Massachusetts, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 20, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Deerfield Academy seeks a dynamic and experienced Counselor to start on August 18, 2021. We’re looking for a Counselor who cares deeply about the welfare of our students, works collaboratively with colleagues, and is committed to developing an inclusive community.  As an institution, Deerfield actively seeks to increase the diversity of its faculty.  We also offer an outstanding working environment, excellent benefits, and students who are eager to learn. 



Job Responsibilities:


  • The primary responsibility will be to provide support and psychotherapy to our student body and their families.
  • Other responsibilities include mental health programming and outreach, consulting with faculty, regular on-call shifts, crisis assessment and intervention, and support of peer counselors and proctors.
  • The Counselor will report to the Director of Counseling and will also work with two other full-time Counselors. 
  • Other responsibilities include those that are normally part of a boarding school commitment, such as dining hall duties, committee work, and other routine duties.



  • Required qualifications include eligibility for Massachusetts licensure as a psychologist or clinical social worker.
  • Interest, experience, and demonstrated clinical skill working with adolescents across genders is essential.
  • The interest, initiative, and energy to thrive with a lively and fast-paced workplace, a sense of humor, and the ability to work as part of a team.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, teachers, administrators, staff, and outside professionals.
  • Demonstrated multicultural competency
  • The desire to work in a residential academic community.

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