Center for Counseling, Health and Wellness - MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR

Position Information

Vacancy ID S2149 Job Title MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR Department Center for Counseling, Health and Wellness School/Parent Organization Student Affairs/Campus Life Parent Org Division Provost and Educational Affairs Division Employment Category Parttime-Regular Anticipated start date 08/28/2017 If temporary, expected end date Hours per week 37.5 Weeks Per Year 44 Normal Start Time 8:30 AM Normal End Time 5:00 PM Position/Job Summary
Assist in developing and implementing mental health programs for the campus community including intake and assessment, individual and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention including on-call responsibilities, consultation and referral, training, supervision, and educational program development and delivery. Manage on-going psychoeducational programs, which promote community mental health and consultation with faculty, staff, administrators, parents, and other students around issues related to the developmental and psychological needs of students. Psychologists complement a strong relationship-focused team of professionals committed to the psychological needs and development of traditional age, residential students, and to providing leadership to the campus in regards to mental health issues, with a demonstrated commitment to supporting, empowering and retaining students from underrepresented groups.
Position/Job Responsibilities
1. Provide individual assessment, time-limited counseling, and group counseling to students seeking assistance with personal, psychological, or interpersonal problems. Provide support for students whose personal, psychological, or interpersonal problems are interfering with their functioning as students and as members of the Ithaca College community. Assist in assessing psychological withdrawals and leaves of absences. Provide crisis counseling and counseling services for students with acute psychological problems - includes on-call responsibilities.
2. Present psycho-educational programs to members of the Ithaca College community to promote personal, interpersonal, and psychological health.
3. Provide training and consultation on special programs or to particular student groups; develop training programs to promote staff development in helping skills; participate in the training of residence hall and other appropriate staff.
4. Provide consultation to faculty, staff, administrators, and other concerned individuals regarding issues of student mental health; support faculty and staff development programs related to the creation of a psychologically healthy community; support academic programs which contribute to the healthy development of students.
5. Develop and demonstrate a multicultural awareness and contribute to cultivating an inclusive, diverse and respectful College community. Demonstrate civil and inclusive behavior when interacting with staff, faculty, students and visitors to the College. Promote a flexible, collaborative and inclusive work and living environment and engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.
6. Assist in research relevant to assessing student needs and describing student behavior and culture; assist in the evaluation of the effectiveness of counseling and other counseling center activities.
7. Provide guidance, direction and clinical supervision to graduate clinical interns, as needed.
8. Provide service to the division and the institution (e.g., serving on a committee or Staff Council, advising a student group or participating in focus groups). May include occasional evening/weekend activities.
9. Provide coordination of Counseling Center programs (e.g., Assessment and Research, Group Therapy, Outreach and Education, Paraprofessional Training, Suicide Awareness and Prevention) and oversee administrative tasks in support of assigned programs.
10. Abide by professional ethical guidelines and comply with federal and state law as it relates to the professional practice of psychology, social work or mental health counseling.
Position/Job Qualifications
Minimum qualifications: Earned master's degree in clinical or counseling psychology, social work, or a closely related field (MA, MSW, MFT) and licensure or licensure eligibility as a mental health provider in New York State. Two years post-master's degree experience in a college counseling setting or with young adults in a clinical setting.
Preferred qualifications: LCSW credential, LMHC, or earned doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology (PsyD or PhD) or a related field; APA approved program and internship is strongly preferred. Two to five years post-doctoral degree experience in college/university counseling center. Post-doctoral supervision for licensure can be provided. Eligible doctoral candidates must be licensed within 2 years of hiring date.
Keen sensitivity to issues of gender, culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, socio-economic status, etc. and skilled with techniques for counseling students with diverse backgrounds; demonstrated history of positive working relationships and collaborative style, strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to effectively work and interact respectfully within a diverse and inclusive environment; and experience in providing service through outreach activities, program development, and committee involvement are required.
Demonstrated clinical skills and proven managerial and supervisory skills with continuing interest in professional development around current practices and trends; strong generalist with experience with common presenting concerns of college students, and experience and interest in providing group therapy preferred; demonstrated interest, expertise, and commitment to working with students from underrepresented groups through culturally-competent therapy and programming strongly preferred.
EEO Statement
Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.
Instructions for submitting your application:
Interested applicants must apply online at and attach a resume, cover letter and list of three professional references. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by August 11, 2017.
Work authorization (select one): Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position Department description
Mental health counselors at CAPS engage with a multidisciplinary department staff that consists of psychologists, social workers, a consulting psychiatrist, and medical and educational professionals to facilitate successful treatment and personal outcomes. Counseling, Health and Wellness is the administrative home to CAPS, a robust health center, Health Promotion services, and nationally recognized LGBT Education, Outreach and Services.
Professional development funds are available. On-going opportunities for training include participation in CAPS case conference/development meetings, team supervision, co-facilitation and peer supervision of groups and individual supervision.
College Description
At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State's scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger's as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

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Market Hiring Range FLSA Status Exempt Is this position eligible for benefits? Yes

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