The New School is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that promises diversity and tolerance in all areas of employment, education and access to its educational, artistic or cultural programs and activities. The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including actual or perceived gender identity or expression or transgender status), sexual orientation, sexual and other reproductive health decisions, pregnancy, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status.
The New School is seeking a full-time Crisis Counselor (New York State LCSW, LMHC, or Licensed Psychologist) to provide crisis counseling and support services to both graduate and undergraduate students. We are seeking candidates who are highly skilled clinicians who have experience working with students with diverse identities. This position reports directly to the Director of Counseling.
The New School is a university dedicated to progressive education, as such, we are seeking highly skilled candidates who have fluency in working with a diverse, multicultural student population.
This position is part of the Student Health Employees at the New School (SHENS-UAW) Union. The terms and conditions of employment for this position are covered by a collective bargain agreement between the New School and SHENS-UAW.
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Provide crisis intervention and short-term support for students identified as high risk or with time-sensitive needs.
Available for after hours crisis calls forwarded from the nurse response line or Student Support.
Manage follow up with high risk students and students who have been hospitalized to ensure appropriate supports are in place to maximize student safety.
Available for collateral contacts including hospitals, community providers, families, faculty and staff, as appropriate.
Keep the director of counseling informed of high risk cases.
Collaborate and maintain open communication with interdisciplinary staff of Student Health Services including psychiatry and medical providers.
Assist development and maintenance of referral resources, which includes contact with outside agencies, mental health professionals, and other clinicians.
Participate actively in staff meetings and in weekly supervision.
Maintain timely, appropriate and accurate records and correspondence related to students served.
Attend workshops, training seminars and university meetings as appropriate.
Candidates must be a New York State LCSW, LMHC, or Licensed Psychologist (Unlicensed professionals, LMSWs, and MHC limited permit holders will not be considered)
Crisis intervention and management experience
Experience successfully integrating Multicultural/LGBTQ+ competence into clinical work
Some evening hours and on call hours
Ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy training
Counseling experience supplemented with case management experience
Post-graduate experience in young adult or college health desired
The New School, a leading university in downtown New York City, offers degree and nondegree academic programs in design, the social sciences, the liberal arts, management, the arts, and media. Students benefit from small classes, superior resources, and renowned faculty members who practice what they teach. Continuing education courses and public programs place the university at the center of New York’s cultural and intellectual life.