Staff Therapist with Specialty in Diversity and Inclusion (50 views)

The Counseling Center (CC) at Hobart and William Smith Colleges (HWS) invites applications for a full-time, 10-month Staff Therapist to join our staff for the 2019-2020 Academic Year. As a member of the Division of Campus Life, the Counseling Center is committed to equity and inclusivity and strives to provide a counseling staff that embodies these principles. As such, applicants from historically under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

The ideal candidate will possess specific training and experience working with diverse populations including but not limited to students of color, LGBTQ students, first-generation college students, and students of various ethnicities, religious backgrounds, and immigration histories. The successful candidate will be an experienced generalist psychologist, counselor, or social worker with established clinical, outreach, and training experiences serving diverse populations. This individual will have the opportunity to strengthen outreach connections with diversity partners on campus, including the Chief Diversity Officer, Intercultural Affairs, International Student Affairs, and multicultural student organizations, among others.

The Counseling Center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc. (IACS). The position reports to the Director of the Counseling Center, which is part of the Division of Campus Life.

General duties of the position include short-term individual and group therapy; crisis intervention; consultation; outreach and psychoeducational workshops (sometimes after hours); clinical supervision and training; case management; liaison/consultant relationships with Colleges partners; and rotating after-hours emergency/crisis on-call responsibilities.

Specific responsibilities of this position include:

• Guiding consultative and outreach efforts that reduce barriers and improve access for students with under-represented identities

• Providing psychoeducational workshops and outreach programs that target the needs of traditionally under-represented students

• Providing consultation, increasing Counseling Center visibility, and expanding relationships with student groups representing broad identities

• Collaborating with other departments within the Division of Campus Life to further develop an inclusive, healthy, and just campus environment

• Engaging in ongoing assessment of the needs of traditionally under-represented students, and developing Counseling Center clinical services, outreach, and training to meet those needs

• Promoting visibility and de-stigmatization of mental health services to under-served students

Participating in professional development that enhances the Counseling Center’s emphasis on providing culturally competent clinical services.


Hobart and William Smith Colleges is a highly-selective residential liberal arts institution located in a small, diverse city in the heart of New York States Finger Lakes Region. In partnership with the Geneva and global communities and through robust programs in career development, study-abroad, service, leadership and athletics, the Colleges foster an environment that values global citizenship, teamwork, ethics, inclusive excellence, and cultural competence.

The Colleges enjoy a rich heritage based on a two-college system. Originally founded as two separate colleges (Hobart for men in 1822 and William Smith for women in 1908), HWS now operates under a coordinated college system. All students share the same campus, faculty, administration and curriculum. Each college maintains its own traditions, deans, student government, and athletic department, giving students additional leadership opportunities. With a progressive enrollment program that prioritizes access, the Colleges are highly selective with about 45 percent of the student body enrolling early decision, making HWS their first choice.

The Counseling Center sees approximately 20% of our enrolled students for services each academic year, 19% of whom are students of color, and 3% of whom are international students.

Candidates are encouraged to explore the HWS website including the mission statement and This Week in Photos:


Hobart and William Smith Colleges is located on a spectacular 195-acre campus along the northern tip of Seneca Lake in the City of Geneva. With a population of 13,300 residents, Geneva is part of the 9,000-square-mile Finger Lakes region, and lies within close proximity to the Greater Rochester and Syracuse areas, as well as easy driving distance to Ithaca, NY. Geneva is a “uniquely urban” setting recently receiving recognition as an “All American City.” Geneva has a significant African American and Latino population, a diverse public school system, and active community organizations focused on ameliorating problems with poverty, literacy, and other social challenges.

The area is known for its natural splendor, more than 100 wineries, and historic roles in both the womens rights movement and the Underground Railroad. This area is rich in history and natural beauty and serves as a remarkable living and learning environment for students, faculty and staff.


Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology, or related field, or Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, or a closely related field, and eligibility for appropriate licensure in New York State. The successful candidate will be expected to obtain licensure in New York State within two years of start date and maintain licensure for the continuation of the appointment.

Desired Qualifications

Candidates should have:

• Interest and experience providing clinical services and outreach programming to students representing a range of racial and ethnic identities

• Interest and experience building relationships with student groups representing a variety of racial and ethnic identities.

• Demonstrated commitment to supporting, empowering and retaining students from underrepresented groups.

Candidates should also be committed to establishing active relationships with the campus community; be team-oriented and collaborative with students, colleagues, and Colleges stakeholders; have broad generalist clinical skills in assessing and intervening with a wide range of disorders, concerns, and degrees of pathology; and have experience in a college counseling center setting.


Compensation is very competitive, and commensurate with experience and training. Professional development monies for staff are also available. This is a full-time 10-month, benefits-eligible administrative salaried position. Generous and comprehensive benefits package.

Desired Start Date: August, 2019

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