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Position Title
Assistant Director for Counseling

Pratt Institute

Health & Counseling Services

Salary Range

Position Description
Position Summary:

This position combines both administrative and clinical responsibilities. The Assistant Director provides designated administrative support to the Associate Director for Counseling, assists with the general operation of the department, and provides clinical and outreach services within the scope of Health & Counseling operations. The Assistant Director will be expected to provide coverage in the Associate Director’s absence. Clinical responsibilities include crisis assessment and the provision of individual, couples, and/or group psychotherapy.

Position Duties:

- Functions for the Associate Director in his/her absence.
- Provides consultation on clinical matters to Health & Counseling staff personnel.
- Assists Associate Director with the day-to-day operation of the unit.
- Assists in the creation, maintenance and updating of unit procedures (including Procedures Manual), administrative documents, and client handouts in consultation with the Director.
- Provides individual and/or group counseling. Maintains ¾ client caseload of Staff Therapist.
- Provides crisis/emergency assessment and services as needed.
- Provides outreach and professional consultation for faculty, staff, students, parents and others.
- Develops training programs and presentations, and assists the institution in designing methods of coping with persistent problems of students.
- Contributes to the training and evaluation of interns, if applicable.
- Participates in residential & orientation staff training.
- Maintains accurate records in a timely fashion.
- Participates in data collection and analysis related to counseling center usage.
- Assists with the maintenance of the website for Health & Counseling.
- Performs all other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

- Doctorate (Ph.D., Psy.D.) in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from A.P.A. - accredited program. Doctorate (D.S.W.) in Social Work.
- Completion of an APA-accredited internship or an internship that meets APA guidelines and is APPIC-registered.
- A license or license eligibility in the State of New York.


- Minimum of four years full-time, clinical experience. Prior psychotherapy experience with university students, including at least one year of work in a university counseling center required.
- Administrative experience highly desired. Candidates must demonstrate either prior administrative experience or the capability to serve in an administrative role.

Desired Qualifications

- Demonstrated ability in crisis intervention especially with students at risk for self-harm.
- Demonstrated professional interest and experience in one or more of the following specializations: Axis II disorders, anxiety disorders, multicultural issues, severe mental illness, sexual assault/trauma, substance abuse issues, GLBTQ issues, eating disorders, working with artists/designers, working with international students.
- Experience working with Asian-Pacific international & Asian-Pacific American students is especially valued.
- Must have excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills; and commitment to working collaboratively in a multidisciplinary environment.

University Description
Pratt Institute is one of the nation’s premier schools for art, design, and architecture. The mission of Pratt Institute is to educate artists and creative professionals to be responsible contributors to society. Pratt seeks to instill in all graduates aesthetic judgment, professional knowledge, collaborative skills, and technical expertise. With a firm grounding in the liberal arts and sciences, a Pratt education blends theory with creative application in preparing graduates to become leaders in their professions. We have approximately 4,700 students across our campuses in Brooklyn (main campus) and Manhattan. Our ethnically diverse student body includes a significant number of international students, particularly from Asian countries.

Within Student Affairs, the office of Health and Counseling Services includes both medical and mental health providers. We are dedicated to serving the physical and psychological needs of Pratt students through individual and community-based interventions. In providing services, we not only address immediate problems, but also emphasize prevention and education in order to promote growth, well being, and resiliency. We strive to provide culturally affirming care in an inviting, respectful, and confidential environment coupled with a strong appreciation for diversity.

• Through health services, our goal is to address the physical conditions of Pratt students with an emphasis on education and healthy life choices.

• Through counseling services, our goal is to address the mental health needs of Pratt students and promote the psychological development of students as individuals, artists, and scholars.

By combining both health-oriented and psychological services in one office, we recognize the inseparable connection between the mind and body. We endeavor to treat students holistically and consider them to be integral partners in the healing process.

Region Description
Pratt Institute is located in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. You can learn more about the area around Pratt Institute by visiting the website for the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership: http://www.myrtleavenue.org/aboutus.cfm

Required Application Materials
Please apply directly via the Pratt website to Job #1324 https://pratt-edu.silkroad.com/epostings/

Application Deadline
Open until position is filled.

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Brooklyn, NY 11205

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