Located in Boston?s historic Fenway area, Simmons has a strong tradition of empowering women and challenging traditional gender roles. Simmons University was one of the first higher education institutions to prepare women to become leaders and has evolved to become a university offering a women?s undergraduate program and graduate programs open to all. You?re joining our community at an especially exciting time as one of our strategic goals is to become the most inclusive campus in New England. You?ll find that people who work here are truly committed to our mission of preparing students to become champions of social justice and leaders in their professions and their communities. This commitment and pride make for a dynamic workplace.Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual?s community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices?at all levels, for all positions?ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.Job SummarySimmons University is looking for a Social Worker/Counselor to join the Counseling Center (?Center?). Reporting to the Director, the Social Worker/Counselor will provide individual assessment, crisis management, community referrals, and short and longer-term counseling to Simmons undergraduate and graduate students. From supporting the Center?s outreach efforts, with a focus on outreach to underrepresented communities, to participating in the intern training program, the Social Worker will play a critical role in creating an inclusive and supportive community for all students.As a University committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, we seek candidates who embody these values and who have proven experience working successfully with individuals across a broad spectrum of identifies and perspectives.Responsibilities:Clinical Services:Assess individual client?s biopsychosocial history, including familial and cultural influences, along with current functioning to determine clinically appropriate interventions and services;Provide referral to community providers, as appropriate, based on client?s financial and psychological resources;Provide short or longer-term counseling, as clinically appropriate, to Simmons undergraduate and graduate students;Provide urgent care for students who are experiencing a mental health crisis;Complete all necessary paperwork in a timely manner (assessment, weekly notes, forms for accommodations, etc). Outreach and Programming:Work closely with Counseling Center?s Outreach Coordinator, trainees, campus student groups, residence life and other campus partners;Work directly with student groups, with a focus on underrepresented communities, to offer support and consultation;Facilitate support group for underrepresented students and/or groups in coordination with the Multicultural Center;Provide individual and/or small group supervision to trainee(s) commiserate with level of clinical experience prior to working at Simmons;Participate in intern selection process in the winter;Collaborate with staff to plan and facilitate the intern orientation in August;Attend and participate in the intern training seminars, including facilitating a small group supervision-consultation group and providing individual supervision if licensed;Consult with interns as needed.Center OperationsParticipate in staff meetings and offer relevant clinical and administrative contributions;Carry the on-call phone on a rotating-basis;Assist with various administrative tasks as requested by the Counseling Center Director.Qualifications:Master?s Degree in Social Work or Psychology required;LICSW/LMHC strongly preferred;Relevant professional experience,preferably in college/higher education and/or at a medical or mental health clinic;Ability to handle sensitive situations with professionalism, discretion and confidentiality;Strong communication and organizational skills;Ability to work some evenings and/or weekends as necessary;Proven experience successfully working with individuals from a diverse range of identities and perspectives.Required Application Materials:ResumeCover LetterPosition Details:This is a full-time, 9-month position that is benefit eligible.Salary GradeS07Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the "Resume/CV" box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual?s community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices?at all levels, for all positions?ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.
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The five educational institutions that make up Colleges of the Fenway view diversity as a key component in the growth of our students' educational experience as well as our ongoing journey as professionals charged with maintaining the world class status of our institutions. By drawing from a wide cultural palette, we ensure that we have access to the full range of talent available. Through our respect for the vast array of backgrounds we create an environment that will help that talent grow. It is within an environment of respect that we are able to build and work toward our goals. Our goal is to create an atmosphere that values mutual respect. All Colleges of the Fenway members have policies and practices designed to safeguard our healthy environment as well as provide the support and access needed to do so. The Colleges of the Fenway are located in the heart of Boston?s academic, scientific and cultural communities and is within walking distance from landmarks such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Fenway Park, Symphony Hall and world renowned medical institutions. Jobs at Emmanuel College: http://emmanuel.edu/About_Emmanuel/Employment.htmlJobs at Massachusetts College of Art and Desig...n: http://www.massart.edu/About_MassArt/Careers.htmlJobs at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences: http://www.mcphs.edu/about-mcphs/careers-at-mcphsJobs at Simmons College: http://simmons.edu/overview/about/jobs/Jobs at Wentworth Institute of Technology: https://jobs.wit.edu/