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Staff Clinician

Wheaton College of Massachusetts
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 14, 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
Full Time
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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.

Posting Details

Posting Number:


Position Title:

Staff Clinician



Job Type:


Staff Term:

11 Months

Staff Work Schedule (hours/dates):

M - F 8:30 - 4:30, July Off

Academic Year Schedule (dates):

Faculty Term:

Position Type:



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 Center team.
• Occasionally serve as an on-call counseling in the absence of the director.

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.

• 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 college students.
• Participate in divisional and campus wide committees aimed at student impact and improvement of environment at Wheaton College.

Minimum Qualifications:

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 identities.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working within Higher Education Mental Health.
Ability to speak multiple languages.

Physical Demands

ADA Statement:

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 abilities.

Eeo Statement

Wheaton is a private coeducational liberal arts college within easy
commuting distance of Boston and Providence. We have nearly 1,700
undergraduates from 40 U.S. States and more than 70 countries. Nearly 23%
of our undergraduates are U.S. students of color and 11% are international
citizens. Wheaton College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the
basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age,
race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic
information, or disability. In a continuing effort to maintain and enrich
an intellectually diverse learning environment, the Department and the
College actively encourages applications from women and members of
underrepresented groups.

Posting Date:


Closing Date:

Open Until Filled



Office of Human Resources

Contact Phone/Extension:


Contact Email:

Contact Fax

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.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you currently licensed as an LICSW or Independently licensed Psychologist in the State of Massachusetts?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Working on Reciprocity from another state.
Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. List of References

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