Mental Health Counselor

Bard College,

Bard College Counseling Services
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Last Posted:

Tue, Sep 5th, '23



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Last Updated:

Tue, Sep 5th, '23

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  • Full Time

Bard Counseling Services is hiring a full-time mental health counselor with experience working with college students. This is a four day per week, 10-month, full- time permanent position.

About Bard Counseling Services
Our multidisciplinary staff consists of psychologists, clinical social workers, mental health counselors, graduate interns, and a psychiatrist. Our mission is to provide high-quality mental health services, referrals, and educational programming to Bard students. We are committed to inclusive excellence and the promotion of social justice. We appreciate and honor the rich diversity of the institution and work with all students with compassion, respect, and dignity.

About Bard College
The college prides itself on its commitment to undergraduate education and to scholarship, inquiry, research, and the professional activities of scholars, scientists, and artists. The heart of the College is the Annandale-on-Hudson campus with its 1,900 undergraduates. Bard is situated in the beautiful Mid-Hudson Valley area of New York State, 2 hours to NYC, 3 hours to Boston, surrounded by waterways, mountains and vibrant family-friendly communities of professionals and artists.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides individual, group, and couples counseling to students presenting with a variety of personal, social, academic, and mental health concerns
  • Provides crisis assessment and intervention during work hours and on-call rotation for evenings and weekends 
  • Consults and collaborates with campus partners and participates in campus-wide committees (this position will work closely with the Athletic Department)
  • Develops and delivers creative and innovative programming, including groups, workshops, and events specifically designed for college students


  • Licensed to practice counseling independently in New York State, or if from out of state, New York licensed-eligible within one year after hire (LCAT, LCSW, LMHC, Licensed Psychologist)
  • Experience providing group counseling
  • Interest in and experience with presenting trainings and outreach programs to students, faulty, and staff
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively and cooperatively with a team of professionals
  • Ability to maintain up-to-date and accurate documentation

To Apply
Please submit a cover letter, resume and list of three professional contact references to Interfolio at:

About Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Bard
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at Bard seeks to materialize our commitment to plurality, dialogue, and rigorous study. We strive to create a learning environment that upholds the College’s mission to meaningfully include the voices, works, and ideas of communities and cultures historically marginalized in liberal arts and sciences education. DEI at Bard aims to work at the systemic as well as the interpersonal level to address the implicit and explicit ways racism, sexism, classism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, and religious discrimination impact the learning process.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information.
Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.


Founded in 1860, Bard College is a four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences located 90 miles north of New York City. Bard’s beautiful 1,000-acre campus is situated on the east bank of the Hudson River, in Annandale-on Hudson, New York. Community life is defined by numerous cultural and recreational opportunities in the surrounding historic Hudson River Valley and by proximity to New York City. Nearby towns and villages include Rhinebeck, Tivoli, and Red Hook, New York. With the addition of the Montgomery Place estate, Bard’s campus consists of nearly 1000 park-like acres in the Hudson River Valley. It offers bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, and bachelor of music degrees, with majors in nearly 40 academic programs; graduate degrees in 11 programs; nine early colleges; and numerous dual-degree programs nationally and internationally. 


$57,000-$62,000 with full benefits