Job Details

Colgate University
  • Position Number: 5253898
  • Location: Hamilton, NY
  • Position Type: Counseling

Colgate University

Mental Health Counselor

Requisition Number: 2024S035Posting
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Division: Dean of the College
Department: Counseling & Psychological Services
Wage/Salary Range: $75,000 - $79,000 annually

Department Statement:
Colgates Counseling Center is committed to providing high-quality, confidential, ethical, and culturally affirming mental health services to Colgate University students. Staff members work as a team to offer services from an integrated clinical/developmental model to assist students as they pursue their education.

Primarily responsible for providing confidential counseling/psychological services provided to students. Areas of focus include responsibility for:
  • effective provision of services via individual and group therapy;
  • appropriate and effective crisis response;
  • timely and effective on-call support of after-hours mental health needs;
  • quality of treatment measured by overall improvement in symptoms and client self-report;
  • client satisfaction with treatment and timely response and provision of services;
  • providing expert consultation and information to other administrative staff;
  • ensuring confidentiality and maintenance of records in compliance with professional standards;
  • providing all services following ethical standards, and in compliance with state law;
  • ensuring continuity of care between on-campus and off campus resources regarding individual student mental health care, to include case management; and
  • effective outreach.

As part of this role, the incumbent is responsible for the following:
  • as required, develop and administer specific programs (e.g. group therapy, outreach); and
  • as required, may be responsible for providing effective advice, counsel, and leadership on University committees.

Professional Experience/Qualifications
  • Must have completed all requirements (eg- coursework, thesis, practicum/internship) toward completing a Masters degree in social work, clinical or counseling psychology, or a closely-related field, by start date
  • Multicultural competence and skill in working with students from a diversity of backgrounds
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior experience in working at a college/university counseling center, and/or with college-aged populations
  • A collaborative spirit of warmth, acceptance, respect, and trust towards colleagues
  • Well-developed counseling and crisis intervention skills
  • Self-motivated and self-directed, able to work independently while also contributing positively to a team-oriented environment
  • Familiarity with short-term models of counseling and psychotherapy
  • Experience in providing outreach and consultation services to students from underrepresented groups and identities highly desired
  • Licensed as a social worker or mental health clinician in NY or expected to attain license within one year of hire

A Masters degree in counseling, social work, or related mental health field is required.

Other Information
There are two open positions for a mental health counselor at this time.

Work Schedule:
Weekdays, with occasional weekends

Job Open Date:

Job Close Date:

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions Summary

EEO Statement
It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Clery Act

The Department of Campus Safety will provide upon request a copy of Colgates Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education for the previous three years concerning reported: 1. crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Colgate University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus and 2. fires that occurred in student housing facilities. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and fire safety, such as policies concerning sexual assault, life safety systems, and other related matters. You may access the report from the Clery Compliance web page at: Printed copies of this report may be obtained upon request from the Department of Campus Safety via e-mail at

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