Search for University Jobs in Staff & Non-Managerial Professionals

Job ID: 179799

Staff Clinician / Urgent Care Specialist - Counseling and Mental Health Service
Tufts University

Date Posted Feb. 24, 2022
Title Staff Clinician / Urgent Care Specialist - Counseling and Mental Health Service
University Tufts University
Somerville, MA, United States
Department Counseling and Mental Health Service
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Health Services
    Counseling Services


Tufts University Counseling and Mental Health Service (CMHS) is a division of Tufts department of Health and Wellness, which also includes Tufts Health Service and Tufts Health promotion. The department contributes to the educational mission of The University through a variety of activities devoted to prevention, intervention, and consultation. Serving a diverse student body of approximately 8000 undergraduate and graduate students on two campuses, CMHS is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment which is inclusive and culturally informed. 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 counseling and psychiatric services. In addition, we are active on campus doing training, outreach and liaison work, as well as consulting to the Tufts communities of students, parents, faculty, and staff regarding students of concern. We also provide mental health crisis intervention and emergency on-call services to the campus community.

What You'll Do

The CMHS Staff Clinician / Urgent Care specialist will function as member of the CMHS clinical team, providing the full range of mental health services to Tufts University students from the Medford and SMFA campuses, participating in meetings, trainings, committees, etc. In addition, the primary direct service portion of this position will be committed to provision of care for students requiring crisis intervention and/or emergency care, including admission to and discharge from hospital. In this context, the clinician will work closely with partners on campus (such as Health Center Staff, Deans office, and others) as well as off campus (hospital ERs, inpatient teams, and outpatient clinicians).

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Any of following MA mental health provider licenses: LCSW, LICSW, LMHC, or Psychologist Provider license
  • Experience evaluating and triaging complex, high acuity, and/or high-risk cases in a fast-paced environment is required.
  • Mental health risk assessment, crisis intervention, and emergency management experience are necessary.
  • Clinical experience with college student/young adult populations and ability to work collaboratively on a team are essential.
  • Must be well-versed in and comfortable with short-term treatment and possess strong generalist experience with a variety of issues common in college populations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and time management skills are required.
  • The successful candidate will possess demonstrated commitment to cultural competency, including specific training and experience working with diverse populations including, but not limited to students of color, LGBTQAI+ students, as well as students of different ethnicities, immigration histories, abilities, and intersecting identities.
  • Must have scheduling flexibility to participate in after-hours on-call rotation and other after-hours campus activities, as needs dictate.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prefer 3+ years post-license clinical experience, and experience addressing crises in a campus community.
  • We are always committed to strengthening and expanding culturally competent clinical and programming expertise in a number of areas including providing relevant and effective services to communities of color gender identity including non-binary, transgender, and related issues working with students on the autism spectrum assisting students with eating and body image disturbances misuse of alcohol and other drugs and working with international and first-generation student issues.
  • Bilingual candidates are urged to apply.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

Please see the job description for contact details
pertaining to this university job announcement.


Refer this job to a friend or colleague!

New Search | Previous