[C21-027] Assistant Counselor

Connecticut, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Nov 18, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time



Assistant Counselor

Counseling and Student Development


Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time (10 month), Assistant Counselor (AAUP Faculty) in Counseling and Student Development within Student Wellness Services. The successful candidate will provide students with mental/behavioral health services as part of the Department of Counseling and Student Development. The counselor will provide short-term counseling, crisis intervention, and mental/behavioral health outreach services within the scope of their training and licensure. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body. The assignment may include evening and/or Saturday hours.

Required Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or Marriage and Family Therapy or terminal degree appropriate to the field from an accredited college or university, or
  • A master’s degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or Marriage and Family Therapy with an additional full year of study above the master’s level plus at least three (3) years of full-time counseling experience at in a college or university counseling center
  • Licensed or license eligible in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or Marriage and Family Therapy or related field by the State of Connecticut
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of students
  • Clinical experience including work with high-risk clients as well as with complex and/or longstanding clinical problems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience and expertise working with LGBTQ+ clients
  • Experience working with graduate student internships and assistantships
  • Electronic health record experience

The University: The largest of Connecticut’s regional comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls 11,880 students. This includes 7,605 full-time undergraduates, 1,949 part-time undergraduates, 648 full-time graduate students, and 1,678 part-time graduate students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-three percent of the students are from Connecticut. An increasingly residential campus, 64 percent of Central’s first-year students live on campus; 24 percent of all undergraduates live on campus. For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit www.ccsu.edu. 

The Community: Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New Britain is a city of some 70,000. Part of the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally located in the state and is within easy reach of much of Connecticut and several metropolitan areas in the region. New Britain’s population is characterized by a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Known as “Little Poland,” 17 percent of its population are of Polish background. It is the home of three Polish language newspapers and one television station, and annually hosts the Little Poland Festival. Significant portions of its population come from Puerto Rican, Italian, and Irish backgrounds. Currently, 37 percent of its population are Hispanic; 11 percent are African American; 25 percent live below the poverty line.

In addition to all that Hartford provides, New Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Mass., two hours from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore, within easy driving distance of a host of private and public institutions of higher education and many cultural opportunities.

Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by December 4, 2020. 

To begin the application process please visit the CCSU HR Job Opportunities at https://www.ccsu.edu/hr/faculty-management-admin.html. Select the job advertisement for [C21-027] Assistant Counselor and click on the Apply button and submit the following documents:

  • Letter of Interest addressing the qualifications for this position
  • Current curriculum vitae/ resume
  • Names of three current professional references with title, email addresses and telephone numbers 

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Fringe benefits include personal and sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision and prescription plans, a multi- plan retirement, retirement health care , deferred compensation, Dependent Care Assistant and Med Flex spending accounts, supplemental benefits such as long term, short term disability, tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western).

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Mailed applications will not be accepted.

Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted.

For more information, Dr. Shannon Jackson at 860-832-1629 or sjackson@ccsu.edu.

As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.