Staff Counselor

Hamilton College,

Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Wed, Jun 30th, '21


Open until filled

Start Date:

September 2021

Last Updated:

Fri, Aug 13th, '21

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  • Full Time

The Counseling Center staff is searching for a new colleague to be part of our Center. Our center provides a comprehensive array of services in a small, private liberal arts college context. We are a high utilization, high touch environment with a clinical model that prioritizes treatment and allows access. We're proud of our model and the work that we do, especially at a time when working in higher ed can be challenging.

We are looking for a strong generalist who values being a psychotherapist and wants to work as part of a team that values a good sense of humor. We take a collaborative team-based approach where flexible and focused supervision is a priority and taking one’s self lightly and having fun is important. We are also looking for a colleague who is interested in integrating into the campus community and participating in a collaborative approach to wellness. Our office values approaching ourselves and our students in ways that reflect the complexity of being human. We also value providing excellent care to traditionally underserved and/or underrepresented students; experience with African American, Latinx, and/or AAPI  students is desired. Experience providing group therapy and/or coordinating groups or peer counseling programs is also desired.

Primary Responsibilities:
Providing individual psychotherapy, keeping timely records of clinical and other activities, participating in a backup (to ProtoCall) rotation, and participating in outreach activities in areas such as RA training and orientation programming. We also encourage all of our staff to identify and explore specific areas of interest that coincide with their personal and professional development, and we support those areas of interest. Opportunities to coordinate groups and/or a peer counseling program are possibilities. Supervision and hours to meet NY State Licensure requirements will be provided. This is a full-time 10 month position.


Hamilton is a national leader in teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves. Founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy; chartered in 1812 as Hamilton College, Hamilton is the third oldest college established in New York State. Our mission is to provide an educational experience that emphasizes academic excellence and the development of students as human beings, as we prepare them to make choices and accept the responsibilities of citizenship in a democratic world of intellect and diversity.

Region Description:
Hamilton is located in the quaint, New England-style village of Clinton, N.Y., about 10-15 minutes from a variety of shopping, dining and recreational opportunities. The Adirondack Park is a favorite destination for hiking, skiing, camping and other outdoor activities.


Doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology or Clinical Social Worker, and at least one year of experience in a college or university counseling center (can include internship year; pre-licensure applicants accepted).


Experience with or interest in group therapy and/or groups coordination; peer counseling programs; experience working with African American, Latinx, and/or AAPI students; passion for and interest in outreach programming; experience with eating disorders, sexual assault, or AOD concerns; and/or a history of working in higher education settings are all a plus. The ability to provide connected, compassionate, and sensitive therapy while responding efficiently and effectively to emergent needs is strongly desired. A sense of humor is a definite plus. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply, as are licensed applicants.


Excellent and commensurate with experience- we have just shifted the range for this position; excellent health insurance and other benefits, ample funding for conference travel, and fantastic professional development support.


Apply online with a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references. Please apply here: