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Mental Health Counselor

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Position type: Professional
Location: Rochester
Division/Equivalent: Rochester Educational Opportunity Center
School/Unit: EOC Student Services
Department/Office: EOC Counseling and Student Life
Categories: Professional Non-Faculty

Mental Health Counselor

The College at Brockport


The Rochester Educational Opportunity Center (REOC), part of The College at Brockport, State University of New York, and located in downtown Rochester invites applications for a Mental Health Counselor. The REOC delivers comprehensive, community-based academic and workforce development programs and provides support services leading to enhanced employment opportunities, access to further education, personal growth and development.

Reporting to the Director of Student Services, the Counselor completes comprehensive mental health assessments and provides individual and group counseling to students seeking services at the Student Life and Counseling Center.  The Counselor also facilitates clinical, consultative, and in-service training to the center and is available to help manage crisis situations.  The position is expected to engage and collaborate with, student services and educational departments as well as students.  This is a full-time, 12 month position.


Major Responsibilities

  • Provides direct counseling to students who present seeking services at The Student Life and Counseling Center.  This includes:
    • Provides comprehensive mental health assessments and subsequent treatment recommendations
    • Develops goals and objectives with clients as a part of an ongoing treatment plan
    • Provides individual and/or group counseling
    • Provides crisis counseling and intervention
    • Completes 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 by time of appointment from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized college or university; 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; and, 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; experience in crisis management; and, experience with and ability to engage with, a diverse client/student population.


Department Description

Student Services is a fully integrated service delivery unit of the Rochester Educational Opportunity Center that promotes student success by providing quality services in the area of admissions, registration, counseling, career development, college connections and student life activities to meet and/or exceed the goals established by the University Center for Academic and Workforce Development.


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 commensurate with experience.  We offer an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, and visions insurances, retirement and generous 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.  Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


New York State Executive Order 161

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.


Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Diversity Statement  

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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