Job Details

Colgate University
  • Position Number: 2097527
  • Location: Hamilton, NY
  • Position Type: Counseling

Colgate University

Mental Health Counselor (No Benefits)

Requisition Number: 2020CW023Posting
Full Time/Part Time: Part Time
Division: Dean of the College
Department: Counseling & Psychological Services

Department Statement:

As an adjunct Mental Health Counselor, this position is primarily responsible for providing confidential counseling/psychological services to students as a member of the Counseling & Psychological Services team. Areas of focus include responsibility for:
effective provision of clinical services via individual therapy;
appropriate and effective crisis assessment and response;
satellite clinical services at Haven, Colgate's sexual assault resource center;
quality of treatment measured by overall improvement in symptoms and client self-report;
client satisfaction with treatment and timely response and provision of services;
expert consultation and information to other administrative staff and faculty;
confidentiality and maintenance of records in compliance with professional standards;
clinical services following ethical standards, and in compliance with state law;
continuity of care between on-campus and off-campus resources regarding individual student mental health care, to coordination with office case management;
assessment of student mental health needs through clinical interview and symptom inventories, as needed;
where appropriate, advocacy for student mental health needs;
as appropriate and needed within scope of C&PS services, facilitate group therapy offerings to college students.

Mental Health: Demonstrated expertise, experience, and academic credentials/certifications in mental health at the counselor level. Theory- based and practical expertise across a broad range of mental health issues (e.g. anxiety, depression, eating disorders, substance abuse). Commitment to affirming identity development in diverse populations (racial, gender, international, and sexual orientation). Demonstrated expertise in crisis management.

Counseling: Demonstrated expertise and counseling skills sufficient to provide psychological and counseling services focused on the needs of college students. Ability to direct, diagnose, and provide counseling as a generalist on a broad range of issues/problems.

Multicultural Knowledge / Intersectional Identities: Knowledge sufficient to effectively engage students on issues of diversity. Demonstrated ability to be a strong advocate for diversity with proven ability to work with diverse populations. Competent in conceptualization of intersectional identities within and outside of clinical work, to support students in the goals of identity development and thriving within the context of a small, private, residential, rural liberal arts college.

Personal Accountability for Results: Takes responsibility for decisions, performance, and outcomes; behaves in a responsible manner with a positive attitude; shows self-awareness and openness to feedback.

Effective Communication: Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills; shares information and seeks input from others; adapts communication to diverse audiences; protects private and confidential information.

Problem Solving and Decision Making: Analyzes and prioritizes situations to identify and solve problems; generates solutions to improve efficiency and quality; involves others in solving problems and making decisions; factors organizational goals into decisions; makes clear, transparent, and timely decisions.

Change Management: Responds positively to changing university initiatives and readily adapts behavior to maintain effective performance; understands the long-term direction of the university and can relate this to departmental areas; adapts to new methodologies; identifies and acts on areas where change is appropriate.

Leadership and Teamwork: Applies skills and knowledge to provide a climate to achieve departmental and organizational success; balances individual and department goals; helps others perform at their best; builds productive relationships to enhance individual and organizational effectiveness; treats others with respect; resolves conflicts among team members.

Creativity and Innovation: Generates, explores, encourages, and implements innovative ways of creating strategic value for the university, division, department, and individual level; critically assesses the effectiveness of new initiatives.

Diversity and Inclusion: Demonstrates respect for people and their differences; understands the benefits of a diverse workforce; earns the trust and respect of others; includes and welcomes others; works to understand the perspective of others; promotes opportunities to experience diversity within our community.

Sustainability: Understands the impact of decision-making and personal behavior in achieving the university's commitment to a sustainable and carbon neutral campus; supports and advances the university's sustainability initiatives; influences others to use sustainable practices.

Professional Experience/Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications
Experience with young adults, adolescents, or college populations
Commitment to social justice advocacy and diversity work
Interest or experience in leading group therapy
Interest or experience in working with diverse student populations
Interest or experience working with trauma survivors

Minimum of a masters degree in mental health counseling, social work, clinical/counseling psychology

Other Information

Work Schedule:
This position works 20 hours per week.

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 Campus Safety Department 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. To obtain a copy, contact the Campus Safety Compliance Manager via e-mail at You may also access the report from the Campus Safety web page at:

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