State University of New York at Oswego — Mental Health Counselor

The Counseling Services Center at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a full time 10 month position.

Posting Date: September 17, 2019

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional staff, visit: or

Date of Appointment:  As Soon As Possible

Description of Responsibilities:  The Mental Health Counselor will provide individual, group, and couples counseling, crisis intervention, case management, consultation with other constituencies including other student affairs and academic units.  Will also coordinate and deliver educational workshops and provide training and supervision of graduate students, interns and practicum students. 

SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego’s Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan ( As such, the Mental Health Counselor will be expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:  

  • Master’s Degree in a mental health related field required at time of application
  • Licensed to practice counseling independently in New York State (LCAT, LMFT, LCSW, LMHC, Licensed Psychologist) at time of application
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively and cooperatively with a team of professionals
  • Ability to maintain up to date and accurate documentation 
  • Experience providing group counseling
  • Must have demonstrated experience using a brief therapy model
  • Demonstrated experience providing services to members of marginalized populations
  • Commitment to equity and inclusion of people of diverse intersection of identities

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Previous position in college/university counseling center 
  • Experience providing treatment for eating disorders
  • Experience providing training and education to students, faculty and staff 
  • Bilingual 

To Apply:  Submit a cover letter addressing qualifications, curriculum vitae (CV)/resume, copies of unofficial transcripts for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred, and contact information for three professional references with at least one reference being a current or former manager/supervisor (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically to:

If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail:

Leigh Viscomi
Search Committee Chair 


Official transcripts are required prior to hiring.  Files must be complete to be considered. 

Description of Department: The Counseling Services Center (CSC) mission is to meet the holistic mental health needs of SUNY Oswego students through direct therapeutic supports, as well as programming, outreach and collaboration with other campus stakeholders. These supports are identified and made accessible through the CSC’s commitment to social justice as a conceptual framework from which to deliver services.

The services of the CSC are offered free of charge to registered SUNY Oswego students. CSC clinical staff offer individual, couples and group counseling, as well as a host of psychoeducational workshops. The department has a strong value in developing future counselors through clinical internships as well as student leadership through the P2P program. For more information on the department, please visit the website:

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive university located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse.  One of 13 comprehensive colleges in the 64-campus State University of New York (SUNY) system, SUNY Oswego is recognized nationally for its academic quality, focus on student success outcomes, and the growing diversity of its student body. Ranked 11th among public master’s-level universities in the 2019 “Top Regional Universities in the North” by U.S. News and World Report, SUNY Oswego is also recognized among Princeton Review’s Best Regional Colleges in the Northeast – an honor bestowed on the college every year since 2003. 

Inspired by a shared commitment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher education boundaries, SUNY Oswego provides a transformative experience to 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.  The college offers preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education, and its success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. 

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity across the entire campus community. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. 

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing   

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SUNY Oswego is a smoke free/tobacco/e-cigarette free campus. Further policy details, including education and cessation resources, can be found at:

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