Position Overview

The Counseling Center at Merrimack College seeks a Mental Health Clinician to join its team of counselors serving undergraduate and graduate students. Under the supervision of the Director, the Mental Health Clinician is a full-time generalist position providing clinical services to support the psychological well-being of students at the College. In addition, the Mental Health Clinician assists in outreach, crisis response, and other duties as assigned. This is a full-time, 12-month position. The work schedule is Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Responsibilities include:

  • Provide culturally aware and inclusive individual clinical services including intake assessment, crisis intervention, and personal counseling. Provide group counseling as needed and appropriate with level of experience.

  • Provide routine risk assessments and referral for hospitalization or other specialized care as needed.

  • Participate in staff peer consultation, staff meetings, and individual consultation with the Director regularly.

  • Collaborate with health services and wellness staff to provide holistic care to all students.

  • Provide consultation and/or education to families, college staff, or community providers regarding clinical care of students as appropriate. This is especially true with Student Affairs, Athletics and Academic Success Center staff.

  • Conduct training or other educational outreach to community members as requested and time permits. Some evening or after-hours work may be required.

  • Serve on relevant campus committees to provide perspective current needs of our students.

  • Provide supervision to our masters level graduate fellows and clinical interns as experience and licensure allows.

  • Proficiency in providing data on visits from the Medicat database.

  • Represent the Dean of Students Office at College events and activities.

  • Participate in Student Life campus activities after hours as needed and able.

  • Participate in staff meetings and department meetings as needed.

  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s or Doctorate in appropriate mental health field (psychology, social work, counseling, etc.).

  • Licensed or license-eligible in Massachusetts within 6 months of hire.

  • Excellent counseling, risk-assessment, crisis management, and consultation skills regarding student mental health and well-being in a higher education context.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to establish and maintain positive and collaborative working relationships with multiple campus constituencies.

  • Comfort with risk assessment, referral for hospitalization or other specialty care.

  • Interest in and experience creating safe and inclusive environment for marginalized populations.

  • Interest in and experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

  • Excellent record keeping practices; knowledge and attunement to ethical and legal issues in clinical treatment within an institutional setting.

  • Be able to satisfactorily complete a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check.

  • Experience in higher education desired.

  • Experience with late adolescents/young adults desired.

  • Experience and interest in supervising interns is a plus.

  • LMHC, LICSW, LMFT

To Apply: Please apply with a resume and cover letter.

This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Statement on Our Mission

Merrimack College is a Catholic Augustinian institution of higher education committed to building a culturally and racially diverse community. Our mission is to enlighten minds, engage hearts and empower lives and is inspired by our Catholic faith and the Augustinian tradition of seeking truth through inquiry and dialogue.

Merrimack College seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to Merrimack’s Augustinian mission and values and advance our work in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. All candidates should describe in their application previous experience related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that supports our Augustinian mission, our Catholic faith and our values of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Required Vaccinations & Remote Work:

Unless otherwise stated above, this is an on-campus position. This opportunity is not a remote or hybrid position as employees are essential in order to provide a fully on-campus, residential college experience for our students and the community. Merrimack College currently has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Students, faculty, and staff are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

About Merrimack College

The only Catholic, Augustinian institution of higher education in New England, Merrimack College is a private, independent, coeducational institution with more than 5,000 undergraduates and graduate students from 32 states and 37 countries, and comprises schools of liberal arts, science and engineering, health sciences, education and social policy, and business. The college’s 260- acre campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in North Andover and Andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack is a Master’s Colleges & Universities/Medium Programs institution in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Merrimack is one of the fastest growing educational institutions in the country and has steadily climbed up U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Colleges, coming in 46th out of 170 schools ranked in the Regional Universities North category in 2020. Merrimack is also listed as one of the top 10 most innovative schools and placed 35th for best undergraduate teaching programs among schools in the U.S. News category.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Posted: 7/26/22

Position Code: 914