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Senior Counselor, University Counseling Center

Binghamton University
Binghamton, New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 12, 2024

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a premier public R1 research institution in the State University of New York (SUNY) system that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by our mission, outstanding academics, facilities, and community life - promotes extraordinary student success, research, and service; Binghamton University is where our students, faculty and staff thrive.

Working at Binghamton University is more than about having a great job - it is about having the opportunity to flourish in an exciting, engaging environment. Our faculty and staff appreciate Binghamton's collegial and inclusive culture and its commitment to excellence, education, innovation and civic engagement. Our diverse campus community contributes to our success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty, exceptional staff, and ultramodern facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000+ students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first- generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration, and community service.

We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and in keeping with this commitment, we welcome all to apply, including veterans and persons with disabilities.

Job Description:

Budget Title: Senior Counselor (SL-4)

Salary: $53,000 - $58,000 (10-month, college-year)

Binghamton University's Counseling Center (UCC) seeks to fill 2 positions in the role of Senior Counselor for full-time 10-month renewable positions with benefits. The counselors will provide mental health counseling services to a culturally diverse student population. These are generalist positions serving students with a wide range of issues. Generalists are welcome to apply and early career applicants are also welcome. Preference may be given to applicants with interest and/or clinical experience with populations in one or more of the following areas: neurodiversity (including ADHD or autism spectrum), disordered eating or eating disorders, or trauma.

Duties of the positions include short-term individual and group counseling, crisis work, assessment, consultation, outreach, psycho-educational workshops, liaison/consultant relationships, and possibly clinical supervision and training of interns. The positions may at times include consultation or outreach outside of core business hours. All clinical staff positions involve some administrative duties and roles.

The UCC is deeply committed to providing support, advocacy, and culturally responsive services to a diverse student body, and to recruiting and supporting a diverse staff. Our mission is to enhance the psychological well-being of our students so they can take full advantage of the educational opportunities at the University. The successful candidate will join a wonderfully dedicated and dynamic team, and will have the opportunity to do meaningful work serving a richly rewarding and diverse student population. The UCC supports its clinicians engaging in flexible clinical approaches with high quality individual supervision and team-based peer consultation. We are an interdisciplinary team integrated in the Health and Counseling department and we work closely with Psychiatry which is co-located in the same building. We welcome diverse staff identities, and we offer opportunities and support for early career professionals as well as more experienced clinicians.

See link for our UCC Diversity Statement


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  • Master's degree in mental health or related field, OR in a doctoral program in mental health or related field with expected graduation no greater than 1 year from date of hire.
  • Licensure to practice in New York, or eligibility for licensure to practice in New York by February 1, 2024 start date. This could include eligibility for a limited permit or being in final year of doctoral supervision toward licensure.
  • Generalist clinical skills and experience in assessing and intervening with a range of disorders, concerns, and degrees of pathology in treatment.
  • Strong multicultural awareness, knowledge, understanding, responsiveness, and skills to work with culturally diverse student populations.
  • Ability to handle a busy caseload in a dynamic environment while completing appropriate charting and administrative tasks.
  • Willingness to work in a time-limited model of care.
  • Experience in or willingness to provide crisis intervention.
  • Availability and willingness to participate in occasional evening or weekend activities.
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication skills, giving presentations, and leading group discussions.
  • Strong work ethic and a willingness to collaborate.
  • Commitment to a developmental philosophy toward both clients and trainees.
  • Ability to handle spontaneous work demands while undertaking projects that require advance planning.
  • Commitment to a proactive student development perspective involving an active relationship with the campus community.
  • Team-oriented, "user-friendly" approach to students and university staff.
  • Advanced mental health license or credential: LCSW, LMHC, LMFT, or related advanced license; or Doctorate in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, or related field. ABD's will be considered; doctoral supervision for licensure can be provided.
  • Preference may be given to applicants with interest and/or clinical experience with populations in one or more of the following areas: neurodiversity (including ADHD or autism spectrum), disordered eating or eating disorders, or trauma.
  • Experience in a university or college counseling center setting.
  • Active participation in relevant professional organizations.

Additional Information:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.

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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

As required by Title IX and its implementing regulations Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here .

Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply via Interview Exchange:

Deadline for Internal Applicants: December 12, 2023

Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled.

Please submit:

  1. Resume,
  2. Cover letter, and
  3. Contact information for three professional references

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