: Adjunct Positions - Non-Teaching FacultyDepartment:
: Mental Health & Counseling Services/SAIS DivisionLocations:
: Valhalla, NYPosted:
: Jun 24, 2021Closes:
: Open Until FilledType:
: Part-timeRef. No.:
: HERCACMHCS62421Position ID:
About Westchester Community College:
Westchester Community College was founded in 1946 as the New York State Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in White Plains. In 1957, the County of Westchester bought the 360-acre John Hartford estate in Valhalla and designated 218 acres for the community college. Westchester Community College is more than just the county's largest educational institution. It is a living, breathing part of Westchester that goes beyond the influence of a typical college and affects the lives of all who enter its doors.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the mental health of college students. Studies have found that the majority of students feel that their mental health has been negatively impacted during the course of the pandemic. Students in these studies report increased stress, anxiety, depression, difficulty concentrating, reduced social interactions, and interrupted sleeping patterns, among many other symptoms. Westchester Community College recognizes and strives to meet the holistic needs of students to promote their academic and personal success.
Under supervision of the Acting Director of the Department of Mental Health and Counseling Services, the successful candidate will provide direct mental health services to WCC students. This position's primary duties include, but are not limited to:
- Providing individual and group counseling and crisis intervention for students experiencing emotional or psychological distress at assigned WCC locations and via teletherapy services.
- Utilizing an evidence-based, trauma-informed clinical approach in case formulation, assessment, and treatment skills.
- Providing risk assessment and crisis intervention to students, including safety planning and collaboration with community resources when necessary.
- Maintaining the confidentiality of students in accordance with HIPAA, FERPA, and all state laws and guidelines.
- Adhering to one's professional Code of Ethics, as well as all laws and regulations related to provision of mental health services.
- Attending all team meetings, including individual and group supervision.
- Engaging in continuing education practices relevant to clinical setting, population, and best practices.
- Navigating electronic record keeping system and completing notes in a timely manner.
- Establishing relationships with community resources and organizations in order to help provide appropriate referrals.
- Providing consultations for, and serve as a resource to, college faculty, staff and administrators regarding appropriate and effective methods for responding to students of concern.
- Creating and executing workshops/programs to educate college community members on mental health topics impacting the community, including the impact of COVID-19 on students' mental health, and skill-set development for appropriate response.
- Serving as one of the College's Title IX confidential resources.
- Serving as a member on college interdisciplinary committees as assigned.
- Other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of a Master's Degree and a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, or related field of study from an accredited institution. Licensed in New York State as a mental health professional (LMSW, LCSW, LMHC, or equivalent licensure). At least 1 year of post-licensure professional experience. The successful candidate must also display strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty and staff. Demonstrated experience and effectiveness providing clinical services to students who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC).
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated experience working in a college counseling center, particularly in the community college setting. Demonstrated experience and effectiveness providing clinical services to historically underserved populations, including, but not limited to, LGBTQIA+ students, international students, non-traditional students, and other marginalized student populations. Ability to function in a fast-paced, team-oriented, inclusive, and highly accountable environment. Ability to travel to multiple WCC campuses throughout Westchester County. Ability to communicate in non-English second language (both written and verbally).
WORK SCHEDULE: Four days weekly, Monday - Friday, totaling 28 hours per week. Some night and weekend work may be required.
HOURLY RATE OF PAY: $45.32 per hour. No benefits.
Applicants interested MUST apply online by submitting a letter expressing interest in this position, a resume/CV, and contact information for three professional references. Please login to: https://sunywcc.interviewexchange.com/login.jsp in order to check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents. The review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, with the position ending in May 2022.
Westchester Community College provides accessible, high quality and affordable education to meet the needs of our diverse community. We are committed to student success, academic excellence, workforce development, economic development and lifelong learning.
The College will provide equal opportunity in all of its employment practices to all persons without unlawful discrimination on the basis of political affiliation, age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, arrest or conviction record, membership in any reserve component of the armed forces, or use or non-use of lawful products off College premises during nonworking hours, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law.