This title is in the unclassified service and in the SUNY Professional Services Negotiating Unit.
As a family, the psychological counseling series provides students with a comprehensive campus counseling service including psychotherapy, personal counseling, educational and vocational counseling, and testing services.
Serves as the lead counselor in developing and implementing mental health programs for the campus community including the provision of individual and group therapy and counseling to students, assessment interviews, referrals and consultation with faculty and staff around issues related to the developmental and psychological needs of college students. As the Senior Counselor the individual may be assigned more complex and difficult cases; may be required to coordinate efforts in certain functional areas within the counseling center; for example, personal counseling, educational, and vocational functions. Provides individual and short duration counseling to students seeking assistance with educational, vocational, personal or social problems; performs crisis intervention and consults or refers to psychiatric and/or medical resources as needed. Provides group counseling to students seeking assistance with educational, vocational, personal, or social problems; develops, trains, and participates with staff or students in presenting workshops to promote interpersonal and academic skills. Incumbent may supervise other counseling professionals and staff. Provides other professional services for the counseling center as identified in the description of Counselor.
Master's degree in counseling, psychology, or equivalent, plus two (2) to five (5) years of experience in a clinical/counseling position.
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