Posted: Nov 11, 2020

Clinical Coordinator/Diversity Specialist

Springfield College - Springfield, MA
Application Deadline: Dec 4, 2020
Staff Psychologist / Social Worker / Counselor

Springfield College is seeking applications for a Clinical Coordinator/Diversity Specialist reporting to the Director of Counseling. This position is a full-time, 12-month position that provides direct psychological counseling services in the form of individual, couples, and group therapy to Springfield College students to assist them in improving their personal and academic functioning.

In addition to looking for an excellent generalist therapist, due to the needs of our student population, we are particularly interested in individuals who have special training, interest and/or experience in working with African American/Black Student and/or Latinx/Latino/Latina Student populations.

The position will have the opportunity to strengthen outreach connections with diversity partners on campus and will also provide training in equity, diversity, and multiculturalism to the campus community as well as Counseling Center staff and trainees. A key focus of the position will be on the safety and wellness of our Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) students through counseling, crisis intervention, training, and community engagement (i.e. programming, relationship building and liaison-ships).

The position provides clinical supervision to graduate trainees to allow them to provide similar psychological services for our students.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide individual, group and couples psychological counseling for students, establishing treatment goals and providing clinical services to meet these goals and documenting work in the medical record with an emphasis on promoting mental health of students from culturally marginalized and underrepresented groups.
  • Provide clinical supervision for one or more graduate associates who work in the Counseling Center by overseeing and reviewing their clinical work, verifying and signing off on their clinical notes, and providing weekly face-to-face supervision.
  • Provide crisis counseling coverage for the students (approximately one week a month) in a 24/7 role for any psychological crisis calls/incidents along with providing crisis intervention and assessment services during regular office hours by assessing imminent harm to self and others and creating crisis treatment plans to provide for safety.
  • Initiate and implement culturally-sensitive outreach programs, presentations, and workshops to meet special interests and developmental needs of students.
  • Contribute to staff in-service training and didactic training with a focus on multicultural issues, especially as related to culturally marginalized and underrepresented groups.
  • Maintain communication with various constituents by regularly checking and replying to various emails and phone calls from students, parents/concerned others, and faculty/staff in regards to psychological concerns about students.
  • Master's degree required in a mental health field such as (but not limited to) Counseling, Social Work, and Psychology with 1-3 years of directly related experience.
  • Must be licensed or licensed eligible in the state of Massachusetts as a mental health professional.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in a clinical or educational setting.
  • Thorough knowledge of the developmental issues of 17 to 25-year-olds.
  • For a person to be successful in this role they must have a very strong working knowledge of psychological theories and techniques, along with a demonstrated ability to engage in culturally responsive counseling.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to handle stressful and complex situations while collaborating with many other people.
  • Intermediate level of proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, Google (Gmail, calendar, docs) and electronic medical records.
  • This position requires serving on-call 24/7 certain weeks. Occasional evening, holiday, or weekend work required for crisis on-call, outreach programming, and special events.
  • Prior experience in college counseling center
  • Knowledge and experience providing race-based trauma informed brief individual and group counseling
  • Experience in empowering and addressing the treatment needs of individuals from historically oppressed populations
  • Experience providing short-term individual therapy
  • ¬∑Ability to speak and comprehend Spanish at a conversational level.