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Counselor - Part Time

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Local Title: Counselor - Part Time
Budget Title: Counselor
Work Type: Part Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Management and Professional, Administrative


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Department of Student Affairs at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a part-time Counselor. The successful candidate will:

  • Provide short term counseling and facilitate groups for students.
  • Maintain timely and accurate electronic clinical records and client schedules.
  • Develop and implement relevant programming to provide outreach and training for the campus community, including psycho-education, preventative care, and wellness cultural competency.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings.
  • Demonstrate an interest in integrating into the campus community.
  • Consult with University faculty to provide guidance on mental health issues that arise both with individual students and more general requests.
  • Expand and maintain a network of community providers and resources for students whose needs are beyond the scope of on-campus services.
  • Engage in professional development to maintain best clinical practices through reading professional literature, attending courses and seminars.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or a related field.
  • New York State Licensure/Certification in Mental Health Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or a related field.   
  • Experience working with clients of a college or university age on issues related to attending college or university academic programs. 
  • Experience giving presentations and facilitating groups.
  • Experience with and understanding of providing culturally competent treatment to a diverse and complex group of students.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from an APA accredited doctoral program strongly preferred.
  • New York State Licensure as Clinical Psychologist strongly preferred.
  • Previous position working in a college or university counseling center setting is preferred and work with students in a professional field of study, such as medicine, health professions, or nursing, is strongly preferred.

Work Schedule:

Variable Days; Variable Hours

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Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:


  An approved COVID-19 vaccination.

Executive Order:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at 718-270-3025.


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