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Counselor Therapist, Community Consultation and Intervention Specialist

Cornell University

Gannett Health Services

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Position Description
Cornell University Health Services Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), is seeking a full-time 11 month Counselor Therapist. This position will serve as the Community Consultation and Intervention (CCI) specialist whose responsibility is to coordinate mental health support on campus for those students in distress who are unwilling or unable to engage in traditional counseling and psychiatric serviced provided by CAPS. CCI work is provided through collaboration with campus community partners (faculty and staff) and encompasses clinical consultation, support, advocacy and crisis intervention. Situations often involve an emergency or crisis response. Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Director for Community Based Services and in consultation with the Director of CAPS, the CCI Coordinator facilitates the development and implementation of policies and practices that are related to the mental health outreach needs of the university community. In addition, the CCI Coordinator provides short term counseling services as needed for cases that emerge from CCI interventions. This program is based on a broader construct of mental health service delivery that acknowledges acute stress can be environmentally based. CCI considers the campus community as the client. The program embraces a philosophy of pre-engagement with students, often in their own environment.

CAPS is a large (35+ staff) multidisciplinary service with primary responsibility for the mental health of the Cornell University community. CAPS provides services to approximately 3,000 students per year for approximately 23,000 visits as part of an integrated health service that takes a community-based approach.

Minimum Qualifications
Requirements include a doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology or a Masters degree with R designation (LCSW-R) , with New York State professional licensure/certification or eligibility. Must obtain NYS License within one year of initial hire date. Three to five years experience in a college or community mental health experience preferred. The successful candidate will be team-oriented, accessible to students and student support staff, equipped to address multicultural issues, possess a strong work ethic, offer a positive presence to students and staff, and possess a willingness to collaborate with other healthcare professionals in a multidisciplinary health care setting.

Desired Qualifications
A fluency in Spanish or language in addition to English is highly desirable. Also preferred is a demonstrated interest in serving Latino/a students and underrepresented minorities.

University Description
Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York, is an inclusive, dynamic, and innovative Ivy League university and New York’s land-grant institution. Its staff, faculty, and students impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas and best practices to further the university’s mission of teaching, research, and outreach.

Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.

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Submit application online at https://www.hr.cornell.edu/jobs/, job number 18723

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