Staff Associate/ Counselor, Multicultural Outreach & Mental Health Education

Worcester State University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 5, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services, Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling, Health Services, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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 our students.

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 .

Job Description:

OFFICIAL TITLE: Staff Associate / Counselor, Multicultural Outreach & Mental Health Education, Counseling Services (10-month position)

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Associate Dean for Health & Wellness

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May supervise student-employees, as assigned

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 needed.
(E) Provide training in mental health response to paraprofessional staff, to include RA's, orientation leaders, peer mentors and tutors.
(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 service.
(E) Establish liaison with on and off campus support services for referral purposes.
(E) Assist in the planning and implementation of new student orientation programs.
(E) Participate in committees, professional development and research.
(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 students.
(E) Responsible for contributing to the WSU Strategic Plan.
(E) Responsible for contributing to Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action objectives.
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 check.


  • Knowledge of Higher Education principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Prior experience in a college/university counseling center.
  • Specific experience relating to multicultural mental health outreach.

Additional Information:

Worcester State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer which seeks to reflect the diversity of its community.

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.

Application Instructions:

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, or may be sent to the following address:

Director of Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity

Worcester State University

486 Chandler Street

Worcester, MA 01602-2597


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