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CUNY Student Psychological Counselor (Counseling and Wellness Services, Division of Student Affairs) in New York, New York

Job Title: Student Psychological Counselor (Counseling and Wellness Services, Division of Student Affairs)

Job ID: 21352

Location: Hunter College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Counseling & Wellness Services is a fast-paced, dynamic operation committed to the provision of quality clinical services, training, and education. The Student Psychological Counselor will report to the Director of Counseling and Wellness Services. In addition to the CUNY Title Overview, the Student Psychological Counselor will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Conduct comprehensive intake assessments in order to formulate appropriate treatment recommendations

  • Conduct initial triage assessments for students who present in immediate crisis

  • Provide short-term counseling services addressing a wide array of presenting problems and symptom presentations

  • Engage in weekly individual and group supervision of graduate level trainees from various graduate clinical programs: Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, and Psychology

  • Evaluate trainee counseling sessions via live supervision and review of audio/ video recordings.

  • Plan, develop, and conduct outreach events and workshops addressing a wide range of topics related to mental health and emotional wellness

  • Consult with faculty and staff with the goal of helping to assess emergent student crisis and to provide guidance on how to identify and engage students in distress

  • Consult and collaborate with Students Affairs staff with the goal of helping students access and utilize the multiple services available to them through the Division of Student Affairs, as well as to plan collaborative outreach initiatives

  • Participate in the assessment of clinical services, including the analysis of specified clinical outcome measures, with the goal of promoting Quality Assurance practices and to aid in strategic planning of future CWS policies, procedures, and outreach initiatives

  • Participate in intern/extern application and selection process and liaise with appropriate faculty from the trainees’ academic program

  • Participate in weekly CWS team meetings: case conference, disposition meetings, staff meeting, and peer supervision meeting


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.


  • The preferred candidate offers solid clinical, assessment, crisis intervention, supervisory, and collaborative skills, coupled with demonstrated experience functioning as a member of a team.

  • Experience in outpatient mental health services and/or college-based mental health desirable.

  • Overall flexibility, and the ability to successfully negotiate multiple demands and competing priorities, are crucial.

  • Knowledge of the DSM and short-term counseling modalities required.


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




Salary commensurate with education and experience ($61,394 - $81,855).

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.


Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the application instructions. Please have your curriculum vitae/ resume and scholarly interest or cover letter with names and contact information of 3 references available to attach into the application before you begin. Please note that the required material must be uploaded as ONE document. The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters – also DO NOT USE SYMBOLS (such as accents (é, è, (â, î or ô), ñ, ü, ï , –, _ or ç)).


The search will remain open until the position is filled. The committee will begin reviewing complete applications on November 27, 2019. Applications submitted after the deadline will only be considered if the positions remain open after initial round.


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.