Counselor - Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts

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Berklee College of Music

Boston, Massachusetts

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Reporting to the Director of Counseling Services, the counselor provides mental health services to the student population including psychological assessment, crisis intervention, short term individual, group psychotherapy and referrals to community providers. In addition, the counselor participates in on-going collaboration with other members of the Health and Wellness staff in providing psycho-educational programming and outreach services to the student population. The counselor may also provide consultation to faculty, staff and student leaders as directed by the Director of Counseling Services. This position may require some evening and Saturday availability.


  • Provide mental health services to student population and maintain an ongoing clinical caseload using a short-term treatment model. Provide group therapy as time permits.
  • Conduct assessments for personal counseling and refer as appropriate to community providers for psychiatric evaluation, medications and/or longer-term treatment.
  • Provide crisis intervention services as part of emergency counselor rotation and as needed.
  • Maintain all pertinent clinical documentation and enter data into counseling medical record.
  • Attend and participate in individual clinical supervision as well as and peer group supervision and case presentation.
  • Attend and participate in CAC departmental meetings (staff meeting, staff development meeting).
  • Serve as member of Readmittance Review Team (RRT) as assigned. Follow up with students as appropriate.
  • Provide consultation to staff, faculty and student leaders of the Berklee community as directed by Director of Counseling Services.
  • Serve on appropriate college-wide committees as requested.
  • Maintain licensure requirements and carry professional liability insurance.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Employees are responsible for maintaining an environment that is free from discrimination, intimidation, coercion or harassment, including sexual harassment. Work is performed indoors and primarily in an office setting. The noise level is usually low to moderate. While performing the duties of this position, the employee may be required to travel.


Some evenings, weekends, and holidays may be required. Counselors may be expected to serve on-call in various capacities.

Required Skills

  • Strong psychological assessment, individual and group counseling skills.
  • Ability to engage with multicultural and diverse student populations.
  • Strong consultation and presentation/training skills.

Required Experience

  • Massachusetts licensure (LICSW, LMHC, Psychologist, or equivalent) preferred, or required within one year of employment.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience providing counseling services.
  • Master’s degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or related field required.
  • Strong crisis intervention skills and experience in treatment for alcohol/drug use and eating disorders preferred.
  • Knowledge of student development and psychological theories and principles. Experience in college mental health preferred.
  • Familiarity with mental health systems and resources.  Knowledge of medical insurance eligibility requirements.

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