Senior Academic Counselor (Mental Health) – Par…

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Website Bristol Community College

Senior Academic Counselor (Mental Health) – Par…



Department: SSEM-Student Wellness

Locations: New Bedford Taunton, MA

Posted: Oct 4, 2021

Closes: Nov 3, 2021 – 11:59 PM EDT

Type: Part Time Non Benefited

Position ID: 137651

About Bristol Community College:

Bristol Community College is a public community college accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) and annually serves more than 11,000 credit students and 18,000 students who participate in noncredit activities. Bristol has core values rooted in collaboration, communication, inclusion, innovation, respect and student success. For more than 50 years, Bristol has served as a leading resource for education and economic development in the region. Bristol offers a rich variety of degree, certificate, and training programs along with flexible online offerings that lead to an associate degree, a career-ready certificate, or the ability to transfer to baccalaureate colleges throughout the state and country. Bristol’s Business Solutions & Partnerships area provides customized training for businesses and the community. The college also strives to put the needs of learners first with support services and career advancement opportunities that lead to student success by reducing barriers to educational access.

With locations in Attleboro, Fall River, New Bedford, and Taunton, Bristol Community College is nestled in charming Southeastern Massachusetts. Each location has something unique to offer – from great restaurants in the city center of Attleboro, museums and history in downtown New Bedford, to the beautiful suburban landscape at the Fall River campus and the array of shopping and dining options in Taunton. From city life to seaside, Bristol Community College locations are in close proximity to bustling metro areas such as Boston and Providence, and centrally located to the spectacular beaches and coastline of Cape Cod, Newport, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard and Block Island.

Bristol Community College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We value diversity and equity, and are committed to creating an all-inclusive community free from discrimination and harassment. Bristol believes that diversity, equity and inclusion among our community members is imperative to the success of our mission to serve our students well, and is the mainstay of our values.


Bristol Community College provides an accessible, innovative and inclusive education that prepares students to navigate and succeed in our ever-changing world.


Advancing a vibrant, diverse community through education, learner by learner.

Job Description:

POSITION TITLE: Senior Academic Counselor (Mental Health) – Part-time, up to two positions

DEPARTMENT: Student Wellness (New Bedford Campus and Taunton Center)

REPORTS TO: Director of Student Wellness


The Senior Academic Counselor for Mental Health Counseling is responsible for, but not limited to, supporting student wellness and development at the assigned Bristol location (and other college locations, as needed) by providing psychological counseling and crisis intervention services, conducting educational programming, and assisting in the development and delivery of comprehensive wellness services. This position performs mental health counseling with students, offers consultation and training services to faculty and staff, and engages in the promotion of services to students. This position works collaboratively with health and mental health counseling staff in Student Wellness, as well others in the college community.


• Provide assessment, short-term mental health counseling, and referral services to students. Services will be provided both virtually and in-person.
• Deliver consultation services to college administrators, faculty, and staff regarding student behavior/needs.
• Support the Student Wellness department by establishing goals, designing and implementing services, and assisting with the development of clinical protocols and policies.
• Conduct programs and workshops to provide training and education to students, faculty, and staff.
• Assist with the development, implementation, and promotion of effective strategies to support emotional and behavioral challenges of students.
• Respond to psychological emergencies and provide crisis intervention services.
• Maintain accurate and confidential counseling records; assist with the improvement of record-keeping methods.
• Identify and build partnerships with local agencies/community resources as sources of education and referral for Bristol students in the designated service areas. Consult with and make referrals to local providers to support specific student needs.
• Participate in departmental meetings and activities.
• Maintain professional knowledge in student mental health counseling trends and practices; research professional literature; maintain professional affiliations; attend conferences, workshops, and trainings.
• Prepare reports based on data collection and analysis.
• Focus on customer service best practices when working with Bristol community members, including faculty, staff, and students.
• Focus on the Commonwealth’s Equity Agenda by applying related best practices throughout all job functions and work collaboratively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
• Perform other duties as assigned, consistent with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.




NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all required qualifications must be met by date of hire.

• Minimum of a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Social Work, or closely related field, such as counseling.*
• Minimum of ten (10) years of experience that includes psychological counseling, psycho-therapy services, crisis intervention, social work, and personal computer operations.*
• *An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience shall be considered.
• Demonstrated ability to inform and guide others by applying principles of professional counseling in addressing specific situations.
• Demonstrated ability to evaluate, audit, deduce, and/or assess data using established criteria.
• Demonstrated proficiency in using Microsoft Office, Office 365, and other technologies.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• The ability to work effectively with a diverse student body, faculty and staff.


• Possess and maintain a Mental Health Counseling License (LMHC) or Social Work License (LICSW), valid in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, or have the ability to obtain one.
• Experience working in higher education with college students, preferably at a community college.
• Experience working in a college counseling center or similar environment.
• Demonstrated experience in case management and crisis intervention.
• Ability to speak a language in addition to English.

Additional Information:

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: The employee must meet the physical demands and work environment of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable those with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

POSITION STATUS: This is an MCCC/MTA, part time, non-benefitted, up to 18.5 hours per week, unit position.

SALARY: $30.03 per hour.

Application Instructions:

TO APPLY: Please complete our online application by clicking on the “Apply” button.


1) A completed Bristol Community College Employment Application.

2) A current resume/curriculum vitae.

3) A cover letter that demonstrates how your skills and experience meet the desired and required qualifications of the position (not limited in length).

All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Bristol Community College is an institution that does not sponsor work authorization.

A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted for all positions.

The college will independently verify education credentials as provided on the application. For certain positions that require a college degree, the hired candidate must supply official transcripts upon hire. Transcripts must include your name and degrees conferred.

Bristol Community College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We value diversity and equity, and are committed to creating an all-inclusive community free from discrimination and harassment. Bristol believes that diversity, equity and inclusion among our community members is imperative to the success of our mission to serve our students well, and is the mainstay of our values.

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