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Staff Therapist (10-month position) - College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Company: College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Location: Syracuse
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description:

Budget Title: Senior Counselor, SL-4

Campus Title: Staff Therapist (10-month position)

Unit: Division of Student Affairs

Professional Rank and Salary: SL-4, salary commensurate with experience

The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) in Syracuse, NY invites qualified applications for a Staff Therapist. As a key member of the team in the Division of Student Affairs, the Staff Therapist will report directly to the Director of Counseling Services. This is an outstanding opportunity for a skilled psychologist/counselor to participate in the College's delivery of counseling services to students and to assist in the provision of a wide range of support programs serving approximately 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students. This is a 10-month position. Some evening and weekend work is required.

Counseling Services at SUNY-ESF makes available professional mental health counseling services designed to foster the development and psychological well-being of SUNY-ESF undergraduate and graduate students. Counseling Services at SUNY-ESF provides students with short-term counseling to meet the personal wellness, developmental, preventative, and remedial counseling needs of the campus community.

Responsibilities of the Staff Therapist will include but are not limited to:

  • Providing counseling services to include individual counseling, outreach efforts, consultation, evaluation, and emergency response;
  • Managing crises and psychological emergencies, and referring to appropriate local agencies and services as necessary;
  • Providing short-term personal counseling services and referring students for specialized and/or long-term treatment in the community;
  • Providing initial intake evaluation and psychotherapy/counseling to students to help them understand themselves and their environment to promote student learning, development, and success;
  • Implementing and participating in preventative and outreach educational programs for the campus community;
  • Responding to parent/guardian/family concerns regarding students' personal wellness and behavioral health;
  • Providing consultation and training to faculty, staff, and other student services regarding psychological development and behavioral health issues;
  • Maintaining records of counseling activity in accordance with prudent professional practice through current record-keeping/scheduling software;
  • Performing other duties as needed.


Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in counseling, social work, or a related mental health field plus 2 years of experience in a clinical/counseling position;
  • Licensed or license eligible in New York State (LMHC, LCSW, CASAC, etc.); and
  • Expertise in alcohol and other drug use, and men's issues

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of experience in a clinical/counseling position;
  • A minimum of one year of experience as a therapist on a college or university campus;
  • Familiarity with the changing demographics and counseling needs of current and future students;
  • Skilled in consultation, brief therapy models, group therapy, and in providing innovative and inclusive outreach programming;
  • Demonstrated knowledge, sensitivity, and ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds; and
  • Knowledgeable about issues involving stalking, dating violence, domestic violence, and sexual assault.

Additional Information:

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

In accordance with the "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act" institutions of higher education are required to prepare an annual report containing information on campus security policies and campus statistics. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by SUNY-ESF; and on property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a printed copy of this report by contacting SUNY-ESF University Police at 315-470-6667

SUNY ESF is a Smoke and Tobacco Free campus and is dedicated to providing a healthy and safe environment for the entire campus. For more information you can visit our Tobacco and Smoke Free Policy at Tobacco Free.pdf

SUNY-ESF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Application Instructions:

Internal Procedure: (Only for UUP positions)UUP-represented employees of SUNY-ESF desiring consideration under the Advanced Internal Application Procedures should submit application materials by February 17, 2021 and contact Amy McLaughlin, Associate Director of Human Resources to request early consideration.

Application Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the position is filled, candidates should submit their application by March 5, 2021 to ensure optimal consideration.

Application Procedure: Application materials are required to be submitted on-line. Please provide Cover Letter, Resume, and at least three employment references (we will not contact references without prior permission).

Keywords: College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse , Staff Therapist (10-month position) - College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Other , Syracuse, New York

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