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CUNY Student Psychological Counselor in Brooklyn, New York

Job Title: Student Psychological Counselor

Job ID: 21006

Location: Kingsborough Community College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


The Student Psychological Counselor at Kingsborough Community College will report to the Director of Counseling and Health Services within the Department of Student Affairs and will perform the following duties:

  • Conduct triage assessments to a diverse population of undergraduate students with a wide range of mental health issues.

  • Perform crisis intervention for emergency situations and collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to coordinate care for high risk students.

  • Performing initial screenings, intakes and assessments for counseling services and maintaining accurate and efficient computerized record keeping.

  • Provide an on-going mental health counseling/psychotherapy to KCC students.

  • Provide consultation services to instructional and administrative staff regarding students with psychological and academic difficulties.

  • Plan, develop, coordinate, and participate in outreach initiatives and psycho-educational workshops including preparation of materials, flyers, and handouts.

  • Develop and lead counseling, psychoeducational and adjustment groups for students.

  • Participate in the organization of health screenings for mental health/ health issues such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, resilience, etc.

  • Participate in college wide events, orientations, and leadership programs.

  • Participates in the teaching of SD-10 (Introduction to College Life) course when available and relevant.

  • Involvement in administrative duties, staff meetings, case conferences and supervision of interns, student peer mentors, and/or junior staff when relevant.

  • Assists the Director of the service with miscellaneous projects related to the daily operation and mission of the office.

  • Participates in recommending improvements that will impact the counseling center's effectiveness.

  • Serve in collaborative on-campus committees to improve workflow and inter-office efficiency.

  • Occasional evening and weekend assignments.

  • Perform other related administrative and clinical duties in support of the Center’s functioning as needed and assigned


A Doctoral degree in Psychology to include Ph.D. and Psy.D. programs


A Master's degree in an appropriate discipline for personal or psychological counseling and a New York State license as a mental health practitioner (social work, psychology, or mental health counseling).

In addition, six years' professional experience is required for all candidates.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with clinical issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and suicidal ideation is essential along with prior experience working with a diverse, multicultural, and multilingual client population.

  • Experience in a higher education setting.

  • Training and/or experience that demonstrates a commitment to Multicultural Competency.

  • Experience in providing clinical supervision to trainees.

  • Some experience in writing and/or managing grants.


Provides student counseling services as a member of a team.

  • Provides psychological counseling to individuals and groups of students

  • Performs crisis intervention for emergency situations

  • Performs intake and assessment for personal counseling services

  • Consults with instructional and administrative staff regarding student mental health issues; may prepare and present outreach initiatives and workshops

  • Participates in recommending improvements that will impact the counseling center's effectiveness

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Student Psychological Counselor


Higher Education Associate




$66,324 - $78,477

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


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September 18, 2019


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.