General Summary of Position:
The University of Massachusetts Lowell has an exciting opening for a Counseling Clinician - Care Coordinator, part of the Wellness Center. Counseling Services strives to empower, support, and assist students in the pursuit of their academic, professional, and personal endeavors. Counseling Services clinicians work with undergraduate and graduate students to tackle challenges and remove barriers to growth, change, happiness, peace, or well-being.
The Counseling Clinician – Care Coordinator will serve as one of the first faces UMass Lowell students will see when seeking support at Counseling Services. Therefore, the ideal candidate for this position will be warm, engaging, collaborative, and welcoming to a highly diverse student population. The Counseling Clinician – Care Coordinator will conduct initial assessments of students to co-create a treatment plan and assist students in connecting with campus and off-campus resources to get their mental health goals met. The Counseling Clinician – Care Coordinator will also perform individual counseling, engage in crisis intervention, lead therapy groups, conduct advanced training seminars, and have the opportunity to supervise therapists-in-training
The Counseling Clinician – Care Coordinator will also work collaboratively as a member of the Wellness Center team to support students at University of Massachusetts Lowell. The Counseling Clinician – Care Coordinator will join a strong, hard-working, creative, spirited, and positive team of multidisciplinary mental health care providers dedicated to anti-racism and social justice. The working environment incorporates self-care into clinical practice and celebrates diversity in all its forms.
Minimum Qualifications (Required):
- Master’s degree in clinical social work, counseling, psychology or a closely related field and 2-3 years post-advanced degree clinical experience.
- Extensive knowledge of best practices in crisis intervention, clinical assessment, risk assessment, and suicide prevention.
- Experience in providing case management, care coordination, and referral services.
- Commitment to and demonstrated ability to provide multiculturally competent clinical services to a diverse student population.
- Experience in working with developmental issues common to the 18-25 year old college student population.
- Ability to maintain appropriate records via an EHR and adhere to professional confidentiality standards.
- Current license to practice in relevant clinical/counseling or social work field in U.S. required. Ability to obtain MA licensure within 4 months of hire.
- Experience within a college or university setting or with college aged students in an alternative setting. Excellent organizational skills.
- Bilingual with experience providing mental health services in language(s) other than English
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Only Internal Professional (SEIU 888 Professional Union) Bargaining candidates will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.
This is an SEIU 888 Professional Union position, Grade P17.
Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.
Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required at the time of application.