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Job ID: 127776

Social Worker/Counselor
Simmons University


Date Posted Aug. 16, 2019
Title Social Worker/Counselor
University Simmons University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Administration
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Classified Staff
  • Counseling Services
 
 


Social Worker/Counselor


Main Campus - Boston, MA

R06222


Located in Boston's historic Fenway area, Simmons has a strong tradition of empowering women and challenging traditional gender roles. Simmons University was one of the first higher education institutions to prepare women to become leaders and has evolved to become a university offering a women's undergraduate program and graduate programs open to all.

You're joining our community at an especially exciting time as one of our strategic goals is to become the most inclusive campus in New England. You'll find that people who work here are truly committed to our mission of preparing students to become champions of social justice and leaders in their professions and their communities. This commitment and pride make for a dynamic workplace.

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

Job Summary
Simmons University is looking for a Social Worker/Counselor to join the Counseling Center (Center). Reporting to the Director, the Social Worker/Counselor will provide individual assessment, crisis management, community referrals, and short and longer-term counseling to Simmons undergraduate and graduate students. From supporting the Center's outreach efforts, with a focus on outreach to underrepresented communities, to participating in the intern training program, the Social Worker will play a critical role in creating an inclusive and supportive community for all students.

As a University committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, we seek candidates who embody these values and who have proven experience working successfully with individuals across a broad spectrum of identifies and perspectives.

Responsibilities:

Clinical Services:
  • Assess individual client's biopsychosocial history, including familial and cultural influences, along with current functioning to determine clinically appropriate interventions and services;
  • Provide referral to community providers, as appropriate, based on client's financial and psychological resources;
  • Provide short or longer-term counseling, as clinically appropriate, to Simmons undergraduate and graduate students;
  • Provide urgent care for students who are experiencing a mental health crisis;
  • Complete all necessary paperwork in a timely manner (assessment, weekly notes, forms for accommodations, etc).

Outreach and Programming:
  • Work closely with Counseling Center's Outreach Coordinator, trainees, campus student groups, residence life and other campus partners;
  • Work directly with student groups, with a focus on underrepresented communities, to offer support and consultation;
  • Facilitate support group for underrepresented students and/or groups in coordination with the Multicultural Center;


  • Provide individual and/or small group supervision to trainee(s) commiserate with level of clinical experience prior to working at Simmons;
  • Participate in intern selection process in the winter;
  • Collaborate with staff to plan and facilitate the intern orientation in August;
  • Attend and participate in the intern training seminars, including facilitating a small group supervision-consultation group and providing individual supervision if licensed;
  • Consult with interns as needed.


Center Operations
  • Participate in staff meetings and offer relevant clinical and administrative contributions;
  • Carry the on-call phone on a rotating-basis;
  • Assist with various administrative tasks as requested by the Counseling Center Director.


Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree in Social Work or Psychology required;
  • LICSW/LMHC strongly preferred;
  • Relevant professional experience,
  • preferably in college/higher education and/or at a medical or mental health clinic;
  • Ability to handle sensitive situations with professionalism, discretion and confidentiality;
  • Strong communication and organizational skills;
  • Ability to work some evenings and/or weekends as necessary;
  • Proven experience successfully working with individuals from a diverse range of identities and perspectives.


Required Application Materials:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter


Position Details:
This is a full-time, 9-month position that is benefit eligible.

Salary Grade
S07

Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the "Resume/CV" box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

To apply, visit https://simmons.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Simmons-Careers/job/Main-Campus---Boston-MA/Social-Worker-Counselor_R06222

Located in Bostons historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example - sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.
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