Health and Counseling Center - Counselor

Canton, NY

St. Lawrence University

St. Lawrence University invites applications for a Counselor position. The Counselor serves as a member of the Health and Counseling Center team providing services to the students at St. Lawrence University. This position is on-site and provides in-person services in an integrated health and counseling center. Counselors by rotation provide after hours, on-call services.

This ten-month position is guaranteed full-time for the first year and part-time, thereafter. Though, our plans are that the position remain full-time after the first year and moving forward, dependent upon available funding. This position requires some evening and weekend hours.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: (Additional duties may be assigned)

  • Provide direct services to students, including individual therapy, group therapy, crisis assessment and intervention, and educational/prevention programming.  
  • Offer consultation services to students, faculty, staff, and parents in a professional, confidential manner.
  • Provide after hours, on-call crisis assessment and intervention, as scheduled. This may involve working collaboratively with other departments and local agencies.  
  • Maintain a strong commitment to workplace honesty, integrity, confidentiality, direct communication, teamwork, collaboration, and professional ethics.
  • Work collaboratively with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and other members of the community.
  • Work cooperatively on interdisciplinary teams, take initiative, and be flexible in response to the developing demands and challenges of this position.
  • Responsible for maintaining clinical records in accordance with SLU policy and NY state and federal regulations.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Counseling Center Director and Vice President of Student Life.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Masters or doctoral degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or related field.  
  • Licensure to practice social work, psychology, or mental health counseling, in the state of New York.  
  • Knowledge and skills in short-term, solution focused individual and group counseling, consultation, and outreach.
  • Strong work ethic and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong commitment to workplace honesty, integrity, confidentiality, direct communication, teamwork, collaboration, professional ethics, and meeting the demands and challenges of the position. 
  • Suicide assessment training and strong crisis intervention skills. 
  • A strong commitment to cultural competence and diversity.
  • Ability to work on-call hours. 
  • Ability to be flexible and meet the demands of high peak periods of utilization. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a college counseling center.
  • A strong commitment to the mission of St. Lawrence University and counseling center goals.
  • Commitment to continuing education in the counseling field.   
  • Experience working collaboratively with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and other members of the community. 
  • Training in specialized counseling techniques such as DBT, Mindfulness, EMDR, and other evidence-based approaches. 

Interested applicants must apply online at uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Kira Royce, Associate Director of Counseling Services (

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity, and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.

The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Posted: 09/20/2021