About Worcester State University:
WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY is a liberal arts and sciences
university with a long tradition of academic excellence dating back
to 1874, as well as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer that seeks to reflect the diversity of its community. Our
workforce is dedicated to academic quality, student-centered
programming, engaged citizenship, open exchanges of ideas,
diversity and inclusiveness, and civility and integrity. We are
looking for job applicants who share these values and commitment to
Worcester State is centrally located in Massachusetts, about an
hour's drive from Boston, Springfield, and Providence, Rhode
Island. Our 58-acre campus is nestled in the residential northwest
side of Worcester--the second largest city in New England and home
to 37,000 college students at more than a dozen colleges and
universities. Over 6,000 of those students attend Worcester
State--approximately 5,300 are undergraduates and 1,000 are
graduate students. Learn more about us at worcester.edu/about
Staff Associate / Counselor, Multicultural
Outreach & Mental Health Education, Counseling Services
Associate Dean for Health &
May supervise student-employees, as
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
The Staff Associate /Counselor
is part of a team of professionals responsible for administering
and delivering mental health services to students of Worcester
State University. This is a ten-month position, paid over twelve
months, with 9 weeks off between June and August each year.
(E) = Essential
Under the general supervision of the Assistant Dean / Director of
Counseling Services, the person holding this position must:
(E) Provide individual and group counseling services to a diverse
population of students.
(E) Provide case management services.
(E) Provide consultations to the faculty, staff and parents as
(E) Provide training in mental health response to paraprofessional
staff, to include RA's, orientation leaders, peer mentors and
(E) Assist in the implementation of mental health outreach to the
university community to include classroom presentations, faculty
training, as well as other innovative outreach activities.
(E) Provide academic advising as it relates to student mental
health needs and facilitate on campus referral to academic support
(E) Establish liaison with on and off campus support services for
(E) Assist in the planning and implementation of new student
(E) Participate in committees, professional development and
(E) Coordinate and implement mental outreach to support
multicultural student populations.
(E) Develop and foster relationships across campus to support a
multicultural student population.
(E) Implement and incorporate multicultural mental health
components into all mental health trainings.
(E) Demonstrates civility and professional, customer-service
oriented behavior, worthy of emulation by other staff and
(E) Responsible for contributing to the WSU Strategic Plan.
(E) Responsible for contributing to Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Performs other duties as assigned.
- Minimum Master's Degree in counseling, social work or related
field from an accredited institution.
- Must be licensed in professional discipline in the State of
Massachusetts. LICSW, LMHC, or equivalent.
- Three years' experience as a counselor in an academic,
clinical, or social service setting.
- Personality and general attitude compatible with those who
he/she is to be associated.
- Ability to express self in oral and written communication.
- Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with
or without reasonable accommodation.
- Ability to successfully pass a thorough background and CORI
- Knowledge of Higher Education principles, practices, and
- Prior experience in a college/university counseling
- Specific experience relating to multicultural mental health
Worcester State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer which seeks to reflect the diversity of its
It is the policy of Worcester State University that all employees
be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they begin employment. Proof
of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all individuals hired by
WSU, to be verified after an offer of employment has been made, and
as part of the background check process. Prospective employees may
submit a request for exemption based on a religious and/or medical
basis, to Human Resources.
The firm annual salary range for this full-time (10-month), exempt,
benefited APA position is: $50,000 - $58,000.
All applicants must apply online at
Expected documents for submission include a cover letter, resume,
and a list of three professional references with contact
information. Applicants must complete the National Student
Clearinghouse Authorization form or submit the official transcript
of highest degree.
All information that can be uploaded to one's e-account should be
done so by the applicant; information which cannot may be faxed to
508-929-8169 or emailed to email@example.com, or may be sent
to the following address:
Director of Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity
Worcester State University
486 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602-2597