative position for a 12-month Clinic Director. The Kemp MFT Clinic is embedded in the MFT Graduate Program and serves as the primary training experience for all MFT graduate students along with being the primary provider of mental health services to the University Community, in addition to serving the greater Shawnee community.

The MFT Clinic Director will provide leadership and direction to the Kemp MFT Clinic as an integral part of the training provided by the Marriage and Family Therapy Graduate Program and mental health services to the OBU and surrounding community.  The Director will ensure the provision of highly qualified and competent counseling/therapy services to OBU students, faculty, staff and surrounding communities in a professional, confidential setting. The Kemp MFT Clinic will focus on equipping clients to live healthy lifestyles by focusing on developing mind, body, faith and community relationships.  The Director will also coordinate and supervise clinical services provided by MFT interns, collaborating with Student Life and Spiritual Life to develop and promote access to appropriate programming.  

Job Role and Responsibility

  • Directs and is responsible for all programs and activities of the Kemp MFT Clinic to include
    • Coordinate scheduling for services and clinical offices
    • Intakes
    • Individual, couples/families, and group therapy
    • Emergency/crisis counseling
    • Drug/alcohol screenings 
    • Level of care assessments
  • May carry up to 15 clinical hours per week during peak usage
  • Supervise and provide oversight of the MFT graduate practicum students, support staff, and student workers
  • Work with Director of MFT Graduate Program to ensure that MFT training objectives are met and assist with determining level of fitness for externships.
  • Serve as primary budget director for Kemp MFT Clinic
  • Implement educational programming, e.g., suicide awareness/prevention, etc., to improve awareness of mental health and substance abuse issues on campus.
  • Implement the Clinic’s goals, and provide and equip the MFT interns to provide therapeutic services in conjunction with University’s policies, procedures, and guiding documents, the AAMFT Code of Ethics and Oklahoma law.
  • Assist the Program Director with development of goals and objectives to meet the strategic initiatives of the University
  • Assist in the receipt and maintenance of accreditation goals
  • Collaborate with and receive guidance from the Dean of Students and Student Life staff to ensure that student needs are met, and the mission of Student Life is carried out as it pertains to counseling services
  • Provide consultative services to Student Life and Spiritual Life staff and to Staff/Faculty on dealing with students in crisis
  • Serve as regular member on Student Care Team and the Student Development Leadership Team

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

    • Possess in-depth knowledge of major counseling/MFT theories, standards of practice and ethical guidelines. 
    • Possess skill in diagnosis and treatment of all mental health and relational disorders.
    • Possess ability to work with diverse populations and complex presenting problems within a Christian context.
    • Ability and willingness to work nights, weekends, and outside normal business hours during emergencies.
    • Ability to carry up to 15 clinical hours per week during peak usage
    • Be a clear communicator with exceptional follow-up skills for closing communication loops 
  • Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Able to communicate information and ideas, orally and in writing;
  • Possess exceptional follow-up skills for closing communication loops 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office 
  • Ability to learn quickly and stay up-to-date with current online education software 

Education

  • Preferred: Ph.D. in MFT or related field and licensed or license eligible as an LMFT in Oklahoma
  • Required: Masters in MFT or related field and pursuing a license as an LMFT in Oklahoma

Experience

  • Preferred: 3-5 years’ experience within a Christian Higher Education setting maintaining a University Counseling center, or similar program within a clinical setting
  • Preferred: Experience with MFT supervision and experience with accredited MFT programs AAMFT Approved Supervisor or working toward designation
  • Required: 2 years’ experience in the provision of mental health services to a young adult population

Commitments 

  • Active membership in a local evangelical church and commitment to the essentials of the Christian faith
  • Willing to commit to the vision and mission of Oklahoma Baptist University

TO APPLY: Applicants must submit application materials below to hr@okbu.edu:

  • A cover letter
  • An OBU Faculty application form: https://www.okbu.edu/hr/documents/applications/faculty.pdf 
  • Summary of the development of your personal, Christian faith and commitment. Answer the question, “in what ways does your faith affect your personal and professional lives?”
  • Description of your philosophy of Christian higher education
  • Curriculum vita
  • Three current letters of recommendation
  • Graduate transcripts

To apply for this job email your details to hr@okbu.edu