Division/College: University Health and Counseling
FT/PT: Full Time
The Northeastern University Behavioral Health (UHCS) Counselor’s primary responsibility is to provide Behavioral Health services to Northeastern University students. These services will be delivered in accordance with the UHCS model of care, and will include initial assessment, stabilization, and referral. The position involves participation in on-call and triage duties that include assessment of students who present for walk-in, same-day and urgent assessment, mas well as occasional Saturday on-site duty. On-call responsibilities also include occasional overnight availability by pager. The position may also involve outreach activities to the Northeastern University community and coordination with various support services within the University. The Behavioral Health Counselor will be responsible for making treatment recommendations and appropriate referrals for psychopharmacological assessment and ongoing therapy in the local community. Assessment of students with behavioral health emergencies, crisis response and appropriate utilization of University and community resources is included amongst the responsibilities. Time spent in the various clinical service activities may shift in proportion to changes in service demands at any given time of the year.
The Behavioral Health Counselor will often work closely with University academic and support departments and will collaborate with other members of the UHCS Behavioral Health and Medical staff as appropriate, all in the interest of providing the best possible team-oriented health care to Northeastern students. The Behavioral Health Counselor will incorporate learning opportunities as appropriate into all aspects of student assessment and treatment, including but not limited to self-care practices, safe and healthy lifestyle choices and management and navigation of health care systems.
Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology or Counseling, with Massachusetts license or eligibility, is required.
Full Massachusetts licensure as LICSW, LMHC, LMFT or Psychologist is required within one year of employment.
Strongly preferred are demonstrated experience and competency in college behavioral health issues, urgent and crisis assessment, phone triage and short-term individual and group support reflective of the needs of young adults in a dynamic college setting.
Working with adolescents and college-aged clientele, working effectively in an interdisciplinary team setting, multicultural counseling and working with a diverse student population.
Excellent demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated success interacting with patients and staff with tact, discretion, and sensitivity in a highly diverse patient and staff setting.
Ability to make safe and appropriate triage, walk-in and urgent visit assessments, formulate safety and follow-up plans and make safe and appropriate referral for ongoing community treatment.
Ability to work collaboratively within the clinical and administrative policies and procedures of a university health center setting, and with all health center and academic support staff, community-based hospitals and health care providers.
This position requires a criminal background check.
Requisition Number: STFR004974
Internal Number: 57620
About Northeastern University
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.