Staff ClinicianDEPARTMENT: Student Life
REPORTS TO: Director of Counseling Services
Mental health and well-being is vital component of the Nichols College experience.
Under the direction of the Director of Counseling Services, Nichols College seeks a Massachusetts licensed, skilled applicant for the position of Staff Clinician. This is a nine-month, fully benefited position (approximately Aug 15 to May 15). The position is full-time 37.5 hours/week, Monday through Friday; with limited night, weekend and summer requirements.
Counseling Services provides comprehensive short-term/time-limited counseling services aimed at assisting the student population with a wide range of concerns. This is a generalist position with a strong preference for candidates who have experience with the traditional college-aged population.
Duties of the position include short-term, individual and group counseling, crisis work, clinical assessment, consultation, liaison/consultant relationship, and psycho-education. The focus will be on general mental health issues such as stress and anxiety, substance use, mild to moderate mental health issues, personal or relationship concerns, and development or academic concerns. While the role is primarily clinical, this position will provide some outreach and psycho-educational workshops to the general student population, as well as training to other campus constituencies such as Athletics, Public Safety, Student Life, and Faculty.
A successful candidate will be a team player, who understands and welcomes their involvement within the greater campus community. The Staff Clinician will serve as a leader in fostering a campus culture that embraces differences and works to advance diversity. The successful candidate will bring a demonstrated commitment to personal growth toward cultural humility and use inclusive and multiculturally competent treatment approaches with all clients from under-represented backgrounds.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provide primarily short-term individual and group counseling to undergraduate students who may be referred, mandated, or sought by self to Counseling Services.
- Provide crisis intervention and follow-up services to members of the campus community, as needed, typically in collaboration with other College service areas.
- Administer appropriate psychological testing and other assessment techniques to foster self-understanding and decision-making.
- Provide outreach services and educational workshops to students, staff, faculty, and administration
- Conduct outreach to develop and maintain referrals to local therapists, agencies, hospitals and programs as needed.
- Participates with other professional staff in campus-wide programs and committees (e.g. Open House, Orientation, Behavioral Intervention Team, Division/Campus meetings)
- May provide clinical supervision to Graduate Interns.
- Be a visible campus presence.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Massachusetts Licensed Mental Health Counselor or Massachusetts Licensed Clinical Social Worker, in good standing.
- 3 plus years of experience in personal counseling required. Experience in a college counseling setting or with college-aged clients preferred.
- A strong demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and multicultural competency is expected.
- Strong commitment to workplace honesty, integrity, direct communication, teamwork, collaboration, and professional ethics.
- Ability to maintain proper record keeping, generate end of semester reports, identify trends in student needs and appropriately advise Student Life leadership team members in addressing issues and trends.
- Ability to maintain strict confidentiality according to requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, (HIPAA), Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act, (FERPA), and College policies.
- Must procure and maintain individual mental health malpractice insurance.