CUNY School of Law Student Psychological Counselor
POSITION DETAILS CUNY School of Law is the premier public interest law school in the country. Founded in 1983, we train lawyers to serve historically underrepresented communities and work towards greater diversity in the legal profession. Our motto, “law in the service of human needs,” infuses everything we do. We are the most diverse law school on the East Coast, and one of the top law schools in the country for clinical practice. Supervised by the Director of Student Affairs, the Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor or Social Worker (LCSW) will work with a multi-interdisciplinary Student Affairs team to address the health and wellbeing of the law school's student community. In addition, the Mental Health Counselor will offer counseling services to support and encourage students transition and adjustment to law school from prelaw and/or pipeline programming to orientation, graduation, and studying for and taking the bar exam. Services may vary from one-on-one short-term counseling, referral services, crisis intervention to group meetings and group facilitation. Evening and weekend hours will be required. This is a 1 year appointment, comprised of two 6 month appointments. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Counseling - Offering psychological counseling to students across a broad range of presenting issues. - Performing crisis intervention for emergency psychological care and offer counseling services during walk in and/or telehealth hours. - Planning, developing, and facilitating group counseling and support groups as needed. Consultation - Providing consultative services to the law schools instructional and administrative staff about students with personal, social, academic, and professional difficulties. - Providing consultative services to the Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinator. Outreach, Education, and Programming - Planning, developing, coordinating, and conducting a variety of workshops on topics relevant to students' needs. - Developing and implementing educational and prevention outreach programming, especially for undeserved or special populations, and which demonstrates cultural responsiveness. - Developing and implementing workshops and professional development for students, faculty and staff on critical wellness topics, including but not limited to, Mental Health 101, stress and time management, suicide, violence prevention/verbal de-escalation, healthy relationships, addiction, and veterans' issues. - Planning, collaborating, and developing workshops and resources for peer groups, and support groups. - Planning and developing outreach initiatives and workshops for students and their support network (i.e., relatives, friends, and allies), including the preparation of materials. Additional - Performing other duties as assigned by the Director of Student Affairs as well as the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and developing health and wellness programs and co-curricular educational activities in conjunction with community partners. QUALIFICATIONS A Doctoral degree in Psychology to include Ph.D. and Psy.D. programs OR a Master's degree in an appropriate discipline for personal 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. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS - Licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). - Advanced diagnostic and therapeutic skills, particularly using short-term treatment interventions and crisis intervention, and proven experience with interdisciplinary care. - Experience working in higher education and with administration, faculty, and staff. - Experience with a law school community or law school setting, or comparable graduate level student population, or proven understanding of the issues facing law students and the law school community. - Considerable experience in the psychological counseling of law school students strongly preferred. - Considerable experience working with diverse populations and demonstrated cultural competence. - Understanding of critical race theory, racial-identity development models, and intersectionality. - Demonstrated experience in outreach education and educational programming. - Be self-motivated and have outstanding organizational and communication skills (including verbal, written and interpersonal). - Understand issues pertinent to the practice and enhancement of mediation using standard counseling techniques. - Bilingual preferred. CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW 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. CUNY TITLE Higher Education Associate FLSA Exempt COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS $63,874- $78,144 Salary commensurate with education and experience. CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world. HOW TO APPLY To apply, go to www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information. CLOSING DATE Review of resumes to commence on January 11, 2021. Resumes will be accepted until January 27, 2021. JOB SEARCH CATEGORY CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.