Assistant Director of Practicum Training (Behavioral Health Leader)
Indiana University

Indianapolis, Indiana

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Department Information

The successful candidate must embody the values of the IUPUI Division of Student Affairs: students' first, integrity, diversity, unconditional human worth, excellence, collaboration, and well-being. IUPUI and the Division of Student Affairs are committed to diversity among our students, staff and faculty and value the educational benefits flowing from such diversity. Because we place a high priority on cultural diversity on this campus, candidates should be able to explain how they have been and would be involved in advancing this campus goal.

MISSION - We intentionally develop environments and experiences that promote exploration, learning and belonging.

VISION - Preparing students for life.


Students First - We focus on providing programs, services and experiences designed to facilitate holistic student learning and engagement by maintaining high expectations of students and supporting them to reach their full potential.

Unconditional Worth - We value the unique identity and contributions of the entire IUPUI community, advocating for equal participation, respect and dignity.

Diversity - We build an inclusive and welcoming community that embraces and celebrates differences, engages in the ongoing development of cultural competencies and promotes civility.

Collaboration - We create and sustain dynamic, mutually beneficial partnerships with campus and community constituents in order to optimize student success and learning.

Integrity - We conduct ourselves in accordance with the highest professional standards while representing our programs, services and our university.

Excellence - We implement evidence-based practices that provide quality co-curricular programs and services for the university community.

Well-being - We create and sustain a community that supports multidimensional health and wellness.

Job Summary

Department-Specific Responsibilities

  • Responsible for ongoing development, coordination, and implementation of the masters and doctoral level practicum training program at IUPUI CAPS.
  • Coordinates the application process, interviews, selection, and supervisory assignments of all practicum trainees.
  • Co-facilitates supervisor team meetings, provides consultation to supervisors, and coordinates learning and remediation plans for practicum students.
  • Develops orientation and didactic training schedules, plans case consultation/group supervision for trainees, and maintains documentation associated with practicum training.
  • Maintains communication with academic training programs to facilitate practicum student recruitment and success.
  • Provides collaborative leadership and oversight of the training team, alongside the Assistant Director of Intern Training.
  • Provides didactic presentations, observes trainee counseling sessions, provides individual and group clinical supervision, and engages in evaluation of trainee progress.
  • Serves as part of the administrative team at CAPS. In collaboration with the Director, other Assistant Directors, and the Office Manager, this individual will contribute to the development and operation of IUPUI Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).
  • Provides direct clinical mental health services, including individual and group counseling, clinical assessment, and crisis intervention.
  • Serves the department, division, and university through consultation and participation on committees. All staff also contribute to the strategic planning of the Department.
General Responsibilities
  • Directs clinical services including individual and group counseling, initial and ongoing assessments, crisis intervention, evaluation and testing.
  • Administers clinical activities including review and modification of policies and procedures to ensure ethical and legal compliance and demonstrate best practices.
  • Implements evidence-based decision making through assessment and review of outcome data and consideration of practice-based research.
  • Develops and implements strategic initiatives for clinical services that align with the department's vision, mission, values, and goals.
  • Coordinates staff work group(s) on issues related to clinical services.
  • Provides clinical supervision to counselors in training.
  • Documents clinical activities to meet professional standards of client care and provides documentation to support academic accommodations as needed.
  • Serves on division and campus-wide committees and work groups to enhance campus response to mental health and wellness concerns.
  • Collaborates with leadership to manage strategic planning and budgets.



  • Master's degree in a clinical mental health related field
  • Ph.D. in a clinical mental health related field

  • 5 years post-degree clinical experience
  • 1 year of management experience
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered


  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Indiana or transferable from another state upon date of hire

  • Proficient communication skills
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism
  • Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent collaboration and team building skills
  • Effectively coaches and delivers constructive feedback
  • Instills commitment to organizational goals

Working Conditions / Demands

This role requires sedentary work as well as extended durations of moving about the workplace. It requires the ability to move objects and equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, and the ability to discern between various objects and devices and to position patients. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Benefits Overview

For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
  • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
  • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
  • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
  • Tuition benefit for IU classes
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.

Job Classification

Career Level: Operational

FLSA: Exempt

Job Function: Health Services

Job Family: Behavioral Health

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Posting Disclaimer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.

New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University's COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

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