Student Health Services
Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts with easy access to the culturally rich cities of Albany, Boston, and New York City. The College is committed to building and supporting a diverse population of approximately 2000 students, and to fostering an inclusive faculty, staff and curriculum. Williams has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its students.
Williams College Psychological Counseling Services (PCS) has two openings for licensed mental health clinicians to join a dynamic, interdisciplinary group of therapists who provide comprehensive mental health services to students in a rigorous liberal arts setting. This position is a full-time, 10-month academic year position, reporting to the Director of Psychological Counseling Services.
The PCS team is constituted by therapists using a variety of theoretical orientations, and integrates multiple psychotherapeutic modalities while focusing on enhanced multicultural practices across all efforts. PCS embraces a holistic model of student wellbeing (heart, mind, body and spirit) and collaborates with Health Services, Chaplain's Office, Davis Center multicultural programming, Dean's Office, and colleagues from the VP of Campus Life Department to support the whole student. In addition to providing college-aged students with confidential mental health services, therapists offer groups, psychoeducational workshops and special events focused on cultivating student thriving and a culture of wellbeing on campus.
PCS therapists also serve as teaching faculty within the PCS Training Program, a multifaceted training program for post-graduate fellows, practicum students and interns from a variety of mental health disciplines. Staff work with trainees to explore creative and systemic opportunities for student support and practice integrating emerging evidence-based intervention methods (e.g. mindfulness practices). Together, the PCS team works to recognize, understand, and collaboratively meet the dynamic needs of Williams' diverse student population.
- Assessment and treatment planning
- Walk-in crisis intervention services
- Conduct individual and group therapy
- Conduct outreach and prevention
- Consult with other College services and student organizations
- Supervise and teach within the PCS Training Program
- Contribute to a dynamic multicultural learning environment
- Contribute to a vibrant and healthy interdisciplinary team environment
- Participate in weekly training seminars, in-service and administrative planning meetings
- Scheduled nights, weekends and telephone on-call rotation with other staff
- PhD or PsyD in Psychology or Master's degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling or related field is required
- Valid Massachusetts licensure is required within the first twelve months of employment
- Experience identifying and treating the emotional difficulties and disruptions to thriving unique to a college population (direct experience in a college counseling setting preferred).
- Demonstrated experience in working with individuals from historically underrepresented groups
- Counseling experience on issues of diversity, intersectionality and identity development
- Eager to continue exploring and learning about cultural dynamics internally, interpersonally and within systems
- Effective in outreach within a diverse population
Review of resumes will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Job Group 2-C.
Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable.
To apply for this position, please visit http://staff-careers.williams.edu. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-4247 or email at email@example.com.
Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.