Counseling Services & Women’s Center – Drug and Alcohol Counselor
Under the general direction of the Director of Counseling Services, the Alcohol and Drug Counselor is responsible for providing confidential addictions counseling, education and support to students and for promoting healthy lifestyles and healthy choices. The Alcohol and Drug Counselor is responsible for ensuring intakes and transactions are processed efficiently and in a timely manner.
Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC), preferred.
Minimum of three years experience in addictions.
Ability to handle and protect confidential information sensitively and to use sound judgment in responding to crisis situations including the prevention of suicide.
Ability to provide case management.
Must be able to work independently within a team environment and have good judgment while performing under stress.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills and the ability to understand health concerns of culturally diverse university student population
Participate in professional development activities to enhance individual clinical and departmental performance.
Provide individual counseling to students regarding the use and effects of alcohol and drugs.
Provide group counseling.
Provide education and support groups.
Conduct needs and risk assessments.
Access and collect relevant information and resources.
Make presentations to various groups and organizations on campus.
Assist in promoting drug and alcohol awareness.
Prepare documents for presentations and reports.
Manage case files.
Participate in staff development and in-service training activities.
Evaluate the effectiveness of treatment programs.
All other relevant duties as assigned.
Dexterity to write and manipulate computer keyboard and mouse; ability to hear and speak clearly; and body mobility to stoop, kneel, bend and reach. The counselor may experience stress and stress related symptoms due to interacting with students in crisis. They may also have to manage physically threatening clients and be prepared to be responsible for their own safety, and the safety of others.
The employee is subject to inside environmental conditions: protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes. Response to crisis situations can be unpredictable, emotional, and threatening. The counselor must be prepared to handle own stress.