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Staff Therapist to Student Athletes and the General Student Population, Fall 2018

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 033852
Department Code 40113-3170
Department Counseling Center
Job Title Staff Therapist to Student Athletes and the General Student Population, Fall 2018
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range Commensurate with Experience
Salary Grade S5
FLSA Status Exempt

8:30am -5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

11 month position with the month of June off.

Will strongly consider candidates who prefer to delay start date until the Fall 2018 semester.

Job Type Full-time
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

Do you enjoy working with students?

This is an exciting time to join The Counseling Center at Syracuse University!

We just broke ground on a new facility and will be moving soon. Please come join us at this pivotal point in our expansion in offering best in class counseling services to our student population.

Go Orange and join us at the Arch!!!

We are seeking to hire a Staff Therapist to Student Athletes and the General Student Population. This position is consider 11 months with the month of June off.

As a Staff Therapist, this position will be physically located within the athletic department 50% of the time, providing direct mental health services to Syracuse University student athletes. Specific responsibility in this capacity will include providing individual short term therapy to student athletes and consulting with the various student athlete support staff in the athletic department (athletic trainers, team physicians, etc.).

The remaining 50% of the time, this position will be physically located at the Counseling Center’s on-campus office. Specific responsibility in this capacity may include maintaining a small caseload of non-student athletes, participating in the Counseling Center’s walk-in system, leading a therapy group, and/or participating in relevant Counseling Center committees.

As with all Counseling Center staff therapists, this position will be responsible for providing generalist mental health services including the provision of short-term therapy, group therapy, consultation, educational/preventative outreach programming, and participation in the Center’s on-call rotation. While performance related issues may occasionally be addressed, the primary focus of this work is the provision of mental health services. Additional responsibilities specific to provision of student athlete services may include provision of outreach/educational programming provided to student athletes and members of the athletic department.


• Masters of Counseling or in a mental health discipline (e.g., clinical or counseling psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, or counselor education).

• Minimum three (3) years of experience providing direct clinical service.

• Must be licensed or licensed eligible within the state of New York.

• Experience working with student athletes and familiarity with the culture and nature of Division I athletics programs preferred.

• The ability to work with and provide clinical services to culturally diverse client populations.

• Experience with crisis intervention and the ability to conduct risk assessments and manage potentially high risk clients required.

• Experience providing group therapy.

• Experience with trauma informed care, substance abuse treatment, and/or provision of services related to eating disorders preferred but not required.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Excellent time management skills.

• Ability to work collaboratively and creatively in developing outreach education programming.

Job Specific Qualifications

Staff therapists must demonstrate high levels of cultural competency, be well versed in working with students from a variety of traditionally under-served and/or underrepresented backgrounds, and demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, social justice work.

As a Staff Therapist, this individual will understand the student athlete experience, understand the culture and nature of intercollegiate athletics, and be able to provide mental health service to athletes.


Provision of mental health services (including assessment, therapy, and crisis management) to Syracuse University student athletes, physically located within the athletic department.

Timely completion of appropriate clinical documentation, case management, coordination of support services and care with other offices throughout the university, specifically those housed within the athletic department and associated with providing support services to student athletes.

Provision of direct clinical services within the Counseling Center’s on-campus location. These services may include group therapy, walk-in coverage, and/or maintaining a small caseload of non-student athletes.

Participate on relevant committees and/or teams that have the mission of promoting health and wellness in regards to mental health, substance abuse, and/or sexual assault and relationship violence, particularly as these topics relate to student athletes. Provide outreach/education to the university community on a variety of mental health topics, with a specific focus on providing these services to student athletes, support staff that work with student athletes, and/or coaching staffs.

Participate in the Counseling Center’s on-call rotation

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume for consideration.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Job Posting Date 11/07/2017
Application Deadline
Full Consideration By
Job Category Staff
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