As a member of the counseling team and reporting to the Director of Counseling Services, the Counselor/Survivor Advocate Specialist provides counseling services primarily to survivors of sexual misconduct. Services include confidential counseling and advocacy on behalf of the survivors of sexual violence, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and hate crimes.
In addition to the specialist role, this position also offers mental health services to the general student population including psychological assessment, crisis intervention, short term individual, group psychotherapy and referrals to community providers. In addition, the counselor participates in on-going collaboration with other members of the Health and Wellness staff in providing psycho-educational programming and outreach services to the student population. The counselor may also provide consultation to faculty, staff and student leaders as directed by the Director of Counseling Services. This position may require working one evening per a week and on certain occasions some weekends.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide mental health services to student population and maintain an ongoing clinical caseload using a short-term treatment model. Provide group therapy as time permits.
Conduct assessments for counseling and refer as appropriate to community providers for psychiatric evaluation, medications and/or longer-term treatment.
Provide crisis intervention services as part of emergency counselor rotation and as needed.
Maintain all pertinent clinical documentation and enter data into counseling medical record.
Attend and participate in individual clinical supervision as well as and peer group supervision and case presentation.
Attend and participate in Health/Wellness and Counseling departmental meetings (staff meeting, staff development meeting).
Serve as member of Readmittance Review Team (RRT) as assigned. Follow up with students as appropriate.
Provide consultation to staff, faculty and student leaders of the Berklee community as directed by Director of Counseling Services.
Serve on appropriate college-wide committees as requested.
Maintain licensure requirements and carry professional liability insurance.
Other duties as assigned.
Employees are responsible for maintaining an environment that is free from discrimination, intimidation, coercion or harassment, including sexual harassment. Work is performed indoors and primarily in an office setting. The noise level is usually low to moderate. While performing the duties of this position, the employee may be required to travel.
SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS, ETC.:
Requires working one evening each week. Sometimes weekends, and holidays may be required. Counselors may be expected to serve on-call in various capacities
The mission of Berklee College of Music is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career. Developing the musicianship of all our students is the foundation of our curriculum. We believe that the lessons and qualities derived from that work?the self-discipline needed for excellence, the empathy required of music making and the openness and inquisitiveness essential to creati...vity?are critical to achievement in any pursuit, musical or otherwise; and that music is a powerful catalyst for personal growth, which is central to any collegiate experience. Founded on jazz and popular music rooted in the African cultural diaspora, our comprehensive curriculum is distinctly contemporary in its content and approach, and embraces the principal musical movements of our time. Through a course of scholarly and practical learning experiences integrating performance and writing, our curriculum covers the variety of influential styles, relevant technologies, and career opportunities open to today's music professional.