Counselor, Student Assistance Program

Location: Beverly, MA
Job ID: 153253-1A
Date Posted: May 22, 2019

Job Description

Welcome To

Lahey Health Behavioral Services is part of a vibrant and growing health care system, recognized as a trailblazer in medicine and a standard bearer in patient experience. It includes an award-winning academic medical center, a superb constellation of community hospitals, home care services, rehabilitation facilities and more.

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent in a market long recognized and revered as a global leader in health. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels, and we offer competitive salaries and benefits. We adhere to the principles of a just and fair work environment for all colleagues, where respect is foundational and performance is rewarded.

About the Job

Provides direct therapeutic support to middle and high school youth in the school setting and addresses behavioral and emotional issues that interfere with school success through individual and group work, classroom activities, and community initiatives.


  • School Counseling: Provides direct therapeutic individual and/or group support to students; coordinates closely with school support staff, faculty, and administration to deliver services; collaborates with parents/caregivers as needed; assesses academic and family needs; provides referrals to support services in school and to community providers as needed; provides triage support as needed.????
  • Prevention Education: facilitates prevention education activities via classroom presentations, assemblies, campaigns, etc. that address youth substance abuse, suicide prevention and other topics related to mental health.
  • Administration: attendance at group supervision meetings 2 x monthly and other supervisior meetings as requested; checks agency email daily and is available by phone during school hours; keeps essential program tracking logs up to date; submits required paperwork as scheduled and requested; regularly submits and tracks outcomes measurements; conducts satisfaction surveys 2 x per year with students and school personnel; other duties as assigned.
  • Public Representation: serves as a representative for the division, program, and stakeholders through the following venues as assigned; community and school health fairs, focus groups, coalitions, and other special initiatives to increase advocacy for attention to youth mental health issues and/or promote the program and stakeholders.


  • Master’s Degree in Social Work; Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling or a related field
  • Motivational Interviewing skills and Collaborative Problem Solving techniques are preferred; familiarity with school counseling model helpful
  • Ability to work independently with good clinical judgment; knowing when to seek support from school and/or SAP leadership; ability to form strong collaborations with school personnel; strong multi-tasking skills and organizational skills; knowledge of agency and local community resources.
  • Prior clinical experiences in schools and community mental health settings are preferred
  • Ability to be mobile within school and community.

Scheduled Hours

30 hours per week, part time. (school year schedule)

Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM- 2:30 PM

About Us

The Lahey Model of Care—right care, right time, right place—is exactly what patients, providers and payers need and deserve. Identifying and delivering on this convergence of interests has positioned Lahey Health for further growth. Our model ensures care is highly coordinated and locally delivered, with lower costs and exceptional quality.

Lahey Health is a robust, regional system including a teaching hospital, community hospitals, primary care providers, specialists, behavioral and home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and senior care resources throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. The system has a global presence with programs in Canada, Jordan and Bermuda.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.