Mental Health Counselor

SUNY Maritime College
Bronx, New York
Jul 21, 2022
Aug 20, 2022
Position Type
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University

About SUNY Maritime College:

SUNY Maritime College located on a 55-acre scenic waterfront property on the outskirts of New York City on the Throggs Neck peninsula where the East River meets Long Island Sound. The campus blends the best of two worlds: a comfortable college-town feel with the greatest city in the world. An impressive view of the sound extends toward the North Atlantic, yet only a few miles away are Yankee Stadium and midtown Manhattan. SUNY Maritime offers an array of employment opportunities stemming from entry level to professional positions which encourage growth and development among its employees.

Job Description:

The Mental Health Counselor is a member of the Division of Student Affairs, and has as its primary mission providing short term solution focused therapy, including assessment/evaluation, crisis responding, and outreach, prevention services and consultation to faculty, students, staff and families. 

Description of duties is as follows:

  • Provide brief individual and group psychotherapy and crisis intervention to SUNY Maritime students
  • Conduct mental status assessments and make recommendations regarding students' psychological welfare
  • Maintains accurate and current records of all activities, including clinical records
  • Provide mental health consultation to members of the College community upon request and facilitate the development of intra-institutional and community relationships
  • Provide skills training to members of the community, both informally for individuals and in a formal manner for staff, faculty and students
  • Participate in departmental meetings and committees, represent department through College and division committees and activities
  • Develops, trains and participates with staff or students in presenting workshops to promote interpersonal and academic skills
  • Provides faculty and staff consultation and resources in their work with students and encourages their participation in providing students both individual and group assistance
  • Participates in the initial and on-going training of residence hall and other appropriate staff
  • Recommends and designs educational programs to assist students in their development in these areas


  • Master's degree in Counseling, Social Work or related field
  • Active (Unrestricted) New York State License
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years' experience providing mental health treatment
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office, and proficient typing skills for documentation in the Electronic Medical Record
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Ability to multitask performing several activities simultaneously
  • Must be self-directed and motivated

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completion of Ph.D./Psy.D in Psychology, LCSW
  • Substance abuse/addictions certification (CASAC).
  • College counseling experience.

Additional Information:

Classification/Salary Range: The Mental Health Counselor is a UUP position. The anticipated salary range for the position is $55,000 to $65,000 annually, with an outstanding benefits package. For more information please see The UUP Benefits. Review of applications to commence immediately and conclude when the position is filled.

Special Notes: This is a full-time calendar year appointment UUP Position. Fair Labor Standard Acts (FLSA) Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously.

Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Budget Title: Counselor SL-3

Local Title: Mental Health Counselor

Line #: 00673

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Application Instructions:

Persons interested in the above position should apply online. Please submit:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter
  • Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance Maritime's commitment to inclusive excellence
  • Names and contact information of three professional references

Returning Applicants - Login to your SUNY Maritime Careers Account to check your completed application, check/edits your profile or to upload additional documents.

SUNY Maritime College is an Equal Opportunity/Veterans/Disabled/Affirmative Action employer, committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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