Substance Abuse Counselor
Position Title: Substance Abuse Counselor
Department: Crossroads SAPEP - 40220
Vacancy Number: E176
Position Number: 1475
Location of Workplace: Main UNCW Campus
Summary of Position:
The primary purpose of this position is to provide direct services to student clients of Crossroads, UNCW’s Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention and Education Program. Specifically, this position will provide assessment and referral, brief individual crisis intervention, facilitate support groups, case management and consultation to UNCW Students, including members of the CRC Hawks College Recovery Community. This position will provide supervision and oversight to the conduct intervention and programs offered, including supervising five to six graduate assistants.
A master’s degree in counseling, psychology, social work, or public health, plus 3 years of experience. Specialized training in substance abuse prevention and intervention are required. Licensed or license- eligible at the appropriate level in North Carolina.
Must have knowledge of 12-step program philosophy.
Must have the ability to effectively communicate with students, other staff in the health center and Crossroads, local medical and substance abuse providers, staff, faculty, and families, with a focus on confidentiality.
Previous experience in college health or higher education is preferred
Previous training and experience as Brief Alcohol Screening & Intervention for College Students (BASICS) provider is preferred
Familiarity with and experience applying principles of Motivational Interviewing to substance abuse prevention is preferred
Previous experience working with those in recovery is preferred
Credentialed as a North Carolina Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist with the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board is preferred
Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
The mission of the Abrons Student Health Center (SHC) is to provide student centered affordable, quality health and preventive services to the students of UNCW. The Student Health Center is made up of four parts: Medical Services, Pharmacy, Health Promotion and Crossroads. The SHC staff work collaboratively to best help students stay healthy and make healthy decisions while at UNCW.
Health Promotion serves as the campus resource for information on a variety of health and wellness topics, including nutrition, sexual health, sleep, and stress. They provide services and educational programming to increase students’ knowledge and commitment to personal health and well-being.
Crossroads, the campus alcohol and other drug prevention and education program, provides comprehensive prevention programming across campus, provides educational programs for the campus conduct system, and coordinates the collegiate recovery community.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Months Per Year: 12 Months
Position Type: Permanent
Job Posting Date: 06/05/2017
Priority Consideration Date: 07/05/2017
Priority Consideration Information:
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.