Staff Therapist

Syracuse University,

Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Mon, Jul 20th, '20


Open until filled, review of applications will begin immediately

Start Date:


Last Updated:

Mon, Jul 20th, '20

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  • Full Time

The Counseling Center Staff Therapist is an 11 month full-time position that provides mental health and wellness services for the student population at Syracuse University. Specifically, the staff therapist is responsible for the provision of short-term individual therapy, group therapy, crisis intervention, drop-in services, consultation, supervision of graduate student trainees, educational/preventative outreach programming, and participation in the Center’s on-call rotation. As part of the Barnes Center, counseling is an integrated service with colleagues in health, recreation, and health promotion. Counseling staff take a holistic approach to supporting students and are expected to be active members of the university community, represent counseling services on a variety of committees, and collaborate with colleagues across the university to promote student well-being and success.

Staff therapists must demonstrate high levels of cultural competency, be well versed at working with students from a variety of traditionally underserved and/or underrepresented backgrounds, and demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, social justice work. All staff therapists lead one or more therapy groups.


Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


Master’s degree, or higher, in a mental health discipline (e.g., clinical or counseling psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, or counselor education).  Must be licensed or licensed eligible within the state of New York.


Experience providing clinical services to culturally diverse client population required.  Experience with crisis intervention and the ability to conduct risk assessments and manage potentially high risk clients.  Experience providing group therapy preferred but not required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent time management skills.


Commensurate with experience.


Cover letter, CV/Resume, 3 references.