SUNY College At Plattsburgh

SUNY College At Plattsburgh

Trauma-Informed Therapist - Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) Center

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Search Number PJ # 7105

Title Trauma-Informed Therapist - Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) Center Category Professional Department Diversity, Equity and Inclusion About Our College:

SUNY Plattsburgh, home of the Cardinals, is part of the largest comprehensive university system in the United States. The university offers a diverse selection of more than 60 academic programs across three schools – Arts & Sciences, Business & Economics, and Education, Health & Human Services. Many of these programs are highly ranked and carry strong national and regional reputations that allow students to work with highly skilled faculty who prepare them to excel in their chosen fields and industries upon graduation. Our campus prioritizes enrollment growth and stabilization, student success, equity and inclusion, and engagement with our North Country region as our four pillars of success. And we are committed to providing each and every Cardinal student a high quality liberal arts education grounded in academic excellence and a well-rounded college experience.

About The Position:

The division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion leads the campus community to make diversity, equity and inclusion a priority in the way college functions through support of intentional actions. As a division, we are committed to offering a range of programs, policies, and practices that engage with the unique range of human experiences in order to further enrich our campus and community. SUNY Plattsburgh is now host to one of 71 Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation ( TRHT) Campus Centers nationwide and one of two SUNY campuses to be selected for this designation.

Working within the newly established TRHT Center, but also with the Student Health and Counseling Center, this position will work to address the complex trauma of BIPOC students, vulnerable populations, staff and faculty. Specific responsibilities will include providing trauma-informed therapy with a focus on survivors of racial trauma and those who have been impacted by other forms of intersectional trauma including sexual assault, discrimination based upon sexual orientation, gender identity, or transgender status. This position will be responsible for building relationships with emergency and other mental health service professionals and organizations to better support those of marginalized groups; and will be an integral part of training led by the Executive Director that will allow cross-functional campus constituents and allies to participate in and/or facilitate healing circles. As SUNY Plattsburgh is an institution that delivers challenging and high-quality educational experiences to a diverse group of learners, the successful candidate must demonstrate an understanding of and sensitivity to diversity, inclusion, and equity-minded policies, programs and practices.

This is a one-year grant funded position with the possibility of renewal to two years if ongoing funding is identified.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in mental health counseling, clinical psychology, social services, or a related clinical degree
  • Licensed or License Eligible as a Mental Health Counselor in New York State
  • 1 year of experience with a strong emphasis on direct clinical skills in evidenced based trauma informed treatment
  • Ability to identify and appropriately address trauma, microaggressions and the unique needs of minoritized and marginalized groups as well as victims of violence
  • Experience organizing and facilitating groups
  • Demonstrated experience using evidence-based modes of trauma-informed therapy
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working with an electronic health record keeping system
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegiality with faculty, staff and administrators
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of individual versus collective cultural worldviews
  • Working knowledge of the TRHT framework
  • Past participation in professional development specific to anti-racism work
  • Proven success in implementing programs that improve student success, belonging and community
  • Previous experience working with college-age students
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Google Workspace
  • About Our Community:

    SUNY Plattsburgh is a destination campus located in northern New York between the iconic Adirondack Mountains and Lake Champlain. The campus is a short walk from historic downtown Plattsburgh, New York, where area residents have access to a wide array of arts, food, and events throughout the year, and just over a 1 hour car ride from the cities of Burlington, Vermont, Montreal, Quebec, and Lake Placid, New York, which is best known by locals as a former site of the 1980 Winter Olympic Games.

    Salary $50,148 minimum, plus excellent benefits Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes To receive full consideration, supply all requested documents by: 05/28/2023 Special Instructions to Applicants

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please include a cover letter of interest, resume/CV, and contact information for three current professional references. Additional information may be requested at a later step in the process. Official transcripts from an accredited institution will be required prior to employment.

    EEO Statement

    SUNY Plattsburgh is an equal opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity. As an equal opportunity employer and a government contractor subject to VEVRAA, SUNY Plattsburgh complies with hiring regulations regarding sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, age and veteran status.

    Pay Equity Statement

    Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected]

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Are you currently employed by SUNY College at Plattsburgh?
  • Yes
  • No
  • How did you learn about this position?
  • SUNY Plattsburgh website
  • Veteran-specific posting or website
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    Required Documents

    Required Documents

    Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
  • Resume/CV
  • License/Certificate
  • Contact Information for three references
  • Other Document 1
  • Other Document 2
  • Job details


    Trauma-Informed Therapist - Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) Center


    SUNY College At Plattsburgh


    United States


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    May 28, 2023

    Job type



    Medicine,Psychology,Social Science

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