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Staff Psychologist/Counselor - Alcohol and Other Drug Specialist
Lewisburg, PA
Posted Mar 11, 2013 by Bucknell University
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Bucknell University seeks applicants for a Staff Psychologist/Counselor - Alcohol and Other Drug Specialist.

The Staff Psychologist/Counselor - Alcohol and Other Durg Specialist will provide direction and leadership for alcohol and other drug (AOD) prevention, intervention and education services for the campus community. Coordinate AOD services offered through Psychological Services with other campus offices and community agencies. Provide direct clinical intervention services, (e.g., assessment, counseling and crisis intervention), outreach services and consultation to the campus community concerning best practices for AOD issues and services. Engage in assessment and outcome research to support the services provided. Uphold ethical principles and promote best practice standards of the profession.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Provide vision and direction for AOD services on campus. Coordinate prevention, intervention and education services for the campus community concerning AOD issues.

a. Chair the Learning Collaborative on High Risk Drinking committee .

b. Coordinate with Orientation/First year services the AOD components of the University's first year orientation and transition programs.

c. Coordinate and provide training regarding AOD issues for various student leaders (e.g., Resident advisors, Junior fellows, Peer assistants, etc.)

d. Coordinate campus need assessments and national surveys (e.g., ACHA ? NCHA, CORE survey, AlcoholEdu, etc.)

e. Liaise with community agencies and resources (e.g., Alcohol Control Board, PA consortium, AA-Alanon-NA, CMSU, etc.)

f. Liaise with key offices and departments to consult and coordinate services (e.g., Athletics and Recreation, Bucknell Health Services, etc.)

g. Oversee protocols for assessment and intervention services for students who have incurred judicial/conduct sanctions for AOD violations.

2. Provide counseling, intervention and education services for students dealing with AOD issues.

a. Provide direct clinical services to students with AOD or dual diagnoses with AOD .

b. Provide assessment and intervention services for students who have incurred judicial/conduct sanctions for AOD violations as well as students referred by other campus and community agencies.

c. Coordinate referral resources and information. Create, update and distribute current information regarding local AOD treatment options, self-help groups, etc.

3. Provide outreach programming and consultation regarding AOD issues .

a. Provide consultation and professional development regarding college student AOD issues for faculty, staff, students, etc.

b. Coordinate Psychological Services' prevention, education and intervention services with Bucknell Health Services and/or other campus health education and wellness services.

c. Develop, train and supervise peer educators, peer program assistants.

4. Provide general counseling center services including assessment, crisis intervention/on-call response, individual and group counseling, etc., as appropriate.

5. Provide supervision and/or consultation to staff and students providing AOD prevention, education and intervention services.

Administrative Responsibilities:

1. Maintain appropriate documentation of services and client records.

2. Oversee the administration of AOD related campus surveys and provide reports on the data collected.

3. Contribute to the offices' operational responsibilities, e.g., budgetary responsibilities, educational projects, office planning, assistance with university programs such as orientation and training, etc.

4. Engage in professional development to maintain best practices and meet legal requirements and professional guidelines for practice.

5. Engage in both need and service outcome assessments to support the effectiveness and efficiency of services. Make appropriate changes in services based on assessment findings.

6. Provide direction and oversight to projects assigned as part of the centers' annual goals.

7. Other administrative duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Holds a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Counselor Education, Social Work or other relevant professional field.

Is licensed or license eligible in Pennsylvania.

Demonstrates knowledge of the current literature regarding AOD abuse, dependence and addiction and dual diagnoses involving AOD.

Demonstrates knowledge of the current developments and trends in the fields of AOD intervention and education, and college counseling.

Demonstrates competency in working with individuals with AOD issues.

Is skilled in assessment, counseling, outreach programming and in working with diverse populations.

Has counseling experience with college-age individuals and clinical issues.

Preferred Qualifications

Has significant experience with college counseling.

Has certification in substance abuse counseling.

Doctorate or terminal degree preferred.


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