Staff Counselor/Psychologist:Coordinator of Alcohol& Other Drug

USA, Colorado, Denver
Jun 12, 2017
University of
Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Counseling
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The mission of the University of Denver Health and Counseling Center (HCC) is to provide exceptional, inclusive, integrated health care. We promote student success and wellness through education, advocacy and outreach to the University of Denver community. The HCC is an on-campus health facility open 8am-5pm M-F with evening hours until 7pm two to three evenings a week during the academic year, and provides a wide range of on-site medical and mental health services. The University of Denver is deeply committed to Inclusive Excellence and seeks a mental health clinician who is committed to multiculturalism and can integrate that perspective into all of their work.

Position Summary

The Staff Counselor/Psychologist: Coordinator for Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Support Services provides leadership, visioning and direction around the coordination of substance use and abuse treatment, education and prevention for the University of Denver campus community. This includes but is not limited to specialized individual and group counseling for students/staff that are struggling with substance use or abuse issues, educational outreach, and collaborating with campus departments that frequently address substance use and abuse issues. Additionally, the AOD coordinator is a member of the Counseling Services senior staff and provides general counseling services, outreach, and supervision for the training program(s). This position collaborates with Health Promotion staff to ensure comprehensive, integrated prevention and intervention programming. Occasional evening and weekend programming/outreach is required.

This is a full-time, benefited, 40 hour per week position and reports to the Director of Counseling Services. The position requires some evening clinic hours until 7 pm and attendance at occasional evening outreach events.

Essential Functions

  • Provide leadership, vision and direction for Alcohol and Other Drug abuse issues on campus, including evaluating and implementing changes to the current treatment and prevention programs.
  • Provide direct counseling/psychotherapy services and workshops to DU students, faculty and staff who are dealing with issues related to alcohol or other drug use.
  • Provide general counseling/psychotherapy services to DU students, faculty and staff including individual, couples and group counseling.
  • Provide crisis intervention services for students, including students dealing with issues surrounding alcohol and/or substance abuse.
  • Maintain client records in a timely manner and according to HIPAA and Health and Counseling Center procedures.
  • Create programming and resource materials that illuminate University and Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence policies and procedures pertaining to alcohol and other drug issues.
  • In collaboration with Campus Safety, maintain a comprehensive data system to provide University stakeholders with information on alcohol and other drug issues on campus.
  • Serve as a liaison to Student Conduct, Campus Safety, and Housing and Residential Education related to AOD issues, policies and treatment.
  • Contribute data collection to the Biennial Review that is required by the Drug Free Campus and Community Act.
  • Participates in trainee supervision, recruitment, selection, training and evaluation as appropriate.
  • Coordinate activities to secure external AOD grant funding for projects and extended services.
  • Conduct campus assessment of the needs and gaps in substance use and abuse services and provide recommendations for new service areas.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience treating clients with alcohol and other drug related issues.
  • Experience in substance use and abuse prevention and response services.
  • Experience with crisis management/intervention.
  • Experience providing counseling/psychotherapy/supervision.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of Inclusive Excellence.

Preferred Qualifications

  • LCSW or Licensed Psychologist (licensed-eligible within three months of hire).
  • Leadership experience.
  • Experience working on a college campus.
  • Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC), II or III.
  • Experience providing clinical supervision.

Work Schedule

Typically M-F 8am-5pm, with up to 2 evenings/week until 7pm. Some occasional weekend work.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Friday, June 30, 2017.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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