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Clinical Placement Coordinator for CMHC Online and Onground

Clinical Placement Coordinator for CMHC Online and Onground

Posted: April 3, 2023
Position Code: 530

Position Overview

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Program at Merrimack College invites applications for an Clinical Placement Coordinator who will be responsible for the coordination of the field practicum/internship experiences and responding to all inquiries from students, faculty, administrators, and external professionals regarding the online and on-campus CMHC programs. Clinical Placement Coordinator should be committed to inclusive excellence and diversity, equity and inclusion, demonstrated through, for example, culturally responsive training approaches, equity-minded student engagement and mentorship, and cultivating intercultural competencies needed for meaningful citizenship. The Internship Coordinator serves as the liaison between Merrimack and mental health placement sites. This is a 12- month staff position with expectations to maintain an on-campus, full-time presence at Merrimack College.

On Campus and Online (CMHC) Program(s)

Aligned with the mission of Merrimack College, the Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) represents a dynamic, innovative, and growth-oriented training program with a commitment to the principles and values of diversity, equity, social justice, advocacy and community engagement. Our on-campus and online CMHC programs maintain high-touch engagement and connectedness to meet the needs of graduate students as we prepare them to deliver quality care to culturally diverse clients, using strengths-oriented and evidenced based interventions. Our graduates are trained to meet the growing demand for mental health counseling in a number of different settings, including outpatient centers, hospitals, colleges, human resource departments, substance abuse treatment centers, non-profits, and  government agencies. With the burgeoning tele-counseling mental health landscape, our online and on- campus CMHC programs enables students to fulfill the education and degree requirements to apply for licensure primarily in Massachusetts, the New England region and other states.


  • Network, build, and maintain professional relationships with agencies to identify approved practicum and internship placement sites.

  • Coordinate all aspects of the placement process such as assisting students in applying for placement sites, maintaining appropriate documentation and records (e.g., background checks, site agreement, intent forms, hourly logs, intern and supervisor evaluation forms, etc.) using and managing Tevera, an online platform system.

  • Conduct Mandatory Practicum/Internship Readiness meetings with students pursuing placement sites.

  • Hold consistent and regular individual, group, and workshop meetings (in-person and/or virtually via Zoom) with CMHC graduate students as they seek to secure placement site.

  • Update, revise and maintain Practicum/Internship Clinical Manual.

  • Collect, analyze and report internship outcome data in support of curricular, program, and accreditation requirements.

  • Ensure compliance with professional standards and requirements of the Allied Board of Mental Health Professionals for LMHC and other states as needed.

  • Coordinate Supervision Consultation meetings with Director and Online Program Coordinator for adjunct faculty teaching practicum and internship courses.

  • Identify and respond to any significant changes in placements, supervision process, and/or clinical training issues involving potential remediation for students.

  • Participate in CMHC faculty program meetings as needed determined by the Director.

  • Participate in weekly supervision with the Director and/or the Online Program Coordinator of the CMHC program.

  • Develop and implement supervisor training and professional development to support the curricular needs of graduate students in the CMHC program.

  • Teach up to two CMHC courses per semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer) as assigned by the Director.

  • Other tasks, activities, and duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling, counselor education, counseling psychology or related field.

  • 3+ years of clinical practice experience after obtaining licensure.

  • 2+ years of clinical supervisor experience.

  • 2+ years of graduate level teaching experience, preferably in mental health counseling

  • Knowledge of and/or willingness to learn about community and mental health agencies, hospitals, and schools, etc. appropriate for placement sites in the Massachusetts, New England region and other states.

  • Licensed or license eligible as a mental health counselor and/or a psychologist in the state of Massachusetts, in the New England region, or transferrable to the area.

  • Demonstrated experience in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Demonstrate cultural competency and ability to foster inclusive learning environments and mutual respect for students and colleagues.

  • Evidence of strong organizational, interpersonal, communication, and analytic skills.

  • Available to conduct meetings and attend programs in the evenings.

  • Computer technology skills and competencies (e.g., Microsoft Word, Google Suite, etc.)

Review of candidates will begin upon receipt of applications. The Internship Coordinator position. May begin as early as June 2023.

Application materials should include:

  • Cover letter stating motivation and interest in the position, citing experience relevant to the qualifications and including experience with, and commitment to, our Catholic Augustinian mission, our values, and our desire to be a more diverse, equitable and  inclusive institution of higher learning.

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae

  • Clinical Practice and Supervision Statement

  • Teaching Statement

  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

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

Required Vaccinations:

Unless otherwise stated above, this is an on-campus position. This is not a remote or hybrid position. Merrimack College currently has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Students, faculty, and staff are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

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.

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.