Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.
Staff Psychologist, Senior Staff Psychologist, or Social Worker
University Counseling Services of Boston College has an opening for a full time Staff or Senior Staff Psychologist or Social Worker. This is a full-time, 12-month position. Benefits are excellent and the salary range is competitive with peer institutions. We are seeking a clinician with demonstrated skills and investment in working with diverse student populations, and in providing effective time limited individual and group therapy. Staff psychologists would also have the opportunity to provide supervision within an established postdoctoral training program.
University Counseling Services (UCS) is a vibrant and well respected member of the university community. The mission of UCS is to address the mental health needs of the Boston College community, assisting students in the integration of the intellectual, emotional and spiritual dimensions of their lives. We seek to innovate and welcome opportunities for development of new ideas and approaches to the work, to which new staff may well contribute. The staff of UCS provides a wide range of direct clinical services to a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students. The UCS staff also works with faculty, staff, and administrators in consultation, outreach and numerous collaborative initiatives.
University Counseling Services is highly utilized with nearly 2,000 students receiving individual services each year. Counseling Services maintains close connections with the academic units of the university as well as with Student Affairs. The department enjoys strong working relationships with faculty, staff and administrators, as well as with various student groups. We work to be a welcoming and supportive resource to all students and the broader campus community.
UCS is highly invested in recognizing and honoring diversity among its staff and clients, evidenced by the guiding work of our Diversity Committee and ongoing attention to themes of culturally responsible clinical practice. UCS devotes both resources and attention to fostering an environment that values awareness and appreciation of all aspects of diversity. Our department's Diversity Committee works to support marginalized and disenfranchised student populations as well as facilitate training and discussion forums for UCS staff on issues of diversity. At the larger institutional level, BC recruits and supports a student body that is increasingly comprised of persons of color and persons who come from backgrounds of social and economic disenfranchisement. Presently, the proportion of students identified as AHANA (African American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American) at BC is approximately 35%. Students with one or more marginalized identities are a large portion of clients served by UCS.
Individual and group counseling and psychotherapy
Emergency coverage and crisis intervention
Solution focused time limited therapy
Clinical consultation to faculty, staff, students, and families
Outreach and training
Supervision of post-doctoral fellows
Collaboration with departmental psychiatrists
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in understanding unique mental health needs of students of color, particularly Black/African American students, on a college campus
Previous experience working in a University Counseling Service
Typical hours are 8:45am - 5:00pm Monday - Friday. Some evening on-call is required as a back-up to external emergency coverage.
Each staff member is expected to contribute to the greater goals of the division and the university. These contributions (outside of your primary work area) may include supporting division and university-wide initiatives, staffing events, and serving on committees as needed. Some of this work may take place on weekends and outside of normal business hours.
Required Application Materials: Please send CV and Cover Letter, including contacts for two professional references.
Title and salary commensurate with relevant experience based on the following titles and hiring ranges:
For Senior Staff Psychologist: $86,200 -$107,750 Completed doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology; licensure as a psychologist in Massachusetts Minimum of 5 years of post-licensure experience providing psychotherapy in a university mental health setting or similar setting Demonstrated skill and investment in working with BIPOC client populations Experience with clinical supervision of junior staff.
For Staff Psychologist: $78,120 -$97,650 Completed doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology Licensure as a psychologist in Massachusetts within 3 months of starting. Demonstrated skill and investment in working with BIPOC client populations
For Staff Clinician: $76,200 -$90,750 MSW from a CSWE-accredited program or a Board-approved doctoral degree in social work Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts Demonstrated skill and investment in working with BIPOC client populations Minimum of 3 years of post-licensure experience providing psychotherapy in a university mental health setting or similar setting
Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:
Tuition remission for Employees
Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance
Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.