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Associate Director Behavioral Health Services

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 8, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
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Associate Director Behavioral Health Services

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
Reporting to Executive Director of University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS), the Associate Director of Mental Health will serve in a leadership role in the management of the clinical and administrative needs of a leading large urban university health center. UHCS provides Northeastern University students integrated medical/mental health services as well as disabilities supports, alcohol and other drug counseling and education, sexual assault services, sports medicine and a diverse array of campus and community outreach and preventative programming.

The Associate Director of Mental Health will play a central role in the management of clinical services and on-site support of a staff of seasoned college mental health clinicians. Overall duties will include group and individual supervision to clinical staff on best clinical practices and UHCS operational policy, administrative and clinical consultation and back-up support to all Mental Health staff, significant role in design and management of clinical scheduling models, management of clinical meetings, and direct clinical services. Other duties include clinically appropriate and student-centered interdisciplinary service coordination and training, and outreach and collaboration with the University community.

  • Graduate degree in psychology is required,
  • Current Commonwealth of Massachusetts licensure as Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), or registered Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist in mental health with authorization to practice in the expanded role, including prescriptive practice for psychotropic medications.
  • Minimum 5-7 years' of experience in the following areas:
    - Clinical and administrative mental health management and assessment and treatment of
    students in a college environment.
    - Safety assessments and formulating safety plans.
    - Comprehensive mental health assessments and treatment plans.
    - Providing direct clinical and administrative supervision to professional staff.
  • Demonstrated experience in communicating effectively and coordinating across university and health center disciplines as a consultant, supervisor, team contributor and leader in college student mental health, wellness and safety, and discretion in taking on the appropriate role(s) as warranted in each situation.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing and supervising mental health triage and brief psychotherapeutic treatment in an outpatient setting, urgent assessment and treatment planning and referral to other medical and psychiatric specialists and facilities as clinically appropriate.
  • Demonstrated ease and effectiveness in functioning in a highly diverse and inclusive work setting. Ability to supervise, collaborate with and report to personnel and provide treatment to students of differing ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation and identity, religious faith, nationality, age, abilities and political belief.
  • Experience in working with an electronic medical record is preferred.

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    Additional Information:
    Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

    All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

    To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

    To apply, visit

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