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Cornell Health is seeking multiple Counselor Therapists to fill Identity Focus Area Counselor positions in the CAPS department. All positions are full-time, 11 month, and will serve as members of a multidisciplinary service team with primary responsibility for the mental health Cornell University's 23,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. These are new positions in our center and will 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 a clinical or non-clinical support group, providing outreach to student groups and campus offices/mentors closely connected to these students, and the majority of the clinical work will be spent serving students from these identities. While these will not be the only clinicians serving students of these identities, these counselors will serve as a conduit to CAPS to help keep other clinicians informed about the needs of the community and assisting CAPS leadership in how decreasing barriers and increasing access for students to enter our care. Positions would focus on building a liaison relationship with students who identify as one of the following:
Latinx (Spanish Speaking Preferred)
Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi American
International students (Mandarin Speaking Preferred)
Application notice: We request that you provide both a cover letter and resume in your application materials, and indicate in your cover letter which identity focus area(s) you are interested in being considered for. These positions are not eligible for visa sponsorship.
A successful candidate:
Shares Cornell Health's commitment to providing timely mental health access to students
Is a team player who enjoys working collaboratively with professionals throughout the health center
Keeps current on best practices for providing mental health care to a campus community
Is a self-starter and enjoys thinking outside the box toward innovative problem solving
Masters or Doctorate in social work, psychology or related field; with 3 - 5 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Licensed or licensed eligible in New York State or other state or jurisdiction within 12 months of hire.
Experience working in an integrated health care environment
Proficiency in a language in addition to English highly desirable
Expertise in common clinical issues prevalent in college mental health including but not limited to suicidality, disordered eating, substance use, and trauma
University Job Title:
Counselor Therapist II
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