Founded in 1873, MassArt is the first free-standing public college of art and design in the United States. The College excels in the education of professional artists, designers, and art educators and is an integral contributor to the cultural and intellectual life and creative economy of the Greater Boston region, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and beyond. Located in Boston’s hub of arts and culture along the Avenue of the Arts, MassArt enrolls over 2,000 students and offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in 18 disciplines, as well as continuing education and youth programs.
With a focus on social justice and equity, the Community Therapist maintains high student contact via outreach and programming, working closely with departments on campus that support students who are experiencing problems in areas such as mental or physical health, finances, social injustices, and adjustment to college that may affect their academic performance or other aspects of their MassArt experience. The Community Therapist provides clinical services to an ongoing caseload - using a variety of interventions, referrals, and follow up services. Responsibilities also include student contact via regular meetings, triage, case management, and engaging and consulting with MassArt staff, faculty, administration, and outside treatment providers to ensure optimal student care.
Supervision Exercised:May provide clinical supervision to graduate student traineesSalary:$55k - $65k, commensurate with skills and experience
This is a 10-month position (work ten months a year, with two months off)
SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
Serve as a direct liaison to various campus partners such as the Justice, Equity, and Transformation office (JET); the Compass program (serving first generation to college students); the International Education Center (IEC); and Residential Life to promote wellness initiatives as they relate to the experiences that these populations face. This includes assisting students with navigating systems (particularly within a PWI), accessing campus resources, and building a sense of community and belongingness at MassArt.
With a focus on social justice and equity, provide culturally informed clinical mental health services to all MassArt students. Ensure clinical services and record-keeping are in ethical and regulatory compliance.
Lead workshops and conversations about identity, equity, social justice, systems, and how these intersect with mental and physical health.
Based on level of licensure and experience, support the CWC clinical training program, which has justice and equity at the core of its developmental framework. This includes involvement with the selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of clinical trainees as well as participation in seminars, case conferences, and other meetings relevant to the training program.
Participation in regular CWC staff meetings, Student Development divisional meetings, and other campus-wide meetings, including search committee service.
CWC staff may need to assist in campus emergencies, crises, or postvention situations involving MassArt students. Although rare, CWC staff should be prepared to assist in extenuating circumstances.
Attend / assist with College functions of general importance to the student body or College (e.g., Orientation, Commencement).
Perform other related duties, as assigned.
Promote the University’s commitment to customer service by:
Build effective partnerships with co-workers throughout the University by freely sharing appropriate information and providing assistance when needed.
Ensuring optimum service to all internal and external partners in response to all requests for service and information.
Maintaining an environment that is welcoming to persons of all backgrounds, nationalities, and roles.
This is an example of office positions:
Occasional (10-33%)- Reaching, pushing, grasping and pulling. Lifting of up to 10 pounds.
Frequent (34-66%)- Standing and walking
Constant (67-100%)- Viewing of computer screen and reports, sitting, repetitive motion, talking and hearing.
Education: Master’s degree in social work, counseling, or related mental health field required. Licensed or license-eligible (within a maximum of 12 months) as an LICSW, LMHC, or Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Experience: Two to four years of experience providing direct, clinical, mental health services.
Commitment to socially just and equitable practice and a developmental training model.
Demonstrated skill providing clinical services for diverse clients, including international populations and clients who identify along the gender, sexual orientation, and romantic spectra.
Familiarity with the issues that people from marginalized groups face as they navigate within 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, including the ability to work well with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds and to work in a highly collaborative manner
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Commitment to the developmental orientation of the CWC.
Successful candidates will be required to meet pre-employment background screening requirements.
Demonstrated experience with computer information systems
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.
Prior experience with Colleague and/or Titanium preferred.
Strong outreach, presentation, and consultation skills.
Experience providing process group therapy.
Community Therapist Supplemental Questionnaire (* Required Question)
* 1. Do you have a Master's Degree in social work, counseling, or related mental health, or are you licensed or license-eligible (within a maximum of 12 months) as an LICSW, LMHC, or Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. [Yes/No]
* 2. Do you have two to four years of experience providing direct, clinical, mental health services? [Yes/No]
* 3. Are you a member of the Association of Professional Administrators (APA) union? [Yes/No]
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.
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.
MassArt strives to be a model of diversity and inclusion; the campus community reflects the layers of cultural and self identity that proudly make up our region, nation, and world. We respect, value, and celebrate the strengths, characteristics, and perspectives of all and promote an inclusive environment that leverages the unique contributions of each individual, group, and organization into all aspects of our work.
Social inclusion at MassArt honors our commitment to diversity & inclusion by recognizing the integrity, contributions, strengths, and value of different cultural, language, and social groups. Social inclusion includes, but is not limited to, race/ethnicity, physical abilities/qualities, disability, gender, sexual orientation, age, religious beliefs, class, educational background, and employment category.
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