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Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):
For Psychologists: A Ph.D./Psy.D. (or foreign equivalent) from an APA-accredited clinical or counseling psychology program and completion of an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship (and obtain NY State licensure within one year of start date). A minimum of two years of full-time postdoctoral work experience providing clinical services (DSM-5 intakes, emergency assessments, individual and/or group psychotherapy), clinical supervision, and/or teaching psychology.
For Social Workers: A Master of Social Work degree (or foreign equivalent or higher) with a specialization in clinical social work, clinical practice or mental health, possession of state licensure (LMSW) and one (1) year of postgraduate clinical mental health work experience.
For Licensed Mental Health Counselors: A Master of Mental Health Counseling degree or related discipline, and possession of a NY State license in mental health counseling (LMHC).
Preferred Qualifications: Previous work experience in a University or college mental health setting. Experience in counseling students from diverse backgrounds. Experience in any of the following areas of specialization; eating disorders, women's/men's issues, LGTBQ issues, group therapy, substance abuse, and learning disabilities. Experience providing group psychotherapy and risk assessment in an outpatient treatment setting. Training and experience conducting workshops and/or outreach programming on depression/suicide prevention. Electronic medical record keeping experience with programs such as Medicat, Point and Click, and/or Titanium. Experience supervising and/or teaching practicum students. Proficiency in spoken and/or written languages other than English.
Brief Description of Duties: The Counselor assists in developing and implementing mental health programs for the campus community including the provision of individual and group therapy and counseling to students, assessment interviews, referrals, and consultation with faculty and staff around issues related to the developmental and psychological needs of college students. The successful incumbent will have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, exercising strong organizational and time-management skills with exceptional attention to detail. Essential for this role is the adeptness to work independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving.
Provides psychological counseling to students, individually and in group sessions. Maintain current, accurate clinical documentation to meet NY, federal (HIPAA) and accreditation standards and CAPS policies in all areas. Serves all campuses including West, East (HSC) and Southampton campus locations and satellite offices.
Performs crisis intervention and consults or refers to psychiatric and/or medical resources as needed. Guide clients in the development of skills and strategies for dealing with their problems. Discusses progress toward goals with students such as family relationships, educational programs, social development, or other problems of concern. Serve as the Clinical Access Team (CAT) member as needed for urgent student concerns and/or crisis.
Provides assessment of and intervention with students, as mandated by the University CARE Committee. Works directly with students, their parents/guardians when indicated, and campus/community resources, especially when a student has exhibited behaviors leading to concerns of violence, potential violence, threat to self/other, and/or disruption within the campus community.
Develops, trains, and participates with staff, faculty and students in presenting specialized programs or to particular student groups a including the initial and on-going training of residence hall and other appropriate staff on relevant campus issues such as depression/suicide prevention, alcohol abuse, human sexuality, study skills; recommends and designs educational programs to assist students in their development in these areas. Provide clinical supervision for trainees as needed. Participate in Training Committee meetings and contribute to efforts to maintain and improve training programs at CAPS as needed.
Provides workshops and programs to students including orientation of new and transfer students, ADV 101 courses, campus depression screenings, and other community-based interventions as assigned. Assists in the development and implementation of the objectives and the goals of the Student Affairs strategic plan.
Attends and participates in Student Affairs staff meetings. Attends Stony Brook University functions, including convocation and commencement, and is supportive of University sponsored events and programs.
Displays enthusiasm for work, the department, the Student Affairs division, and the University as a whole.
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.
Evening and weekend work will be required at times.
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 canceled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency.
THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH ONLY APPLIES TO POSITIONS THAT MAY COME IN CONTACT WITH PATIENTS OR PATIENT CARE EMPLOYEES. In response to the New York State Department of Health (DOH) regulation requiring Hospital and Nursing Home personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, candidates selected for patient care positions or positions that may come in contact with patients or patient care employees, if not already vaccinated, must be fully vaccinated or obtain the first dose of the vaccine within three (3) calendar days of acceptance of conditional job offer and must obtain any subsequent doses in accordance with the DOH vaccine protocol. Candidates who are partially vaccinated, but not yet fully vaccinated, must complete their vaccination series within three (3) calendar days of job offer or in accordance with vaccine manufacture protocol, whichever comes later. The regulation also allows for limited exemptions with reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable law.
Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.
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Official Job Title:Counselor
:Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Department/Hiring Area:Counseling and Psychological Services
:Day ShiftShift Hours:8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting Start Date
:Nov 11, 2022
Posting End Date
:Dec 12, 2022, 4:59:00 AM
Salary:Commensurate with experience within the range of $63,000-$68,000 for Mental Health Counselor/Social Worker or $85,000-$90,000 for Psychologist plus $3,026 location pay
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