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Hobart & William Smith Colleges
Center for Counseling & Student Wellness
competitive, commensurate with qualifications
The Center for Counseling & Student Wellness (CCSW) at Hobart & William Smith Colleges seeks a full-time, 10-month Staff Psychologist to join our team beginning the 2013-14 academic year. The CCSW is a member of the Division of Student Affairs, and has as its primary mission providing direct psychological services to students via a brief therapy model, including assessment/evaluation, crisis responding, and mental health outreach, prevention services and consultation to faculty, students, staff and families. Collegial and collaborative relationships within and beyond the Center are an expectation of the position and important to our mission.
The qualifications for the position are a doctoral degree in counseling or clinical psychology or closely related field. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to healthy and enjoyable work relationships and a collaborative working style. Preference will be given to licensed or license-eligible candidates and those candidates with prior experience working in college counseling centers and traditional-aged students. Candidates will be expected to attain NYS licensure in their field within two years of starting the position. Areas of competency include but are not limited to the following:
• Provide individual, group, and relationship therapy to students
• Consultation to faculty, staff, students and students’ families as needed
• Outreach and training for faculty, staff and student groups
• Coordinating an area of college mental health outreach
• Walk-in crisis services and after-hours on-call coverage as part of the CCSW rotation
• Evaluation and assessment of students in crisis
• Timely documentation of clinical services
• Service to Division of Student Affairs committees and programs as requested by supervisor
• Ability to be self-motivated and work independently while also contributing positively to a team-oriented environment
This is a full-time, 10 month, benefits-eligible position. Multicultural competence, commitment to inclusivity and experience working with a wide range of student presenting concerns is essential to this position.
Preference will be given to licensed or license-eligible candidates, candidates with prior experience working in college counseling centers, and those with experience or expertise in an area of mental health pertinent to traditional college-aged students (e.g., substance abuse prevention and treatment, eating disorders/body-image issues, stress/anxiety/performance-related issues, multicultural and identity issues, mood disorders, etc.). Expertise or experience with substance abuse prevention and treatment a plus. Experience and understanding of the core values associated with a residential, liberal arts campus, as well as experience in working with students from underrepresented groups and identities is highly desired. Candidates who might add to the diversity of our staff are especially encouraged to apply.
Administration, faculty and staff at Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to providing students with holistic educational experiences that advance their personal growth, intellectual development and integrity. The institution is grounded in its mission to develop global citizens who will live lives of consequence. Geneva, NY is located at the shore of Seneca Lake in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region. The campus and surrounding community provide an ideal setting for exploring ideas and establishing close and lasting friendships with students, faculty, and staff.
This region includes two other famous waterways as well—the historic Erie Canal and Lake Ontario, one of America’s five, fresh-water Great Lakes—plus plenty of navigable rivers and more than 1,000 waterfalls.
From stunning scenery and important historic sites to fertile farmlands and world-class museums, from hundreds of charming villages to exciting urban centers in Rochester and Syracuse, the variety of experiences visitors can enjoy throughout the region is impressive. It is home to more than 100 wineries while offering four-season recreational activities of every description. By car or boat, whether biking or hiking: visitors soon discover that New York’s Finger Lakes can offer the perfect road trip experience and that it is truly “Splendid from Any Direction!”
Required Application Materials
Letter of interest and introduction, vita, three letters of recommendation, list of references, and a copy of graduate transcript.
Search will begin immediately and remain open until candidate is hired. Interviewing will begin as soon as eligible candidates are identified.
preferred start August 1, 2013
Send Applications To:
Ms. Peggy Ferran, Human Resources
Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 337 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456
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