Temporary Counselor - 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 Interim Director of Counseling Services, the Counselor 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. Develop programs and advise students on concerns related to cultural adjustment and diversity toward meeting the needs of a diverse population. Participate on committees, collaborate and consult with administrators, faculty and students on issues/programs related to mental health on campus. Establish and maintain effective and productive working relationships with ethnic, cultural, and socially diverse populations. 


  • Counsel students individually regarding mental health and personal concerns. Maintain an ongoing caseload of personal counseling cases using a short-term treatment model.
  • Conduct intakes for personal counseling and refer as appropriate to community agencies for psychiatric evaluation, medications and/or longer-term treatment.
  • 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.
  • Maintain all clinical documentation and enter data into personal counseling electronic medical records (EMR) program for statistical reporting.
  • Attend and participate in individual clinical supervision and group supervision including case presentations.
  • Provide student-related consultation to members of the Berklee community as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Some evenings and weekends required.

Required Skills

  • Strong psychological assessment/differential diagnosis skills.
  • Strong crisis intervention skills with experience treating a high-risk population (inpatient, day treatment, or hotline counseling).

Required Experience

  • Licensed (LICSW, LMHC, or equivalent) or license-eligible within one year of hire required. Minimum of two years’ experience providing counseling services. Master’s degree in Counseling or related area required.
  • Solid knowledge of multicultural theories and models applicable to counseling. Two years’ experience working with diverse population required.
  • Knowledge of student development and psychological theories and principles. Experience in college mental health preferred.
  • Familiarity with mental health systems and resources.
  • Experience with case management and referrals to providers.

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

  • Temporary Counselor
  • Learning lab for the music of today
  • Cultivating the musicianship of all students
  • Holistic and constantly evolving diversity
  • Counseling
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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