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Counselor (Assistant Professor)

Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Aug 12, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Reporting to the Director of the Counseling Center, the Counselor is responsible for providing short-term individual and group counseling support to FIT students. This includes providing crisis care, performing risk assessments, offering general student counseling and referrals on academic, career and situational matters.

  • Work within a stepped-care model of care* to provide short-term individual and group counseling support to FIT students
  • Respond to any urgent and critical student concerns, including the need for hospitalization
  • Perform risk assessments for students seeking counseling
  • Provide intakes for students presenting with a range of concerns (including pre-existing conditions) and make appropriate assessments, external referrals and follow-up outreach
  • Provide support and follow-up to administration, faculty, parents and students
  • Ability to provide short-term (1-3 sessions) or single-session psychotherapy and develop workshops and programs based on student needs and interests
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced clinical setting with complex cases
  • Provide case management and follow up with referred providers to ensure continuation of care
  • Create posts and stories for social media posts and weekly newsletter
  • Respond to walk-in emergencies
  • Manage disposition planning
  • Supervise interns/externs and peer educators as assigned
  • Co-manage peer educator program
  • Develop and organize workshops and events
  • Other duties as assigned




  • Licensed clinician (LMSW, LCSW, PhD, PsyD, Ed. D, LMHC) in NY State required
  • 5+ years clinical experience in a college counseling center or hospital setting required
  • Case management experience required
  • Prior experience providing outreach services required
  • Prior work with adolescents and young adults required
  • Knowledge of community mental health resources and facilities 
  • Experience in conducting mental status exams 
  • Experience with a wide range of diagnosis, diagnostic assessment, and crisis intervention
  • Sensitivity to multicultural, under privileged, LGBTQ, and trauma issues 
  • Strong interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with college community and to represent counseling center at campus-wide events
  • Experience in inpatient facilities 
  • Experience utilizing electronic medical records 
  • Experience with substance abuse 
  • Experience with DBT techniques 
  • Experience working in college mental health setting 


Read Comprehend- Constant; Perform Calculations- Occasional; Communicate Orally- Constant; Reason & Analyze- Frequent; Write- Constant


Office; Classroom


Sit-Frequent; Stand-Frequent; Bend- Occasional; Walk- Frequent; Climb- Occasional; Pull- Occasional; Push- Occasional; Lift<10- Occasional; Lift 10-20- Occasional; Lift over 50- Occasional; Reach- Occasional



Additional Information:

Full Time, 30 hour work week; M, W, F 10am-5pm, T,TH 12-7pm. Work Schedule subject to change based on needs of the department.

Salary Schedule 83

This is an in-person position.

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