The Assistant Director / Training Director of the Counseling and Wellness Center is a full-time, 12 month position that supports the Center's mission: "To support students as they develop as artists, designers, and educators. We recognize students whose flourishing is impacted by social injustices and mental health challenges, and we are committed to utilizing compassion and consciousness to aid students on their journey toward healing and wholeness."
Under the guidance of the Director, the AD / TD is responsible for overseeing the CWC clinical training program, which centers justice and equity and is open to trainees from a variety of programs. The AD / TD provides direct counseling, assessment, and focused treatment to students and is involved in outreach, training, and consultation services. As part of the CWC leadership team, the AD / TD works with the Director to provide strategic planning and oversight of the day-to-day operations of the CWC. The AD / TD is the CWC Director's designee for administrative, clinical, crisis response, and consultation when the Director is absent or unavailable, or when designated by the Director to do so.
Salary range is $75,000 - $82,000, with final compensation based on commensurate experience.
Summary of Duties
Oversee the CWC clinical training program, which has justice and equity at the core of its developmental framework. This includes the selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of clinical trainees in accordance with the program guidelines. Assist in equitable and just policy development and implementation. Maintain affiliations with diverse clinical training programs to ensure a diverse pool of applications. Mentor and guide MassArt's clinical staff in their roles as trainee supervisors. Plan and participate in seminars, case conferences, and other meetings relevant to the training program.
With a focus on social justice and equity, provide culturally informed clinical services to all MassArt students. Ensure record-keeping and clinical services are in regulatory and ethical compliance and meet accreditation standards.
Assist the Director to oversee the daily operations of the CWC including case management, outreach both internally and externally, and training and development of clinicians.
With a focus on social justice and equity, work collaboratively with partners in the Student Development Division and provide culturally informed outreach and training to the MassArt campus community.
Provide culturally informed consultation to members of the MassArt community who request support or require input from a mental health expert.
Assist with crisis response to mental health emergencies involving MassArt students (including occasional after-hours crises).
Perform other related duties as assigned (Search Committees, Governance Committee, projects, etc.)
Massachusetts College of Art and Design is a public, independent institution that prepares artists, designers, and educators from diverse backgrounds to shape communities, economies, and cultures for the common good, and demonstrate our values by:
Pursuing a just, compassionate, and equitable learning environment.
Cultivating rigorous creative practices by observing, questioning, making and remaking.
Honoring courage, honesty, mutual respect, and self-expression.
Believing in the power of art and design to transform our world.
Currently, all interviews are being conducted remotely. The fall 2021 campus plan for CWC staff involves a hybrid model of 3 days/week of on-site work and 2 days/week of remote work. The general office hours in the fall will be Monday-Thursday 9:00am-7:30pm on Friday 9:00am-5:00pm. Each CWC staff member will work one day a week on-site 11:30am-7:30pm. Some flexibility in scheduling may. be possible.
Please note that MassArt does not provide employment-based visa sponsorship or non-student exchange visitor visa sponsorship for administrators, managers, technical staff, library staff or support staff. All offers of employment are based on appropriate U.S. work authorization.
MassArt currently does not provide reimbursement for travel.
Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, as well as Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as an adult or juvenile will be conducted on the final candidate prior to an offer of employment. MassArt requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude your application from receiving further consideration.
An MSW or master's in counseling (or related field) with at least 5 years of experience post-licensure in mental health settings; or a doctorate (Ph.D., Psy.D, or DSW) in counseling, clinical, psychology, or social work with at least 2 years of experience post-licensure in mental health settings.
Licensed or license-eligible as an LICSW, LMHC, or psychologist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (must file for licensure in MA immediately upon hire and obtain license in accordance with MA State Board of Health prevailing standards and schedules).
Clinical supervisory experience required.
Experience with electronic medical record systems; must be computer literate.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Commitment to socially just and equitable practice and a developmental training model.
Demonstrated experience in program development and evaluation.
Demonstrated experience in policy development and implementation.
Demonstrated skill providing clinical services for diverse clients, including international populations and clients who identify along the gender and sexual orientation spectra.
Experience with people from marginalized groups and the issues they face as they navigate with dominant culture(s) and between cultures.
Demonstrated experience providing clinical services for the wide range of presenting issues seen in college students, including assessing and managing risk and the treatment of serious concerns (e.g. eating disorders, prodromal symptomatology).
Appreciation and knowledge of intersecting identities, the process of identity development (intersectional identity development), and how this varies between individuals.
Training or experience with issues such as racial fatigue, code switching, and impostor feelings.
Ability to manage a full caseload within a brief treatment, time-limited clinical setting.
Ability to manage crisis situations, including suicidality and danger to others.
Highly effective interpersonal skills; ability to work well with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds; ability to work in a highly collaborative manner.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to provide vision, training, supervision, and leadership to a college counseling center training program.
Familiarity with a variety of cultures (both international and domestic).
Experience, living, studying, or working outside the United States.
Fluency in multiple languages.
Clinical experience working with international, immigrant, and/or refugee populations.
Experience in a college or university counseling center.
Strong outreach, presentation, and consultation skills.
Experience providing process group therapy.
Additional Salary Information: Final compensation will be based on commensurate experience.
About Massachusetts College of Art & Design
The five educational institutions that make up Colleges of the Fenway view diversity as a key component in the growth of our students' educational experience as well as our ongoing journey as professionals charged with maintaining the world class status of our institutions. By drawing from a wide cultural palette, we ensure that we have access to the full range of talent available. Through our respect for the vast array of backgrounds we create an environment that will help that talent grow. It is within an environment of respect that we are able to build and work toward our goals. Our goal is to create an atmosphere that values mutual respect. All Colleges of the Fenway members have policies and practices designed to safeguard our healthy environment as well as provide the support and access needed to do so. The Colleges of the Fenway are located in the heart of Bostons academic, scientific and cultural communities and is within walking distance from landmarks such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Fenway Park, Symphony Hall and world renowned medical institutions. Jobs at Emmanuel College: http://emmanuel.edu/About_Emmanuel/Employment.htmlJobs at Massachusetts College of Art and Design...: http://www.massart.edu/About_MassArt/Careers.htmlJobs at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences: http://www.mcphs.edu/about-mcphs/careers-at-mcphsJobs at Simmons College: http://simmons.edu/overview/about/jobs/Jobs at Wentworth Institute of Technology: https://jobs.wit.edu/