Mental Health Counselor

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 17, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Department Statement

The Counseling Center supports the mission of Colgate University, encouraging the intellectual, emotional, and social development of students, working to cultivate a genuine sense of meaning and purpose in their lives. We provide clinical services, consultation, and educational outreach services to the campus community. We are committed to supporting diversity and treating all members of the Colgate community with respect, recognizing a special duty to those of underrepresented and historically marginalized groups.


Primarily accountable for providing confidential counseling/psychological services to students. Areas of focus include responsibility for:
● effective provision of clinical services via individual and group therapy;
● appropriate and effective crisis assessment and response;
● timely and effective on-call support of after-hours mental health needs;
● quality of treatment measured by overall improvement in symptoms and client self-report;
● client satisfaction with treatment and timely response and provision of services;
● expert consultation and information to other administrative staff and faculty;
● confidentiality and maintenance of records in compliance with professional standards;
● clinical services following ethical standards, and in compliance with state law;
● continuity of care between on-campus and off-campus resources regarding individual student mental health care, to include case management;
● assessment of student mental health needs through clinical interview and symptom inventories, as needed;
● effective outreach; and
● where appropriate, advocacy for student mental health needs.

As part of this role, the incumbent is accountable for the following:
● as required, contribute to specific internal programs (e.g. group therapy, mental health programming); and
● as required, coordinate an office program such as outreach initiatives and/or remote hours with international student services
● as required, collaborate with campus partners to extend or promote campus mental health needs;
● as required, may be responsible for providing effective advice, counsel, and leadership on University committees.

Professional Experience/ Qualifications

● Must have completed all requirements (eg- coursework, thesis, practicum/internship) toward completing a Master’s degree in social work, clinical or counseling psychology, or a closely-related field, by start date
● Licensed as a social worker or mental health clinician in NY or expected to attain license within one year of hire
● Multicultural competence and skill in working with students from a diversity of backgrounds
● Excellent oral and written communication skills

Ability to serve on call, including nights and weekends as needed.

Preferred Qualifications

● Experience with young adults, adolescents, or college populations
● Commitment to social justice advocacy and diversity work
● Interest or experience in leading group therapy
● Experience in providing community education/training on various mental health subjects
● Demonstrated ability to collaborate with campus partners and multidisciplinary teams
● Evidence of ability to coordinate initiatives/programs on a team
● Interest or experience in working with international college students


Minimum of a master’s degree in mental health counseling, social work, clinical/counseling psychology required.

Job Open Date 12/17/2020 Job Close Date Open Until Filled No Special Instructions Summary EEO Statement

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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