Wheaton is a leading private, coeducational, liberal arts college
of 1800 students located in Norton, MA and within easy commuting
distance of Boston and Providence.
Staff Work Schedule (hours/dates):
M - F 8:30 - 4:30, July Off
Academic Year Schedule (dates):
Counseling and Health Services
Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Counseling Center is committed to assisting each student reach
their full potential, while fostering the institution’s mission of
providing a transformative liberal arts education for
intellectually curious students in a collaborative, academically
vibrant residential community that values a diverse world. This
position assists students and campus stakeholders by providing
appropriate interventions, referrals and follow-up services to on
and off-campus resources. The clinician will provide short term,
solution focused individual counseling, group counseling when
appropriate, comprehensive case management, and crisis intervention
for the student population. This position supervises a Masters or
PhD level intern/practicum student as needs arise and takes
leadership on some administrative duties.
Counseling/Clinical Services: 80%
• Provide short term, solution focused therapy, and some longer
term therapy to traditional aged students at Wheaton College.
Clinical responsibilities include the delivery of the following
services: brief screenings, intake assessments, individual
counseling, group counseling, treatment planning, triage and crisis
intervention, referral assistance, collaboration with concurrent or
recent treatment providers, and consultation with students,
faculty, staff, and parents regarding students of concern.
• Assist students with psycho-social needs, including but not
limited to, referrals to community resources such as mental health
care, hospitalizations, and/or other specialty care (e.g. substance
abuse treatment, in-patient care for eating disorders, etc.).
• Provide on-going professional development training on suicide
prevention, related risk-factors (e.g. substance abuse) and
cultural variables impacting access to appropriate mental health
care for students, faculty and staff along with the Counseling
• Occasionally serve as an on-call counseling in the absence of the
Supervisory Responsibilities: 10%
• Supervise a graduate social work, counseling, psychology trainee
in accordance with Counseling Center training program/policies and
graduate school requirements.
Administrative Responsibilities: 10%
• Completion of clinical notes and documentation.
• Take lead on administrative duties assigned by Director of
Counseling and Health Services.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS :
• Participate in and at times lead outreach and education
activities, trainings and programs on campus for students, faculty
and staff on topics relevant to mental health and wellness care of
• Participate in divisional and campus wide committees aimed at
student impact and improvement of environment at Wheaton
Masters degree in Social Work or Doctoral degree in Psychology with
minimum of 3-5 years experience as a practicing clinician is
required. Current unencumbered independent licensure as an LICSW or
Psychologist in the state of Massachusetts.
Commitment to Social Justice Principles and ability to work well
with a diverse range of constituents (e.g., staff, faculty,
parents, off-campus providers, etc.). Experience with and ability
to relate to and identify with students of diverse backgrounds and
Experience working within Higher Education Mental Health.
Ability to speak multiple languages.
Individuals must possess these knowledges, skills and abilities or
be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform
the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable
accommodation, using some other combination of skills and
Wheaton is a private coeducational liberal arts college within
commuting distance of Boston and Providence. We have nearly
undergraduates from 40 U.S. States and more than 70 countries.
of our undergraduates are U.S. students of color and 11% are
citizens. Wheaton College is an equal opportunity/affirmative
employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group
basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,
race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status,
information, or disability. In a continuing effort to maintain and
an intellectually diverse learning environment, the Department and
College actively encourages applications from women and members
Open Until Filled
Office of Human Resources
Special Instructions to Candidates:
To prevent the infection and spread of COVID -19 and as an integral
part of our public health and safety measures, Wheaton College
requires that all successful applicants hired provide proof of full
vaccination for COVID -19 at the time of employment, unless an
exemption from this policy is requested and approved. Applicants
believing that they need an accommodation of this policy because of
a disability, medical condition, or sincerely-held religious belief
should inform the Office of Human Resources after an offer of
employment is extended.
Wheaton College is embracing a flexible approach to the workplace
and has established an alternative work arrangements policy. This
policy seeks to provide options for alternative work arrangements
that include remote, hybrid and flexible schedules. Depending upon
the nature of the position, some departments may be able to support
their employees in establishing work arrangements under this policy
that balance on-site work with some remote work and as such,
candidates are encouraged to explore these options with the hiring
manager when interviewing.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Optional & Required Documents
- * Are you currently licensed as an LICSW or Independently
licensed Psychologist in the State of Massachusetts?
- Working on Reciprocity from another state.
- Cover Letter
- List of References