Counselor, Counseling Center- SUNY Transformation (Grant-Funded)

Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, NY, USA
Posted 2 days ago
Full time
Job Description:

Reporting to the Director of the counseling center, the counselor is responsible for providing short term individual and group counseling support to FIT students who are financially challenged. This includes providing crisis care, performing risk assessment, offering general student counseling and referrals on academic, career, and situational matters. The pandemic has brought an additional increase in mental health concerns, particularly among students facing multiple stressors. The key to student success relies on a strong mental health infrastructure. As such, we must improve these resources as the need deeply impacts our underserved students. This includes students navigating economic adversity, encompassing those with a low Estimated Family Contribution (EFC), recipients of Pell and TAP grants, as well as those affiliated with our Office of Disability Services (FIT-Able). It also includes students who may not be in these categories but who have also vocalized their struggles with housing and food insecurity.

Responsibilities & Essential Functions:

  • Work within a stepped care model of care to provide short term individual and group counseling support to FIT students.
  • Respond to any urgent and critical student concerns, including the need for hospitalization.
  • Perform risk assessments for students seeking counseling.
  • Provide intakes for students presenting with a range of concerns including pre-existing conditions and make appropriate assessments, external referrals and follow up outreach.
  • Provide support and follow up to administration, faculty, parents, and students.
  • Ability to provide short term or single session psychotherapy and develop workshops and programs based on student needs and interests.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced clinical setting with complex cases.
  • Provide case management and follow up with referred providers to ensure continuation of care.
  • Respond to walk-in emergencies.
  • Manage disposition planning.
  • Develop and organize workshops and events.

The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position; other duties may be assigned consistent with the classification of the position.



  • Bachelor's and master's required, Mental Health clinical license (Psychologist, LCSW, LMHC) in New York State required.
  • At least 5 plus years clinical experiences in college counseling center or community-based settings.
  • Case management experience
  • Prior experience providing outreach services.
  • Prior work with adolescents and young adults.
  • Knowledge of community mental health resources and facilities.
  • Experience in conducting suicide assessment and mental status exams.
  • Experience with a wide range of diagnosis, diagnostic assessment, and crisis intervention.
  • Sensitivity to multicultural, underprivileged, LGBTQ +, and trauma issues.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with college community and to present council center at campus wide events.
  • Experience utilizing electronic medical records.
  • Experience with substance abuse experience with trauma informed interventions.

Additional Information:

This is a grant-funded non-bargaining position with funding through June 30, 2025.

Please note all offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of the background check process.


Salary: $81,000 per year

Work Schedule

Days/Hours: M-F, 9am-5pm, in person; work schedule subject to change based on needs of the department.


The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) provides comprehensive employee benefit programs designed to help keep our faculty and staff and their families healthy, safe, happy, and productive. Our programs also include a variety of components to help our employees improve the quality and balance of their work and family lives, and to help them prepare for their futures.

  • Retirement Plans
  • Health Care Plan and Dental Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Commuter Benefit Plan
  • FIT Tuition Exemption Program
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Personal, Sick and Holidays)
  • 4-day Summer Workweek

For a full list of FIT benefits, visit our benefits webpage .

Pay Equity by State Employers

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Visa Sponsorship

Fashion Institute of Technology is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement

FIT is firmly committed to creating an environment that will attract and retain people of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds. By providing a learning and working environment that encourages, utilizes, respects, and appreciates the full expression of every individual's ability, the FIT community fosters its mission and grows because of its rich, pluralistic experience. FIT is committed to prohibiting discrimination, whether based on race, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military service status, genetic information, pregnancy, familial status, citizenship status (except as required to comply with law), or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. FIT is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment, including the opportunity for upward mobility for all qualified individuals. Applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Inquiries regarding FIT's non-discrimination policies may be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, 212 217.3360,

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Requirements

This position will be required to constantly read and comprehend, occasionally perform calculations, constantly verbally communicate, constantly analyze, and constantly write. The working conditions for this position will be on campus, primarily in an office environment. The physical requirement for this position will require constant sitting, constant standing, occasional bending, occasional walking, and occasionally lifting 10 lbs. or less.

Application Instructions:

In order to considered for this position, please submit the following documents online:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Unofficial transcript
  • A list of three references with telephone numbers and email addresses

Returning Applicants - Login to your FITNYC Careers Account to check your submitted application materials.

Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled.

Please note that due to the volume of applications, we will not be able to contact each applicant individually.

Additional information about the Fashion Institute of Technology can be found at .

About Fashion Institute of Technology:

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), part of the State University of New York and an internationally renowned college of art, design, business and technology with a strong emphasis on liberal arts, invites nominations and applications for a Counselor.

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