Staff Psychologist/Outreach Specialist - Counseling, Health and Wellness Center

Staff Exempt Boston, Massachusetts


Summary of Position

In a busy, integrated Counseling and Health Center, the Staff Psychologist/Outreach Specialist is responsible for providing high quality, direct psychological counseling and crisis intervention services to a very diverse population of undergraduate, graduate and law students as well as administrative coordination for counseling outreach programs and training for doctoral interns regarding counseling outreach. In addition, the Staff Psychologist/Outreach Specialist serves as a member of the supervisory training team for CHW’s well-regarded APA-accredited Internship in Health Psychology that emphasizes multicultural approaches to counseling and outreach skills.


  • Provides short-term psychological counseling services to diverse students in individual and group modalities; develops short-term treatment plans and urgent care behavioral risk assessments/consultations via Center crisis walk-ins; provides case management and off-campus referrals for students.
  • Provides consultation to faculty, staff and students in order to address student high risk behaviors and student/community holistic health concerns.
  • Serves in the center-wide, after-hours, on-call rotation system in conjunction with ProtoCall Services, a contracted professional mental health on-call service.
  • Serves as a member of the supervisory training team for doctoral interns, including provision of individual and/or group supervision as well as primary responsibility for an Outreach/Training/Consultation intern seminar and other training seminars as assigned; participates in doctoral intern selection process.
  • Provides psycho-educational and holistic health outreach programs to students, faculty and staff.
  • Maintains timely and thorough client contact documentation compliant with Center policies and procedures and applicable state laws.
  • Provides campus support services as needed during times of campus crises and/or psychological emergencies.
  • Attends Center and Student Affairs Division meetings and professional development programs.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Counseling, Health and Wellness.


  • Ph.D., Ed.D. or Psy.D. in Counseling or Clinical Psychology required.
  • Two years of professional, clinical counseling experience post-licensure
  • Licensure as a Psychologist in Massachusetts or another state is required; if licensed inanother state, candidate must obtain license in  Massachusetts within 2 months of hire.
  • Experience and demonstrated knowledge regarding short-term psychotherapy, group therapy, and crisis interventions with adolescents and young adults from multiculturaland diverse backgrounds required; college campus clinical experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess and treat students with a broad range of diagnoses required.
  • Demonstrated experience and interest in providing clinical supervision and training required.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and instruct regarding outreach programs
  • Demonstrated ability to assess and treat students with a broad range of diagnoses required.
  • Strong student service orientation required.
  • Maintain ethical/professional conduct and interaction with all University community
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective consultation and leadership to all campus constituents (faculty, staff and students)
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and lifelong learning regarding multicultural issues and concerns. Interest in the application and integration of social justice in counseling center work.
  • Availability to attend occasional evening or weekend activities and/or provide a program

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interest in the integration of counseling and health services on a college campus.
  • Proficiency in a second language.
  • Expertise in an Empirically Supported Treatment modality and an interest in didactic teaching of that modality to interns (e.g. CBT, DBT, ACT, or others).
  • Interest and knowledge regarding assessment of university psychological services.
  • Interest in the integration of technology in psychological practice

Additional Information

This is a 12 month, full-time salaried position.  Due to clinical/campus emergencies or an occasional evening program, psychologists/counselors may work beyond regularly scheduled office hours.

Suffolk University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment.  We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training,  service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.

Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment.