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St. John's University


Staff Psychologist (Multiple Postions)

Administrative/Professional --> Student Affairs

Queens, NY
ID: 218761-951


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.  



Staff Psychologist


Department:  Center for Counseling and Consultation


Campus:  Queens


Position Description:


St. John’s University is seeking a full-time psychologist to join the university Counseling Center at the Queens campus.  The Center is seeking an individual with strong multicultural expertise in working with a diverse student body including work with international students and LGBTQ+.  General duties include single-session therapy; brief individual, couple and group psychotherapy; after-hours on-call coverage; assessment and evaluation; treatment planning; crisis intervention and management; psychological consultation to families, faculty and staff; educational/preventative outreach to students, faculty and staff; involvement with clinical supervision; and perform other duties as assigned.  Some evening and weekend hours will be required.   





  • Consult with faculty and staff on issues relevant to student academic performance, emotional well-being, and psychological functioning.
  • Provide assessment and recommendations for appropriate treatments for students.
  • Offer crisis intervention for students in emergency situations and participate in the Center’s on-call after-hours rotation.
  • Provide referral services to outside therapists, clinics, and treatment facilities.
  • Maintain timely and accurate records according to professional standards and state and federal law.
  • Offer consultation and education to faculty and staff regarding student behavioral and emotional issues, classroom concerns, and current mental health issues.
  • Respond to requests for classroom participation by faculty, as well as requests for information/reports from the community regarding services and resources.
  • Provide workshops and outreach to all members of the University community.
  • Engage in outcomes assessment with individual clients and Center goals.
  • Participate in staff meetings in the Counseling Center.
  • Must be able to perform job responsibilities virtual and in-person environment.
  • Other duties as assigned




A doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology and licensed or licensed eligible in the State of New York is required. One to two years of post-graduate experience, preferably in a counseling center setting, is preferred. Past experience working with the college-aged population, including a strong knowledge of the challenges experienced by young adults, preferred. Knowledge or and demonstrated competence and sensitivity in working with a multi-cultural population. Strong diagnostic and therapeutic skills, particularly using short-term treatment interventions. Demonstrated commitment to the highest ethical standards of professional practice, as well as personal and professional integrity. Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and to collaborate with other departments and college administrators. Strong crisis assessment and crisis management skills. Excellent organizational, communication, and human relations skills.


“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.