Student Psychological Counselor - Counseling Center

New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
May 08, 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: 10629

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




- Provide time-limited psychological counseling to full-time and part-time day/evening students on the Lehman Campus.
- Perform crisis intervention for emergency situations and provide counseling services during walk-in hours.
- Perform intakes and assessment for personal counseling services.
- Provide Consultation Services for instructional and administrative staff regarding students with psychological and academic difficulties.
- Plan, develop, coordinate, and present outreach initiatives and workshops including preparation materials, flyers, and handouts.
- Participate in organizing mental health screenings for mental health outreach activities, website, and newsletter development.
- Participate in the development of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Programming, including Safe Zone training, as well as well as collaborate with the Director of Wellness Program and Faculty and Staff in this initiative.
- Collaborate with the Urban Male Program, Herbert H. Lehman Leadership Program, and Wellness Center; participate in the development of culturally competent men and women's psychological wellness and healthy relationship programming.
- Maintain accurate and timely chart documentation in our client data documentation system for each student/group/event.
- Provide clinical supervision of staff, as needed, and clinical trainees.
- Participate in the development of training and supervision of clinical trainees, Peer Educators, and CUNY CAP.
- Participate in Open House, Orientations, and Leadership Retreats.
- Participate in the planning and development of research and grant funded initiatives.
- Participate in strategic/evidenced based program planning at the Counseling Center.
- Liaison with various constituencies throughout the university.
- Provide clinical and administrative back up, as needed, during the Director's absence.

Required: Serve one evening a week during late hours.


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.


- At least 6 years of professional experience post-masters
- Experience and knowledge of student development and higher education systems
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Bilingual Spanish/English preferred
- Knowledge of Windows based programs and other computer programs


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.


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Open until filled with review of resumes to begin May 23, 2014.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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