In addition to providing direct counseling
services and outreach education/prevention programs for a
variety of student life topics, this position provides
specialized work in the area of substance abuse counseling and
AOD(Alcohol and Other Drug) programming. Will conduct research
to identify AOD issues and initiate program development to meet
those needs, including writing grants to subsidize new programs.
Serve on appropriate AOD committees both on and off campus.
Conduct research to identify students
‘at-risk’ for AOD abuse.
Develop and implement programs and
services to meet their needs.
Provide direct (individual and group)
counseling services and outreach education/prevention programs.
Work closely with Residence Hall
Coordinators to provide training to Residence Advisors.
Present AOD education programs to students.
Coordinate the AOD Disciplinary Assessment process.
Establish collaborative efforts with area service providers to
provide support to students in need of AOD services outside the
scope of CPS.
Responsible for completion of federally mandated reports; i.e.,
Drug-Free Campus Report.
Submission of grants to be utilized for continued AOD program
expansion, ancillary services and/or program enrichment.
Develop programs and provide counseling on wide variety of other
topics in order to meet department and student mental health
Chair the Drug Education Committee.
Coordinate the e-Chug/e-Toke programs
Provide supervision to graduate interns regarding AOD services.
Provide consultation to faculty and staff regarding student AOD
Serve as liaison with the Ohio Drug-Free Action Alliance and
other organizations with an AOD focus in Higher Education.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS
Broad or in-depth body of knowledge normally acquired through
attainment of a Master's degree in Counseling or an equivalent
Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor in the State of Ohio.
licensure as Professional Clinical Counselor in the State of
Ohio with Supervisor Credential for both licenses.
Three to five (3-5) years related work experience with AOD
clients, as well as specific experience with an Appalachian,
college age population.
Demonstrated ability to develop and implement AOD education and
Strong clinical experience in providing direct AOD counseling
Knowledge of AOD screening instruments.
Understanding of research techniques in assessing AOD ‘at-risk’
students; including instrument development, survey techniques,
data collection and analysis and program planning based on the
Strong communication skills, both written
Flexible Monday through Friday schedule that includes some
weekend activities and evening coverage.
Work is normally conducted in office
setting. Due to many different duties and various issues that
are dealt with including therapeutic interventions provided to
“high risk” students, the job can create a great deal of stress.
The ability to be detailed and prepared in your thinking is a
needed trait. Much of the work is performed individually and
this has the person relying on their own professional judgment
on a daily basis.