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St. Lawrence University Counselor in Canton, New York

Position Title Counselor

FLSA Exempt

Primary Responsibilities

The counselor serves as a member of the Health and Counseling Center team providing services to the students at St. Lawrence University. Major duties and responsibilities of the Counselor include providing: solution-focused individual and group counseling for students, crisis assessment and intervention services for emergency situations, preventative and outreach initiatives, programs, and workshops, counseling services during walk-in hours, provision of appropriate on and off-campus referrals, consultation to faculty, staff, students and parents regarding student concerns. Counselors by rotation provide after hours on-call services. Maintains clinical records in accordance with SLU policy and NY state and federal regulations.

This position is on-site and provides in-person services in an integrated health and counseling center.

This ten-month position is guaranteed full-time for the first year and part-time, thereafter. Though, our plans are that the position remain full-time after the first year and moving forward, dependent upon available funding. This position requires some evening and weekend hours.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: (Additional duties may be assigned)

  • Provide direct services to students, including: individual therapy, group therapy, crisis assessment and intervention, and educational/prevention programming.

  • Offer consultation services to students, faculty, staff and parents in a professional, confidential manner.

  • Provide after hours, on-call crisis assessment and intervention, as scheduled. This may involve working collaboratively with other departments and local agencies.

  • Maintain a strong commitment to workplace honesty, integrity, confidentiality, direct communication, teamwork, collaboration, and professional ethics.

  • Work collaboratively with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, administrators and other members of the community.

  • Work cooperatively on interdisciplinary teams, take initiative, and be flexible in response to the developing demands and challenges of this position.

  • Responsible for maintaining clinical records in accordance with SLU policy and NY state and federal regulations.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Counseling Center Director and Vice President of Student Life.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Masters or doctoral degree in social work, psychology, counseling or related field.

  • Licensure to practice social work, psychology or mental health counseling, in the state of New York.

  • Knowledge and skills in short-term, solution focused individual and group counseling, consultation and outreach.

  • Strong work ethic and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong commitment to workplace honesty, integrity, confidentiality, direct communication, teamwork, collaboration, professional ethics, and meeting the demands and challenges of the position.

  • Suicide assessment training and strong crisis intervention skills.

  • A strong commitment to cultural competence and diversity.

  • Ability to work on-call hours.

  • Ability to be flexible and meet the demands of high peak periods of utilization.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a college counseling center.

  • A strong commitment to the mission of St. Lawrence University and counseling center goals.

  • Commitment to continuing education in the counseling field.

  • Experience working collaboratively with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and other members of the community.

  • Training in specialized counseling techniques such as DBT , Mindfulness, EMDR , and other evidence based approaches.

    Status (FT, PT, Seasonal, Temp) FT Seasonal

    Posting Number ST00799

    Desired Start Date

    Open Date (to accept applications) 09/01/2022

    Close Date (date applications will not be considered)

    Open Until Filled Yes

    Special Instructions to Applicant

Please complete the online application form and upload required documents in the “Applicant Documents” section of the form. *A copy of your NYS License should be uploaded as “Other Document”.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Kira Royce, Associate Director of Counseling Services (kroyce@stlawu.edu).

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application

  • Resume

  • Philosophy Statement

  • Diversity Statement (a brief statement about your approach or ideas for promoting diversity and inclusion)

  • Other Document

    Optional Documents

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