Paul Smith's College

Position Vacancy

Position: Counselor
Status: Full-time, exempt, 9 months
Department: Counseling Center
Reports to: Director

Duties and Responsibilities
• Provide individual and group counseling for Paul Smith’s College students to address a variety of mental health concerns and adjustment difficulties. Serve as advocate for students and as a source of referrals.
• Maintain updated knowledge of legal, ethical and professional issues including a working knowledge of DSM criteria, recommended therapeutic interventions and psychopharmacological treatments.
• Maintain complete documentation and accurate records; prepare monthly, annual and other reports as assigned.
• Rotate on-call crisis intervention after regular business hours according to established protocol. Follow prescribed procedures in emergency situations.
• Participate in the hiring, training and supervision of Peer Educators for educational programming on alcohol, sexual health, healthy relationships, diversity and other identified areas of need.
• Demonstrate ability to make clinical and ethical decisions in a team-based environment.
• Collaborate on early identification and intervention of at-risk students with other staff and faculty.
• Assist in the training of and consultation for Residence Life Staff and others including parents, faculty and staff.
• Develop, implement, and present outreach, programming and education workshops as required.
• Assist with the design, planning, implementation and review of departmental and campus-wide policies and procedures. Serve on college committees as may be required.
• Maintain licensure and certification within New York State and membership in appropriate professional organizations.
• Perform other duties incidental to the work described herein, and as assigned by the Director of the Counseling Center.

Requirements and Preferences
• Licensed as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or a Professional Counselor (LMHC) in the State of New York. If unlicensed, able to obtain New York licensure within one year of hire date.
• Previous clinical experience with a college-age population ( preferably within a college counseling center)
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, working knowledge of MS Office applications, and commitment to working with the college student population are essential.
• Two years of experience in crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, peer education, program development and delivery, and alcohol and substance abuse issues, in a higher education setting is strongly preferred.
• Ability to walk, climb stairs, sit at a work station for an extended period of time and to lift 25 pounds is required.
• Ability to work occasional weekends and evenings to meet the expectations of the position.

To Apply:
Applicants may submit a letter of intent, resume and contact information for three professional references. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged and should be sent in Microsoft Word™ or PDF format:

Paul Smith’s College values diversity in the College community and seeks to assure equal
opportunity through its continued Affirmative Action program. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
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Contact Information
Brenda Garver
Paul Smith's College
PO Box 265 Routes 86 & 30
Paul Smiths, 12970