Phillips Exeter Academy, located in Exeter, NH, is a highly selective coeducational independent school for boarding and day students in grades 9 through 12, and post-graduate level as well. Our 671-acre campus is comprised of academic and residential buildings, a library, playing fields and sprawling green lawns; retaining our 18th century New England charm.
Visit our website, www.exeter.edu, to learn more about us and to view the complete job description.
The Academy offers competitive salaries, and excellent benefits such as health, dental, 9 – 12% retirement contribution, life insurance, disability, vacation, free access to our athletic facilities, and free meals. In addition, discounts in and around Exeter, Exeter Inn and Epoch Restaurant, Homes for Heroes, and McFarland Ford to name a few.
The Licensed Mental HealthClinician is responsible for providing psychotherapy, crisis intervention, consultation, and mental health outreach and education services to enhance the psychological and emotional welfare of PEA students.
Schedule: Academic year and summer school coverage (11 months) schedule including one week prior to the beginning of school. There is a shared responsibility among all counselors to provide evening, weekend, on-call, and rotational coverage. Schedule may vary according to departmental and Academy needs.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- Master’s degree preferred.
- PhD, PsyD or MSW preferred.
- Licensed Mental Health Clinician in NH.
- 3+ years’ full-time post-licensure clinical experience working with an adolescent and/or young adult population.
- Experience and skill treating eating disorders, anxiety and mood disorders, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress, and interpersonal problems.
- Experience and skill responding to suspected child abuse or neglect and alleged assault.
- Experience and skill working collaboratively to develop, facilitate, and coordinate prevention programs for adolescents.
- Experience and skill working collaboratively to develop, facilitate, and coordinate professional development and training programs for faculty and staff in secondary education.
- Must possess a record of service that demonstrates concern for the safety and well-being of others.
- Experience working with adolescents in an educational setting preferred.
- Outstanding clinical skills, including the use of evidence-based practices for treating adolescent mental health problems.
- Ability to work independently, handle multiple caseloads, and meet deadlines while simultaneously maintaining accurate records and consulting with colleagues as appropriate.
- Adherence to legal and ethical best-practices, as articulated by NH State Law, local memoranda of understanding (MOUs), and either the American Psychological Association or the National Association of Social Workers. This includes the ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients’ privacy.
- Demonstrated ability to work with adolescents to build trust and credibility.
- Ability to write concise, logical, analytical reports to convey complex issues.
- Strong presentation skills and presence in front of small and large audiences.
- Strong communication skills- works with empathy, compassion and professionalism.
- Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships.
- Excellent analytical and problem solving skills as well as a strong customer focus.