Staff Counselor/Post-Doctoral Fellow Position
Description: Counseling & Psychological Services
The Counseling Center at Colgate University invites applications for a full-time, 10 month position of Staff Counselor/Post-Doctoral Fellow for the 2011-12 academic year. This staff member will provide a wide range of clinical services at this comprehensive counseling center, including triage, individual and group psychotherapy, consultation, and crisis assessment/response. The position includes weekend and weekday on-call responsibilities on a rotating basis. In addition, the position will include some case management responsibilities, including coordination and communication with off-campus mental health providers, local mental health providers in cases of hospitalization, and on-campus constituents when appropriate. The counselor will make referrals to off-campus providers and facilities, when needed, including follow-up to insure continuity of care. Serve as Counseling Center representative on selected campus committees when requested by the Director. Responsibilities will include occasional outreach programming. Weekly supervision will be provided (by licensed psychologists)-- one hour individual and two hours group supervision.
Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in counseling, social work, or related mental health field. Prior counseling and psychotherapy experience in working with college-aged students. Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills, including writing skills, with an emphasis on timely and thorough documentation. Prior experience in dealing with crisis situations. Ability to follow through and work both independently as well as part of a team. Must possess a positive attitude and show a commitment to and appreciation for diversity in all its forms.
Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Psychology or related mental health field. Previous experience at a college/university counseling center. Experience and expertise in working with issues common to college students, including eating disorders, substance use/abuse, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. Previous experience in providing case management services.
Compensation: $35,000-40,000, depending upon experience, plus full benefits for this full-time, 10 month position.
Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts college located in central New York with an enrollment of approximately 2,900 students. Colgate’s mission is to provide a demanding, expansive educational experience to a select group of diverse, talented, and intellectually sophisticated students capable of challenging themselves, their peers, faculty, and staff. An Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Colgate is committed to developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, student body, and staff to further the university’s academic mission. Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.