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Clinical Counselor-BIPOC Focus

Apply now Posting Number: 493052
Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Administration

Position Title:

Clinical Counselor – BIPOC Focus


Counseling Services

Job Summary:

Marist College Office of Counseling Services is seeking a full-time clinical counselor possessing interest and clinical experience working with students who identify as Black/African American, Indigenous and Persons of Color (BIPOC) to join our team. The ideal candidate will have experience and knowledge about the specific developmental, academic, and mental health concerns of BIPOC students. The ideal candidate will also have knowledge of intersectionality and how it impacts the daily lives of students including but not limited to international, first-generation, students with disabilities, and LGBTQ+.  This 9-month position involves provision of a range of services to a diverse student population, including intakes; individual counseling; group counseling; consultations; crisis intervention; on-call rotation; and innovative outreach programming. Counseling Services is committed to enhancing student mental health through accessible, culturally-informed care and contributing to a campus culture of inclusiveness, equity and wellness.

Minimum Qualifications:

Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology or Clinical Psychology from an APA accredited program or Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work or Mental Health Counseling. Must be licensed or license-eligible in New York State within one year of assuming position. A minimum of two years of experience working with college students. Experience providing clinical services and community outreach to individuals of color and marginalized identities related to wellness and/or mental health.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide intakes, individual and group counseling within a culturally responsive and inclusive lens
  • Conduct risk assessments and crisis interventions including facilitating referrals for hospital psychiatric evaluations; consult with involved professionals, college staff and families when indicated. 
  • Develop and implement culturally- and trauma-informed prevention and outreach programs on an array of mental health-related concerns.
  • Collaborate and liaison with campus partners, including participation in campus-wide committees.
  • Participate in emergency on-call rotation after-hours and weekends to assess students in acute distress and coordinate crisis intervention response in consultation with the Director.
  • Provide consultations to faculty, staff, students, administration and families on student behavioral and mental health concerns through phone and in-person communications.
  • Maintain current, accurate and timely clinical documentation in accordance with legal, ethical and professional guidelines and Counseling Services policies using Titanium Schedule electronic records.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated dedication and attentiveness to social justice issues and intersectionality in serving historically marginalized students as well as commitment to ongoing development of cultural competencies.
  • Committed self-care practice to maintain resilience.
  • Strong generalist skills with specialization and/or expertise in interpersonal psychotherapy, DBT, ACT, and/or other evidence-based practices.
  • Interest, experience, and commitment to facilitating groups.
  • Effective at designing/presenting trainings and outreach programs to students, faculty, staff.
  • Flexibility responding to high demand for services and changing program needs.
  • Familiarity with Titanium electronic medical record.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.

Required Application Documents:

Resume, Cover Letter, Three Professional References

About Department

Counseling Services is a thriving center providing culturally- and trauma-informed services to undergraduate and graduate students while supporting the greater Marist community. Services include individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, consultation, psychiatric services and campus-wide psychoeducational programs/outreach. Our multidisciplinary staff consists of psychologists, clinical social workers, mental health counselors, graduate interns, and psychiatrist. We strive for holistic wellness through our working relationships with other campus constituents, such as Health Services, Housing, Accommodations, and Academic Affairs.

About Marist College:

Located on the river in the historic Hudson River Valley and at its Florence, Italy branch campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures & The Best 380 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (9th Best Regional University/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Though now independent, Marist remains committed to the ideals handed down from its founders, the Marist Brothers: excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service. Marist educates approximately 4,900 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and 14 graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees.

Type of Position:




Months per Year:

9 months

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

Hours per Week:



Marist College Main Campus

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Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.


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