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Columbia University Licensed Pre-College Wellness Counselor in New York, New York

  • Requisition no: 524479

  • Work Type: Part Time

  • Location: Campus|Morningside

  • School/Department: null

  • Categories: Summer Position,Stdnt Affairs/Educational Admn

  • Job Type: Officer of Administration

  • Bargaining Unit:

  • Regular/Temporary: Temporary

  • End Date if Temporary: 8/19/2022

  • Hours Per Week: 20

  • Salary Range:

Position summary

Reporting to the Director of Student Affairs, High School & Non-Degree Programs, the incumbent is responsible for monitoring the social, emotional, and mental health wellbeing of all pre-college students and maintaining associated wellness records/documentation. This includes supporting a large staff of resident advisors, hall directors, faculty, and other administrative staff.


  • Participate in mandatory staff training which may include facilitating training sessions for staff related to well-being support and processes for pre-college students

  • Follow established state laws and University policies as it relates to working with minors

  • Review in advance every student’s file for the purpose of assessing and anticipating specific individual needs

  • Identify individual needs of students and discuss behavioral plans with administrative staff prior to the student’s arrival

  • Observe and interact with students and staff to promote a positive experience during the program;

  • Work one-on-one with students who are experiencing difficulty participating in the program.

  • Intervene if students are experiencing significant behavioral challenges.

  • Help students and staff resolve conflicts appropriately.

  • Provide support and guidance to staff as they deal with student behavioral problems.

  • Meet weekly with Senior Leadership to discuss current student needs

  • Be available to debrief students / staff in situations where emergency actions are needed or advised.

  • Manage situations that may arise during the program and provide necessary assistance to the student if wellness incidents occur

  • Consult and guide staff to monitor the overall emotional and social wellbeing of the community.

  • Contact parents with the Director to address observed problem behaviors and/or students' failure to adapt to program setting.

  • Maintain a weekly mental health log and submit incident reports via Maxient as needed

  • Continuously inform the Director and other appropriate supervisory staff informed of all situations and issues as they arise including potential issues that might impact a participant's ability to remain in the program

  • Make recommendations to the Director to ensure necessary follow-up with families occurs.

  • Respond to high-level emergencies and situations outside of normal business hours

  • Serve as an emotional resource to staff when needed

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS and/or its equivalent required.

  • The suitable candidate must have licensure (at least Masters Degree) in Social Work /Counseling / or Psychology

  • Minimum 3 years previous experience of working with teens/young adults

  • Must be available for employment June 1, 2022-August 10, 2022.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience managing health and safety initiatives in a university setting.

  • Ability to handle confidential information in a mature, professional manner.

  • Experience in a similar setting - either University, K-12, or residential camp settings

Other Requirements

  • Must undergo a mandatory background check – employment contingent upon results.

  • Must not hold consecutive employment elsewhere while in this role.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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