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Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume): Master's degree (foreign equivalent or higher) in Mental Health Counseling, Clinical Social Work, Psychology or related field. Two (2) years of full time professional experience in a college environment (or closely related work with a young adult population) to include experience in developing and implementing workshops on issues impacting student mental health and wellness. Experience with public speaking or delivering presentations to a diverse audience. Eligible for or working towards NYS licensure as Psychologist, Social Worker or Mental Health Counselor as demonstrated by resume. Demonstrable efforts indicating working towards licensure in NYS if recent graduates.
Preferred Qualifications: LCSW, LMSC, Psy. D or Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent). Additional (3+) years of full time professional experience in a college environment (or closely related work with a young adult population) to include experience in developing and implementing workshops on issues impacting student mental health and wellness. Experience developing psychoeducational outreach materials and/or programs related to mental health/substance use prevention, promotion, awareness, etc. for a diverse higher education population. Experience in emergency/crisis/suicide risk assessment and intervention. Experience planning community-wide wellness events and/or campaigns. Experience with creating and informing marketing and social media campaigns and initiatives. Experience with data collection and analysis, including experience with Qualtrics. Bilingual proficiency in languages such as Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin etc.
Brief Description of Duties: The incumbent will work under the direction of the Associate Director of CPO on mental health programs, depression/ suicide, substance use prevention and outreach initiatives that include but not limited to education and bystander training for faculty, staff and students. Coordinate and manage all outreach programs including oversight over Let's Talk sites on campus. Provide support as a Let's Talk counselor. Perform and support efforts towards program development and implementation, program evaluation. Liaison and collaborate with campus and community partners on various outreach initiatives. The incumbent will help facilitate student access and utilization of university and/or community resources. Participate in transition planning to ensure timely referrals and appropriate linkage with internal and external services. Provide leadership and supervision for peer education programs. Adept at social media marketing efforts. The incumbent works very closely with other campus departments, including Student Health, Wellness & Prevention Services, Campus Residences, University Community Standards, the Office of the Dean of Students, and University Police as well as academic departments and faculty. Collaborates and works closely with the campus community to create a safe, caring and inclusive campus environment. This position requires one to use clinical acumen to do community level public health based assessments and interventions but likely not see individual clinical patients.
Work under the supervision of the Associate Director of CPO to coordinate, develop and implement various outreach initiatives and presentations/workshops in areas of mental health, substance use and other health and wellness topics for student, staff and faculty members. Provide Bystander intervention programs on suicide prevention and mental health for the campus community. Collaborate with campus stakeholders such as student groups and other University offices on special projects, programs, and outreach efforts as requested. The programs created by the incumbent should demonstrate a good understanding of the literature on mental/ behavioral health and substance use, especially as it relates to diverse college students' needs and development. Measures and analyzes outcome data to ensure programmatic efficacy and to inform future mental health outreach initiatives. The incumbent will conduct weekly substance education classes, participate in quality assurance of the content, and engage in all activities to ensure smooth operations (maintain all attendance records, qualtrics registrations, communication with other instructors etc.).
Train peer educators (PE) on topics related to mental health and substance abuse etc. (focus on CHILL and Swallow This PE programs). Serve as the liaison between the peer education program and various campus stakeholders requesting peer education services. Coordinate outreach and community-based intervention activities provided by peer educators (manage schedule, deploy PEs, etc.). Maintain data for all PE outreach events.
Coordinate Let's Talk implementation by working with campus stakeholders to reserve space at various campus locations, develop Let's Talk schedule and postdoctoral rotations, serve as a Let's Talk counselor on a weekly basis and also ensure continuity of services if and when a counselor is not available. Fulfill pop-up Let's Talk sites to meet the needs during high-stress times on-campus (pre-exams, study abroad program, etc.) and also during an emergent crisis (e.g. Student death etc). Maintain Let's Talk utilization data and work closely with the Associate Director of CPO to ensure consistency in Let's Talk policy and procedures across various sites.
Coordinate and collaborate with key stakeholders on-and-off campus to develop a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to provide mental health and outreach services for students (e.g. organizing weekly screening outreach). Seek and cultivate interdisciplinary campus and community partnerships (such as Response, NYS Suicide Prevention Resource Center, LICADD) that advance suicide prevention and mental health promotion initiatives (screening, etc.).
Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.
Special Notes: This is a full-time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.
Essential Position: This has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. Positions that are designated as such may be required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are cancelled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency.
Evening and weekend work will be required.
Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.
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Official Job Title: Counselor
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Center for Prevention and Outreach (CPO)-Stony Brook University
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