The Counseling Center (CC) at Hobart and William Smith Colleges (HWS) invites applications for a new full-time, 10-month Psychologist to join our staff for the 2017-18 academic year, beginning on August 14, 2017. As a member of the Division for Student Affairs, the Counseling Center is committed to equity and inclusivity and strives to provide a counseling staff that embodies these principles. As such, applicants from historically under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
The CC seeks a team-oriented generalist with strong clinical skills and appreciation for brief, time-limited therapy to join a dynamic, ethical, collaborative, warm and mutually respectful staff, committed to providing high-quality, culturally-sensitive clinical, prevention, outreach and crisis services within a traditional-aged liberal arts community.
The successful candidate will have a minimum of a master's degree in clinical or counseling psychology, social work, or a closely related field (MA, MSW, MFT) with at least 5 years clinical experience and licensure as a mental health provider in NY State. Earned doctorate in psychology (PsyD or PhD) with licensure or eligibility are preferred. Eligible doctoral candidates must be licensed in NY within 1-2 years of hire as a requirement of the position.
In addition, candidates should be generalist clinicians with training and experience in a wide range of student mental health and presenting concerns, be interested in providing group therapy as well as outreach programs, and have demonstrated success in working with students from traditionally under-represented groups, especially students of color, LGBTQ-identifying students, international students, students with disabilities, etc. Collegial and collaborative relationships within and beyond the Center and a commitment to equity and inclusivity are expectations of the position and essential to our mission. Candidates should have a demonstrated history of healthy and enjoyable working relationships and a collaborative style.
Previous training and experience in a college or university counseling center preferred. Qualities of the preferred candidate include but are not limited to: possession of well-developed brief counseling and crisis-intervention skills; an interest and experience working with a diverse college student population; a self-motivated, self-directed commitment to high professional ideals; excellent oral and written communication skills; and a collaborative spirit of warmth, acceptance, respect and trust towards colleagues. We are especially interested in applications from candidates who will significantly enhance the diversity of our staff. Bilingual abilities in Spanish or Mandarin a plus.
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
- Provide individual, group, and relationship therapy to students
- Evaluation and assessment of students in crisis
- Consultation to faculty, staff, students and students' families as needed
- Walk-in crisis services and after-hours/weekend on-call coverage as part of the CC rotation
- Outreach and training for RAs, student leaders, and other student groups
- Service to Division of Student Affairs committees as requested by Director
- Timely documentation of clinical services
- Coordination of a mental health, developmental or college counseling related area of prevention and outreach for the Center (e.g., eating disorders, anxiety/coping skills, suicide prevention, etc.)
Hobart and William Smith Colleges are a highly-selective residential liberal arts institution located in a small, diverse city in the heart of New York State's Finger Lakes Region. In partnership with the Geneva and global communities and through robust programs in career development, study-abroad, service, leadership and athletics, the Colleges foster an environment that values global citizenship, teamwork, ethics, inclusive excellence and cultural competence.
The Colleges enjoy a rich heritage based on a two-college system. Originally founded as two separate colleges (Hobart for men in 1822 and William Smith for women in 1908), HWS now operates under a coordinated college system. All students share the same campus, faculty, administration and curriculum. Each college maintains its own traditions, deans, student government and athletic department, giving students additional leadership opportunities. With a progressive enrollment program that prioritizes access, the Colleges are highly selective with about 45 percent of the student body enrolling early decision, making HWS their first choice.
The Counseling Center sees between 17-20% of our enrolled students for services each academic year, 19% of whom are students of color, and 3% of whom international students.
Candidates are encouraged to explore the HWS website including the mission statement and This Week in Pictures: http://www.hws.edu/about/.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges are located on a spectacular 195-acre campus along the northern tip of Seneca Lake in the City of Geneva. With a population of 13,300 residents, Geneva is part of the 9,000-square-mile Finger Lakes region, and lies within close proximity to the Greater Rochester and Syracuse areas, as well as easy driving distance to Ithaca, NY. Geneva is a "uniquely urban" setting recently receiving recognition as an "All American City." Geneva has a significant African American and Latino population, a diverse public school system, and active community organizations focused on ameliorating problems with poverty, literacy, and other social challenges.
The area is known for its natural splendor, more than 100 wineries and historic roles in both the women's rights movement and the Underground Railroad. This area is rich in history and natural beauty and serves as a remarkable living and learning environment for students, faculty and staff.
Compensation is very competitive, and commensurate with experience and training. Professional development monies for staff are also available. This is a full-time 10-month, benefits-eligible administrative salaried position. Generous and comprehensive benefits package.
Start Date: August 14, 2017
Counseling Center Web Address http://www.hws.edu/studentlife/counseling.aspx
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a letter of interest and introduction, vita, three letters of recommendation, list of references, and a copy of graduate transcript via our application service, Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/37583
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