State University of New York at Oswego — Mental Health Counselor / Care Coordinator

The Department of Counseling Services at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a Mental Health Counselor/ Care Coordinator position. This is a full-time, 12 month position.

Posting Date: March 16, 2020

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: https://www.suny.edu/media/suny/content-assets/documents/benefits/benefit-summaries/FTUUPbenefitsummary-Dec-2019.pdf or http://www.suny.edu/benefits/

Date of Appointment:  As Soon As Possible

Description of Responsibilities:
The Mental Health Counselor/ Care Coordinator will:

  • provide risk assessment, crisis intervention, care coordination for students with complex care needs, psychoeducation and referrals for students
  • provide consultation for other campus community members, including other student affairs and academic units
  • support the Associate Director in service coordination between Counseling Services Center and community resources (e.g. Oswego Hospital, Oswego County DSS, etc…)
  • coordinate and deliver psychoeducational workshops and provide training and contribute to the supervision of graduate students, interns and practicum students
  • collect data and analyze outcomes of interventions provided to students.
  • represent the Counseling Services Center on College committees.

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 (https://www.oswego.edu/diversity/). As such, the Mental Health Counselor/ Care Coordinator 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
  • License-eligible under supervision in New York State at time of application
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with a team of professionals
  • Ability to maintain up to date and accurate documentation
  • Demonstrated experience providing services to members of marginalized populations
  • Clearly articulated commitment to equity and inclusion of people of diverse, intersecting identities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience providing case management services
  • Experience providing presentations, training and education to students, faculty and staff
  • Licensed to independently practice counseling in New York State (e.g. LMHC, LCSW, LMFT, LCAT, Licensed Psychologist)
  • Bilingual
  • Demonstrated experience working with people of diverse, intersecting identities

To Apply Submit:

  • Submit a cover letter that must include how you see yourself contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion values and addressing required (and if applicable, preferred) qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)/resume
  • Copy of unofficial transcripts for required degree (or copy of official transcript) showing degree awarded and date conferred
  • 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 at:
http://oswego.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=121832

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

Trisha DeWolf, Search Committee Chair
trisha.dewolf@oswego.edu

Files must be complete (all documents in the application instructions submitted) to be considered.  Official transcripts are required at time of appointment. Background checks will be conducted for finalists.

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

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 inclusive 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: oswego.edu/csc.

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of “Top Up-and-Coming Schools” in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger’s “Best College Value” for 2015, and a “Best Northeastern College” by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s 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. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities. 

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at www.oswego.edu.

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. 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 https://www.oswego.edu/human-resources/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 hr@oswego.edu.   

For Campus Safety information, please see the Annual Security and Fire Report (Clery):  https://www.oswego.edu/police/annual-report.

SUNY Oswego is a smoke free/tobacco/e-cigarette free campus. Further policy details, including education and cessation resources, can be found at: https://www.oswego.edu/human-resources/sites/human-resources/files/tobacco_smoke_free_policy_final.pdf

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

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