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Director of Student Care

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Position Summary: (1) Provide support, encouragement, and Biblical counsel to men/women students, especially those facing difficult situations; maintain knowledge of current counseling trends and issues; and provide counseling resources for both students and faculty/staff. (2) Provide oversight for the office of student care, including the development and maintenance of policies and procedures for on-campus biblical counseling, as well as coordination of communication and on-campus training in related areas. (3) Participate in discipleship training of student leaders, resident assistants, and discipleship group leaders; support implementation of discipleship training of Student Life staff.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Cultivate an approachable, compassionate demeanor toward students
  • Advise and counsel men/women students, including those at high risk, both on a one-time and on-going basis
  • Ensure professional standards in record keeping, confidentiality, statistical reporting, and ethical compliance
  • Conduct staff training in biblical counseling for resident mentors and resident assistants
  • Provide crisis intervention and emotional support
  • Be available to respond to emergency situations involving students
  • Serve as representative for students desiring help with Title IX complaints
  • Develop resident mentoring staff in weekly meetings and assist them individually as specific questions arise
  • Provide accessible and effective mentoring and counseling resources for students
  • Coordinate referrals and communication with third party providers when necessary for student safety and success
  • Provide consultations, along with other student life staff, to faculty and staff who desire help with student issues
  • Maintain current knowledge of relevant legal matters
  • Maintain competence in theological, clinical, and psychological aspects of the field of counseling
  • Assist the president and dean of students in implementing discipleship emphases, particularly with student leaders
  • Manage Student Care office budget
  • Communicates the religious beliefs of BJU to students and student affiliates
  • Answers questions concerning faith, doctrine and creed of BJU to constituents, students, or those inquiring about BJU

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Thorough understanding and support of BJU’s mission
  • Mature, joy-filled relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Solid commitment to biblical counseling (as opposed to an integrationist model)
  • Demonstrated ability to give biblical counsel
  • Proven ability to make wise decisions in difficult situations
  • Proven ability to lead and coordinate
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needs dictate
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and handle stressful situations with sound judgment calls
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and compassionately, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to relate well interpersonally and develop rapport with students
  • Demonstrated ability to be both approachable and available to students
  • Proven conflict resolution skills
  • Solid understanding of college environment and regulations (e.g., Title IX)
  • Continuing professional development in the field of counseling, particularly biblical counseling
  • Certification with Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) (either achieved or in progress)

Required Education: Doctorate
Required Experience: Five or more years related experience
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