Staff Counselor-Alcohol & Other Drugs

Boca Raton
Jul 16, 2019
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Counseling
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job location: Boca Raton

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-07-11
Req: REQ06812
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Position Summary:

The department of Counseling & Psychological Services is seeking a Staff Counselor – Alcohol & Other Drugs.

With over 30,000 students from all 50 states and over 180 countries, 21 intercollegiate teams, 180 plus degree programs, and an administration that thrives on discovery and excellence, FAU is pushing the boundaries of higher education. Florida Atlantic's faculty and staff are trailblazers and innovators with a passion for finding creative solutions while advancing science, art, and technology in all disciplines. Our work environment is a hub of cultures from across the nation and the world, making FAU a place where collaboration flourishes.

Summary of responsibilities:

  • Intervention services: Student screening and assessments, recommendations, education, support and psychotherapy. In addition, crisis/emergency walk-in coverage, as well as other clinical direct service modalities, as deemed appropriate.
  • Case Management: Will work closely with CAPS’ Community Resource Specialist in providing referral support for students struggling with AOD concerns that fall outside of the scope of CAPS’ treatment model. Will sit on the High-Risk Student CARE Team, and regularly consult with the Case Manager and other campus partners to coordinate student support efforts.
  • Community building and committee work: Serve on the Healthy and Sustainable Campus 2030 Alcohol and Other Drug subcommittee, networking with other offices on campus and with other campuses, professionals, and community offices.
  • Prevention services: Outreach and education which includes programs for student classes and presentations for faculty, staff, and the FAU community-at-large on a variety of related topics.
  • Coordination of Counseling Center AOD Services: Provide oversight of AOD-related services and interventions and provide in-house expert consultation to other clinical staff regarding AOD concerns.
  • Training: Provide direct and indirect clinical supervision to unlicensed clinicians and conduct periodic training seminars for professional and training staff in areas of personal expertise. They will participate in our practicum and APA-Accredited Doctoral Internship training programs.
  • Will perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

A doctorate in psychology in Counseling or Clinical from an accredited college or university, which includes one year of supervised internship experience in professional psychology; or licensure as a psychologist by the State of Florida in accordance with Chapter 490, F.S required.

Committed to providing high quality clinical and culturally-responsive services that integrate multicultural, equity, and social justice frameworks into practice. Candidates must be strong generalists who can provide multimodal psychotherapeutic treatment and prevention interventions to emerging adults.

Must demonstrate competency in their theoretical orientation and be able to explain how their therapeutic practice derives from an identified theory. They must be versed with providing short-term services.

Demonstrate awareness and value of culturally-responsive mental health practice.

Demonstrated commitment to the highest ethical standards of professional practice.

Strong commitment and experience with diverse individuals and communities including but not limited to: students of color, working-class/working-poor populations, first generation students, LGBTQ+ and gender non-conforming clients, people with disabilities.

UCC experience in multidisciplinary setting.

Strong commitment and experience with diverse individuals and communities including but not limited to: students of color, working-class/working-poor populations, first generation students, LGBTQ+ and gender non-conforming clients, people with disabilities.

Experience and interest in group therapy.

Experience and interest in provision of community level interventions, outreach and consultation.

Experience with complex crises and/or clinical situations.

Experience with, and interest for, clinical supervision and training of graduate trainees.

Certified Addictions Professional (CAP), or similar certification.


$55,000 - $73,000

College or Department:

Counseling & Psychological Services


Boca Raton

Work Days and Hours:

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Nights and weekends as deemed necessary.

Application Deadline:


Special Instructions to Applicant:

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711

Final candidate will be required to have official, sealed transcripts and original NACES evaluation, if applicable, sent from their educational institution to Human Resources prior to the start of employment.

Successful completion of a background check, which may include a motor vehicle check, credit check, fingerprinting or additional screening, is required for the selected candidate prior to the start date.

A resume, cover letter, letter of interest and three references are required for this position. Make sure to attach these required documents in the Attachments section of the application. Any missing required documents may result in disqualification.

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