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Mental Health Counselor

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Position type: Professional
Location: Rochester
Division/Equivalent: Enrollment Management & Student Affairs
School/Unit: Hazen Center for Integrated Care
Department/Office: Counseling Center
Categories: Professional Non-Faculty

Mental Health Counselor

The College at Brockport


The College at Brockport, State University of New York, is accepting applications for the position of Mental Health Counselor. Reporting to the Associate Director of the Counseling Center, the counselor completes comprehensive mental health assessments and provides individual and group counseling to Brockport students seeking services at the Counseling Center.  The Counselor also facilitates clinical, consultative, and in-service training to the College community and is available to help manage crisis situations.  The position is expected to engage with campus partners as a liaison to, and collaborate with, student services and educational departments as well as students.  This is a full-time, 10 month position.


Major Responsibilities

  • Provides direct counseling to students who present seeking services at The Counseling Center.  This includes:
    • Providing comprehensive mental health assessments and subsequent treatment recommendations
    • Developing goals and objectives with clients as a part of an ongoing treatment plan
    • Providing individual and/or group counseling
    • Providing crisis counseling and intervention
    • Completing all necessary clinical documentation in accordance with clinic standards
  • Provides outreach to the campus as well as local community agencies as requested.
  • Remains actively involved with professional associations, and engages in continuous professional development required to maintain licensure.
  • Collaborates with professional colleagues and support staff to facilitate the provision of quality care for students, and provides input and consultation regarding case management.


Required Qualifications

Master’s degree by time of appointment in counseling, social work or closely related field from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization; minimum of two years of professional, supervised counseling experience working in a mental health setting; NYS Licensed (or eligible for licensure) to practice mental health counseling; effective communication skills and demonstrated success collaborating with a multi-disciplinary team.


Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated experience facilitating psycho-educational workshops and/or trainings; experience working on a college campus; previous involvement with grant funded projects (i.e. assisted with writing and/or implementing grants); experience in crisis management; experience with and ability to engage with, a diverse client/student population.


Department Description

The Counseling Center is part of the Hazen Center for Integrated Care.  The successful incumbent will work in a collaborative and consultative environment with psychiatric and healthcare professionals to meet the clinical needs of students.  The Counseling Center employs six professional staff who partner with offices across campus to provide information about mental health and related behavioral concerns.


The College

The College at Brockport, State University of New York, serves a diverse student body of over 7,100 undergraduate and 1,100 graduate students enrolled in 50 undergraduate majors and more than 50 masters’ programs, teacher certification programs and advanced graduate certificates supported by more than 750 instructional faculty and professional staff. The College is an inclusive learning community that inspires excellence through growth, engagement, and transformation. Located in western New York, the College benefits from a small town atmosphere located near major metropolitan cities; 16 miles west of Rochester, 45 miles east of Buffalo, and 140 miles from Toronto.


Salary and Benefits

Competitive salary and excellent benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurances, retirement, and paid time off.


Application Instructions

Interested candidates should apply online at jobs.brockport.edu and submit a cover letter, resume and the names, addresses and phone number of three professional references.  Preference will be given to application materials received by March 15, 2019 and application materials will continue to be accepted until the position is filled 


Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations via email at info@goer.ny.gov.


We are part of an academic community committed to fostering integrity, civility, and justice.  We affirm that the dignity of our Brockport community is protected when free speech, academic freedom and individual rights are expressed within a climate of civility and mutual respect. Striving to learn from each other, we value human diversity because it enriches our lives and it is fundamental to the College’s commitment to teaching, learning, scholarship and service leading to student success.


The College at Brockport, State University of New York is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College.

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