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

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








Department: SSEM-Student Wellness


Locations: New Bedford Taunton, MA


Posted: May 20, 2021


Closes: Jun 19, 2021 – 11:59 PM EDT


Type: Part Time Non Benefited


Position ID: 131293


About Bristol Community College:


Join the Bristol community for work and life!


Bristol Community College (Bristol) is an exciting place to work, learn, and grow! Bristol is one of the largest employers in the South Coast region and is dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment with a rich diversity of beliefs, cultures, languages, abilities, and lifestyles. Committed to enriching its educational experience through a supportive community, Bristol actively encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply and achieve our vision to change the world by changing lives, learner by learner. Our employees work collaboratively across the college to ensure the practice of shared governance and transparency in helping to move the college towards comprehensive, innovative solutions, and to empower and meet the needs of our always evolving Bristol community. If you share a passion for helping a diverse student body succeed and enjoy a fast-paced, inclusive, and gratifying work environment, Bristol is the employer for you!


As a Commonwealth of Massachusetts employer, Bristol offers benefitted employees a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, including health, dental, life, long-term disability, retirement, flexible spending, and paid time off (vacation, personal, sick, and holiday pay). Tuition waiver discounts for Bristol and the Commonwealth’s public higher education institutions are available for benefitted positions and certain non-benefited positions. Non-benefited positions are eligible for a retirement fund, paid time off (sick pay), as well as savings plans (available to all non-student employees). More information can be found on our


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


STATEMENT OF DUTIES: 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 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.

• Must 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 within 90 days of hire.

• 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.




• 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, working nine months per academic year (August 15 through May 15).


SALARY: $30.03 per hour.


Application Instructions:


TO APPLY: Please complete our online application by clicking on the “Apply” button. The position will be open to applicants for 30 calendar days from the posting date.




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 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.




Bristol Community College is a public community college accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Bristol has core values rooted in student success and lifelong learning. 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 Economic & Business Development area provides business solutions for organizations of all sizes and offers customized courses for individuals seeking educational and career pathways, including high school equivalency and English language proficiency programs. 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.


Bristol Community College is nestled in charming Southeastern Massachusetts with locations in Attleboro, Fall River, New Bedford, and Taunton. Each location has something unique to offer from great restaurants in the city center of Attleboro, museums and arts in downtown New Bedford, the array of shopping and dining options in Taunton, to the beautiful suburban landscape at the Fall River campus. From city life to seaside, our 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.


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