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Job ID: 233461

Staff Clinician
Tufts University

Date Posted Mar. 25, 2024
Title Staff Clinician
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Health Services
    Health Services


Tufts Boston Student Health Services serves the in-person needs of over 3,000 professional students on Tufts’ Boston Health Science Campus and supports through virtual means the needs of over 500 professional students on Tufts’ Grafton Health Science campus. The Tufts Boston Student Health Services serves the in-person needs of about 3,000 professional students on the Boston Health Sciences Campus, supports through virtual means the needs of about 400 medical students engaged in Tufts’ Maine medical track, and provides back-up support through virtual means for the 500 professional students on the Grafton Health Sciences Campus.

The Service contributes to the university's educational mission through various activities devoted to prevention, intervention, and consultation related to mental health needs. Boston Student Health Services is committed to providing a safe, welcoming, inclusive, and culturally informed environment. We are a multicultural team with an ongoing focus on deepening our understanding of the intersectional identities of all members of our community. We bring energy and a collaborative approach to the provision of brief, goal-oriented short-term and long-term counseling and psychiatric services.


In addition, we are active on campus doing training, outreach, and liaison work, as well as consulting with the Tufts community of students and staff regarding students of concern. We also provide crisis intervention services to the Boston community as a primary duty and backup support for crisis intervention to the Grafton Health  Science campus.

What You'll Do

The staff clinician/psychologist works as an integral member of the student health service team. This position entails the provision of direct clinical services to students, including evaluation and treatment of individuals and student couples, group counseling, crisis intervention, liaison/outreach activities, community consultation, and crisis management. Additionally, clinicians are expected to play an active role in outreach to the
Tufts University community and act as mental health consultants to students, faculty, and staff. Participation and presentations in in-service training will be required.

This is a 5-day-a-week position that is fully in-person. The general hours of work are 11 am – 7 pm. Sometimes, additional hours and service may be needed, especially in the management of crises.


Essential Functions include:

  • Provides a full range of psychological services to students in a short-term, fast-paced environment. Services include same-day appointments, assessment, and treatment within a short- and long-term care model; occasional student couples work; group treatment; provision of urgent care, crisis management, and referral; consultation to other members of the Tufts community regarding students of concern; other clinical duties as assigned.
  • Administrative responsibilities include: utilization of electronic medical record systems for scheduling and documentation; timely and effective completion and maintenance of clinical documentation in accordance with university policies and procedures and in accordance with all relevant ethical and legal standards; participation in team meetings, staff meetings, and other meetings as required; awareness of and utilization of legal and ethical principles, best practices, and current developments in the field are essential. 
  • Outreach and training: Participation in community outreach/liaison activities and programs, the specifics to be defined by the Medical Director or their designee. Participate in relevant meetings on campus where mental health is a topic of interest. Participation in orientation activities for incoming and returning students.
  • Emergency services: Direct assessment and crisis management, safety planning, and arranging assessment at ER when indicated. This often includes successful collaboration with other campus services, including campus police, student health service, Deans, and other members of the Tufts community.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Ph.D. or PsyD in psychology and licensed (or license-eligible) in Massachusetts as a Psychologist Provider. 
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise working with diverse populations including, but not limited to, communities of color, LGBQI+ students, Transgender and non-binary students, as well as students of different ethnicities and immigration histories.
  • Requires clinical experience involving brief therapy, preferably with a college student/young adult population, strong generalist experience working with a variety of issues common in college populations, including stress and anxiety management, eating and body image issues, sexual and other forms of trauma, substance abuse, non-suicidal self-injury, suicidality, depression, and mood disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, etc.
  • Ability to participate in after-hours on-call rotation and other after-hours campus activities.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three or more years of post-license clinical experience and experience addressing crises in a college or university setting.
  • Bilingual/multilingual candidates are urged to apply.

Pay Range

Minimum $70,000.00, Midpoint $87,550.00, Maximum $105,100.00

Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

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