Part-time Clinical Counselor, Rhode Island School of Design

Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 2, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services, Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling, Disabled Student Services, Health Services
Employment Type
Part Time

Job Summary

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) seeks a temporary part-time Clinical Counselor to serve as a clinical staff member within Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). This role provides psychological and counseling services of a preventative and developmental nature to a diverse population of students in individual and group formats and is responsible for crisis intervention and assessing suicidal and homicidal risk. The Clinical Counselor may provide consultation to parents, administrators, faculty, and staff.

Essential Functions
  • Provides counseling services in the form of initial assessments; crisis appointments; and individual, group, and couples psychotherapy to students.

  • Using RISD’s EMR system, prepares documentation of services provided. Ensures record-keeping and clinical services are in regulatory and ethical compliance and meet accreditation standards.

  • May participate in case conferences, psychiatric case conferences, and staff meetings in Counseling Services.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Experience
  • Master’s degree in counseling psychology, social work, or related field required.

  • Licensed in the State of Rhode Island as a Social Worker, Mental Health Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist or other mental health clinical license.

  • Three plus years postgraduate experience required.

  • Ability to work with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds and a commitment to social justice.

  • Demonstrated competency providing clinical services for diverse clients, including international populations and clients along the gender and sexual orientation spectra.

  • Demonstrated experience providing clinical services for the wide range of presenting issues seen in college students, including assessing and managing risk and the treatment of serious concerns.

  • Demonstrated ability to actively engage in clinical practice with students in ongoing counseling (with individuals and groups), in crisis intervention, and in outreach programs.

  • Ability to manage a caseload within a time-limited clinical setting.

  • Experience in the use of electronic/medical records systems; must be computer literate.

  • In-depth knowledge of college student development theories and practice.

  • Ability and commitment to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment.

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and college counseling experience with a diverse student population.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in a college or university counseling center working with international students.

  • Training or experience with issues impacting international students.

  • Prior experience working with developing artists and designers in an artistic environment is a plus.

Employment Status:

Part-time; Temporary

Documents Needed to Apply:


Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please upload all required documents.

The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements.

RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

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