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Counselor Therapist

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, 10-month, Counselor/Therapist with specialized experience working with eating disorders. 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 more than 23,000 visits. This position also serves as a member of the Cornell Healthy Eating Program (CHEP), a multidisciplinary treatment team comprised of physicians, psychologists, psychiatrist, social workers, nutritionists and nurses. Responsibilities include individual and group psychotherapy, providing outreach services as well as consultation with faculty, staff, and parents regarding student mental health issues. We are interested in professionals able to treat the clinical needs of this populations as well as increasing the diversity of our staff.

Minimum Qualifications
Requirements include a Masterís degree with R designation (LSCW-R), State Licensed or licensed as a Psychologist in NYS (NYS Licensure required within one year of initial hire date). Three years’ experience in a clinical setting, with a working knowledge of research literature and current models of ED treatment and prevention. Previous college or community mental health experience is highly 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.

Experience with outreach, therapy groups, and psychoeducational interventions. Strong assessment skills and the ability to be effective with a broad range of clinical concerns. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; experience and demonstrated ability in providing culturally sensitive counseling services to diverse populations and members of traditionally underrepresented groups. Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work effectively in teams and in coordination with other health center and university staff in addressing ED issues.

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University Description
Founded in 1865, Cornell University (www.cornell.edu) is both a privately endowed university belonging to the Ivy League and also a land-grant university of New York State. With more than 20,000 students, Cornell has 13 Colleges and Schools, two of which are in New York City and 11 of which are located on the beautiful Ithaca campus in the heart of the Finger Lakes region, famous for its natural beauty and outdoor recreation. The Cornell campus is culturally and ethnically diverse with approximately 3,000 international students and 5,000 students from other ethnic minority groups. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university’s mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell’s far-flung global presence includes the medical college’s campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

Region Description
Named one of the four best small cities in America (USA Today) and one of America’s ten most enlightened towns (UTNE Reader), Ithaca is a diverse community with a cosmopolitan culture (www.visitithaca.com).

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Apply online. A background check will be required of the successful candidate. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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