Mental Health Counselor

Health & Performance New York, New York


AMDA College of the Performing Arts, with campuses in New York City and Hollywood, is one of the foremost post-secondary performing arts colleges in the country. AMDA offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs in Acting, Musical Theatre, Dance Theatre and Performing Arts, as well as two year conservatory programs.

This position will involve working collaboratively with AMDA’s Counseling staff to provide a full range of services including short-term individual counseling and consultations, crisis response, referrals, and psychoeducational programming. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to providing an inclusive, safe, non-judgmental environment to all students. In addition, this position will place an emphasis on developing and implementing programming initiatives as well as coordinating services for multicultural student groups.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct clinical services including intake assessments, consultations, short-term individual/group counseling, and referrals.
  • Manage independent caseload and complete detailed clinical documentation in a timely manner.
  • Assist with implementation of mental-health related programming for students, faculty and staff such as Resident Assistant training, Orientation and suicide prevention awareness initiatives.
  • Meet regularly and work interdepartmentally with Student Affairs, Education Services, and the Office of Student Success.
  • Develop, plan and execute programming and groups for multicultural student groups.
  • Some weekend and evening hours are required, including participation in Orientation and Graduation each semester.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree and license in Mental Health Counseling (LMHC) or Social Work (LCSW).
  • Minimum three years of clinical experience.
  • Strong interest and experience working with students from marginalized populations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving a globally diverse student body from varying backgrounds and identities: socio-economic, ethnic, religious, cultural, and LGBTQ+.
  • Comfortability in providing clinical services via tele-health and understanding of ethical and legal issues therein.
  • Experience with crisis intervention, conducting risk assessments, and using sound judgment in handling sensitive mental health issues with confidentiality and discretion.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience working in a higher education setting and understanding of pertinent laws and regulations including FERPA, Title IX and ADA.
    Interest in working with students pursuing non-traditional career paths.
  • Ability to work with a wide range of presenting concerns and pathology in individual and group counseling, including trauma, panic disorder and eating disorders.
  • Commitment to multicultural awareness and social diversity.
  • Demonstrated computer/technological competence.
  • Ability to effectively engage large audiences.

AMDA is proud to be an EOE employer M/F/D/V and all interested individuals, including people of all races and national origin, people of all ages, people of all religions, people with or without disabilities, and/or people with any gender identity and sexual orientation, are urged to apply.