Mental Health Counselor (No Benefits)

Colgate University
Hamilton, NY

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Job Category:

Casual Wage

Position Title:

Mental Health Counselor (No Benefits)

Full Time/Part Time:

Part Time


Dean of the College


Counseling & Psychological Services


As an adjunct Mental Health Counselor, this position is primarily responsible for providing confidential counseling/psychological services to students as a member of the Counseling & Psychological Services team. Areas of focus include responsibility for:
● effective provision of clinical services via individual therapy;
● appropriate and effective crisis assessment and response;
● satellite clinical services at Haven, Colgate’s sexual assault resource center;
● quality of treatment measured by overall improvement in symptoms and client self-report;
● client satisfaction with treatment and timely response and provision of services;
● expert consultation and information to other administrative staff and faculty;
● confidentiality and maintenance of records in compliance with professional standards;
● clinical services following ethical standards, and in compliance with state law;
● continuity of care between on-campus and off-campus resources regarding individual student mental health care, to coordination with office case management;
● assessment of student mental health needs through clinical interview and symptom inventories, as needed;
● where appropriate, advocacy for student mental health needs;
● as appropriate and needed within scope of C&PS services, facilitate group therapy offerings to college students.

Mental Health: Demonstrated expertise, experience, and academic credentials/certifications in mental health at the counselor level. Theory- based and practical expertise across a broad range of mental health issues (e.g. anxiety, depression, eating disorders, substance abuse). Commitment to affirming identity development in diverse populations (racial, gender, international, and sexual orientation). Demonstrated expertise in crisis management.

Counseling: Demonstrated expertise and counseling skills sufficient to provide psychological and counseling services focused on the needs of college students. Ability to direct, diagnose, and provide counseling as a generalist on a broad range of issues/problems.

Multicultural Knowledge / Intersectional Identities: Knowledge sufficient to effectively engage students on issues of diversity. Demonstrated ability to be a strong advocate for diversity with proven ability to work with diverse populations. Competent in conceptualization of intersectional identities within and outside of clinical work, to support students in the goals of identity development and thriving within the context of a small, private, residential, rural liberal arts college.

Personal Accountability for Results: Takes responsibility for decisions, performance, and outcomes; behaves in a responsible manner with a positive attitude; shows self-awareness and openness to feedback.

Effective Communication: Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills; shares information and seeks input from others; adapts communication to diverse audiences; protects private and confidential information.

Problem Solving and Decision Making: Analyzes and prioritizes situations to identify and solve problems; generates solutions to improve efficiency and quality; involves others in solving problems and making decisions; factors organizational goals into decisions; makes clear, transparent, and timely decisions.

Change Management: Responds positively to changing university initiatives and readily adapts behavior to maintain effective performance; understands the long-term direction of the university and can relate this to departmental areas; adapts to new methodologies; identifies and acts on areas where change is appropriate.

Leadership and Teamwork: Applies skills and knowledge to provide a climate to achieve departmental and organizational success; balances individual and department goals; helps others perform at their best; builds productive relationships to enhance individual and organizational effectiveness; treats others with respect; resolves conflicts among team members.

Creativity and Innovation: Generates, explores, encourages, and implements innovative ways of creating strategic value for the university, division, department, and individual level; critically assesses the effectiveness of new initiatives.

Diversity and Inclusion: Demonstrates respect for people and their differences; understands the benefits of a diverse workforce; earns the trust and respect of others; includes and welcomes others; works to understand the perspective of others; promotes opportunities to experience diversity within our community.

Sustainability: Understands the impact of decision-making and personal behavior in achieving the university’s commitment to a sustainable and carbon neutral campus; supports and advances the university’s sustainability initiatives; influences others to use sustainable practices.

Professional Experience/ Qualifications:

● Minimum of a master’s degree in mental health counseling, social work, clinical/counseling psychology
● Licensed in mental health service-delivery in NY

Preferred Qualifications:

● Experience with young adults, adolescents, or college populations
● Commitment to social justice advocacy and diversity work
● Interest or experience in leading group therapy
● Interest or experience in working with diverse student populations
● Interest or experience working with trauma survivors


Minimum of a master’s degree in mental health counseling, social work, clinical/counseling psychology

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Work Schedule:

This position works 20 hours per week.

Job Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


EEO Statement:

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Clery Act:

The Campus Safety Department will provide upon request a copy of Colgate’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education for the previous three years concerning reported: 1. crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Colgate University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus and 2. fires that occurred in student housing facilities. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and fire safety, such as policies concerning sexual assault, life safety systems, and other related matters. To obtain a copy, contact the Campus Safety Compliance Manager via e-mail at [email protected]. You may also access the report from the Campus Safety web page at:


Colgate is a nationally recognized liberal arts college set on a beautiful campus in central New York.

Some 2,900 undergraduates are enrolled in 54 programs, taking advantage of the university's award-winning curriculumoff-campus study program, and numerous research opportunities.

Students enjoy small class sizes taught by expert faculty members -- not teaching assistants.

The university’s strategic plan offers a blueprint for turning today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders, joining the scores of alumni already playing major roles in a variety of fields. The Center for Career Services is a key player as students make this transition.

Colgate hums with activity. It is a place where the arts thrive. Student-athletes compete at the very highest level of NCAA Division I sports. There are dozens of club and intramural sports programs, and the college’s outdoor education program is second to none.

Above all, Colgate is about academic excellence. It is a tradition forged in 1819 and honed through the years by each class of select students.

Colgate University is a highly selective residential liberal arts institution distinguished by academic excellence and interdisciplinary inquiry. Located on a beautiful campus in upstate New York, Colgate takes pride in the active engagement of its students, staff, and faculty in local, national, and global communities. At Colgate, we feel that a diverse and inclusive community is a cornerstone of educational excellence.

Colgate University is a highly selective residential liberal arts institution distinguished by academic excellence and interdisciplinary inquiry. Located on a beautiful campus in upstate New York, Colgate takes pride in the active engagement of its students, staff, and faculty in local, national, and global communities. At Colgate, we feel that a diverse and inclusive community is a cornerstone of educational excellence.

The Office of Equity and Diversity at Colgate is charged with fostering a diverse and collaborative community by increasing understanding, respect and inclusion. It is the mission of the office to support campus diversity initiatives with the goal of increasing understanding, respect and inclusion, and to ensure compliance with policies relating to affirmative action, discrimination, and harassment.  The university’s strong commitment to equal opportunity and inclusivity is clearly articulated in the diversity mission statement found here.  The university strives to provide an environment where everyone in our community can learn about, appreciate, and celebrate our diverse cultures and gain understanding, knowledge and skills to be engaged citizens locally as well as globally.

Colgate University fully subscribes to all federal and state civil rights laws banning discrimination in private institutions of higher education. Colgate will not discriminate against any student, employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran or military status (including special disabled veteran, Vietnam-era veteran, or recently separated veteran), predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law, including protections for those opposing discrimination or participating in any complaint process at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or other human rights agencies. This nondiscrimination policy covers both employment and access to educational opportunities.  It is the policy of the university to provide equal opportunity in employment and not to discriminate against any individuals with disabilities who are qualified for employment in the positions for which they apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

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