Primarily accountable for providing confidential counseling/psychological services to students. Areas of focus include responsibility for:
effective provision of clinical services via individual and group therapy;
appropriate and effective crisis assessment and response;
timely and effective on-call support of after-hours mental health needs;
quality of treatment measured by overall improvement in symptoms and client self-report;
client satisfaction with treatment and timely response and provision of services;
expert consultation and information to other administrative staff and faculty;
confidentiality and maintenance of records in compliance with professional standards;
clinical services following ethical standards, and in compliance with state law;
continuity of care between on-campus and off-campus resources regarding individual student mental health care, to include case management;
assessment of student mental health needs through clinical interview and symptom inventories, as needed;
effective outreach; and
where appropriate, advocacy for student mental health needs.
As part of this role, the incumbent is accountable for the following:
as required, contribute to specific internal programs (e.g. group therapy, mental health programming); and
as required, coordinate an office program such as outreach initiatives and/or remote hours with international student services
as required, collaborate with campus partners to extend or promote campus mental health needs;
as required, may be responsible for providing effective advice, counsel, and leadership on University committees.
This position has been designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA), in accordance with the federal statutory requirements of the Jeanne Clery Act. CSAs are required to and responsible for reporting allegations of crimes they receive from students and employees to the Campus Safety Department.
Must have completed all requirements (eg- coursework, thesis, practicum/internship) toward completing a Master's degree in social work, clinical or counseling psychology, or a closely-related field, by start date
Multicultural competence and skill in working with students from a diversity of backgrounds
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to serve on call, including nights and weekends as needed.
Licensed as a social worker or mental health clinician in NY or expected to attain license within one year of hire
Experience with young adults, adolescents, or college populations
Commitment to social justice advocacy and diversity work
Interest or experience in leading group therapy
Experience in providing community education/training on various mental health subjects
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with campus partners and multidisciplinary teams
Evidence of ability to coordinate initiatives/programs on a team
Interest or experience in working with international college students
A minimum of a Master's degree in mental health counseling, social work, clinical/counseling psychology is required.
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