Part-time Licensed Counselor

August 17, 2023
Long Island Campus
Counseling and Wellness

Part-time position: 20hr/week
Hourly Rate: $40.00

Institution Description

Founded in Brooklyn in 1916, the University is independent and coeducational. The mission of St. Joseph’s University, New York is to provide a strong academic and value-oriented education rooted in a liberal arts tradition that supports provision for career preparation and enhancement. The Long Island Campus, located in Patchogue, serves a population of approx. 3500 students who live within commuting distance to the University. The Brooklyn Campus, located in historic Clinton Hill, serves a population of approx. 1000 and houses residential students. For more information please visit the SJNY website.

Position Description

The Center for Counseling and Wellness at St. Joseph’s University NY seeks a qualified applicant for part-time Licensed Counselor on the Long Island campus. The position requires 20 hours per week with no more than 999 hours worked for the year. The Licensed Counselor will provide direct psychological services to the University student population to include brief individual therapy sessions but may also include group therapy, crisis intervention, outreach, consultation, and educational workshops. This is a 9 month position (September – May) with flexibility in scheduling hours spanning over early morning, evening and/or weekends.

The Center for Counseling and Wellness staff primarily works from a cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic and solution-focused therapeutic orientation, while also incorporating experiential, holistic and mindfulness based approaches. Staff are encouraged and supported to engage in continued self- development. We have a warm, supportive, collegial environment and we are seeking a team oriented individual with strong clinical skills, who is passionate and enthusiastic about the profession.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assesses the psychological needs of students and develops an appropriate plan of intervention.
  • Conduct initial Intake Interview and make appropriate treatment plan/ referrals/recommendations
  • Provide individual therapy and group therapy – type of group to be decided based on student needs as well as counselor’s areas of interest
  • Provides brief, solution-focused psychological services to students, in which the student is, assisted in problem resolution, crisis intervention, assessment, planning, and implementation of his/her immediate and long-term clinical goals.
  • Provide crisis intervention for “walk-in” students
  • Participate in weekly case conference/ seminar training with counseling staff and trainees
  • Serve as a member of the Counseling and Wellness team and work collaboratively with the Director of Student Counseling and Wellness
  • Represent as a professional liaison of St. Joseph’s University when required
  • Serve as liaison between outside agencies/legal authorities and referral sources for student care



  • LCSW, LMHC, PsyD, PhD
  • Licensed to practice in NY State
  • Experience in providing individual psychotherapy
  • Ability to utilize telehealth tools and computer applications


  • Experience in providing psychological services to University age students
  • Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, and/or Solution-Focused Orientation

To Apply

Send CV, cover letter stating interest, professional goals, areas of relevant counseling experience and date of degree completion, three professional references, and two letters of recommendation from persons familiar with your training and clinical work to:

Tara A. Maddalena, Psy. D., Director of Counseling and Wellness
[email protected].

It is the policy of St. Joseph's University not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, age, disability, genetic information, status as a victim of domestic violence, military status, status as a protected veteran, marital status or status of an individual in any group or class protected by applicable federal, New York State or New York City Law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, educational programs, admissions policies, financial aid, and all other school administered programs or policies.

The University also provides accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws. If you need an accommodation during the application process or while employed, please contact Human Resources.

Your employment is contingent upon receipt of proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Please note that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires that all U.S. employers complete and retain a current Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States, verifying the employment eligibility and identity documents presented by the employee and recording the document information. You will be required to complete your portion of the document, with your documentation verifying your identity and eligibility to work, no later than your third day of employment.