The Counseling Center at the State University of New York at Fredonia seeks a full-time Mental Health Counselor to join our team beginning January 2024.
Rewards & Benefits
Competitive compensation plus comprehensive benefits plan including health, dental, and vision insurance and retirement plan options including a fixed pension plan or a 401(A) with generous employer contributions;
Paid leave provisions including sick and holiday leave; impressive educational benefits including tuition-free study plus supplemental tuition aid;
A rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of their personal life, including professional development programs and services, employee EAP and wellness programs, discounted membership to the on-campus fitness center, and access to the Campus and Community Child Care Center.
Reporting to the Director of the Counseling Center, the successful candidate will:
Provide brief individual and group counseling, treating students with developmental and mental health concerns. Maintain strict adherence to the ethical principles, standards, and guidelines of the American Counseling Association and state laws, rules and regulations of NY State Office of the Professions, and departmental policies and procedures;
Provide crisis counseling with students in need of immediate intervention; conduct mental status assessments and make appropriate recommendations regarding student psychological welfare and substance use behaviors;
Coordinate group counseling and/or peer support efforts of the Counseling Center;
Keep timely, appropriate, and accurate clinical records; demonstrate computing skills, proficient typing skills, and comfort using electronic medical records and scheduling software;
Serve a diverse population of students in an inclusive and multiculturally competent manner;
Be aware of, understand, and follow all university policies.
This is a full-time, 10 month, UUP represented temporary appointment beginning January 2024 at an annual salary of $44,572-$45,000. This temporary position may be eligible for renewal contingent on sufficient funding and the business needs of the university.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
NYS license eligible/fully licensed NYS Mental Health Practitioner
Demonstrated knowledge and skills in brief psychotherapy orientations;
Experience in crisis intervention and consultation;
Experience facilitating group therapy;
Demonstrated commitment and ability to work with diverse communities;
Ability to work evenings and weekends, as required.
NYS Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC); Counseling or Clinical Psychologist (Ph.D. or Psy.D.), NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW);
Trauma informed orientation to counseling; PE, EMDR, ARC, TF-CBT certification;
Experience working in a college/university setting with a diverse population of adolescents/emerging adults;
The State University of New York at Fredonia is one of the crown jewels in the 64-campus State University of New York system. Founded in 1826, Fredonia is a highly ranked comprehensive, selective, public, residential, liberal arts university that enrolls approximately 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 80+ majors and 50+ minors. Fredonia is consistently ranked as a top public university for academics, value, and social mobility. Fredonia is known for its strong academic programs, professional, award-winning faculty, a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere, and a strong focus on student success.
The 256-acre campus, known for beautiful green spaces and attractive architecture, is located one mile from the shore of Lake Erie in beautiful Western New York with ready access to fishing, swimming, and lakefront attractions. Fredonia is centrally located between several large metropolitan areas. It is one hour south of Buffalo and Niagara Falls, 45 minutes north of Erie, PA, and just 2 ½ hours from Pittsburgh, Cleveland, or Toronto.
Fredonia is a safe village community with beautiful Victorian homes situated in the heart of Western New York wine country. The location affords res...idents all four authentic weather seasons; warm and sunshine-filled, yet comfortable spring and summer, vibrant colors across rolling hills with the changing leaves of autumn, and the picturesque landscapes and accompanying outdoor activities of winter.
SUNY provides a competitive salary and benefits package.
Fredonia's faculty and staff focus on ensuring that all students will achieve the Institutional Learning Goals:
-SKILLED Develop Intellectual and Applied Skills, Literacies and Knowledge
-CONNECTED Engage Community and Diversity: Local Stewardship, Global Citizenship
-CREATIVE Demonstrate Scholarship, Artistry, and Innovation
-RESPONSIBLE Activate Sustainability, Ethics, Leadership, and Professionalism.