Location: Ithaca, New York
Counselor Therapist, International Community Liaison
Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
Student and Campus Life (SCL) inspires transformation in all Cornell students on their journey of individual, academic and personal evolution. Our division is comprised of leading student affairs experts who support our campus on pressing student life matters including public service, health, wellness, social justice, residential living, food services, sports, recreation, career services, and student activities and organizations including sorority and fraternity life. We provide support and services to roughly 25,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students on multiple campuses in the U.S. and abroad.
Cornell Health's more than 200 employees collaborate to provide integrated and culturally-sensitive mental health, medical, health promotion, public health, student accommodations, and occupational medicine care and services. Dually focused on holistic health of Cornell students and well-being of the larger campus community, the unit supports readiness to learn, to participate fully in the Cornell experience, and to achieve academic, work, and life success. Cornell Health is nationally recognized for innovation and leadership, and is committed to an ongoing journey toward integrated, cost-effective, and community-based services and campus health initiatives.
Cornell Health's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers confidential counseling services, designed to help students with mental health concerns that may be affecting their quality of life and ability to learn. Our providers include psychologists, social workers, and mental health counselors from diverse cultural and clinical backgrounds. CAPS providers value students in all of their individuality, and are committed to welcoming all people with respect and sensitivity. Our providers regularly collaborate with Cornell Health's diverse array of healthcare providers as an integrated service that support both the mind and the body.
The International Community Liaison at Cornell Health's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) serves as a member of a multidisciplinary service team with primary responsibility for the mental health Cornell University's undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. All community liaison positions create a bridge between mental health services in CAPS and communities of students who traditionally have faced barriers in connecting to mental health support. The responsibilities of these positions include providing Let's Talk services, leading identity focused support/treatment groups, providing outreach to student groups and campus offices/mentors closely connected to these students, and as well as engaging in short-term individual counseling and crisis management with students from all backgrounds. While the liaisons are not the only clinicians serving students of these identities, these counselors serve as a conduit to CAPS to keep other clinicians informed about the needs of the community and partner with CAPS leadership in how to respond to the unique needs of these students. They may also serve as a resource for mental health education and prevention strategies across campus, and may consult with faculty, staff, and parents regarding student mental health issues. This is a full-time, 11 month position.
The successful International Community Liaison:
- Shares Cornell Health's commitment to providing timely mental health access to students
- Is a team player who enjoys working collaboratively with professionals from different healthcare disciplines
- Keeps current on best practices for providing mental health care to a widely diverse nonimmigrant student community
- Integrates values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging throughout their work with clients and colleagues
- Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Creative Arts Therapy or PhD/PsyD in Clinical/Counseling Psychology.
- Licensed or license-eligible in NYS as a Mental Health Counselor, Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, Creative Arts Therapist or Psychologist. Uniquely qualified candidates without licensure, but en route to licensure, will be considered. Must obtain NYS license or have licensure in process within one year of initial hire date.
- Three years clinical experience in a diverse clinical setting.
- Documented competence in working with computers/technology, word processing, database, email, record
- Experience in college health or working with college-aged individuals
- Experience working in an integrated health care environment
- Expertise in common clinical issues prevalent in college mental health including but not limited to suicidality, disordered eating, substance use, and trauma
- Experience in and/or demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and wellbeing.
- Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Proficiency in providing mental health treatment Mandarin or other languages besides English
While position responsibilities vary, every member of our community is expected to foster a culture of belonging and a psychologically healthy work environment by communicating across differences; being cooperative, collaborative, open, and welcoming; showing respect, compassion, and empathy; engaging and supporting others regardless of background or perspective; speaking up when others are being excluded or treated inappropriately; and supporting work/life integration of oneself and others.
University Job Title:
Counselor Therapist II
Pay Rate Type:
$70,765.00 - $86,491.00
Remote Option Availability:
Job Titles and Pay Ranges:
Noted pay ranges reflect the potential pay opportunity for each job profile. The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:
Prior relevant work or industry experience
Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position
Unique applicable skills
Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
Online Submission Guidelines:
Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.
Notice to Applicants:
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.