St. John's University School of Law seeks applications for the position of Law School Counselor. Reporting to the Vice Dean for Administration, the Counselor will oversee the Law School's mental health and wellness programming and will counsel students directly by appointment as a licensed practitioner in New York State (LMHC, LMFT, LCSW, or PsyD). The Counselor will be an instrumental part of the Law School's strong, inclusive, and vibrant student-facing team, and will have responsibility for developing and implementing a wellness program that prepares our students for success in law school and in the practice of law.
Master's degree in counseling or closely related field.
3-5 years experience
Must be licensed to practice independently (LMHC, LMFT, LCSW, or PsyD) in New York State.
A commitment to being part of an inclusive and anti-racist law school.
Experience working with a student population, particularly with students of color, international students, first generation students, and LGBTQ+ students.
Strong diagnostic and therapy skills.
Demonstrated commitment to the highest ethical standards of professional practice, as well as personal and professional integrity. Strong crisis assessment and crisis management skills.
A strong work ethic and commitment to excellent service.
Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, within a collegial environment.
Experience in a student-facing role
Adept in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite and other standard business and academic applications.
Ability to combine the pursuit of excellence with a spirit of kindness and collaboration.
All persons hired are required to be vaccinated and boosted against the COVID-19 virus, subject to the reasonable accommodation provisions of applicable law.