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Senior Counselor, Athletics Specialist

Company: NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association)
Location: Binghamton
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Binghamton University's Athletics Department and University Counseling Center (UCC) seek a full-time, 12-month renewable position with benefits for a counselor providing mental health counseling and outreach services to Division I student-athletes. This is a generalist position with strong preference for candidates who have experience working in a collegiate athletics setting. Early career candidates are welcome to apply. Duties of the position include short-term individual and group counseling, outreach and psychoeducation, crisis counseling, initial assessment, and consultation and liaison relationships with Athletics staff. The focus will be on generalist mental health issues such as stress and anxiety, personal or relationship concerns, depression, mild to moderate mental health issues, and development or academic concerns. There will also be both clinical and outreach focus on student athlete specific issues such as: sports performance, injury rehabilitation, and student-athlete identity development. While the position is primarily clinical, this position will provide substantive outreach and psycho-educational workshops to student-athletes and athletics staff. This position will report directly to the University Counseling Center with dotted line reporting to Athletics. All clinical staff positions involve some administrative duties and roles. Binghamton University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minimum Qualifications: - Masters degree in mental health or related field, licensure or eligibility for licensure to practice in New York. - Broad "generalist" clinical competence in assessing and intervening with a wide range of disorders, concerns, and degrees of pathology. Experience or willingness to use a brief therapy model. - Knowledge and understanding of the unique needs and challenges of the college student-athlete population. - Ability to handle a busy caseload in a dynamic environment, demonstrating a strong work ethic and a willingness to collaborate. - Multicultural awareness, knowledge, understanding, responsiveness, and skills to work with culturally diverse populations. - Proficiency in oral and written communication skills, public speaking, and leading group discussions. - 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" to students and university staff. - Availability and willingness to participate in occasional evening or weekend activities Preferred Qualifications: Please articulate any preferred qualifications you have in your cover letter: - LCSW credential, LMHC, or Doctorate in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, or related field. ABD's will be considered; post-doctoral supervision for licensure can be provided. - Experience as a collegiate student-athlete or coach. - Expertise with psychological issues related to student athletes such as performance enhancement, athletics consultations, student athlete identity development, and/or injury and rehabilitation in competitive athletics. - Knowledge of NCAA rules, including adherence to professional, legal ethical and professional standards endorsed by licensing organizations - Experience in a higher education counseling center and/or with young adults in a clinical setting. - Active participation in relevant professional organizations.

Keywords: NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association), Binghamton , Senior Counselor, Athletics Specialist, Other , Binghamton, New York

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