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Staff Therapist

Vassar College
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 16, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Vassar College

Staff Therapist

Department: Counseling Services
Duration of Position: Academic year / Full time
Work Schedule:
Employee Type: Administrator
Posting Date: 05/16/2023
Union Representation: Not Applicable
Posting Number: AS375P
Pay Rate:

About Vassar College
Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar stands upon the homelands of the Munsee Lenape.Vassar College is deeply committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. The College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and especially welcomes applications from veterans, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of racial, ethnic, and other historically underrepresented groups.Vassar College is a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus.Vassar College offers a comprehensive benefits package for administrators which includes: 22 vacation days for full time employees - (prorated if not full time), unlimited paid personal and sick time for use at the supervisor’s approval. 14 paid holidays per year which includes the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. A choice of three health plans (EPO, PPO, High Deductible), Participation in FSA, Dependent Care, and Transit programs. Voluntary, employee-paid dental insurance plan. Life Insurance and Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance Employer paid short-term and long-term disability programs. 403(b) defined contribution plan after one year of service. For more information, visit: Retirement Benefits - Human Resources New hires will be automatically enrolled in the SRA at a 4% employee contribution per paycheck. Tuition Benefits- Eligible after applicable waiting period. For more information, visit: Tuition - Human Resources

Position Summary and Responsibilities
The Vassar College Counseling Service is seeking a Staff Therapist. The Counseling Service provides creative, collaborative clinical service in a small, residential, liberal arts college environment. The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge, sensitivity and ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds and will be skilled in consultation, brief therapy models, group therapy and in providing innovative, inclusive outreach programming. They must be able both to work independently, and cooperatively as a member of a professional team.
  • Intake and clinical assessment; brief individual psychotherapy; group therapy; case management
  • Crisis intervention and triage; on-call rotation as back up to off-site on-call service;
  • Consultation with campus and community members
  • Design/presentation of training programs for students/staff
  • Supervision of training staff
  • Outreach programming and coordination
  • Strong, primary emphasis on innovative service delivery
  • Some evening and weekend hours should be expected, especially involving crisis intervention and outreach activities.

This position is a full-time position (10 months - August 15-June 15, with possibility of extending to 12 months).

  • APA approved, PhD, PsyD, EdD in clinical or counseling psychology or clinical social worker LCSW or DSW.
  • Position requires broad, generalist clinical skills, including experience assessing and intervening with a range of disorders, concerns, and degrees of pathology.
  • A heightened understanding of equity and inclusion and its differential impact on communities and a commitment to celebrating diversity and multiculturalism.

Preferred Qualifications :
  • Licensed or license-eligible status in New York is preferred. Supervision for licensure will be provided if needed.
  • Brief therapy and group facilitation experience in a college/university counseling center
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable: Multicultural considerations and experience working with historically underrepresented groups, LGBTQIA+ expertise, trauma/sexual trauma, substance use and abuse, working with athletes, outreach program development.

Special Instructions to Applicants
To complete your on-line application, you will be required to attach your resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 professional references. All attachments must be in PDF format. Review of applications will begin immediately. If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources, 845-437-5820.

For full consideration applicants should apply by:

All applicants must apply online at:


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