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[C19-014] - Student Wellness Services: Assistant/Associate Counselor

Position Information



Contact Person:
Ramón Hernández
Phone: 860-832-1619

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Job Description

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time, Assistant/Associate Counselor (AAUP Faculty).  The successful candidate will provide students with mental/behavioral health services as part of the integrated Department of Student Wellness Services.  The counselor will provide short-term counseling, crisis intervention, and mental/behavioral health outreach services within the scope of his or her training and licensure.  Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body.  This is a 12-month position and may include evening and/or Saturday hours. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in psychology, counseling, social work or marriage and family therapy or a related field
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of students
  • Currently licensed as a mental health provider
  • Clinical experience including work with high-risk clients as well as with complex and/or longstanding clinical problems 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Three years post master’s counseling experience at a college/university counseling center and/or agency/private practice serving young adults
  • Doctorate in psychology, counseling, social work or marriage & family therapy or a related field, plus three years of counseling experience at a college/university counseling center and/or agency/private practice serving young adults
  • Experience working with graduate student intern and assistants
  • Currently licensed in the State of Connecticut as a mental health provider
  • Electronic health record experience 

The University:  CCSU is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities system.  Excellent professors and a wide array of academic programs prepare students for success in whatever field they choose.  CCSU serves approximately 12,200 students - 9,500 undergraduates, and 2,700 graduates.  CCSU is richly diverse: more than 30 percent of students are of traditional minority heritage.  Visit our web site at

The Community: CCSU is located in New Britain, a city with a population of some 70,000, within a 10-minute drive to the state capital of culture-rich Hartford.  CCSU is currently in a large-scale community engagement initiative, designed to more effectively embrace our communities as the “steward of central Connecticut.”  Pursuing a range of partnership arrangements with area businesses, schools, agencies, and more, this initiative will create significant new opportunities for student internships, faculty research, as well as an expanding array of cultural collaborations with the New Britain Symphony Orchestra, city theatres, the world-renowned New Britain Museum of American Art, and other area attractions. 

Application and Appointment:  For full consideration, applications must be received by October 31, 2018.  Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience.  To begin the application process, go to and/or click on the Apply Now button and electronically submit the following: 

  • Letter of interest addressing all the qualifications for the position
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Names of three current professional (one must be a supervisor) references with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers 

Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security Number, date of birth, marital status) from any documents submitted. Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Emailed or mailed copies will not be accepted. 

For more information contact Ramón Hernández,Associate Dean of Students and Counselor Search Chair at 860-832-1619 or  

Central Connecticut State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer