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Mental Health Counselor

Rider University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Oct 18, 2023
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Position Information

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Position Title

Mental Health Counselor

Position Description

WHY RIDER UNIVERSITY ?? – We take pride in our progress and the positive impact it has on our students and the University.

Rider University is committed to fostering an inclusive, vibrant living and learning community that embraces students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds and enables them to achieve success.

Rider University’s Counseling Services seeks a Mental Health Counselor for a 10-month, full-time position. This position will provide direct psychological services to graduate and undergraduate students including: individual/group/couples counseling; crisis assessment and intervention; point person for student follow-up and referrals; on-call coverage after hours; professional trainings and consultation to faculty, staff and students; developing and conducting outreach programs for campus community; and providing supervision to counseling trainees.

Position Requirements
  • Proof of the following will need to be submitted at the time of hire:
    • LCSW
    • LICSW
    • LAC
    • LPC
    • LMFT
  • Demonstrated related masters-level training
  • Demonstrated 3-5 years of experience providing clinical mental health counseling, supervision, and crisis management preferably in a counseling center or group setting.
  • Demonstrated experience with a variety of mental health issues, psychiatric disorders, substance use prevention, and adjustment disorders.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide individual, group, and couples therapy.
  • Demonstrated skill in assessment, case conceptualization, and treatment planning.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement outreach and community programming.
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a collaborative environment. Experience assisting individuals in navigating care and insurance systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement training activities for staff.
  • The successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to supporting students across a broad range of identities and experiences.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, communication, administrative, and organizational skills.
  • Computer literacy.
  • The completion of a satisfactory background check and proof of current required certifications/licenses is required.
Position Preferred Qualifications/Experience
  • Experience with a university/college population.
  • Experience and comfort working with college-aged students in a variety of settings.
  • Experience working with underrepresented populations.
  • Experience collaborating with agencies, departments, hospitals, and other community systems of care.
About Rider University

The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

Rider University is committed to fostering an inclusive, vibrant living and learning community that embraces students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds and enables them to achieve success.

Through reflection and open, respectful dialogue, we develop responsible citizens who demonstrate academic understanding and compassion to grow and serve as leaders in a diverse and global world.

Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.

Rider University is consistently ranked as a best college by U.S. News and World Report, The Wall Street Journal and The Princeton Review. For more than a decade, Rider has also been recognized in The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges for its sustainability efforts.

Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity.


Lawrenceville, NJ

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Divisional Unit

Student Affairs


Counseling Services

Position Type


Employment Group



10 months

Work Schedule

8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday, 37.5 hours, evening hours as required

Open Date


Close Date

Special Instructions to Applicants

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Rider University Website
    • HERC
    • Inside Higher Ed
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    • LinkedIn
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    • DiversityInc
    • Academic Diversity
    • Workplace Diversity
    • Other Diversity Job Board
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Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. A statement detailing your commitment to serving a diverse population with supporting evidence
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Other

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