Mental Health Counselor (PT)
Under the administrative supervision of the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, the College’s Mental Health Counselor provides free and confidential, short-term solution-focused counseling using a person cantered, evidenced based approach, for students. In the event of a mental health crisis on campus, this individual will assist with the necessary support and referral as needed. The counselor will also provide assessment and evaluation of mental health concerns to assist in making community referrals as needed. This individual will assist faculty by providing advice on recognizing mental health concerns among students.
Job duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- A current New York State license or limited permit to practice as a clinical mental health counselor or a clinical counseling social worker, or clinical psychologist in order to provide quality mental health counseling to the college student body. The candidate will independently maintain licensure and malpractice insurance according to NYS guidelines.
- Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients’ treatment.
- Encourage clients to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives, helping them to develop insight into themselves or their relationships.
- Collect information about clients through interviews, observation, or tests.
- Assess students for risk of suicide or other self-harming behavior.
- Prepare and maintain all required treatment records and reports.
- Counsel students, individually or in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, or making changes.
- Guide students in the development of skills or strategies for dealing with their problems.
- Perform crisis interview with students.
- Develop and implement treatment plans based on clinical experience and knowledge.
- A current New York State license or limited permit to practice as a clinical mental health counselor or a clinical counseling social worker, or clinical psychologist in order to provide quality mental health counseling to the University student body. The candidate will independently maintain licensure according to NYS guidelines.
- Network with local providers including but not limited to other therapists.
- Identify, utilize, and maintain campus wide collaborations with academic and support services.
- Licensed mental health counseling credential
- Effective verbal and written communication
- Exemplary charting and clinical documentation abilities
Education and/or Experience:
- Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology, Counselor Education, Social Work, or related field required.
- Must possess an active New York State license or limited permit in mental health counseling, clinical social work, or psychology.
- Prior counseling experience with college student population and/or experience dealing with crisis issues preferred. Skilled in providing seminar/workshop-type education to college aged population.
Please send cover letter, resume, salary requirements and a list of 3 references to: [email protected] with “Mental Health Counselor” as the subject.
Maria College is a nonprofit, independent, coeducational institution which does not discriminate in its enrollment or employment practices for any reason including race, sex, color, national origin, creed, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local laws and ordinances. Information about the services, activities and facilities accessible to students or prospective students with disabilities regarding Title 504 may be obtained from Kim Noakes in Accessibility Services in Mercy Hall at (518) 861-2508; information about the services, activities and facilities accessible to employees or prospective employees with disabilities regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act may be obtained from Rosalyn Vazquez at (518) 861-2580.
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