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North Shore Community College
  • Position Number: 4223105
  • Location: Danvers, MA
  • Position Type: Health - Health Education & Promotion

Wellness Counselor

North Shore Community College

About North Shore Community College:

North Shore Community College is a diverse, caring, inclusive community that inspires our students to become engaged citizens and to achieve their personal, academic, and career goals through accessible, affordable, rigorous educational opportunities that are aligned with our region's workforce needs and will prepare them for life in a changing world. NSCC is one of 15 Massachusetts community colleges, which serves the 26 cities and towns north of Boston. Since its founding in 1965, NSCC has grown from a single leased building to an urban campus in downtown Lynn and a suburban campus in Danvers, and from five to 80 academic programs of study. Nearly 50,000 students have graduated from NSCC. The college is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

Job Description:

Wellness Counselor (2 positions available)

MCCC Unit Professional position, Grade 6

Campus Location: Danvers and Lynn Campus

Work Schedule: 37.5 hours per week


The Wellness Counselor will provide consultation, psychoeducational opportunities to promote student wellness, crisis intervention, and debriefing services to encourage, foster and support the well-being of NSCC students. The individual will work collaboratively with faculty, staff and other well-being services in a holistic manner while committed to diversity, equity and inclusion across all areas of their work.


1. Uses an equity-minded and culturally responsive lens to provide psychoeducational training to enhance the personal, professional, and educational development of students.
2. Provides wellness support to students utilizing a solution-focused paradigm.
3. Assesses individual student needs utilizing a range of mental health or wellness screenings for a diverse range of behavioral health concerns.
4. Responds to reports of student wellness concerns, working to assist students in finding resources that will help them persist and complete coursework.
5. Assists with behavioral health awareness and/or substance abuse prevention efforts for the campus community.
6. Records all student interactions and provides wellness and safety planning as necessary.
7. Prepares summaries and reports of aggregate data to enhance the services rendered by the department.
8. Coordinates and consults with community partners and social service providers, when necessary, to support student wellness.
9. Assists with professional development opportunities for faculty, staff and students as it pertains to wellness and behavioral health.
10. Assists with the de-escalation of a student in crisis, on campus, and works collaboratively to seek a resolution.
11. Maintains and promotes the highest ethical and professional standards and works collaboratively with departments across campus to address coordinated student support while adhering to federal, local, and state guidelines.
12. Help coordinate and refer students who are food and home insecure to community resources.
13. Serves on the Care & Action for Students Team (CAST), as needed
14. Other duties as assigned by the Director of Wellness.


Master's degree in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Social Work, or closely related field; with five to ten (5-10) years-experience in psychological counseling or case management preferred.
Independent license (or license-eligible to be obtained within 6 months of hire) in the state of Massachusetts for Social Work or Mental Health Clinician.
Experience working with underserved populations in addressing
Demonstrated knowledge of case management systems and experience with referrals, documentation, and active follow-up.
Excellent interpersonal skills, including both oral and written communications.
Understanding of and sensitivity to meeting the needs of the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of the student population.
Candidates will be required to pass a CORI/SORI and/or National background check as a condition of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of student development theory and problems/issues typically encountered by college students.
Knowledge of mental health and wellness issues in the community college student population.
Knowledge of risk management strategies and approaches and how to apply them in a college setting.
Data and records management skills.
Experience working with distressed individuals within a higher education or community setting.
Bilingual is a plus.

Additional Information:

Anticipated starting salary is $64,615.00 - $69,923.00. Actual salary will be commensurate with education and experience in accordance with the MCCC/MTA collective bargaining agreement.

Full time benefited employees at North Shore Community College are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package offered through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Click HERE for a highlight of these benefits.

STARTING DATE: July 5, 2023

North Shore Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in it programs and activities as required by Title IX or the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Action of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquires or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, Nick Royal, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination or the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. North Shore Community College will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Prospective employees are encouraged to review the College's Annual Security Report (ASR), in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistic Act, which can be found on the disclosure page of the College's website by clicking here.

Application Instructions:

Apply at Submit cover letter and resume application review will begin on June 16, 2023. Applicants selected for an interview will need to provide unofficial transcripts or foreign degree evaluations and the name, address, email and telephone number of at least three current professional references to Human Resources before the interview takes place.

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