Job Details

SUNY Brockport
  • Position Number: 5144217
  • Location: Brockport, NY
  • Position Type: Counseling

Mental Health Counselor

Job no: 496844

SUNY Budget Title: Counselor
Salary Level/Grade: SL3
Work type: Full time
Location: Rochester, NY
Department: Counseling Center
Categories: Healthcare & Mental Health Counseling

Founded in 1835, State University of New York (SUNY) Brockport is an exceptional regional comprehensive public university that offers high-quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, business, education, health, humanities, social sciences, and STEM. The University's curriculum is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and emphasizes experiential learning.

Located only a few miles from Lake Ontario in a quaint "Village on the Erie Canal," SUNY Brockport is conveniently situated between the cities of Rochester and Buffalo - the fourth and second largest cities in New York State. Inspiring excellence through growth, engagement, and transformation is our mission. Join the inclusive community of dedicated faculty, staff, and students who together are Building a Better Brockport!

SUNY Brockport has a strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an affirmative action equal opportunity employer. We welcome individuality and encourage you to utilize your unique talents and bring your skills as we collaboratively strive to build meaningful lives and vibrant communities.

Job Summary: SUNY Brockport has an opening for a Mental Health Counselor position (11 months - off in the month June) with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024. Reporting to and under the direction and supervision of the Associate Director of the Counseling Center in the Hazen Center for Integrated Care, this individual will be responsible for providing a wide range of direct mental health services to all enrolled students by assessing each student who requests services; developing and implementing mental health programs for the campus community; and collaborating with on and off campus offices to ensure students are able to access all appropriate resources.

The Counselor will facilitate assessments; develop treatment plans and arrange for appropriate follow up care which may include treating the student via individual and/or group counseling at the Counseling Center or referring the student to a community behavioral health provider or other community resource. Aligning with University goals, the Counselor will facilitate outreach programs and workshops and collaborate closely with campus partners to support wellness. When necessary, the Counselor is actively involved in helping manage crisis situations.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in counseling, social work or closely related field from a college or university accredited by a US Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization. Degree must be completed by time of appointment.
  • NY Licensed (or eligible for licensure) to practice mental health counseling.
  • Experience working with, and ability to engage with a diverse client/student population.
  • Effective communication skills and demonstrated success collaborating with a multi-disciplinary team.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 3 years of professional, supervised counseling experience working in a mental health setting.
  • Experience working on a college campus.
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating psycho-educational workshops and/or trainings.
  • Experience managing crisis situations.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm
Salary and Benefits: The Minimum Salary for this position is $49,711.
This position is benefits eligible; Find out more about benefits at Careers@Brockport! This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
Application Instructions: Visit to complete an application including your cover letter that addresses required and preferred qualifications, resume/CV, and contact information for three professional references.

Background Investigation Statement:
All applicants are subject to a pre-employment background check.

Pre-Employment Drug Testing:
Pre-employment drug test and DOT physical may be required for positions requiring a valid Class A or B CDL driver's license with passenger endorsement.

New York State Executive Order:
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 via email at

Non-Discrimination Statement/Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer:
SUNY Brockport does not discriminate. SUNY Brockport is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the university community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

Diversity Statement:
SUNY Brockport is committed to creating and maintaining an equitable environment that welcomes, values, and supports individuals and communities who affirm human dignity. The University provides opportunities for engagement, learning, growth, and transformation to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution.

Reasonable Accommodations:
SUNY Brockport provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, veterans, or wounded warriors where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Office of Human Resources or email your request to Tamara Gouger, AVP for Human Resources and ADA Coordinator, at Determinations or requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

SUNY Brockport is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The University actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the University.

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