Counseling Clinician (part-time temporary)

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Work type: Staff Part Time
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Counseling
Categories: Counseling/Health/Wellness

General Summary of Position:

The Department of Counseling Services is seeking a temporary Counseling Clinician to provide mental health services to a diverse student population. The temporary Counseling Clinician will also work collaboratively as a member of the Wellness Center team to support students at UMass Lowell. 

Key Responsibilities:

    • Provide culturally competent clinical services including triage screenings, intake evaluations, diagnostic assessments, treatment planning, crisis intervention, brief individual, couples, and group counseling/psychotherapy, and community referrals for mental health and/or psychiatric treatment. Initiate voluntary and involuntary hospitalization of at risk students as clinically indicated and coordinate care with UML Police/EMS or psychiatric crisis team as appropriate.
    • Maintain clinical documentation using electronic medical records software and client confidentiality in accordance with Massachusetts law and professional ethical principles.
    • Participate in Counseling Services Case Consultation meetings to review at-risk client cases.
    • Maintain appropriate professional licensure. Follow professional standards of care, best practices, multicultural competent practices, and engage in ethical decision making.
    • Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Master’s/Doctoral degree in counseling, psychology, clinical social work or a closely related field and 1-2 years post-advanced degree clinical experience, preferably in a college or university counseling center.
  • Experience and knowledge of individual and group counseling and psychotherapy practices, knowledge of developmental psychological theory, understanding of student development and outreach, and cultural competence appropriate for a diverse student population.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with developmental issues common to the 18-25 year old college student population.
  • Ability to perform psychological assessment; provide crisis intervention services; provide effective consultation and clinical supervision; maintain appropriate records via an EHR and adhere to professional confidentiality standards.
  • Current license to practice in state of Massachusetts required.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3-4 years of practice within a college or university setting or with college aged students in an alternative setting.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This is a temporary, part-time (18 hours per week), non-benefited, non-unit position.  Anticipated dates of appointment: September 3, 2019 through December 12, 2019

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applicants are received.

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.  Names and contact information of three references will be required at the time of application.


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The University of Massachusetts is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.