About Lesley University:
Located in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lesley University is highly regarded for its graduate and undergraduate programs in the human arts of education, the arts, and applied social sciences. Lesley fosters a highly creative environment in which innovative ideas thrive, theory is integrated with practice and its 6,400 students and 90,000 alumni are empowered to improve and enrich communities.
We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance. In addition, we offer substantial paid time off, a generous retirement plan, and tuition programs that enable employees and their dependents to expand their knowledge and skills.
Lesley is committed to the ongoing pursuit of strategic diversity initiatives that help to position diversity, equity, and inclusion as fundamental to institutional and academic excellence at Lesley. In doing so, Lesley strives for a campus culture and community that fosters a true sense of belonging for all, provides opportunity for everyone to participate equally and fully in the Lesley experience, and helps to develop each individual's capacity to confidently and competently engage within and across difference. Given an evolving national context and the rapid change in the demographic profile of our country, the University has made a significant commitment to addressing and enhancing its campus climate and diversity capabilities as an institution.
Lesley seeks a Counselor for its University Counseling Center, who will provide high-quality, student-centric counseling services to a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students.
The selected individual, reporting to the Director of Counseling Services, will provide direct short-term individual, group and teletherapy psychological counseling and crisis intervention services to our student population; provide assessment and recommendations for the most appropriate treatment; provide crisis intervention and support for individual students and student groups in emergency situations; provide referral services to outside resources when a higher level of care is needed; provide consultation and education to faculty and staff regarding student behavioral and emotional issues, classroom concerns and current behavioral health issues; provide supervision for one or two graduate interns per year; collaborates with all offices within Student Life and Academic Development (SLAD); provide educational programs and workshops; participate in orientation, admission, and outreach events across the University; and engage in professional development activities to maintain licensure and enhance professional skills.
The successful candidate will have at least two to three years' experience as a licensed clinician with advanced diagnostic and therapeutic skills, particularly using short-term treatment interventions and crisis intervention; demonstrated experience with interdisciplinary care; excellent communication (verbal, written and presentation), organizational, problem-solving, decision-making, interpersonal, and group facilitation skills; an understanding of developmental concerns, issues, and needs of college students; an understanding of confidential and ethical matters within a higher education setting; and have at least a Master's degree or higher in Psychology, Counseling, or Social work. Preference will be given to candidates with experience and interest in working with one or more of the following areas: trauma, victims of sexual violence, International students, eating disorders, men's issues, BIPOC communities, LBGTQIA+ communities, expressive therapies, learning differences, mindfulness, art students, or victims of sexual violence or expressive therapies. Must be currently licensed in Massachusetts. Some evening hours may be required.
At Lesley University we strive for a supportive and equitable environment where people -- regardless of race, physical ability, age, neurodiversity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other protected personal identities -- can participate equally and fully as their true selves in all aspects of university life. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the fabric of our institution.
A letter of interest, CV/resume, and a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching, professional activity, and/or service must be included for full consideration.