Staff Assistant, Counselor (10-Month position)
Department Summary: The Wellness Center at Bridgewater State University fosters an integrated model of holistic wellness that addresses the needs of a diverse student population through the provision of healthcare services that address the intellectual, physical, emotional and social needs of students.
Position Summary: The Staff Assistant Counselor is a 10 month, APA unit position that provides intake assessment, crisis intervention, short-term counseling, group therapy, and community referrals to students. This position also provides consultation, psycho-educational programming and outreach to college staff, faculty and students.
Essential Duties: 1. Provide intake assessments, crisis intervention and referral to students. 2. Offer short-term counseling and clinical groups to students. 3. Consult with and provide training for faculty, administrators, and staff about students who are either in crisis or exhibiting disruptive behavior. 4. Professionally present outreach and educational programming to heighten student awareness about mental health and wellness issues. 5. Provide supervision and training for graduate trainees under the direction of the Director and Training Coordinator. 6. Maintain statistics and keep up to date bio-psychosocial evaluations, clinical notes and treatment summaries in student files. 7. Provide on call coverage on evenings and weekends as deemed necessary. Support Duties: 1. Address prioritized projects based on Center's needs / goals, in consultation with the Director and Training Coordinator. 2. Perform duties of a related nature in one's professional area, including the maintenance of professional development and continuing education.
Required Qualifications: 1. Minimum of Master's degree in Social Work, Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, or Psychiatric Nursing, with experience with major mental illness. 2. Current licensure in Massachusetts, or eligibility for MA licensure within the first year of employment required. 3. At least one year of clinical experience required within a college counseling center providing individual and group therapy. 4. Counseling and experience with minority group clients required. 5. Professional competence in providing crisis intervention as evidenced by training and experience, e.g. In-patient Psychiatric experience. 6. Availability to provide service and staff consultation during specifically defined daytime, evening and occasional weekend hours when college in session. Vacation will be taken during college breaks in order to ensure availability of crisis services when students are on campus. 7. Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends as programs, services and division or University calendar necessitates.
Physical Demands: Bridgewater State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities. Office activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and interaction with computer equipment; Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 5 pounds.
Special Conditions: Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.
EEO Statement: Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.
Salary Range: $55,000
Special Instructions: Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position: *a minimum of one (1) employment history entry. *a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.