Staff Associate- Counselor, Multicultural Specialist, Counseling Services ( 10-month position)

Worcester State University,

Counseling Center
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June 19, 2024

Start Date:

July 29, 2024

Last Updated:

Wed, May 22nd, '24

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  • Full Time

OFFICIAL TITLE:                        Staff Associate- Counselor, Multicultural Specialist, Counseling Services ( 10-month position) 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:        Director of Counseling 
SUPERVISION EXERCISED:      May supervise student-employees, as assigned 

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Staff Associate /Counselor is part of a team of professionals responsible for administering and delivering mental health services to students of Worcester State University. This is a ten-month position, paid over twelve months, with 9 weeks off between June and August each year. 


(E) = Essential

Under the general supervision of the Associate Dean / Director of Counseling Services, the person holding this position must: 

  1. (E) Provide individual and group counseling services to a diverse population of students.
  2. (E) Provide case management services.
  3. (E) Provide consultations to the faculty, staff and parents as needed.
  4. (E) Provide training in mental health response to paraprofessional staff, to include RA's, orientation leaders, peer mentors and tutors.
  5. (E) Assist in the implementation of mental health outreach to the university community to include classroom presentations, faculty training, as well as other innovative outreach activities.(E) Provide academic support as it relates to student mental health needs and facilitate on campus referral to academic support service.
  6. (E) Establish liaison with on and off campus support services for referral purposes.
  7. (E) Assist in the planning and implementation of new student orientation programs.
  8. (E) Participate in committees, professional development and research.
  9. (E} Coordinate and implement mental health outreach to support multicultural student populations.
  10. (E) Develop and foster relationships across campus to support a multicultural student population. (E) Implement and incorporate multicultural mental health components into all mental health training.
  11. (E) Demonstrates civility and professional, customer-service oriented behavior, worthy of emulation by other staff and students.
  12. (E) Responsible for contributing to the WSU Strategic Plan.
  13. (E) Responsible for contributing to Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action objectives.
  14. Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:

  • Must be licensed in professional discipline in the State of Massachusetts. LICSW, LMHC, or equivalent.
  • Three years' experience as a counselor in an academic, clinical, or social service setting.
  • Personality and general attitude compatible with those who they are to be associated.
  • Ability to express self in oral and written communication.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Ability to successfully pass a thorough background and CORI check.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum Master's Degree in counseling, social work or related field from an accredited institution.
  • Knowledge of Higher Education principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Prior experience in a college/university counseling center.
  • Bilingual preferred.
  • Specific experience relating to multicultural mental health outreach.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, benefited, exempt, professional APA position. This is a 10-month position, with a 9-week non-service period from May- July. The firm annual salary for this position is $58,000- $60,000. The anticipated start date for this position is July 29, 2024.

Here at Worcester State University, it is strongly recommended that all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they begin employment.

Worcester State University offers a competitive benefits package that includes:

  • a choice of 8 different pre-taxed, health insurance plan options
  • a choice of pension or 401(a), and supplemental plan retirement options
  • life insurance up to 8x the annual salary
  • long-term disability coverage
  • dental insurance
  • 20 vacation days accrued per year 
  • 15 sick days accrued per year 
  • 5 personal days per year 
  • paid holidays 
  • tuition remission for self, spouse, and dependent children
  • and more...

We are an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/D/V. Members of traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online and may do so by visiting, and submitting a cover letter, resume, and the contact information of three professional references.

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WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY is a liberal arts and sciences university with a long tradition of academic excellence dating back to 1874, as well as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to reflect the diversity of its community. Our workforce is dedicated to academic quality, student-centered programming, engaged citizenship, open exchanges of ideas, diversity and inclusiveness, and civility and integrity. We are looking for job applicants who share these values and commitment to our students.

Worcester State is centrally located in Massachusetts, about an hour's drive from Boston, Springfield, and Providence, Rhode Island. Our 58-acre campus is nestled in the residential northwest side of Worcester--the second largest city in New England and home to 37,000 college students at more than a dozen colleges and universities. Over 6,000 of those students attend Worcester State--approximately 5,300 are undergraduates and 1,000 are graduate students. Learn more about us at