Student Psychological Counselor

CUNY Baruch College
New York City, New York
Sep 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Student Psychological Counselor

Baruch College

The mission of the Baruch College Counseling Center exists to help students realize their educational, career, and personal goals. As such, the Center's first priority is to assist students to successfully earn their degrees. The Center is here to assist students in addressing the stress and conflicts that may distract them from achieving their full potential. The department is staffed with experienced licensed psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and supervised pre-doctoral graduate students, who not only work with students toward reducing the interference of everyday stress and treating more serious conditions, but who do so with a respect for multicultural issues. The Counseling Center is devoted to helping students succeed.


The Student Psychological Counselor will report to the Director of the Counseling Center and perform the following additional duties:

- Provide weekly individual psychotherapy to a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students with a wide range of career, academic, personal, and mental health issues.

- Participate in weekly disposition team meetings where students requesting services are provided with recommendations for treatment and where new cases are assigned to therapists.

- Supervise Center trainees on their work with individual psychotherapy cases and triage assessments.

- Conduct initial consultation appointments for Baruch community members requesting services.

- Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to coordinate care for individual students.

- Conduct crisis interventions and assessments when necessary.

- Present didactic clinical training seminars attended by Center training staff.

- Supervise and/or conduct therapeutic groups held at the Center.

- Serve on-campus committees to improve workflow and inter-office efficiency.

- Maintain and develop a database of outside service providers.

- Conduct off-campus outreach and build professional relationships with outside service providers.


Compensation and Benefits:                                    

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

 CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development.  We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off.  Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.






A Doctoral degree in Psychology to include Ph. D. and Psy.D. programs OR a Master's degree in an appropriate discipline for personal or psychological counseling and a New York State license as a mental health practitioner (social work, psychology, or mental health counseling).


In addition, six years of professional experience is required for all candidates. Some late evening hours and weekend duty may be required.


The preferred candidate will have:

- Experience in a college or university counseling setting

- Experience with a diverse, multicultural, and multilingual client population

- At least two years of professional experience post-licensure

- Training and/or experience that demonstrates a commitment to Multicultural Competency

- Training and/or experience that demonstrates proficiency in administering psychological testing and assessment and participating in the supervision of psychological testing and assessment

- Training and/or experience in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and/or other evidence-based modalities of group therapy

- Training and/or experience in the treatment of Eating Disorders

- Training and/or experience in evidence-based treatment for trauma (e.g., domestic violence, sexual abuse, complex trauma, PTSD, working with Student Veterans)


How to Apply:

Go to the CUNY website to see the complete position description and job requirements in CUNYfirst under Job Opening ID #17440.  You can view and apply for this job in CUNYfirst via the following direct link to the posting


Candidates should provide a resume and cover letter.


Closing Date:

October 25, 2017   


EEO Statement:                       

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.