Part-Time Law School Counselor
Administrative/Professional --> Law School
St. John’s established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University’s outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John’s University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.
A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John’s is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community. We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution. As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.
Law School Counselor (Part-Time)
St. John's University School of Law seeks applications for the position of Law School Counselor. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Administration, the Counselor will oversee the Law School's mental health and wellness programming. 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.
- Design and implement a comprehensive mental health and wellness program that focuses on law student well being.
- Develop and deliver workshops on mental health issues.
- Provide individual and group counseling, assessment, and crisis intervention services to a diverse population of law students.
- Identify and develop services for at-risk student populations including (but not limited to) first generation professionals, students from underrepresented backgrounds, and student's with disabilities.
- Provide consultation services to student groups, faculty, and staff within the Law School.
- Partner with Student Services, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Career Development, Admissions, and Graduate Studies to support students of concern and serve as part of the Law School's safety net for students.
- Assist with logistical planning and execution of semesterly "Wellness Week" initiatives.
- Prioritize counseling students experiencing acute, time-sensitive mental health challenges.
- Collaborate with Student Services on monthly "Wellness Newsletter".
- Design and implement a system of metrics to evaluate the success of the wellness programming.
- Discrete projects as needs arise.
- Master's degree in counseling or closely related field.
- Must be licensed to practice independently (LMHC, LMFT, LCSW) in New York.
- 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 against the COVID-19 virus, subject to the reasonable accommodation provisions of applicable law.”
St. John’s offers a competitive compensation program which is commensurate with your qualifications, experience, and contingent upon the departmental budget. We also offer an extremely comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our workforce. Along with exceptional benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, tuition remission, generous 403(b) employer contribution, employee assistance program, and liberal paid time off policies, faculty and staff can also enjoy St. John’s performing arts, libraries, bookstores, dining facilities, campus recreation and sporting events.
Any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John’s University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.
St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
This position is located at 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY. View the Google Map in full screen.