This is a 10 month position, September 1st through June 30th
This is a full-time, Unclassified, AFT position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand. Note: This position is in the “NL” category of employment (non-fixed work week) and have no claim or entitlement to time off or cash compensation for hours worked beyond their normal schedule. However, unusual requirements for additional work time by these employees may be compensated by allowing roughly comparable amounts of time off, provided prior approval is given by the supervisor and Unit Head.
Mission: Ramapo College of New Jersey is New Jersey’s Public Liberal Arts College, dedicated to providing students a strong foundation for a lifetime of achievement. The College is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. Ramapo College emphasizes teaching and individual attention to all students. We promote diversity, inclusiveness, sustainability, student engagement, and community involvement. Established in 1969, Ramapo College of New Jersey has an enrollment of 5,000 students and offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include nursing and social work. In addition, Ramapo College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels. The College also offers eight graduate programs as well as articulated programs with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New York Chiropractic College, New York University College of Dentistry, SUNY State College of Optometry and New York College of Podiatric Medicine. The College is ranked as fifth in the Best Regional Public Universities North category by U.S. News & World Report. Undergraduate students choose to concentrate their studies in one of five schools with more than 539 course offerings and 36 academic programs. Ramapo College boasts an average student/faculty ratio of 18:1 and average class size of 23, affording students the opportunity to develop close ties to the College’s exceptional faculty.
A Psychological Counselor in the Center for Health and Counseling Services is responsible to the Associate Director and provides individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, psycho-educational programming, and consultation to the College community which includes faculty, staff, and students. As a Multicultural Specialist, this staff member will play a key role in helping the Center to effectively serve our underrepresented students, reduce stigma, and increase access to counseling services. The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of the impact that inequality, prejudice and marginalization can have on students from underrepresented populations, including students of color, international students, and/or students who identify as LGBTQIA.
Conducts clinical assessments & makes referrals to community-based services when appropriate
Conducts individual and group counseling
Provides crisis intervention to students
Participates in a rotation with other staff members to cover after-hours psychological emergencies
Writes clinical case reports and notes
Provides prevention and educational outreach services regarding mental health related issues Acts as a liaison to other College units that focus on multicultural students such as the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Compliance, EOF Program, The Roukema Center for International Education, the Office of Equity and Diversity Programs, the Diversity Action Committee (DAC), and the Women’s Center and collaborates on outreach activities to reduce stigma and increase access to counseling services
Engages in meaningful outreach activities with multicultural student groups intended to promote increased access to services
Coordinates the goals established in the Center’s Diversity Strategic Plan
Assists in data collection of on-going clients and satisfaction with counseling services
Consults with other departments within the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs on mental health issues
Provides training to student groups, faculty, and professional staff regarding mental health issues
Provides supervision to graduate students
Hours may vary depending on the needs of the department and College and will include certain evening hours and holidays when classes are in session. Occasional weekend work (e.g., College Orientations, First-Year Student Move-in Day, Admitted Students Day) will be required.
Licensed Master level professional with degree in mental health, psychology, or social work (LCSW, LPC).
Doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology strongly preferred.
New Jersey licensed or license-eligible as a psychologist will be highly considered. If applicant is a psychologist, NJ licensure will be required prior to eligibility of the first multi-year contract.
Minimum three years (four years preferred) of counseling experience
Professional experience in a college counseling center preferred
A Doctoral degree may be substituted for two years of required work experience
Demonstrated attentiveness to intersectionality and multicultural competency
Experience providing culturally-proficient clinical services to diverse and underrepresented populations, including students of color, international students, and/or students who identify as LGBTQIA.
Experience providing time-limited counseling
• Demonstrated strong clinical skills in individual counseling essential • Demonstrated strong clinical skills in crisis intervention • Experience in mental health prevention and outreach • Good interpersonal skills • Ability to provide consultation and referral services
EEO Statement: Ramapo College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Ramapo has a long history of advocating, advising, and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Examples can be found in its mission statement, strategic plans, degree and course offerings, community outreach programs, the Diversity Action Committee offerings, and the other numerous