DUTIES: The Department of Student Health Services at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a part-time Director of Student Counseling Service. The successful candidate will direct and manage the student counseling service for all matriculated students (full and part-time) in all colleges at Downstate. Responsibilities will include but not limited to: - Initial evaluation, screening and referral of students with academically related stress or other mental health issues that could interfere with personal performance. - Provide individual counseling to students. - Consult with and advise the Deans of various colleges, the Student Health Advisory Committee and the Director of Student and Employee Health Service. - Evaluate and measure the effectiveness of current services and program offered by each functional area. - Advise the Residential Life staff and provide educational in-service orientation to them as needed. - Ensure the Student Counseling Service is offering the most effective and beneficial prevention programming available, including issues such as stress management and relaxation, wellness, assertiveness training, and coping strategies. - The Director must establish positive working relationships with Deans and program faculty, advise some individuals on issues relating to the psychological well-being of the matriculated student population as needed, and serve as a member of the Student Health Advisory Committee. - This position is 20-hours per week: two 8-hour days and one half-day late afternoon or early evening, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION) QUALIFICATIONS: - Ph.D. or Psy.D. from an APA accredited clinical psychology or counseling program. - New York State Psychologist licensure. - Candidate should be well prepared to work with a full range of mental health challenges and have strong clinical skills, a knowledge of cultural differences and the interest and ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds. - Candidate should have prior leadership and/or management experience in a clinical setting, and demonstrated organizational and administrative skills and abilities. - The ability to provide mental health consultation for faculty and staff is essential. - Experience in a college or university counseling center is strongly preferred. Additional Info: *Please ensure you include the 5-digit Line Number and Job Title in the subject line and body of your email submission.Closing Date: Open Until Filled STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
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About SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.