Northern Essex Community College serves approximately 5,000 credit students each semester on two campuses located in the beautiful, historic Merrimack Valley region of northeast Massachusetts. Our suburban Haverhill campus sits on 106 acres near Kenoza Lake and features a Technology Center and an award-winning Student One-Stop Center. Our urban Lawrence campus is growing rapidly, including a Health Technologies Center and additional leased space at Riverwalk Properties. Both campuses are a short drive to Boston and to the beaches and state parks along the coast.
NECC has been building an organizational culture that prizes initiative and innovation, and seeks to identify and develop the strengths in students, faculty, staff, and programs in order to grow and improve. We are also committed to the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. Our Lawrence campus was the first college in New England designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. We have significantly increased the diversity of our faculty over the last ten years, and are one of four Massachusetts colleges participating in the national Achieving the Dream initiative, which aims to improve success for low-income students and students of color at community colleges.
FULL-TIME MULTICULTURAL SPECIALIST/MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN: Student Life, Special Programs Coordinator; Monday - Friday, 9AM-5PM (37.5 hours per week), with required flexibility to adjust and work some evenings during peak times of the academic year, Hours may change based on the needs of the office; Located primarily at the Lawrence campus with some time spent on the Haverhill campus; MCCC Professional Position
Northern Essex Community College is seeking to fill a 10 month Multicultural Specialist/Mental Health Clinician position. The successful candidate will be an experienced generalist clinician with established clinical skills and outreach experience serving a diverse population with complex mental health needs. They will provide brief short-term counseling, initial assessments, crisis evaluations and consultation to the college community. This individual will coordinate and facilitate outreach programs for the Counseling and Psychological Services office.
Reports to: Director of Counseling and Psychological Services
Anticipated Start Date:August 2019
Deliver culturally-informed clinical assessments, crisis evaluations, brief and solution focused individual counseling, off-campus referrals, and consultations.
Maintain an electronic medical record for clinical notes, scheduling and developing reports.
Assists with the monthly Farmer's Market in collaboration with the Greater Boston Food Bank.
Promote and provide consultation and training to staff, faculty, and administrators about issues that pertain to student academic adjustment, psychological wellness, and crisis management.
Serves as a member of the Care and Concern Team and manage cases that are assigned.
Serve as point of contact for Lawrence NECC students who need referrals to community-based supports and collaborate with faculty and other departments to support students in the event of a personal or environmental crisis.
Serve as a liaison to existing and new community resource partners to educate and assist students with community referrals.
Provide psychoeducation workshops and classroom presentation on health education topics.
Serve as a backup for the director of the counseling center to provide after-hours consultation via college cell phone when the director is away.
Other duties as assigned.
A Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling or closely related field from an accredited institution. Independent clinical licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Ability to conduct counseling and outreach services in both English and Spanish. Highly effective interpersonal skills. Ability to work in a highly collaborative manner. Competence in providing clinical services to a diverse client population with complex mental health needs. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Counseling experience in a higher education setting. Suicide assessment, intervention, and prevention skills. Proficiency with short-term psychotherapy models. Knowledge of health insurance and social services in Massachusetts. Bilingual.
Additional Information: SALARY: $49,711 to $56,330 with complete fringe benefit package including competitive health insurance, free dental insurance, basic life insurance, long-term disability insurance, paid sick and personal leave, educational benefits for employee/spouse/dependents, and excellent retirement benefits. Actual salary calculated in compliance with MCCC/MTA classification system; Paygrade 4.
DEADLINE: June 28, 2019 POST#: 187188
Northern Essex Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, military service and national origin and any other protected class in its education programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statues and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act and related statutes and regulations, Affirmative Action, non-discrimination policies, and Title IX compliance/sexual harassment: Liz Trelegan, B-219,978-556-3928/ firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
Prospective employees are encouraged to review the College's Annual Security Report (ASR), in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which can be found on the disclosure page of the College's website at: http://www.necc.mass.edu/clery
Internal Number: 111836
About Northern Essex Community College
NECC is a public, two-year college that offers comprehensive academic programs of study leading to the Associate in Arts degree, the Associate in Science degree and Certificates of program completion.Our dedicated teaching faculty accept with enthusiasm the challenge of responding properly to the differing backgrounds of their students and, at the same time, directing and leading them toward broader understandings. Our faculty are deeply involved in the planning of each class and in the achievement of each student, and are equally dedicated to personal achievement. As well as the specialized academic opportunities and tutoring that the college provides for our students, our faculty have the time and the commitment to advise as well as instruct students, and to provide support and encouragement.