Mental Health Counselor

Department: Counseling Center

Reports to: Director of Counseling

Status: Part-time (up to 25 hours per week)

Salary range: $35-$40/hour

Summary Statement

The Mental Health Counselor is responsible for serving the mental health needs of Montserrat College of Art students, under the general supervision of the Director of Counseling. These services include but are not limited to individual psychotherapy, case consultation, safety assessment, crisis intervention, referral services, and educational programming/outreach to the Montserrat community.  The position is part-time, up to 25 hours per week, for the academic year.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver culturally-informed clinical assessments, crisis management, brief solution-focused individual counseling, off-campus referral and consultation consistent with national standards of best practice.
  • Plan, coordinate and implement innovative and inclusive outreach and programming to students each semester, and periodically to faculty and staff, covering a wide range of mental health topics.
  • Maintain relationships with local off-campus mental health and wellness resources and organizations for collaboration and coordination of care.
  • Refer students to college and external resources as appropriate. Assist students in navigating the mental health system and prevention services as needed.
  • Provide consultation to campus partners and work collaboratively with other teams to develop strategies for optimizing student success and wellbeing.
  • Complete and maintain electronic clinical documentation in a timely and accurate manner and according to Federal, State and office guidelines.
  • Work closely with the Dean of Students and other Student Affairs staff regarding student wellness and other co-curricular initiatives and urgencies.
  • Attend weekly Student Affairs meetings and weekly supervision meeting with the Director of Counseling. Participate in other College events as requested (orientation, admissions events, graduation, etc.).
  • Coordinates with Director of Counseling and after-hours emergency services/facilities to provide continuity of care and successful community re-entry when necessary.
  • Perform other administrative and clinical duties as assigned.

Supervision Received:
General direction, guidance, administrative and clinical supervision is provided by the Director of Counseling.

Required Qualifications:

  1. A Master’s degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, or Social Work from an accredited program.
  2. Minimum 5 years clinical experience with adolescent and young adult mental health issues, including familiarity with a diversity of evidence-based treatment modalities commonly used with this population.
  3. Demonstrated experience building relationships quickly across cultures and to work effectively with a wide range of people, including persons from diverse backgrounds (e.g. class, nationality, race, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religious affiliation, etc.).
  4. Experience with electronic records management, and ability to maintain secure, confidential records.
  5. Demonstrated ability and interest in developing collaborations and working collaboratively to achieve student-centered goals.
  6. Ability to provide effective suicide assessment, crisis intervention and triage services.
  7. High level of personal and professional integrity, sense of ethics and respect for privacy and confidentiality.
  8. Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  9. Ability to set priorities, achieve objectives, and to manage multiple, diverse assignments/projects.
  10. Dedication to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion as it pertains to the college’s current strategic plan.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Be either a Licenced Mental Health Counselor or Licenced Independent Clinical Social Worker in the State of Massachusetts
  2. Counseling experience in a higher education setting
  3. Knowledge of health insurance and social services in Massachusetts
  4. Experience designing and implementing mental health and wellness programming and/or group counseling
  5. Experience working with and supporting a culturally diverse population

HOW TO APPLY

Confidential review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates who apply by November 27, 2023 will be given first consideration. Please submit your letter of application and resume to [email protected] with the subject line Mental Health Counselor.

Montserrat College of Art is committed to creating an environment of talented and diverse faculty and staff members. Montserrat is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to diversify its workforce as a key initiative in our strategic plan. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.