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CUNY Student Psychological Counselor (HEA) in New York, New York

Student Psychological Counselor (HEA)

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CUNY School of Medicine

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The CUNY School of Medicine (CUNY SoM) at The City College of New York (CCNY) located in the heart of Harlem, is the only medical school in the City University of New York system and the only public medical school in Manhattan. Building upon 50 years of success as the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, we transitioned to the CUNY School of Medicine in 2016. The CUNY SoM offers an accelerated BS/MD (7-year program) and a Physician Assistant Master's Degree (27 months program). True to its legacy of access, opportunity, and community transformation, the medical school's mission remains to recruit highly talented students as diverse as New York City itself. CUNY School of Medicine as the home of healers and leaders, places a special emphasis on the recruitment of those who are underrepresented in the field of medicine, and on training high quality, culturally competent health professionals and scientists equipped to address the healthcare needs of New York's medically under- served communities. As a major priority, CUNY School of Medicine also seeks to enhance the recruitment and retention of senior leadership, faculty, and staff to more closely reflect the diversity of our student body.

The CUNY School of Medicine (CUNY SoM) is seeking a Student Psychological Counselor for the school’s on-site Counseling and Wellness Services office. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Student Life and Wellness, the Counselor will:

  • Provide direct mental health counseling services to the CUNY SoM’s diverse student body as a member of a team. Refer students as needed to the Counseling Center practice group. Document care as prescribed by law and in accordance with best practices.

  • Perform intake and assessment for personal counseling services.

  • Conduct crisis interventions when necessary and collaborate with the Associate Dean and the Counseling Center team to coordinate care for high risk students.

  • Identify areas of need regarding mental health and wellness in CUNY SoM and help strategize ways to meet those needs, in collaboration with the Associate Dean for Student Life and Wellness and members of the counseling office team.

  • Serve as a resource to faculty and administrative staff regarding student mental health issues.

  • Participate actively in outreach initiatives regarding mental health and wellness.

  • Participate in assessing and recommending improvements that will impact the Counseling and Wellness Center’s effectiveness.

  • Participate in continuous quality improvement.

  • Participate in after-hours rotation of the counseling office’s on-campus providers.

  • Perform other related duties and serve on committees as needed.



  • A Doctoral degree in Psychology to include Ph.D. and Psy.D. programs is preferred or a Master's degree in an appropriate discipline for personal or psychological counseling is required.

  • A New York State License as a mental health practitioner (social work, psychology, or mental health counseling) is also required.


  • In addition, six years' of related,postbaccalaureate, professional experience are required for all candidates.


  • Experience working with collegiate mental health and/or graduate/health professional mental health, with a strong preference for experience in academic medicine

  • Competence in crisis intervention, suicide prevention, assessment of need for hospitalization, handling emergencies and hospitalizations

  • Substantial and demonstrated experience in diversity, equity and inclusion

  • Exceptional and well-developed interpersonal communication skills.

  • Ability to work well both independently and collaboratively in a diverse and rapid-paced academic medical environment.

  • Significant experience and knowledge in addressing health and educational disparities

  • Experience with continuing quality improvement

  • Strong understanding of prevention and wellness principles


Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.


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. ($90,375 - $104,057)

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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  • Please attach resume and cover letter.

  • Names and contact information of three professional references.


Open until filled, with review of resumes to begin February 8, 2023.


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.