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Williams College
Williamstown, MA 01267

Website: williams.edu

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Established in 1793 with funds bequeathed by Colonel Ephraim Williams, the college is private, residential, and liberal arts, with graduate programs in the history of art and in development economics. The undergraduate enrollment is approximately 2,000 students.

IWS Fellow
Per Year
Williamstown
Full Time
Mental Health
Certification
candidates must have completed all degree requirements and a clinical internship prior to the beginning of their appointment. 

Integrative Wellbeing Services (IWS) at Williams College offers post-graduate students in counseling, social work, and psychology the opportunity for advanced clinical training with a fully compensated two academic-year (ten months/year) fellowship in college mental health. The fellowship is intended to promote workforce diversity by encouraging candidates from underrepresented groups and/or those with a demonstrated interest in diversity, social justice, and multiculturalism to pursue careers in college mental health. Through direct clinical psychotherapy experience, individual and group supervision, and didactic and experiential seminars, fellows gain experience learning to identify, formulate, and treat the emotional difficulties and disruptions to thriving unique to a college population. 

In addition to providing college-aged students with confidential mental health services, IWS embraces a holistic model of student well-being (heart, mind, body and spirit) and collaborates with Health Services, the Chaplain’s Office, the Davis Center multicultural programming, academic leadership and others to support the whole student.  Through groups, psychoeducational workshops and special events, fellows work with staff to explore creative and systemic opportunities for student support and practice integrating emerging evidence-based intervention methods.  Together, the IWS team works to recognize, understand, and collaboratively meet the dynamic needs of Williams’ diverse student population.        

Responsibilities

  • Provide individualized evaluation, treatment planning, psychotherapy, and crisis walk-in coverage for college students seeking services at IWS.  
  • Provide group psychotherapy (typically with a staff therapist).  In the past, groups have included process-oriented groups (e.g., supporting students with depression or anxiety), skills development groups (e.g., mindfulness / meditation), and multicultural outreach groups. 
  • Engage in two hours/week of individual supervision, weekly peer supervision, weekly racial justice seminar, in addition to a weekly all-staff meeting. 
  • Attend and participate in weekly training seminars, as well as staff-trainee seminars and in-services.  Topics may include, but not be limited to: principles of psychodynamic, trauma-based, cognitive-behavioral, and dialectical behavior therapies; working in the group modality; holistic engagement and therapist use of self; racial justice; and, working with culturally diverse populations.
  • Develop and/or participate in various IWS or collaborative outreach activities, examples of which include organizing educational events, consulting student groups, co-sponsoring events with other departments, and staffing informal drop-in hours for students in embedded IWS offices.
  • Teach in the didactic seminar series and during the second year of the fellowship, provide mentorship to pre-graduate interns.
  • Attend various administrative meetings to gain experience in college mental health administration during the second year.

This Fellowship program runs from late August to June, and candidates must have completed all degree requirements and a clinical internship prior to the beginning of their appointment.  Preferred candidates will have a strong demonstrated interest and commitment to cultivating diversity and mental health practice within a college setting. 

Application review will begin on January 9, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Pay range is from $42,000 to $42,000. Job band 3-C.  Please visit https://staff-careers.williams.edu/ to apply - all applications will be reviewed by the search committee.


Conditions of Employment

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. COVID-19 vaccination with booster or approved exemption and compliance with COVID-19 related policies are required as a condition of employment at Williams.


Equal Employment Opportunity

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. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-2681 or email at hr@williams.edu.

 
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