The Eppler-Wolff Counseling Center at Union College is hiring a Staff Psychologist/Therapist for a 10-month academic-year position with experience and/or specialization in multicultural counseling. The Eppler-Wolff Counseling Center is part of a collaborative wellness center which works alongside Health Services and Health Promotion to address the mental health needs for Union College students. The Counseling Center sees 25% of the enrolled student body for over 3500 appointments a year. Union College has been successfully diversifying the student body across many factors, including ethnicity (30% from under-represented populations, 22% domestic students of color; 10% international students), geography (40 states and territories and 36 countries), and gender.
Staff psychologists/therapists work within a multidisciplinary team providing individual psychotherapy, evaluation and diagnosis of a variety of personal, social and educational concerns, crisis intervention and crisis on-call services. Clinical staff see between 22-26 students per week during the academic year. Therapists develop and deliver mental health-related educational programs to the Union College community. Clinicians consult with faculty and staff, while meeting the mission of the college, the student affairs division, and the counseling center. In addition, this position will work with the Union College community at-large, as well as serving as a liaison to the Office of Intercultural Affairs to provide culturally competent mental health support while supporting inclusion and diversity on the campus. As a Multicultural Specialist, this clinician will also provide leadership and consultation to staff regarding the promotion of a culturally responsive clinical environment and training program.
Ideal candidates for this position will possess strong case conceptualization and clinical skills, have experience working with a diverse student body, knowledge, expertise, and proven success working with multicultural counseling approaches. A doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychologist with a New York State License (Any person hired for the position would need to be licensed within a year of hire) preferred, a Master's degree (MSW or LMHC) and at least 3 years of clinical experience will also be considered; experience working with the college population and experience supervising doctoral or master's-level clinicians preferred. In your cover letter, please address your expertise in working with diverse populations. Ideal start date of January 5th, 2020. Will consider September 1st, 2020.
The multidisciplinary staff actively demonstrates commitment to diversity in its broadest form and serves as an advocate for social justice in the college community and beyond. The training programs are committed to instilling these practices and values in future professionals.
Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.
Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.
Union College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous 11% retirement plan contribution and tuition remission.
Diversity at Union College
Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.
Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.