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CUNY Student Psychological Counselor in New York, New York

Student Psychological Counselor

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John Jay College

Full/Part Time





John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY) and an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice. Led by President Karol V. Mason, John Jay is a federally designated Hispanic-serving institution, it is ranked third in the nation in Black student success, and it is a top ten institution for promoting student social mobility. John Jay is proud to serve a diverse and dynamic student body of 15,000 students that includes nearly fifty percent students who are first in their family to attend college as well as students who are immigrants, from low-income families, or from other historically underrepresented groups in higher education.

The College participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of CUNY, and offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees both in traditional criminal justice-related fields of study as well as in a robust portfolio of liberal arts and sciences programs that highlight themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. The College seeks staff and faculty members who thrive in multicultural academic environments and are committed to access and excellence in higher education.


The mission of the John Jay Counseling Services Center is to help students realize their educational, career and personal goals. The Center is staffed with experienced licensed psychologists, social workers and mental health counselors; contract psychiatrists, and supervised pre-doctoral and master graduate students, who not only work toward reducing the interference of everyday stress on goals and treating more serious conditions, but who do so with a respect for multicultural issues.

The Student Psychological Counselor will report to the Associate Director of the Counseling Services Center and perform the following duties:

  • Conduct initial intake or consultation appointments for John Jay College students requesting services.

  • Provide weekly individual counseling to a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students with a wide range of personal and mental health issues.

  • Provide group counseling and conduct crisis interventions and assessments as needed.

  • Execute campus outreach initiatives, training, and workshops to increase the visibility, accessibility and utilization of the Counseling Services Center by the campus community.

  • Interpret educational and psychological assessments for academic, personal, and short term psychological counseling, if necessary.

  • Participate in college wide events such as orientations, outreach, retention initiatives, psycho-educational workshops, commencement, orientation, and registration and honors convocation.

  • Participate in professional development to stay up to date with current issues; present and/or coordinate interactive workshops and training on various topics to include emotional, social and academic issues.

  • Prepare reports and make recommendations for further action and/or referral and present clinical training seminars to Wellness Center staff and trainees.

  • Serve as a consultant to campus colleagues for students’ academic and behavioral issues; serve as Acting Director of Counseling, in the absence of the Director; serve on Divisional and College committees and task forces, as needed.

  • Work closely with other student service offices to provide introductory presentations and training to students and staff; provide case management and coordinate the student referral process.

Some evening/weekend hours are required.

*This is a temporary position until June 2023 which may continue depending on funding.

Until further notice, this is a hybrid position, eligible to work remotely and work in the office, and this position is based in New York, NY.

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.


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.


  • Experience in a college or university counseling setting.

  • Experience with bilingual student populations.

  • Experience with short-term, brief, and/or solution-focused interventions.

  • Training in DBT or trauma informed treatment.

  • A demonstrated commitment to multicultural competency and excellent oral and written communication skills are required.

  • Well-developed counseling skills, along with an understanding of student development, a collaborative spirit, the energy to flexibly manage the demands of a challenging caseload and other professional responsibilities.

  • Fluency in the Spanish language.


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





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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Posting closes on August 17, 2022.


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