Behavioral Health Counselor
Behavioral Health Counselor
Start Date
Student Services
Union Affiliation
Position Number
Please note this is a non-benefited, part-time (8-12 hours/week), temporary/contract position
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled

General Responsibilities

General Statement of Duties:  The Behavioral Health Counselor is a part-time position with the counseling and health services team at Massachusetts Maritime Academy. The general duties include delivering counseling services to the undergraduate student body and providing consultation to faculty and staff. The position is available for a licensed psychologist or an independently licensed social worker or mental health counselor during the months of late August through mid-December and March through late June. 


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide counseling care in the individual therapy format. Providers should be comfortable working in a brief therapy model
  • Provide consultation to campus faculty and staff, 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 assistance with unscheduled walk-in emergencies
  • While rare, the provider could also be responsible for coordinating emergency psychiatric evaluations, to include involuntary psychiatric holds (“Section 12”) with staff eligible to apply for such holds, or in coordination with other Academy clinicians and local emergency services
  • Follow all related departmental and Academy protocols and procedures, including standards for documentation and emergencies
  • Assistance with planning and facilitating programming in the form of educational outreach or therapy groups 
  • Flexibility to increase hours as needed to support primary staff during busy periods or vacation time

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Valid professional licensure in the state of Massachusetts in clinical or counseling psychology, social work or mental health counseling

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience serving a college student population
  • Experience in crisis response