Utica College, a small comprehensive college in Upstate New York, is seeking applications for a Part-Time Counselor in the Counseling Office to provide clinical services and crisis management to enrolled Utica College students on a part-time basis. This position provides consultation to the Utica College community and actively collaborates with other Utica College departments in order to best assist the student body. Through personal contact and coordination with other faculty and staff, the incumbent assists students with reaching their educational goals.
In deciding whether to apply for a position at Utica College, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the UC mission and culture to help determine their potential success at http://www.utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/. Our Mission and Values Statement includes a commitment to fostering diversity in background, perspective, and experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas. At UC, diversity means that we are a community that represents a range of human experience and makes conscious choices to appreciate, respect, and learn from each other. Utica College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society.
Primary responsibilities include:
Clinical Responsibilities: • Provide culturally sensitive individual counseling to a diverse college student population who present with a variety of challenges including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, substance abuse, eating disorders, trauma, academic distress, career exploration, and general college adjustment related issues. • The successful candidate will be able to appropriately clinical assess and give diagnostic impressions, using the DSM-5, in order to develop and implement a therapeutic treatment plan with brief, specific, solution focused interventions. • Collaborate with Student Wellness Center staff to develop and facilitate group therapies and/or psycho-educational programs that will holistically address students’ medical, mental health and/or substance use related needs. • Provide consultation, education/training and prevention outreach programming for the Utica College community on issues of mental health, substance use and/or general wellness. • Provide crisis intervention services, including after-hours emergency coverage to the campus community for mental health related emergencies. • Participate in clinical supervision and case reviews with counseling center staff, as well as attend Student Affairs and Student Wellness Center staff meetings. • Provide consultation to College faculty/staff, administrators and parents on student mental health and/or substance use related concerns. • Timely completion of appropriate clinical documentation, case management, and coordination of care with other offices throughout the college and within the community as needed. • Maintain current and accurate clinical records of all counseling interventions, consultations and attempted outreach. • Liaison work with campus groups and/or constituencies as needed. Alcohol and other Drug (AOD) Specific Responsibilities • Develop and implement outreach and educational programs designed to assist students in making healthy life choices, free of drugs/alcohol. • Be able to appropriately assess and make treatment recommendations for students referred through the College conduct sanctioning process for alcohol/drug related issues. • Assist in maintaining a current list of local substance abuse and mental health treatment providers in the community to utilize as referral sources. • Collaborate with other College departments/groups in the development and implementation of programs designed to increase awareness and decrease use of alcohol and other drugs on campus.
Additional Responsibilities/Expectations: • Provide consultation services for faculty/staff who present with questions and/or concerns pertaining to an enrolled Utica College student. • Take an active role in the development and implementation of the objectives and goals for the Counseling Center and Division of Student Affairs. • Attend Utica College functions/events including new student orientation, commencement and occasional programs/sporting events as a professional representation of the Counseling Center. • Engage in ongoing professional development by attending relevant trainings and conferences specific to mental health, substance use, and/or health and wellness. • Provide training and/or educational outreach to the campus community as needed. • Assist in the development and coordination of campus wide educational events, such as: Mental Health Awareness Week, Suicide Prevention Programming, the Utica College Relay for Life. • Student group advisement as needed.
• Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work, or related field required. • Must be eligible to obtain licensure via NYS Office of Professionals within one year of hire. • 2-5 years post Masters experience in a clinical setting required. • Crisis management and suicide/homicide risk assessment experience required. • Basic knowledge of addiction, alcohol and drug use, co-morbid conditions and Motivational Interviewing skills required. • Experience working with young adults within the past 5 years required. • The ability to speak in front of a large crowd independently required.
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, three references, and a diversity statement. All positions at Utica College support the College’s mission and values in part by being active members of an inclusive environment. Please describe in your diversity statement how you would see yourself incorporating this into this role.
In line with the College’s Affirmative Action Policy, there is no requirement or expectation that a candidate disclose their identity or membership in any protected class or group, either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. For additional information on what to provide in your diversity statement please reference the diversity statement guide at the following link: https://www.utica.edu/hr/media/Diversity_Statement_Guide.pdf
Active consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. References will be checked for candidates invited to campus.
Utica College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations.
About Utica College
Founded in 1946, Utica College is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention to students. The College enrolls approximately 3,700 students – approximately 2,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students. A city of approximately 60,000, Utica is located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in the Mohawk Valley region of upstate New York. The area offers easy access to a broad variety of cultural attractions, including the historic Stanley Performing Arts Center and renowned Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, as well as four-season recreation.