Staff Counselor / Group Coordinator
To enrich education through diversity, The College of New
Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong
commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and
strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to
Counseling and Prevention Services (CAPS) at The College of New
Jersey enthusiastically welcomes applications for a full-time
(10-month) Staff Therapist to join our dynamic multidisciplinary
team. Responsibilities include providing short-term individual
counseling, group counseling, conducting intake assessments, and
providing leadership for outreach to underrepresented student
populations. Strong interest and experience in group psychotherapy
is critical as the successful candidate will coordinate group
psychotherapy services at the center. Expertise in crisis
intervention, strong clinical skills, and the ability to manage a
full client caseload are required. This position actively
participates in the clinical supervision and training of graduate
students and psychology interns. The successful candidate will have
a demonstrated commitment to working effectively from a
multicultural orientation with our diverse college population and
be proficient at providing campus outreach presentations and
consultation to students, parents, faculty, and university
personnel on issues related to student mental health.
Key Roles & Responsibilities:
- Demonstration of clinical experience and interest in group
counseling and psychotherapy including process, theme-focused and
- Demonstrated experience providing goal-focused, short-term
counseling to a late adolescent/adult population.
- Experience in a college/university counseling setting.
- Demonstrated ability to develop targeted educational outreach
and prevention services to a college student population.
- Demonstration of being a well-rounded clinician with
individual, group, crisis intervention, outreach, triage, case
management, and referral skills.
- Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor's degree
supplemented by a Master's or Doctoral degree (Doctoral degree
preferred) in a field related to the position to be filled or
equivalency as determined by the appointing authority.
- Minimum of three years professional experience in an
institution of higher education or in education, higher education
or other field that is directly related to the functions of the
position to be filled or equivalency as determined by the
- Licensed (or licensed eligible) in a mental health field.
- The ability to collaborate with other areas of the College and
excellent communication, organizational and effective leadership
skills are highly desirable.
- Experience and/or interest in a holistic, health and wellness
model of mental health highly desirable.
The College offers a generous benefits package that includes
health, dental, vision and prescription plans, as well as pension,
paid leave time and tuition savings programs. This position has the
state title of Professional Services Specialist 1-10. It is
included for membership in the American Federation of Teachers
(AFT) bargaining unit. Salary is competitive and commensurate with
education and experience.
- Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful
completion of background check and reference checks
- COVID-19 Testing and Compliance - The College has a mandatory
COVID-19 vaccination requirement. To learn more, please read the
policy here: COVID-19 Requirements and Protocols. https://hr.tcnj.edu/covid-19-employee-info/
Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective public institution that
has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence.
TCNJ emphasizes the undergraduate residential experience and offers
targeted graduate programs. The College's seven schools - The Arts
and Communication; Business; Humanities and Social Sciences;
Education; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and
Engineering - offer degrees to nearly 6,800 students. The College's
distinguished faculty of 348 full-time members provides a 13 to 1
student to faculty ratio, and eighty-five percent of classes have
enrollments of 30 or fewer. TCNJ's picturesque campus is located on
289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing, approximately five miles
from New Jersey's state capital of Trenton, and 60 minutes from
both Philadelphia and New York City. A 95 percent freshman to
sophomore retention rate and a six-year graduation rate of 86
percent speak to the quality of the TCNJ experience.
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume or
curriculum vitae, and a list of 3 professional references. The
review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled.