Staff Therapist
Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, New York

Posted in Education and Training

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Job Info

Vassar College

Staff Therapist

Department: Counseling Services
Duration of Position: Academic year / Full time
Work Schedule:
Employee Type: Administrator
Posting Date: 02/10/2023
Union Representation:
Posting Number: AS336P
Pay Rate:

About Vassar College
Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar stands upon the homelands of the Munsee Lenape.Vassar College is deeply committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. The College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and especially welcomes applications from veterans, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of racial, ethnic, and other historically underrepresented groups.Vassar College is a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus.Note: Vassar College has a universal vaccination policy requiring a COVID-19 vaccination, including a booster, for all employees except for those exempt for medical or religious reasons.

Position Summary and Responsibilities
The Vassar College Counseling Service is seeking a Staff Therapist. The Counseling Service provides creative, collaborative clinical service in a small, residential, liberal arts college environment. The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge, sensitivity and ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds and will be skilled in consultation, brief therapy models, group therapy and in providing innovative, inclusive outreach programming. They must be able both to work independently, and cooperatively as a member of a professional team.

This position is a full-time, 10 month position (August 15 - June 15) and is eligible for Vassar College administrator benefits, such as health insurance, retirement, and paid vacation time.


  • Intake and clinical assessment; brief individual psychotherapy; group therapy; case management
  • Crisis intervention and triage; On-call rotation as back up to off-site on-call service;
  • Consultation with campus and community members;
  • Design/presentation of training programs for students/staff;
  • Supervision of training staff;
  • Outreach programming and coordination;
  • Strong, primary emphasis on innovative service delivery;
  • Some evening and weekend hours should be expected, especially involving crisis intervention and outreach activities.

  • APA approved, PhD, PsyD, EdD in clinical or counseling psychology or clinical social worker LCSW or DSW.
  • Position requires broad, generalist clinical skills, including experience assessing and intervening with a range of disorders, concerns, and degrees of pathology.
  • A heightened understanding of equity and inclusion and its differential impact on communities and a commitment to celebrating diversity and multiculturalism.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Licensed or license-eligible status in New York. Supervision for licensure will be provided if needed.
  • Brief therapy and group facilitation experience in a college/university counseling center.
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: Multicultural considerations and experience working with historically underrepresented groups, LGBTQIA+ expertise, trauma/sexual trauma, substance use and abuse, working with athletes, outreach program development.

Special Instructions to Applicants
To complete your on-line application, you will be required to attach your resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 professional references. All attachments must be in PDF format. Review of applications will begin immediately. If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources, 845-437-5820.

For full consideration applicants should apply by:

All applicants must apply online at:

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