Mental Health Counselor

Oswego, New York
Apr 11, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Counseling
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Counseling Services Center at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a full time 10 month position.

Posting Date: April 11, 2017

Review Date: Review of applications will begin April 25, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional staff, visit:  or

Date of Appointment:  On/around August 1, 2017

Description of Responsibilities:  Provide individual, group, and couples counseling, crisis intervention, case management, consultation with other constituencies including other student affairs and academic units.  Coordinate and deliver educational workshops and provide training and supervision of graduate students, interns and practicum students.

In addition, will be expected to display a commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in a mental health related field required
  • Licensed to practice counseling independently in New York State (LCAT, LMFT, LCSW, LMHC, Licensed Psychologist)
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively and cooperatively with a team of professionals
  • Ability to maintain up to date and accurate documentation is essential and mandatory
  • Experience providing group counseling
  • Must have demonstrated experience using brief therapy
  • Demonstrated experience providing services to marginalized populations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous position in college/university counseling center
  • Experience working with issues including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, sexual abuse, domestic violence and challenges with family of origin. 

To Apply:  Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, a copy of unofficial transcripts, resume, and contact information for three professional references to:

If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail:

Jackie Wallace, MBA

Search Committee Chair

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Official transcripts are required prior to hiring.  Files must be complete to be considered.

Description of Department: The Counseling Services Center (CSC) mission is to meet the holistic mental health needs of SUNY Oswego students through direct therapeutic supports, as well as programming, outreach and collaboration with other campus stakeholders. These supports are identified and made accessible through the CSC’s commitment to social justice as a conceptual framework from which to deliver services.              

The resources of the CSC are offered free of charge to registered SUNY Oswego students. CSC clinical staff offer individual, couples and group counseling, as well as a host of psychoeducational workshops. The department has a strong value in developing future counselors through clinical internships as well as student leadership through the P2P program. For more information on the department, please visit the website: .

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger's “Best College Value” for 2015, and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing  

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