Counselor/Diversity Specialist - Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts

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Berklee College of Music

Boston, Massachusetts

United States


Detailed Job Description

Under the direction of the Director of Counseling Services the Counselor / Diversity Specialist will counsel students individually regarding mental health concerns using a short-term model and refer as appropriate to community providers. Provide crisis intervention services including psychiatric hospitalization as needed. Offer counseling services to the Asian and Asian American student population. Develop programs and advise students on concerns related to cultural adjustment and diversity toward meeting the needs of a diverse population. Provide consultation for the personal counseling staff in the area of multicultural counseling. Participate on committees, collaborate and consult with administrators, faculty and students on issues/programs related to diversity awareness on campus. Establish and maintain effective and productive working relationships with ethnic, cultural, and socially diverse populations. Establish and maintain effective and productive working relationships with ethnic, cultural, and socially diverse populations.

Use of Capabilities required (Illustrated by Typical Activities)

  1. Counsel students individually regarding mental health and personal concerns. Maintain an ongoing caseload of personal counseling cases using a short-term treatment model. Provide group therapy as time permits.
  2. Conduct intakes for personal counseling and refer as appropriate to community agencies for psychiatric evaluation, medications and/or longer-term treatment.
  3. Provide crisis intervention services as part of emergency counselor rotation and as needed. Coordinate with Public Safety, Residence Life, after-hours on-call counselor (AHOC), and outside agencies as appropriate. Facilitate psychiatric hospitalizations in consultation with peers, Director or Associate Director of Counseling Services, and/or Dean of Students Office, and AHOC as needed.
  4. Develop and conduct groups/seminars/workshops on diversity awareness, cultural adjustment with specialized outreach to Asian and Asian American community.
  5. Provide advocacy and training to faculty and staff on the mental health needs of a diverse student population. Collaborate with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to plan and implement training and outreach programs.
  6. Assist the Director of Counseling in identifying and meeting professional development needs of CAC staff related to multicultural counseling competency and diversity awareness.
  7. May supervise Master’s level graduate intern(s) in full year internships as assigned by the Assoc. Director of Counseling. Provide weekly individual supervision, give ongoing feedback and monitor development. Provide written evaluations as part of field training requirements.
  8. Maintain all clinical documentation and enter data into personal counseling electronic medical records (EMR) program for statistical reporting.
  9. Participate in intern selection process and offer recommendations to Associate Director of Counseling Services for selection process.
  10. Attend and participate in individual clinical supervision and group supervision including case presentations.
  11. Attend and participate in Health & Wellness departmental and Student Affairs divisional staff meetings.
  12. Serve as member of Readmittance Review Team (RRTs) as assigned. Follow up with students as appropriate.
  13. Provide student-related consultation to members of the Berklee community as needed.
  14. Participate in policy and procedure writing as assigned by Director of Counseling.
  15. Serve on appropriate college-wide committees as request, i.e., ASFA
  16. Undertake a program of professional development activities ( CEU’s) developed in conjunction with the Director of Counseling Services. Maintain licensure requirements and carry professional liability insurance.
  17. Other duties as assigned.

Other Requirements

  1. Some evenings and weekends may be required.

Required Skills

  1. Strong psychological assessment/differential diagnosis skills; individual and group counseling skills.
  2. Strong consultation and presentation/training skills.
  3. Ability to understand and explain the complexities of the college, academic, curricular policy to students preferred; ability to assist students in implementing their educational goals.

Required Experience

  1. Licensed (LICSW, LMHC, or equivalent) or license-eligible within one year of hire required. Minimum of 5 years’ experience providing counseling services. Master’s degree in Counseling or related area required.
  2. Fluency in Korean, Cantonese or Japanese is required
  3. Strong crisis intervention skills with a minimum of 3 years’ experience treating a high-risk population (inpatient, day treatment, hotline counseling or acute outpatient).
  4. Solid knowledge of multicultural theories and models applicable to counseling. Two years’ experience working with diverse population required. Experience with Asian and Asian American populations is required. Experience providing outreach and programming related to diversity awareness and cultural adjustment issues within the Asian community at Berklee.
  5. Knowledge of student development and psychological theories and principles. Experience in college mental health preferred
  6. Familiarity with mental health systems and resources.

Berklee College of Music is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.

Keyword Phrases

  • Counselor/Diversity Specialist
  • Learning lab for the music of today
  • Cultivating the musicianship of all students
  • Holistic and constantly evolving diversity
  • Counseling
  • Multicultural Affairs and Affirmative Action
  • International Programs
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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