Counselor - Quinnipiac University in Hamden Connecticut

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Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut 06518-1908

United States


Detailed Job Description

Quinnipiac University invites applications for the position of a Counselor. In this role, you will provide comprehensive counseling services to students as well as consultation with faculty, staff and parents regarding student mental health issues under supervision of the Director of Counseling.

This position is a 35 hour weekly, independent contractor role and  is non-benefit eligible. Office hours are generally Monday through Friday from 10:00 to 6:00 pm.

Quinnipiac University is a thriving private university with 6,500 undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students, located in Hamden, Connecticut, approximately 90 minutes from New York City and two hours from Boston. Consistently ranked among the best universities by U.S. News & World Report and recently named one of the 2013 Great Colleges to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Quinnipiac offers 58 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate and professional programs, including those leading to degrees in both law and medicine. At the core of Quinnipiac is its commitment to teaching and collaboration. Quinnipiac fosters partnerships among students and with faculty; it is a spirited, welcoming campus.


-Provide counseling services to students, including assessments, crisis intervention, short-term counseling, case management services and referrals to campus and community resources.

-Collaborate with academic affairs, student health staff, public safety, student affairs, administrators and staff to provide crisis intervention, counseling and consultation.

-Perform role in a nonjudgmental and nondiscriminatory manner in accordance with policies

-Employ excellent clinical and communication skills.

-Provide workshops and programming for faculty, staff and students on relevant wellness topics.

 -Coordinate student care including referrals and collaborating with other treatment providers.

-Utilize electronic medical record system to maintain accurate and current documentation regarding counseling records.

-Working knowledge of HIPAA.

-Participate in interdisciplinary meetings with Student Health Services staff and training programs.

-Contribute to a supportive, healthy and safe work environment.

-Promote positive morale and teamwork within the student affairs division and provide exceptional operational excellence to students, faculty and community.

-Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Special Instructions to Applicants

-Master’s degree in related field of Counseling, Social Work, or  Psychology.   

-Licensed for the state of Connecticut in the related field .

-Five years of experience in mental health. Focus on caring for young adult/adult population.

-Ability to work independently in clinical practice.

-Experience with sensitivity of a diverse community, and a demonstrated ability to provide culturally competent and sensitive counseling services to a racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse population.

- Must be available to counsel in person on campus during office hours.


Applications must be submitted electronically and should include a resume and a thoughtful cover letter describing your interest in the position, and explaining how your background and experience qualify you for this position.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the university community and we welcome candidates who would enhance that diversity.

Job Code 2014-1596

Keyword Phrases

  • Student Affairs
  • Counselor
  • Diversity
  • New Programs
  • spirit of community
  • Counseling
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter