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Teachers College, Columbia University Administrative Fellow: Student Counselor in New York, New York

Administrative Fellow: Student Counselor

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Position type:Student

Location:New York

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Posting Summary:

The Student Counseling Administrative Fellow (AF) will assist the Student Support & Counseling (SSC) team in the Division of Student Affairs in the provision of mental health services to TC students. The position is dedicated to work with the SSC coordinator fostering education, guidance, and support associated with mental health wellness.

This position places an emphasis on establishing SSC as the central point for wellness support and resources at Teachers College. The SSC, team meets with students by appointment only to provide referrals, resources, and orientation on mental health services. In addition, the AFwill be able to offer short-term mental health counseling sessions for students unable to find adequate resources for support.

This position is designed to provide the candidate with an additional training opportunity to enhance the skills, competencies, and experiences achieved through their academic preparation, working with the population of higher education students and the struggles they face in this time of their life and as part of the TC community.

Job Summary/Basic Function:

The Student Counseling Administrative Fellow (AF) will assist the Student Support & Counseling (SSC) team in the Division of Student Affairs in the provision of mental health services to TC students. The position is dedicated to work with the SSC coordinator fostering education, guidance, and support associated with mental health wellness.

This position places an emphasis on establishing SSC as the central point for wellness support and resources at Teachers College. The SSC, team meets with students by appointment only to provide referrals, resources, and orientation on mental health services. In addition, the AFwill be able to offer short-term mental health counseling sessions for students unable to find adequate resources for support.

This position is designed to provide the candidate with an additional training opportunity to enhance the skills, competencies, and experiences achieved through their academic preparation, working with the population of higher education students and the struggles they face in this time of their life and as part of the TC community.

Responsibilities include:

Direct Services

• Individual appointments with TC students inclusive of: initial assessments, consultations and short-term counseling (will vary per week).

• Keeping updated and confidential records of students seen for consultations and initial assessments

• Active participation in designing and facilitating outreach programs and workshops on critical wellness mental health education for students in conjunction with the Office of Graduate Student Life and Development. (at least two per semester).

• Active collaboration with TC’s Office of Access and Services for Individuals with Disabilities (OASID) in verifying and assess students' states and wellness assessment during or prior to a registration with OASID

• Updating the Student Wellness portal on the TC website with current information regarding resources, contacts and upcoming events, in collaboration with the SSC coordinator and Graduate Student Life and Development

Indirect Services (Contingent upon the demands of the direct services):

• Referral Book: Updating and confirming the external referrals and resources that SSC has for consultations with students and for the web portal

• Provide assistance and consultations to TC faculty and staff exclusively in issues regarding students in distress and related situations.

Compensation

An appointment is made for fall 2020 for $6,500 for work from September 1, 2020 through December 24, 2020. Upon satisfactory performance, renewal of appointment would be made for spring 2020 (February 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021) for $6,500. Three tuition points are available for award for each of the fall and the spring semesters (maximum of 6 points for the 2 semesters) provided that the GA fulfills the registration and other requirements of the College's GA policy. The summer 2021 (May 20 through August 17) appointment may be available if deemed necessary by the Vice Provost of Student Affairs with a stipend of $2,000.

The AF is expected to dedicate an average of 18 hours per week to the various activities assigned and will report to the SSC Coordinator for tasks supervision. In addition, as a PhD student in training, the candidate will receive individual clinical supervision of one to two hours per week, depending on caseload, provided by a Psychologist member of the TC community, to be appointed after hiring.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Must be a current third year TC student currently enrolled in the Clinical or Counseling programs; have completed all or almost all course requirements and at two years of practicum at the Dean-Hope Training Center

• Ability to demonstrate a professional commitment and interest in college student development

• Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain positive relations with students of diverse backgrounds and interests

• Ability to work independently and work as a contributing member of a team.

• Liability Insurance is required.

Advertised:03 Jun 2020Eastern Daylight Time

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