The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) provides online and on campus degree and certificate programs that meet the needs of adults who are looking to finish or transition into a bachelor's degree, earn a master's degree or certificate in a specialized field, advance in the workplace, or change careers.
Home to the first fully online degree programs at the City University of New York, CUNY SPS offers fully accredited degree and certificate programs for students who want the flexibility and convenience of online education. CUNY SPS is ranked in the top 5% in the Nation in U.S. News & World Report's list of the 2020 Best Online Bachelor's Degree Programs.
Drawing on CUNY's nationally and internationally renowned faculty and practitioners, as well as industry and education partners, the School's programs provide opportunities for personal growth, job mobility, greater civic participation, and new ways to advance knowledge.
Counseling Services at the CUNY School of Professional Studies is seeking a Student Psychological Counselor. The Student Psychological Counselor will report directly to the Director of Student Services and will support the mental health needs of a large and diverse population of adult in-person and online students through the provision of clinical services. The Student Psychological Counselor will also help students connect with needed on- and off-campus resources and will assist in developing and monitoring mental health-related programming, outreach activities and communications.
In addition to the CUNY Title Overview, the Student Psychological Counselor's duties include, but are not limited to:
Providing counseling and mental health services to CUNY SPS students including telephone assessment/triage, crisis intervention, intake assessments, ongoing consultation and short-term psychotherapy
Making appropriate referrals and monitoring follow-up
Completing documentation related to provision of clinical services
Assisting with student needs assessments
Consulting with faculty and staff with the goal of helping to assess emergent student crises and providing guidance on how to identify and engage students in distress
Consulting and collaborating with Student Services staff with the goal of helping students access and utilize services available to them through Student Services, as well as to collaborate on outreach and support programs
Working with the Director, may be asked to provide clinical services during weekend and evening hours
Providing clinical coverage when Director is out of the office
Serving as an alternate member of the School's student/behavioral intervention team (SIT/BIT) in the event of the Director's absence or unavailability
Participating in consultations with the Director about clinical care of high-risk students
Assisting with Counseling Services outreach and marketing efforts
Assisting with developing and maintaining relationships with community providers, agencies and organizations
Providing clinical supervision to trainees in clinician's discipline
A Doctoral degree in Psychology to include Ph.D. and Psy.D. programs
A Master's degree in an appropriate discipline for personal or psychological counseling and a New York State license as a mental health practitioner (social work, psychology, or mental health counseling).
In addition, six years' professional experience is required for all candidates.
The preferred candidate will have:
-Excellent mental health risk assessment and crisis intervention skills
-Experience as a mental health provider in campus-based college/university setting
-Experience working with adult students
-Experience as a mental health provider in agencies serving diverse populations with significant socio-economic need
-Experience with culturally competent models of clinical care
-Knowledge about social services and mental health resources in the New York City area
-Experience with electronic medical records systems for mental health documentation (Titanium, PNC, etc.)
-Experience with, or openness to, telehealth / telementalhealth procedures and platforms
-Understanding of established and emerging laws and guidelines regarding interstate / interjurisdictional licensed mental health practice
CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW
Provides student counseling services as a member of a team.
Provides psychological counseling to individuals and groups of students
Performs crisis intervention for emergency situations
Performs intake and assessment for personal counseling services
Consults with instructional and administrative staff regarding student mental health issues; may prepare and present outreach initiatives and workshops
Participates in recommending improvements that will impact the counseling center's effectiveness
Performs related duties as assigned.
Job Title Name: Student Psychological Counselor
Higher Education Associate
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary commensurate with education and experience up to $85,162.
CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.
HOW TO APPLY
Visit www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using Job ID# 22024 or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information.
Please attach resume and cover letter.
September 8, 2020
JOB SEARCH CATEGORY
CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.
Internal Number: 22024
About School of Professional Studies (CUNY)
In 2003, the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York created the CUNY School of Professional Studies (SPS) with the purpose of meeting the educational needs of working adults, organizations, and employers. Since then, SPS has developed into a well-established school serving New York City's dynamic marketplace through the provision of timely, innovative, and academically rigorous programs of study designed to address new or unmet needs. Home to CUNY's first fully online undergraduate degrees and groundbreaking master's degree programs, SPS has found new ways of fulfilling CUNY's mission of access, reaching students with new modes of instruction, new courses and curricula, and new kinds of learning tailored for diverse requirements and constituencies. It has launched a dozen degrees - six bachelor's and six master's degrees - since 2006, and there are more currently in development. Enrollments have grown to over 2000 students in the credit-bearing programs, and the School has seen more growth in its non-credit offerings, with a portfolio of grant-funded programs currently accounting for more than $6 million. In addition, the School now maintains an active Alumni Association, has established the SPS Foundation, and will soon occupy its own dedicated space.