The Mental Health Counselorposition is located within the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY. It is a full-time, 10-month position (August 1-May 31 yearly) to start as soon as possible. Responsibilities include intake and mental health assessment, individual and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, consultation and referral, Wellness training, and equity-centered psycho-educational program development and delivery. The candidate will complement a strong relationship-focused team of mental health professionals committed to addressing the psychological needs and development of both undergraduate and graduate-level students and will provide specialized liaison and team-oriented relationships to the campus community. The Office of Counseling and Psychological Services has a strong commitment to, and delivery of, comprehensive services and action based on principles of equity with the goal of creating and growing a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and racial equity within our counseling center operations. In that spirit, we are seeking outstanding candidates with a demonstrated commitment to supporting, empowering, and retaining students from historically marginalized groups.
We welcome applicants with a minimum of an earned master’s or doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology, social work, or a closely related field (MA, MSW, MFT) with licensure or licensure-eligibility as a mental health provider in New York State. Eligible doctoral candidates must be licensed within 2 years of hiring date. Preferred qualifications include LCSW credential, LMHC, or doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology (PsyD or PhD) or a related field; APA approved program and internship for psychologists is strongly preferred.
Two to five years post-master’s/post doctorate degree experience in a college counseling setting or with young adults in a clinical setting strongly preferred.
We seek a candidate who has knowledge, experience, and cultural self-awareness working with themes related to gender, culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, and socio-economic status and who has experience and skill with cultural-affirming helping techniques. Experience working with Black, African American, Asian, Latinx, First Nations, LGBTQ+, and Disabled communities in academia setting strongly preferred.
The candidate will demonstrate a history of positive working relationships and a collaborative style, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to effectively work and interact respectfully within a diverse and inclusive environment. The ability to establish rapport with others as a requisite for healthy therapeutic relationships is valued.
Experience in providing service through outreach activities, program development, and committee involvement are sought.
The candidate will demonstrate a continuing interest in professional development around current practices and trends in college counseling services, strong generalist skills related to common presenting concerns of college students, and experience and interest in providing group therapy.
Familiarity with the Stepped Care 2.0 Model of intervention a plus, and experience with formalized Suicide Assessment protocols is preferred.
Ithaca College: At Ithaca College, we are a comprehensive residential campus community of approximately 5,200 students. We strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that prepares students for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age. We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.
The Ithaca College Center for Counseling & Psychiatric Services (CAPS): Our Center promotes and fosters the academic, personal, and interpersonal development of Ithaca College students by providing group counseling, short-term individual, and relationship counseling, crisis intervention, consultation for faculty, staff, parents, and students, and educational programs to the campus community. We have a strong commitment to equity and inclusion so that all students at IC feel they can safely and easily use our services to support and achieve their academic and personal goals. CAPS is an integral part of the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life and is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc. Professional development funds are available as well as are on-going opportunities to participate in CAPS case conference/development meetings, team supervision, co-facilitation and peer supervision of groups and individual supervision.
At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. Our strategic plan, IC 20/20, positions us to offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.
We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.
We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.
Nestled in the heart of New York State's scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city ce...nter. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.
To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at ithaca.edu.