CRISIS INTERVENTION COUNSELOR, Student Health Services, Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Tracking Code23500273830926Job Description
The Sexual Assault Response & Prevention Center (SARP) is seeking a licensed clinician to join our small and dynamic team. This position is for 40 hours per week and currently hybrid. Primary responsibilities for the clinician will be providing psychological and safety assessments, as well as ongoing treatment to BU students who have experienced interpersonal violence or other traumatic events. This position also provides group facilitation, victim advocacy, and accompaniment (e.g., restraining order hearings, Title IX hearings, SANE). This clinician participates in a rotation of 24/7 on-call responsibilities (roughly one out of every four weeks), which includes a reduced number of on-site hours during the on-call week. The on-call duties are only by phone and do not require coming to campus after hours. SARP clinicians work collaboratively on cases and in close consultation with internal and external partners (e.g., BU Behavioral Medicine, BU Financial Aid, nonprofit legal aid). Clinicians also less frequently participate in prevention efforts, including serving as trainers, doing community outreach events, or collaborating on prevention program development. The SARP office is confidential for our clients, and we work from an anti-oppression and empowerment framework. The clinical positions have been designed to prevent and mitigate vicarious stress among the clinicians, including substantial individual supervision, frequent team consultation meetings, and protected time for advocacy and administrative work. SARP services are free to all clients, and we do not participate in insurance billing. SARP Crisis Counselors participate in our intern training program, including supervising trainee counselors. Note: Boston University is a qualifying institution for those seeking Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF).
- Master's or doctorate degree in social work, counseling/clinical psychology, or related field
- Must be licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Strongly preferred qualities:
- A minimum of two years of experience in mental health assessment and treatment, preferably in the areas of trauma, crisis response, victim services, or other fast-paced settings. Ideal candidates will have training in trauma-specific modalities such as CPT or EMDR
- Experience working with survivors of violence, including knowledge of victim services such as domestic violence safety assessment, assistance with obtaining restraining orders, accompaniment to police reporting, and familiarity with university sexual misconduct polices (i.e., Title IX)
- Demonstrated ethical approach, including a commitment to client confidentiality, survivor empowerment, and liberatory clinical practice
- Strong and demonstrated commitment to equity in healthcare/victim services, including awareness, knowledge, and skills to interact with those representing a wide range of identities including identities of race, class, gender, sexuality, and national origin
- Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment, including good communication with teammates and shared commitment to team goals Administrative and technological skills necessary to provide telehealth services, document in a electronic medical record, research client advocacy referrals, and utilize multiple modes of communication (e.g., email, chat, EMR)
- Self-motivated and independent, with a commitment to the highest of professional standards
We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, natural or protective hairstyle, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Job LocationBOSTON, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular