The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the mental
health of college students. Studies have found that the majority of
students feel that their mental health has been negatively impacted
during the course of the pandemic. Students in these studies report
increased stress, anxiety, depression, difficulty concentrating,
reduced social interactions, and interrupted sleeping patterns,
among many other symptoms. Westchester Community College recognizes
and strives to meet the holistic needs of students to promote their
academic and personal success.
Under supervision of the Acting Director of the Department of
Mental Health and Counseling Services, the successful candidate
will provide direct mental health services to WCC students. This
position's primary duties include, but are not limited to:
- Providing individual and group counseling and crisis
intervention for students experiencing emotional or psychological
distress at assigned WCC locations and via teletherapy
- Utilizing an evidence-based, trauma-informed clinical approach
in case formulation, assessment, and treatment skills.
- Providing risk assessment and crisis intervention to students,
including safety planning and collaboration with community
resources when necessary.
- Maintaining the confidentiality of students in accordance with
HIPAA, FERPA, and all state laws and guidelines.
- Adhering to one's professional Code of Ethics, as well as all
laws and regulations related to provision of mental health
- Attending all team meetings, including individual and group
- Engaging in continuing education practices relevant to clinical
setting, population, and best practices.
- Navigating electronic record keeping system and completing
notes in a timely manner.
- Establishing relationships with community resources and
organizations in order to help provide appropriate referrals.
- Providing consultations for, and serve as a resource to,
college faculty, staff and administrators regarding appropriate and
effective methods for responding to students of concern.
- Creating and executing workshops/programs to educate college
community members on mental health topics impacting the community,
including the impact of COVID-19 on students' mental health, and
skill-set development for appropriate response.
- Serving as one of the College's Title IX confidential
- Serving as a member on college interdisciplinary committees as
- Other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A
minimum of a Master's Degree and a Bachelor's Degree in Social
Work, Mental Health Counseling, or related field of study from an
accredited institution. Licensed in New York State as a
mental health professional (LMSW, LCSW, LMHC, or equivalent
licensure). At least 1 year of post-licensure professional
experience. The successful candidate must also display strong
oral and written communication skills, including the ability to
communicate effectively with students, faculty and staff.
Demonstrated experience and effectiveness providing clinical
services to students who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of
QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated experience working
in a college counseling center, particularly in the community
college setting. Demonstrated experience and effectiveness
providing clinical services to historically underserved
populations, including, but not limited to, LGBTQIA+ students,
international students, non-traditional students, and other
marginalized student populations. Ability to function in a
fast-paced, team-oriented, inclusive, and highly accountable
environment. Ability to travel to multiple WCC campuses
throughout Westchester County. Ability to communicate in
non-English second language (both written and verbally).