The Skidmore College Counseling Center is searching for a Staff
Clinician. This position is a full-time, 11 month, regular
appointment. Duties include: providing short-term therapy,
including single session work; crisis intervention; rotation in
after-hours on-call coverage in support of our contracted on-call
service; psycho-educational programming; consultation; leading a
skills-building workshop series; and participation in the Center’s
multidisciplinary treatment team, as well as the larger division of
Student Affairs. A key responsibility of this position is to
support the success and mental well-being of students from
historically marginalized and under-represented backgrounds.
Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to build rapport and
work effectively with diverse populations including BIPOC
individuals, first generation students, international students, and
LGBTQ+ students, and should speak to this experience directly in
their application. This individual will also serve as a liaison to
Student Academic Services office, with a specific focus on
supporting our international student population as well as students
with disabilities. Finally, the Staff Clinicians are involved in
helping to train the college’s Residential Life staff as well as
other student leadership training.
Terminal degree in either social work (M.S.W.) or
psychology (Ph.D. or Psy.D.)
At least one year of previous experience in a
mental health position, working with a college age population.
Ability to achieve independent NYS licensure as a psychologist or
LCSW-level social worker within one year of hire.
- Requires strong clinical skills, including the ability to
conduct rapid assessment, accurate diagnosis, treatment planning,
and flexible service delivery in a short-term therapy model.
- Requires the ability to establish oneself as a person who is
expert, trustworthy, and compassionate with students, family,
faculty, and staff members who may be experiencing high levels of
distress and concern.
- Requires knowledge of current standards of practice,
professional ethics, NYS mental health law, and best practices in
terms of treatment, risk assessment, and management of crisis
- Requires the ability to function as a highly collaborative and
professional colleague, able to interact with other staff members
from the Counseling Center and from the larger Skidmore community
- Requires the ability to communicate effectively across
differences with individuals from diverse backgrounds, abilities,
- Requires knowledge of, and facility with, electronic medical
recordkeeping systems and clinical documentation standards and
- Requires strong written and oral communication skills, as well
as the ability to set limits and define appropriate
- Requires current knowledge of clinical outcome research.
- Requires the ability to triage and prioritize tasks, manage
time effectively, and consistently meet expected deadlines in a
high-volume, fast-paced office environment.
- Requires the ability to be flexible and to work with a
relatively high degree of autonomy, while also complying with
communicated expectations, established systems/procedures, and
Commensurate with experience
A cover letter, detailed resume, and graduate transcript are
required. In addition, applicants will need to indicate three
professional references who can speak to the candidate's
qualifications and previous job performance.
In order to prevent or significantly reduce the risk of
COVID-19 transmission at Skidmore College and protect all members
of the College community from infection, successful candidates will
be required to submit proof of full vaccination as a condition of
employment, unless exempted as a reasonable accommodation of a
medical condition or sincerely religious belief or
Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus
community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not
discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of
race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic
origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status,
marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status,
domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence,
or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal,
state or local laws.
Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable
background check result.
CREATIVE THOUGHT MATTERS.