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Senior Counselor, Trauma Specialist

Company: Binghamton University
Location: Binghamton
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:

Budget Title: Senior Counselor (SL-4)

Salary: Commensurate with experience and credentials

Binghamton University's Counseling Center (UCC) seeks a Senior Counselor, Trauma Specialist for a full-time 12-month renewable position with full NYS benefits package. This is a specialist position for candidates with interest or expertise in treating trauma, especially treatment of survivors of sexual assault or other interpersonal violence. This senior counselor will be a liaison from the UCC to the Violence, Abuse, and Rape Crisis Collaborative (VARCC), a new collaborative space on campus to provide coordinated response to interpersonal violence. The position will also involve some generalist clinical work at the UCC with a range of issues. Duties of the position include short-term individual and group counseling, crisis work, initial assessment, consultation, and an occasional rotation with after hours emergency/crisis response. Counselors provide some outreach, psycho-educational workshops (sometimes after hours), liaison/consultant relationships, and may be involved with supervision and training of interns. All clinical staff positions involve some administrative duties and roles. We are seeking applicants who are committed to multicultural awareness, knowledge, understanding, and responsiveness in serving our culturally diverse student population.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Master's degree in mental health or related field, or in a doctoral program in mental health or related field with expected graduation no greater than 1 year from date of hire
  • Licensure or eligibility for licensure to practice in New York, which could include being in final year of doctoral supervision toward licensure
  • Training and experience working with survivors of trauma, interpersonal violence, and/or sexual assault
  • Generalist clinical skills in assessing and intervening with a range of disorders, concerns, and degrees of pathology in treatment
  • Willingness to work in a time-limited model of care
  • Strong multicultural awareness, knowledge, understanding, responsiveness, and skills to work with culturally diverse populations
  • Ability to handle a busy caseload in a dynamic environment
  • Availability and willingness to participate in occasional evening or weekend activities
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication skills, giving presentations, and leading group discussions
  • Strong work ethic and a willingness to collaborate
  • Commitment to a developmental philosophy toward both clients and trainees
  • Ability to handle spontaneous work demands while undertaking projects that require advance planning
  • Commitment to a proactive student development perspective involving an active relationship with the campus community
  • Team-oriented, "user-friendly" approach to students and university staff

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced mental health license or credential: LCSW, LMHC, LMFT, or related advanced license; or Doctorate in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, or related field. ABD's will be considered; doctoral supervision for licensure can be provided
  • 3-5 years experience working with survivors of trauma, interpersonal violence, and/or sexual assault
  • Experience in a university or college counseling center setting
  • Active participation in relevant professional organizations

Additional Information:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.

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

Payroll information can be found on our website

Cover letters may be addressed "To the Search Committee."

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For information on the Dual Career Program, please visit:

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

As required by Title IX and its implementing regulations Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

Application Instructions:

Deadline for Internal Applicants: April 15, 2021

Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled.

Persons interested in this position should apply online.

Please submit:

  • Resume,
  • Cover letter, and
  • Contact information for three professional references

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