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Counselor, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Clinician - Part Time

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Department: COLL OF MED/DEAN
Local Title: Counselor, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Clinician - Part Time
Budget Title: Counselor
Work Type: Part Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Clinical


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 Student Counseling Center in the College of Medicine at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a part-time Counselor, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Clinician.

The Counselor will have expertise in CBT treatment primarily for anxiety and specifically test related anxiety, sleep problems, procrastination and mild OCD to join the center and be part of a growing team. Familiarity working with ADHD, Neurodiversity and Executive Functioning difficulties is also preferred. The ideal candidate has previous experience using CBT modalities to provide students with skills to overcome obstacles and succeed academically and personally as well as a passion for mental health and the ability to create a welcoming and supportive environment for students.

The successful candidate will possess a strong combination of clinical knowledge, interpersonal skills and the desire to serve our student population. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Provide short term individual and group therapy sessions using CBT and other Psychotherapy modalities to address a wide range of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, and trauma.
  • Teach clients coping skills, mindfulness techniques, and emotion regulation strategies to enhance their ability to manage distressing thoughts, emotions and behaviors effectively.
  • Use EHR to complete all required documentation in a timely manner
  • Responsible for collaborating with faculty and staff to expand the scope of services offered by Counseling Services
  • Maintain professional standards of confidentiality and ethics in conjunction with established guidelines of appropriate professional associations.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with flexibility to address student needs.
  • Ability to interact well with students, staff, faculty, administration, and external audiences.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work or Psychology.
  • New York State Licensed Psychologist or Social Worker.
  • Trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy including exposure-based treatment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Psychology PhD and PsyD  Degrees encouraged.
  • Demonstrated desire to work with and be inclusive toward diverse students, faculty, and staff.
  • Previous experience working in a college or university counseling setting preferred.
  • Experience giving presentations and facilitating groups preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with campus personnel in academic affairs, faculty, and other student service providers.
  • Applicants with diverse backgrounds and lived experiences, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, first generation, and others from historically marginalized communities who can contribute further to the diversification of the Downstate community are encouraged to apply for the position.
  • Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles; and successfully foster and support and inclusive educational and employment environment.

Work Schedule:

Variable Days; Variable Hours (Part-Time)

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Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

  • $26,575 to $40,000 Base Salary

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


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