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 27 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. They are an inclusive community of diverse learners and educators, committed to continuing their legacy of developing effective communicators with reflective and critical thinking skills. They mentor and empower their 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 their 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 they 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.
The Staff Counselor is a full-time generalist position in the Counseling Center. This position provides clinical services to support the psychological well-being of students at the College. The Staff Counselor must work within their scope of clinical training, experience and ethical standards of professional practice. In addition, the Staff Counselor assists in the overall operation of the department, outreach and other duties as assigned.
1. Direct Care/Counseling & Clinical Services
Provides evaluation and recommendations for frequency, modality and intensity of treatment services to promote student mental health.
Provides counseling and psychotherapy for students, individually, couples or in group modalities of treatment as clinically appropriate.
Maintains a clinical caseload as assigned by the Director, in concert with the Department's needs and scope of practice.
Provides crisis intervention services in concert with Counseling Center policies and procedures.
Makes appropriate referrals to community service providers, for specialized evaluation, medication, neuro-psychological testing and/or more intensive counseling services when clinically indicated (e.g., partial hospital, inpatient psychiatric care).
Maintains client confidentiality per department policies and procedures.
May work some evenings or a staggered schedule to facilitate Center staffing coverage.
2. Consultation Functions
Provides consultation to students, parents, faculty and staff on topics within his/her professional scope of training and expertise.
Consults with health care and treatment providers, when service needs are outside of the Staff Counselor's scope of training and expertise.
Consults with collateral providers as a means of enhancing clinical services, determining appropriateness of services, and to involve other providers when clinically indicated.
Consults with the Director in a timely fashion about clinical activities and needs, including high risk situations to help promote student mental health and safety.
Participates in assigned departmental rotation of after-hours clinical on-call consultation to campus partners in relation to students who are experiencing a psychological crisis when the Counseling Center is closed.
Consults with the Director per Department policies and procedures.
Participates in departmental triage/crisis appointment rotation during regular business hours to evaluate student mental health needs and consults with the Director about emergency situations.
3. Psycho-educational functions
Provides informational sessions to students, student groups and classes about available services and relevant mental health topics as assigned.
Plans and participates in psycho-educational outreach activities to the student community.
Participates in and/or creates training modules for campus partners as assigned by the Director (e.g., training for Resident Assistants about assisting students in crisis).
Participates in Bystander Intervention Training, and other sexual assault prevention outreach events as assigned by the Director.
Participates in outreach events as assigned (e.g., Orientation, campus open houses).
Outreach activities may require some evening and weekends on campus, as assigned.
4. Record Keeping / Clinical Documentation Functions
Keeps client records as required by departmental procedures and professional standards.
Maintains daily schedule and client records in EMR or designated documentation system(s).
Enters data associated with departmental activities in a timely fashion to facilitate departmental statistical records (e.g., for reporting purposes).
Maintains client confidentiality per department policies and procedures.
5. Supervision & Training Functions
Receives and participates in regular clinical supervision from the Director during which case assignments, treatment progress and student mental health needs are reviewed to ensure service delivery is consistent with the scope of practice within the Department.
Regarding clinical intern trainees, the Staff Counselor assists the Director with clinical training, supervision and/or training materials, as assigned.
Provides evaluation of intern trainees as assigned.
Supervises trainees on individual cases, outreach and training activities at the Counseling Center, as assigned.
Provides clinical consultation and clinical back-up as assigned.
6. Administrative Support & Professional Standards
Participates in committees as assigned.
Provides informational and/or relevant statistical reports (e.g., may assist with quarterly, annual or other department related reports).
Provides research and clinical training material as assigned.
Maintains professional knowledge by attending appropriate clinical in-service trainings in the field of college mental health.
Maintains ethical and professional standards of clinical work in the mental health profession (e.g., in accordance with departmental ethics/policies and training disciplines, such as American Psychological Association, National Association of Social Workers).
Maintains state licensure by attending relevant continuing education programs/workshops.
Maintains confidentiality per departmental policies and procedures.
Committee membership as assigned by the Director.
Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor of his/her designee.
A minimum of a master's degree in counseling psychology, social work or a related field.
Must have at least three years of college mental health experience, or other relevant clinical experience.
Must be licensed or license eligible in MA. Licensure must be obtained within one year of employment.
Must be capable of using a computer for daily clinical documentation and scheduling purposes.
Solid team player with good communication skills.
Builds collegial relationships with campus and community partners to facilitate service delivery.
Ability to keep up with the fast pace of the Center and maintain timely clinical documentation.
Ability and flexibility to individualize evaluation and treatment needs of students at the College.
Has prior knowledge of HIPAA standards.
Has prior knowledge of learning disabilities.
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 [email protected], (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.
Please apply online at https://www.curry.edu/about-us/community-resources/employment/job-opportunities 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.
Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution located on a wooded 131-acre campus in Milton, MA just seven miles from downtown Boston. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Curry College offers 27 undergraduate majors, over 60 minors and concentrations, as well as four graduate programs and a variety of continuing education certificates and programs.
Curry College is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce. All 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.