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Per Diem Counselor (unlicensed)

Company: Salem State College
Location: Salem
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

General Statement of Duties

The per diem counselor is a part-time, non-benefitted position with the counseling and health services clinical team, delivering psychological services to members of the Salem State student body and providing consultation to the staff and community. It is open to those with a masters degree in clinical or counseling psychology, mental health counseling, or social work. The position is a temporary appointment. Funding is potentially available for up to 20 hours a week and scheduled between the hours of 9-5 M/Tu/Th/F. Applicants should indicate availability and desired number of hours or range of hours they would like to be considered for.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide psychological care in the individual therapy format with SSU undergraduate and graduate students. Therapists should be comfortable working in a brief therapy model, generally meeting biweekly and supporting students for 1-2 semesters. Provide consultation for CHS staff and campus staff/faculty, as needed. Related case management duties include coordinating with students, their families, off campus care providers, and on campus support services and documenting contacts. This can include assistance with referrals for students who need longer term or more intensive services. Related crisis service duties include coverage for urgent care/emergency appointment times across the course of the week, and assisting with unscheduled walk-in emergencies. While rare, the counselor could also be responsible for coordinating involuntary psychiatric holds ("Section 12") with staff eligible to apply for such holds, or in coordination with other CHS clinicians and local emergency services. Follow all related departmental and university protocols and procedures, including standards for documentation and emergencies.


Required Qualifications:

* Master's degree in clinical or counseling psychology or social work
* 2 years pre-licensure practicum or internship training experience
* Experience serving a diverse college student population

Preferred Qualifications:

* Commitment to providing trauma-informed, culturally responsive care

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please apply online and attach a resume and cover letter. Application review will begin immediately and continue until an adequate pool is developed. A writing sample will be requested of applicants under active consideration.

Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university

Working Conditions:

Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. For accommodation information or requests please email

Please note: Contracted positions are part-time and non-benefitted. All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Contracted positions are not eligible for H1B Visa sponsorship.

EEO Statement:

Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.

Keywords: Salem State College, Salem , Per Diem Counselor (unlicensed), Other , Salem, Massachusetts

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