Staff Clinician or Psychologist

Suffolk University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jul 14, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling, Disabled Student Services, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time

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 blend together.

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 cooperation.

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 efforts.

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 balance
  • 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 children
  • 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

  • Description

    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 laws.
    • 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 and Wellness.

    • 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 post-licensure.
    • 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 work.
    • Availability to attend occasional (1-2/semester) evening or weekend events and/or educational programs.
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • 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 psychology trainees.
    • Interest in holistic health and the integration of counseling and health services on a college campus.
    • Proficiency in a second language.

    Additional Information:

    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 community.

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