Mental Health Counselor Premium

Ithaca College,

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Last Posted:

Wed, Jan 10th, '18


Please apply by January 23, 2018 with a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references, including a direct supervisor.

Start Date:

Feb/March, 2018

Last Updated:

Wed, Jan 10th, '18

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  • Full Time

The Mental Health Counselor position is a full-time, 10-month position to start February/March, 2018.  Responsibilities include intake and assessment, brief individual therapy, group psychotherapy, crisis intervention including on-call responsibilities, consultation and referral, training and educational program development and delivery.  Clinical and outreach hours may occur on evening or weekends. The successful candidate will complement a strong relationship-focused team of professionals committed to the psychological needs and development of traditional age, residential students, and to providing leadership to the campus in regards to mental health issues.  In addition to seeking a strong generalist clinician, the ideal candidate will have a deep commitment to principles of diversity, and a demonstrated dedication to supporting, empowering and retaining students from underrepresented groups. To that end, this position offers the opportunity to further develop and assist coordination efforts to better serve Ithaca College’s diverse student population, particularly, African American, Latinx, Asian, international students, and LBGT communities. Bilingual language skills would be an asset. This position will also involve use of technology to promote individual and campus wellness (e.g., use of online wellness platforms, apps, etc.). Experience and/or interest in use of technology in clinical practice is desired. 


At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.  We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history.

The Ithaca College Center for Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) promotes and fosters the academic, personal, and interpersonal development of Ithaca College students by providing group counseling, short-term individual, and relationship counseling, crisis intervention, consultation for faculty, staff, parents, and students, and educational programs to the campus community. CAPS is an integral part of the Division of Educational Affairs, and is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc. Counseling, Health and Wellness is the administrative home to CAPS, a robust health center, Health Promotion services, and nationally recognized LGBT Education, Outreach and Services. Mental health counselors at CAPS engage with a multidisciplinary department staff that consists of psychologists, social workers, a consulting psychiatrist, and medical and educational professionals to facilitate successful treatment and personal outcomes.  Professional development funds are available as well as on-going opportunities to participate in CAPS case conference/development meetings, team supervision, co-facilitation and peer supervision of groups and individual supervision.


We welcome applicants with a minimum of an earned master’s degree in clinical or counseling psychology, social work, or a closely related field (MA, MSW, MFT) and licensure or licensure eligibility as a mental health provider in New York State. Two years post-master’s degree experience in a college counseling setting or with young adults in a clinical setting.   Preferred qualifications include: LCSW credential, LMHC, or earned doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology (PsyD or PhD) or a related field; APA approved program and internship is strongly preferred. Two to five years post-doctoral degree experience in college/university counseling center. Post-doctoral supervision for licensure can be provided. Eligible doctoral candidates must be licensed within 2 years of hiring date.


Candidates must be strong generalists with experience working with common presenting concerns of college students. The successful candidate will have a keen sensitivity to issues of gender, culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, socio-economic status, and intersectionality. Candidates must be culturally competent clinicians, and have experience and/or interest in group therapy and developing community level interventions aimed at education and promotion of a safe, inclusive campus climate; demonstrated experience providing mental health consultation to various university constituents. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated professional training in the areas of social justice, and systems of oppression/privilege, and the ability to contribute to the center’s growth in the process of dismantling racism and other forms of oppression.  We are also seeking applicants with demonstrated history of positive working relationships and collaborative style, strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to effectively work and interact respectfully within a diverse and inclusive environment; experience in providing service through individual and group therapy, outreach activities, program development, and committee involvement are required; Demonstrated clinical skills with continuing interest in professional development around current practices and trends. 


Interested individuals should apply online at and attach requested documents.  Questions about online application may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000.