Healthcare, Social Work, Staff/Administrative, Student Affairs/Services
The staff therapist is responsible for providing individual and group counseling and psychotherapy. With an increasingly racially and culturally diverse student body, our ideal candidate will view their work through a lens of diversity and inclusion. The staff therapist will be joining Bates at an exciting time during which we are employing a cross-institutional strategy to achieve a fully inclusive community for Bates students, alumni, staff, and faculty. The staff therapist will partner with the Director of CAPS on occasional educational and psycho-educational programming.
Key accountabilities include:
Clinical Work (90%)
Maintains an active clinical caseload, providing individual and group counseling and psychotherapy to students.
Provides crisis and ongoing counseling services for student with acute psychological concerns.
Provides consultation, training, and outreach to students, faculty, staff, and parents.
Completes clinical documentation and ensures that all documentation meets established standards.
Conducts mental health evaluations, diagnoses and refers patients to appropriate levels of care.
Conducts consultation when contacted by ProtoCall to help determine next steps when the ProtoCall counselor has questions or concerns about a student in crisis. Responsibility for accessing and conveying all necessary clinical information from Titanium and ProtoCall for hospital intake.
Campus Partnerships / Education / Outreach (10%)
In collaboration with the Director of CAPS and campus partners, provide occasional educational and psycho-educational programming to students.
In collaboration with the Director of CAPS, supports and collaborates with student clubs and organizations on campus regarding programming efforts in their particular areas of interest.
Serves as on-call staff for emergent situations in which the CAPS on-call system (ProtoCall) requires professional consultation.
Completes other duties as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor or designee that are consistent with the responsibilities of the position.
Attends training and professional development opportunities for continuing education credits (CEU) to maintain Maine licensure in good standing.
This is a full-time, 10 months per year position (August 15th – June 15th)
The successful candidate will have an advanced degree in Social Work, Clinical, or Counseling Psychology from an accredited program. Ph.D. or Psy.D. preferred. Must have valid licensure in the current state, with the ability to obtain licensure in Maine within 90 days of employment. Continued employment is contingent upon obtaining licensure.
The ideal candidate will have:
3+ years of clinical experience in college mental health or related area, treating late adolescents and emerging adults.
Strong clinical, diagnostic, interpersonal, and collaborative skills.
Experience working with common presenting concerns of college students such as anxiety, depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, etc.
Experience working as part of a health care team, inclusive of families and College staff.
Experience in current college mental health issues including familiarity with diversity of treatment modalities commonly used with this population.
Experience developing and leading educational and psycho-educational programs and community outreach efforts.
Demonstrated success in supporting students from underrepresented groups, including students from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, first-generation-to-college students, and low-income students.
Demonstrated proficiency with crisis assessment, management, support, and intervention within a multidisciplinary model for student wellness.
Demonstrable experience and expertise in LGBTQ and Men’s Issues preferred.
Possesses the highest integrity providing clinical care in a college mental health setting, including documentation in student charts (in EMR) in accordance with the center’s policies and the broad ethical guidelines of mental health practice, HIPAA, and medical care.
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and be in compliance with HIPAA, FERPA, and the ethical and legal guidelines associated with one’s nursing and mental health professional associations.
Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships. Must be flexible, collaborative and have a positive attitude.
Ability to establish rapport quickly with student clients and their families, while maintaining appropriate boundaries.
Ability to remain composed and friendly with distressed students and others; maintains neutrality and works well under stress.
Excellent communication (written, verbal and presentation) skills. Ability to write concise, logical, analytical reports to convey complex issues. Lead group discussions.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to synthesize complex or diverse information.
Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities with minimal supervision.
Keen attention to detail necessary for successful documentation, planning and execution.
Proficiency in basic data management systems and basic computer applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Willingness and ability to learn additional applications as needed.
Ability and willingness to travel (by car, air, train or bus) domestically and internationally as needed.
Ability and willingness to work weekends, evenings, on-call and other non-traditional schedules.
Personal commitment to excellence and the mission of a top-tier small liberal arts college.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity and to serving the needs of a culturally and educationally diverse and inclusive community with diplomacy and tact.
Successful completion of a background check.
Bates College offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits (health, dental, 9% retirement contribution with potential for an additional 3% match, 24 days of vacation, 12 paid holidays, free parking, access to library and athletic facilities & more) and a supportive, collegial environment in a drug- and smoke-free workplace. *Benefits may be tied to years of service or may be prorated for employees working less than full-time or 12 months.
Bates is internationally recognized as a leading liberal arts college, attracting 2,000 students from across the U.S. and around the world.
Since 1855, Bates has been dedicated to educating the whole person through creative and rigorous scholarship in a collaborative residential community. Committed to opportunity and excellence, Bates has always admitted students without regard to gender, race, religion, or national origin.
Cultivating intellectual discovery and informed civic action, Bates prepares leaders sustained by a love of learning and zeal for responsible stewardship of the wider world. Bates engages the forces — intellectual trends, demographic changes, and technology — that are transforming higher education and the world into which our students graduate.
Bates has highly competitive admissions, graduates over 90 percent of its entering students, and more than half of its alumni earn graduate degrees. Bates employs 200 faculty members and 550 staff.
The college is proud of deep roots in the Lewiston/Auburn community, Maine’s second-largest urban area with a population of approximately 65,000. Bates is located on a beautiful, 133-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, an emerging city with an entrepreneurial climate, a lively arts scene, and a dynamic business community. Bates is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 350 miles north of New York City.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. This position requires the successful completion of a pre-employment background screening. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. (References will not be contacted without your permission.)
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About Bates College
Founded in 1855, Bates is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, with a long history of commitments to principles of human dignity and diversity.Since its inception, Bates has been a coeducational, nonsectarian, residential college with special commitments to academic rigor and to programs and opportunities by qualified learners of all backgrounds. Historically, Bates students and graduates have linked education with service, leadership, and obligations beyond themselves.Bates has highly competitive admission, graduates over 90% of its entering students, and over half of its alumni earn graduate degrees. Bates has 1,700 students, 200 faculty members and 550 staff and administrative employees.The College is proud of its strong involvements in the Lewiston-Auburn communities, Maine’s second largest urban area, with a population of approximately 65,000. Bates is located on a beautiful, 109-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, Maine, a lively small city enjoying an exciting economic and cultural revitalization. With an engaged citizenry, lively arts scene, and historic downtown, this walkable city is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 340 miles north of New York City.