Student Psychological Counselor

Location
New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Posted
Jul 01, 2014
Employment Type
Full Time
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: 10969

Regular/Temporary: Regular

GENERAL DUTIES

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

CONTRACT TITLE

Higher Education Associate

FLSA

Exempt

CAMPUS SPECIFIC INFORMATION

The Counselor will report to the Director of the Counseling Center and perform the following duties:
- Interpret educational and psychological assessments for academic, personal, and short-term
psychological counseling.
- Prepare case reports and make recommendations for further action and/or referral.
- Serve as a consultant to campus colleagues for students' academic and behavioral cases.
- Participate in college wide events such as orientations, outreach, retention initiatives, and psycho-educational workshops.
- Develop and conduct workshops and seminars for social and academic issues.
- Train and supervise graduate interns/externs working in the Counseling Center.
- Participate in professional development to stay up to date with current issues.

Work location of assignments will vary depending upon the needs of the department. Some
evening/weekend hours are required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A Doctoral degree in Psychology to include Ph.D. and Psy.D. programs
OR
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.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred candidate will have:
- Doctoral degree in Psychology, Counseling, or Social Work
- Current, valid New York State license as a mental health practitioner (LCSW or PSY)
- Experience in a college or university counseling setting
- Minimum of two years' experience post-licensure
- Experience with short-term, brief, and/or solution-focused interventions
- Excellent skills in oral and written communication and maximize the utilization of technology
- Ability to work with diverse constituencies

COMPENSATION

$55,602 - $88,418

BENEFITS

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.

HOW TO APPLY

Access CUNYfirst portal.

CLOSING DATE

search extended 8/14/2014

JOB SEARCH CATEGORY

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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.  We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.

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