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Director of Counseling Services

Curry College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 5, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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About Curry College:

Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution in Milton Massachusetts. In addition to the main campus classes for adult learners are also offered at our campus at Cordage Park in historic Plymouth. Curry College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Curry College offers 22 undergraduate majors, over 60 minors and concentrations, as well as five graduate programs.

The Curry College mission is to educate and graduate students prepared to engage in successful careers and active citizenship with a global perspective. We are an inclusive community of diverse learners and educators, committed to continuing our legacy of developing effective communicators with reflective and critical thinking skills. We mentor and empower our students, building meaningful relationships that inspire them to achieve their ambitions.

Curry College provides rigorous and relevant academic programs to undergraduate and graduate students, and our rich blend of liberal arts and career-directed programs is enhanced by practical field experiences and co-curricular activities. Learning at Curry extends beyond the classroom and is embedded in all that we do.

Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, faculty and staff are crucial to the mission statement of Curry College.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sex identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law, including Title IX.


Job Description:

Responsible for the overall mental health needs of the student body including interpreting and articulating these needs to the College community as well as providing remedial and proactive interventions.

Essential Functions:

1. Administrative:

  • Responsible for formulation and execution of the policy and procedures of Counseling Services;
  • Hires professional staff, consultants and graduate level clinical interns;
  • Prepares and manages departmental budget;
  • Supervises and ensures confidentiality of record keeping;
  • Configures and updates electronic medical record and scheduling system for the purpose of data collection and statistics;
  • Trains all staff, including in the use of electronic medical record;
  • Prepares publications and official communications for outreach purposes, College web content and;
  • Clinical and administrative supervision of staff, including staff training;
  • Manage staff and trainee schedules;
  • Create and manage on-call coverage;
  • Provide supervisory consultation to staff for on-call purposes;
  • Plans for the utilization of different modalities for counseling within the center (in-person, telehealth, group, individual, etc.) in accordance with available resources;
  • Collects, stores, and uses client records in accordance with state and federal laws and standards of professional ethics so that the highest level of client confidentiality may be maintained;
  • Serves as the contact and point person for the relationship with ProtoCall- 24/7 mental health support service and well track.

2. Clinical:

  • Provides individual and group counseling and psychotherapy (telehealth where appropriate and in-person clinical services);
  • Completes psychological assessments;
  • Responds to psychological crises;
  • Coordinates student mental health care with appropriate providers (e.g., hospital, community, campus partners where appropriate);
  • Makes referrals to appropriate professional and community resources;
  • Provides psychoeducational material to staff and students about off campus referrals;
  • Reviews clinical documentation for students who authorize the sharing of clinical records from third parties (e.g., hospitals);
  • Provides clinical supervision and education for staff counselors and interns;
  • Provide 2 hours/week of individual supervision to each graduate level intern/trainee;
  • Write twice annual clinical evaluation of training progress for each intern/trainee;
  • Provide weekly and year-long review, editing and co-sign all intern/trainee clinical notes;
  • Intake evaluations/assessments;
  • Crisis evaluations and follow up care provided and advised;
  • Individual psychotherapy session notes;
  • Review client treatment summaries/termination summaries;
  • Oversee intern/trainee coding of appointments in Counseling Center EMR & scheduling system for data collection purposes;
  • Has covered the Staff Counselor's on-call duties in the absence of sufficient clinical staff.

3. Consulting:

  • Provides professional psychological advice and information to College administration, staff, faculty, students and parents;
  • Provides consultation to clinical providers on behalf of students when clinically appropriate or necessary;
  • Provides consultation to the Behavioral Intervention Team in regard to students whose role is promote student health and safety;
  • provides psycho-educational programs to student groups.

Additional Functions:

  • Training Functions: Trains staff, clinical interns to perform their clinical and administrative duties; maintains a liaison relationship with field advisors and faculty of graduate student intern academic programs and attends field education meetings, as required.; effectively plans for the utilization of different modalities for counseling within the center (in-person, virtual, group, individual, etc.) to meet student needs as well as maximizing physical space utilization
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality, parameters of operation, professional protocols, and individual privacy.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor of his/her designee.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in counseling or related field and 7-10 years experience in a counseling setting and possess a current LICSW or be a licensed Psychologist.
  • Advanced skills in psychological assessment, psychotherapy, crisis intervention and clinical supervision of staff and interns/trainees.
  • Knowledge of psycho-social developmental issues of college students.
  • Knowledge of the of learning disabilities and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)Knowledge of the overall dynamics and mission of a small liberal arts college.
  • Basic computer skills. (Ability to use technology to access electronic medical records and scheduling system (EMR).

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Doctorate Degree strongly preferred, and licensure required in counseling, clinical psychology, marriage and family therapy, social work or a closely related discipline; Prior experience involving psychotherapy, psychosocial evaluation and crisis intervention.


Additional Information:

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, Curry College will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

At the College's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the College, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment background checks.

Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be directed to the College's Title IX Coordinator, Rachel King at, (617) 979-3516, or King Academic Administration Building, 55 Atherton St, or US Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights ("OCR") - Boston Office, 5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921, (617) 289-0111.


Application Instructions:

Please apply online at for consideration. Interested applicants must submit the following:

  • a cover letter;
  • a resume; and;
  • a list of three professional references, one of which must be a former or current supervisor, including complete contact information and professional titles.


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