Position Description Binghamton University's Counseling Center offers a full-time 10-month renewable position with benefits for a counselor providing mental health counseling services to a culturally diverse student population. This is a generalist position serving students with a wide range of issues with strong preference given to applicants with interest and experience in multicultural counseling, and in particular with interest and experience in working with students with historically underrepresented backgrounds. Early career applicants are welcome. Duties of the position include short-term individual and group counseling, crisis work, assessment, consultation or outreach outside of core business hours; availability to flex time into the evening is preferred but not required. All clinical staff positions involve some administrative duties and roles.
Master's degree in mental health or related field
Licensure or eligibility for licensure to practice in New York eligible (i.e., meeting all criteria for licensure except supervision hours and/or licensing exam; or licensed in another state with clearly comparable licensing requirements)
Broad "generalist" clinical competence in assessing and intervening with a wide range of disorders, concerns, and degrees of pathology
Experience or interest in providing group therapy
Willingness to utilize a time-limited model of care
Ability to handle a busy caseload in a dynamic environment, demonstrating a strong work ethic and a willingness to collaborate
Multicultural awareness, knowledge, understanding, responsiveness, and skills to work with culturally diverse populations
Proficiency in oral and written communication skills, public speaking, and leading group discussions
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" to students and university staff
The position will at times require consultation or outreach outside of core business hours; availability to flex time into the evening is preferred but not required
Strong preference may be given to applicants with interest and experience in multicultural counseling, and in particular with interest and experience in working with students with historically underrepresented backgrounds
LCSW credential, LMHC, or Doctorate in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, or related field. ABD's will be considered; post-doctoral supervision for licensure can be provided. These credentials are not required but may be given consideration. Again, early career professionals are welcome to apply
Preferred experience in a higher education counseling center and/or with young adults in a clinical setting
Active participation in relevant professional organizations
About Binghamton University Binghamton, one of four university centers within the State University of New York, was named the premier public university in the northeast by The Fiske Guide to Colleges "because of its outstanding academic programs. . . and its commitment to undergraduates." Binghamton University enrolls about 17,000 students in programs leading to bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees. The student body is highly diverse with a large international student population. There are students from all 50 states and from over 100 countries.
Binghamton University has built a reputation as a world-class institution that combines a broadly interdisciplinary, international education with one of the most vibrant research programs in the nation. Binghamton is proud to be ranked among the elite public universities in the nation for challenging our students academically, not financially. The result is a unique, best-of-both-worlds college experience.
Our academic culture rivals a first-rate private university - rigorous, collaborative and boldly innovative -- while our campus culture exemplifies the best kind of public university experience: richly diverse students, active social life and deep engagement with the community. Our students, both undergraduate and graduate, work one-on-one with an exceptional faculty that includes innovative scientists and groundbreaking scholars. They take advantage of special academic opportunities like combined degrees, foreign language study groups and an unparalleled international education program.
The University consists of Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education, the College of Community and Public Affairs, the School of Management, the Decker School of Nursing, and the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science. The Graduate School administers advanced-degree programs in these schools, but both our undergraduate and graduate students are taught by the same outstanding faculty. Twenty-six specialized research centers, along with three institutes for advanced studies and a GIS CORE facility, attract scholars from around the globe to Binghamton's modern campus.
The campus is spread across 887 acres on a wooded hillside above the Susquehanna River in the Binghamton suburb of Vestal. The University received top recognition in The Princeton Review's second annual "green rating" of colleges -- one of only 15 colleges honored. The on-campus Nature Preserve boasts 190 acres of protected forest and wetlands with hiking/biking/running trails and a six-acre pond.
About the Binghamton Area Binghamton is located in the Southern Tier of New York near the Pennsylvania border at the confluence of the Susquehanna and Chenango Rivers. The area is proud of its many beautiful parks and outdoor recreation centers. The confluence of the Susquehanna and Chenango Rivers help sculpt the landscape with lush scenery and a variety of wildlife. Binghamton is the county seat of Broome County and is the principal city and cultural center of the Greater Binghamton metropolitan area (also known as the Triple Cities), home to a quarter million people. Binghamton is within easy driving distance to the NY Finger Lakes region (to the west) and the Catskill Mountains (to the east). Located in the heartland of New York State, the Greater Binghamton area is rich with lively cities, and quaint villages. Downtown Binghamton offers a world-class opera company, a symphony orchestra, movie theaters, clubs, incredible restaurants, bars and professional hockey and baseball teams.
Additional Information Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.
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Application deadline: Open until filled.
Starting Date: August 1 preferred, but flexible
For questions contact Emily R. Panigrosso, Ph.D. Assistant Director Binghamton University Counseling Center (UCC) 607-777-2772 email@example.com
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