Title Counseling Clinician Posting Number S00751JP Department Counseling Service Job Summary
The Counseling Service is committed to providing the highest level of counseling/clinical care for students with adjunctive services and programming from a cross-cultural and mindfulness-based perspective. The Staff Clinician is expected to engage fully in three essential areas of service: individual and group counseling with students; outreach consultations to the college community; and crisis management that includes evening and weekend on call coverage. We are looking for individuals who have a vision of how they could contribute to the diversity of our campus community; offer a new and innovative perspective to the programming currently offered by our college counseling service; and who have demonstrated the ability to follow through with their vision.
• Applicants must be licensed with a master’s ( LCSW ; LCPC ) or doctoral degree (Ph.D. / Psy.D.) or license eligible with the expectation of full licensure within one year.
• Excellent and timely clinical documentation.
• Ability to work well with a team of clinical professionals (including a psychiatric provider, clinical trainees, and health service providers) as well as with the College community.
• A strong capacity for self-reflection and commitment to hearing and acting upon feedback from supervisors, colleagues, and clients.
• Demonstrated understanding of the intersection of race, gender, LGBTQ orientation, disability status, and social class with mental health concerns and appropriate, informed treatment.
• Fluency in a foreign language, included an ability to provide clinical services in that language (preferable Spanish, Mandarin or Korean) is highly valued.
• A sense of humor.
Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents
Applicants must possess a minimum of two years of counseling experience, and an interest in supervising Master’s and/or Doctoral level clinical interns. Strong preference will be given to applicants with counseling experience in a college or university setting. Expertise and experience in working with substance abuse issues, disordered eating, and mindfulness-based stress management is preferred. Multicultural competence, including but not limited to experience and expertise in working with students of color, students from lower income backgrounds, first generation college students, and LGBTQ students, is a must. Additionally, expertise with race and racial trauma; group counseling; outreach programming; disordered eating; mindfulness-based therapies, psychology of men and masculinity, sports psychology, and/or short-term models of psychotherapy would augment the Counseling Center’s current areas of emphasis.
Standard Work Days and Hours
This is a full-time, academic year (10 month) position working first shift throughout the academic year in addition to weekend and on call availability. This is an exempt-level position and requires the time commitment necessary to fulfill all of the job responsibilities.
Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.
We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.
Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.
Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.
Shift First Shift Employment Category Full Time Academic Year FTE 0.83 Benefits Eligible Yes Pay Type Salaried Background Check Package Requirements Faculty/Administrative Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? No Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? No Posting Date 03/05/2021 Applications Accepted Until Open Until Filled Yes Type of Posting Internal/External Special Instructions to Applicants EEO Information
Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.
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