Suffolk University is a private, urban university located in the
heart of downtown Boston. Our college green is the Boston Common
and we are steps from dozens of historic sites including the Old
State House, Faneuil Hall, City Hall and the Massachusetts State
House. We have no real boundaries to our campus—Boston and Suffolk
Suffolk has been committed to creating an exceptional learning
experience since 1906. Our vision is to be recognized as a dynamic
institution that fosters engaged learning, rigorous scholarship,
innovative thinking, and community collaboration across
disciplines. We will ensure that Suffolk graduates are versatile
and prepared for modern society and the new world market. We will
provide rich curricula, experiential learning opportunities and
professional mentoring through increased collaboration with alumni
and community partners. We will recruit, mentor, and support a
diverse faculty of teacher-scholars who are passionately committed
to preparing our students to be leaders in the global community. We
will inspire investment in a Suffolk community that is built on
ethical, forward-thinking leadership, teamwork, and
We compete for the best talent. We are an equal opportunity
employer committed to a diverse community. We are actively seeking
applicants from groups that might be under-represented because of
race/color, gender, religion, real or perceived disability,
national origin or LGBTQ status. As part of our commitment we
encourage you to complete the demographic portion of the
application in addition to submitting your cover letter and
resume/CV as it will assist us in targeting our recruitment
Please note that Suffolk University conducts background checks as a
condition of employment.
We are also committed to the well-being of our employees. Our
terrific benefits package for benefits-eligible positions include,
but are not limited to:
- Generous paid time-off programs and commitment to work-life
- Tuition free course benefits in the College of Arts and
Sciences and in the Sawyer Business School for employees with
additional tuition benefits for spouses, domestic partners, and
- Top-notch well-being care available through Harvard Pilgrim
Medical/Delta Dental and a Flexible Spending Account
- Pre-tax commuter benefit
- Employee Assistance Program that provides employees and their
family members with initial assessment, referrals and short-term
counseling for personal and work challenges
- Discounted home and auto insurance
The Staff Clinician or Psychologist will join a a dedicated
and collaborative team of mental health providers within a busy,
integrated center composed of counseling, medical, and wellness
education services for students. The Staff Clinician or
Psychologist will provide a full range of culturally informed
generalist clinical services including initial assessments,
individual counseling, group counseling, and crisis intervention.
This position also participates in CHW outreach initiatives and
programming and, depending on qualifications, will participate to
CHW’s well-regarded psychology practicum and APA-accredited
Doctoral Internship training programs, which emphasize
multiculturalism and social justice principles.
Successful candidates for the position will bring training and
clinical experience working with acute adolescent or young adult
populations in a short-term setting, such as IOP or partial
programs, inpatient, or other settings utilizing evidence based and
short-term treatment models. In addition, CHW specifically seeks
candidates with training and clinical experience working with
historically underrepresented students including Black/African
American, Indigenous/First Nations, Latinx, Asian/Asian
American/Pacific Islander, Multiracial and other students of Color,
international students, and/or students who identify as LGBTQIA+.
Successful candidates will demonstrate an understanding of the
strengths of these students, the impact that inequality, prejudice,
and marginalization can have on people from historically
under-served populations, and have applied knowledge of
multicultural theory in professional practice.
CHW is committed to providing culturally responsive services to
students and the campus community. All CHW counseling staff
participate in routine trainings related to multicultural concerns,
including the expectation of ongoing personal and professional
growth related to their professional service delivery for CHW. All
CHW staff work intentionally to sustain an equitable and inclusive
environment for staff and students from a variety of identities and
backgrounds. Suffolk is an equal opportunity employer; Clinicians
holding under-represented identities in higher education are
encouraged to apply.
- Provides short-term mental health care to diverse students in
individual and group modalities; develops short-term treatment
plans and urgent care behavioral risk assessments/consultations via
crisis walk-ins; provides case management and off-campus referrals
for students in conjunction with CHW’s Case Manager.
- Provides consultation to faculty, staff and students in order
to address student high risk behaviors and student/community
holistic health concerns.
- Serves in the center-wide, after-hours, on-call rotation system
in conjunction with ProtoCall Services, a contracted professional
mental health on-call service.
- Provides psycho-educational and holistic health outreach
programs to students, faculty and staff.
- Maintains timely and thorough client contact documentation
compliant with policies and procedures and applicable state
- Provides campus support services as needed during times of
campus crises and/or psychological emergencies.
- Other duties as assigned by the Director of Counseling, Health
- Hold a valid Social Work or Psychology license in MA, or if
licensed in another state, candidate must obtain license in MA
within 4 months of hire.
- At least two years of professional, clinical service delivery
- Experience and demonstrated knowledge regarding short-term
psychotherapy, group therapy, and crisis interventions with
adolescents and young adults from multicultural and diverse
backgrounds. Ability to access and utilize current knowledge
regarding impact of oppression and systems of power/privilege as
they apply to mental well-being.
- Demonstrated effectiveness in clinical assessment and
intervention with a range of clinical issues and complex diagnostic
and psychosocial concerns.
- Demonstrated ability to provide effective consultation to all
campus constituents (faculty, staff and students).
- Demonstrated commitment to social justice and lifelong learning
regarding multicultural issues and concerns. Interest in the
application and integration of social justice in counseling center
- Availability to attend occasional (1-2/semester) evening or
weekend events and/or educational programs.
- Expertise in a short-term Empirically Supported Treatment
modality (e.g. CBT, CPT, DBT, ACT, or others) and an interest in
the application of that modality in a culturally affirming manner
and potentially didactic teaching of that modality to CHW
- Interest in holistic health and the integration of counseling
and health services on a college campus.
- Proficiency in a second language.
Due to clinical/campus emergencies or an occasional evening
program, psychologists/counselors may work beyond regularly
scheduled office hours.
Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the
basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed,
sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status,
disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in
admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its
programs, activities, or employment. Suffolk University is an
affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is
dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty
and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who
contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are
committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We
strongly encourage applications from groups historically
marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender,
religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or
LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in
candidates who, through their training, service and experience,
will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University