The Northeastern University Behavioral Health Counselor's primary responsibility is to provide psychological counseling services to Northeastern University students.
These services will include psychological evaluation, crisis intervention and brief psychotherapy. The position may also involve outreach activities to the Northeastern University community and collaboration with various support services within the University. The counselor will be responsible for making appropriate referrals for psychopharmacological evaluation and external ongoing counseling, and for referral to emergency mental health services, when appropriate. Time spent amongst the various clinical service activities may shift in proportion to changes in service demands at any given time of the year. The counselor will often work closely with University academic departments and Student Affairs, and will collaborate with medical clinicians at the UHCS as appropriate, all in the interest of providing the best possible team-oriented health care to Northeastern students.
A Master's degree in Social Work or Counseling, with Massachusetts license or eligibility, is required. Strongly preferred 5+ years' experience and competency in urgent and crisis assessment and treatment, short-term psychotherapy, treatment of alcohol/drug abuse, working with adolescents and college-aged clientele, demonstrated success in working effectively in an interdisciplinary team setting, and must work exceptionally well with students identifying as BIPOC, LGBTQ students, international students, and other under-represented students and communities on campus. Must have a sophisticated understanding of how intersectionality, privilege, and socioeconomic status relate to the mental health of a global student community.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.