Description of Department: The Counseling Services Center (CSC) mission is to meet the holistic mental health needs of SUNY Oswego students through direct therapeutic supports, as well as programming, outreach and collaboration with other campus stakeholders. These supports are identified and made accessible through the CSC’s commitment to social justice as a conceptual framework from which to deliver services.
The services of the CSC are offered free of charge to registered SUNY Oswego students. CSC clinical staff offer individual, couples and group counseling, as well as a host of psychoeducational workshops. The department has a strong value in developing future counselors through clinical internships as well as student leadership through the P2P program. For more information on the department, please visit the website: oswego.edu/csc.
The Counseling Services Center at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applicants for a full time 10-month position.
Description of Responsibilities:
Serve as a primary point of support for students and staff in the on-campus residential communities. Provide individual, group, and couples counseling, crisis intervention, case management, consultation with other constituencies including other student affairs and academic units. Coordinate and deliver educational workshops and psychoeducation for residence assistants while acting as a consistent support in regards to student mental health needs and concerns. Maintain supportive working relationships with Residence Life and Housing staff and provide consultation as needed. Provide training and supervision of graduate students, interns and practicum students.
In addition, staff are expected to display a commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.
Master’s Degree in a mental health related field required
Minimum of a provisional license to practice counseling under supervision in New York State (limited permit in mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy or LMSW)
Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively and cooperatively with a team of professionals
Ability to maintain up to date and accurate documentation
Experience providing group counseling
Must have demonstrated experience using a brief therapy model
Demonstrated experience providing services to members of marginalized populations
Commitment to equity and inclusion of people of diverse intersection of identities
Previous position in college/university counseling center
Licensed to practice counseling independently in New York State (LCAT, LMFT, LCSW, LMHC, Licensed Psychologist)
Experience providing treatment for eating disorders
Experience providing training and education to students, faculty and staff
With a student body of 8,000 students, the State University of New York at Oswego is large enough to offer more than 110 programs of study yet small enough for students to form lifelong bonds with each other and their professors and mentors. Learning-centeredness is Oswego's organizing principle for decisions about responsibilities, activities, resources, and academic and physical environments as the college addresses the widening missions of public higher education in the 21st century and continues to advance the public good. Students study in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of Business; School of Communication, Media and the Arts; and School of Education as well as innovative interdisciplinary programs that cross traditional boundaries. Oswego opens doors for students with highly rated experiential learning and study-abroad opportunities.The state has invested more than $800 million in campus renewal at Oswego since 2000, bringing new luster and technologies to old buildings and adding wholly new state-of-the-art facilities. The college's new construction is all designed to meet the LEED Gold standard of the U.S. Green Building Council.Inspired by a shared commit...ment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher-education boundaries, SUNY Oswego strives to be a premier institution that provides a transformative experience to a diverse body of students, empowering them to live ethical and meaningful lives and build a better world. Strong traditionThe college was founded in 1861 as a teacher training school by Edward Austin Sheldon, who embraced and popularized some of the most innovative teaching methods of his day. Oswego became one of the State University of New York's founding members in 1948 and evolved into a full-fledged arts and sciences university college in the SUNY system by 1962, when it entered a period of rapid growth: as enrollment soared, 29 new buildings opened in the 1960s alone.The legacy of 19th century founder Edward Austin Sheldon still underpins the college's identity and invigorates its vision. Sheldon built a powerful public asset to meet the needs of rising populations and was one of the original adopters of experiential learning as a compelling pedagogy. LocationThe college's 690-acre campus, featuring nearly a mile of Great Lake shorefront, is scenic every season of the year. Lake Ontario with its connected waterways and natural beauty is the focal point for world-class sports fishing, outstanding opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, community parks, living history through maritime museums and Fort Ontario, and festivals like Oswego's Harborfest as well as a thriving port. To the north are the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence Seaway, to the south the vineyards of the Finger Lakes. Syracuse is the metropolitan cultural hub for Central New York, a 45-minute drive from Oswego. Its international airport is closer still. SUNY Oswego also has a branch campus in Syracuse, where it offers degree completion programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.Welcome Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaPSio0v2JYFast Facts http://www.oswego.edu/about/facts.htmlAccreditations http://www.oswego.edu/about/facts/accreditations.htmlInteractive Map http://www.oswego.edu/about/visit/maps/campus/index.html#placemarks//zoom/16/lat/undefined/lon/undefinedFollowing State University of New York at Oswego on Twitter https://twitter.com/sunyoswego