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Position Title
Staff Counselor

Colgate University

Counseling & Psychological Services

Salary Range
Competitive and commensurate with experience

Position Description
The Counseling Center at Colgate University invites applications for a full-time, 10 month, Staff Counselor position. The counselor 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, case management responsibilities for all student clients using the services will include 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 respond to inquiries from parents, staff, and faculty regarding Counseling Center services. 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. The position will work in close collaboration with the Dean’s Office on Medical Leave of Absence requests and readmissions as well as with Students of Concern Committee issues. Responsibilities may include occasional outreach programming.

Minimum 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.

Desired Qualifications
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/stress, depression, and relationship issues. Previous experience in providing case management services.

University Description
Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts college 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.

Region Description
Colgate is located in a beautifully pastoral and rural setting in central New York, approximately 45 minutes SE of Syracuse

Required Application Materials
Applications should include a letter of interest, vita/resume, and three letters of reference. Apply on-line at the following link: https://careers.colgate.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=152548.

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin on April 8th and continue until the position is filled.

Starting Date
July-August, 2013

Send Applications To:
Human Resources Department, Colgate University

Mailing Address
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346

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