This 9-month seasonal position (September – May) reports to the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs. The Counselor (Non-Clinical) provides support for community members at the School of the Environment, with a focus on masters and doctoral students, for a wide range of issues related to training in a rigorous graduate school program. This includes the development of strategies, related to time and stress management, conflict resolution, identity, social and cultural belonging, wellness and self-care. Ability to work approximately 10-15 hours/week, including evenings and weekends.
Holds by-appointment individual counseling sessions with masters and doctoral students either virtually or in person. Support could potentially be expanded to faculty and staff, determined in consultation with Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Chief of Staff, and Dean.
Facilitates group counseling sessions on a set schedule.
Partners with Yale Behavioral Health to refer students with immediate clinical needs.
Partners with YSD Deputy Title IX Coordinator/Dean’s Designee for Discrimination and Harassment to refer students with immediate confidential needs to appropriate Yale resources.
- Holds by-appointment individual counseling sessions with students and technical interns.
- Facilitates group counseling sessions on a set schedule.
- Partners with Yale Behavioral Health to refer students with immediate clinical needs.
- Partners with YSD Title IX Coordinator/Dean’s Designee for Discrimination and Harassment to refer students with immediate confidential needs to appropriate Yale resources.
- May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience
Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or related field. Two years’ work experience in a clinical setting counseling students individually and/or in groups or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Demonstrated ability to counsel first-generation students. Sensitivity towards intergenerational communication, racial/ethnic identity processing, issues of belonging across race, gender, sexuality and ability in a university setting.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Strongly demonstrated individual counseling, facilitated group counseling, collaboration and communication skills.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Demonstrated ability to support students with issues of stress, coping, and conflict-resolution through de-escalation strategies.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Counseling experience in a rigorous university setting. Demonstrated experience in counseling on racial/ethnic identity. Professional certification in mental health counseling or social work, or related.
Background Check Requirements
All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.
Affirmative Action Statement:
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