Student Psychological Counselor

New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Apr 18, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Counseling
The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation's leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students in a wide range of educational programs at 24 colleges and institutions in New York City.
Job ID: 9959

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Provides student counseling services as a member of a team.

- Provides psychological counseling to individuals and groups of students

- Performs crisis intervention for emergency situations

- Performs intake and assessment for personal counseling services

- Consults with instructional and administrative staff regarding student mental health issues; may prepare and present outreach initiatives and workshops

- Participates in recommending improvements that will impact the counseling center's effectiveness

- Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Student Psychological Counselor


Higher Education Associate




The University is an integrated system of senior and community colleges, graduate and professional schools, research centers, institutes, and consortia. From certificate courses to Ph.D. programs, CUNY offers postsecondary learning to students of all backgrounds. It provides the city with graduates trained for high-demand positions in the sciences, technology, mathematics, teaching, nursing and other fields. As CUNY has grown, the University also has strengthened its mission as a premier research institution, building an array of modern facilities and expanding the ranks of its world-class faculty. Throughout its history, the University has been an integral part of the city and state through partnerships with public schools, economic development initiatives, immigration aid and financial advice services and other community outreach programs. Today, CUNY faculty and staff members continue to benefit New York City - as well as the entire nation - by serving as policy experts to business and government and advisers to nonprofit institutions, civic organizations, and community groups. Students, too, are strongly encouraged to experience the cultural, educational, and community-based opportunities of the five boroughs through a network of internships and fellowships to embrace the city as their campus.

The Division of Student Affairs provides student services within the following offices: Career & Scholarship Center; Center for the Arts; Children's Center; Counseling Center; Health and Wellness Services; CSI Association; New Student Orientation & Residence Life; Liberty Partnerships Program; Office of Access and Success Programs; Student Life; SEEK; Student Veterans Services; COPE; and the Center for Student Accessibility.

Reporting to the Director of the Counseling Center, the Student Psychological Counselor will work with a broad spectrum of psychological issues, including but not limited to individual and couples counseling, walk-in coverage and crisis intervention, consultation services for faculty and staff, supervision of graduate trainees, outreach programming, and participation on college-wide committees.


A Doctoral degree in Psychology to include Ph.D. and Psy.D. programs
A Master's degree in an appropriate discipline for person 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' professional experience is required for all candidates.


Licensed as a mental health provider (psychologist, LCSW, LMHC, LMFT) preferred. Previous experience in a college or university counseling center desirable. Previous experience with Residential Life programming. Experience providing clinical supervision to graduate trainees. Well-developed counseling and clinical supervision skills, an understanding of student development, a collaborative spirit, the energy to flexibly manage the demands of a challenging caseload and other professional responsibilities. A demonstrated commitment to multicultural competency and excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Flexibility to work one evening a week and occasional weekends.


$55,602 - $79,242; commensurate with experience.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans.  Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


To apply, please go to; select "Employment," "Search Job Listings," "More Options to Search for CUNY Jobs," then enter the Job ID# in the "Job Opening ID" field. Cover letter, resume, and additional supporting documents for candidacy must be submitted as one file.


**Previous applicants need not reapply**
May 16, 2014


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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