Counselor/Substance Abuse Educator

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UNC Asheville Overview: UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Staff members are encouraged to take an active role to engage in the institution's efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the workplace. The successful candidate will be expected to foster an inclusive work culture where uniqueness of beliefs, backgrounds, talents, capabilities and ways of living are respected and welcomed.

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, UNC Asheville is the designated public liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. UNC Asheville is nationally known for the quality of our student-centered teaching, mentoring of undergraduates in research, interdisciplinary learning, and striving to be an inclusive campus community.

UNC Asheville's commitment to increasing and sustaining the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is reflected in our strategic plan goals of diversity and inclusion, and social sustainability. (http://www3.unca.edu/spcms3/) Women, traditionally under-represented minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Title: Counselor/Substance Abuse Educator
Division: Student Affairs
Department: Student Health and Counseling
Position Summary: This position is funded through student health fees to lead and consult with the UNC Asheville community regarding mental health and substance abuse services, issues, and programs. This position provides individual and group counseling, educational groups, mental health evaluations, and referrals to the local community for all appropriate students. This position is split between the delivery of individual and group counseling (75%) and coordination of substance abuse education. (25%)

This position also has responsibility to develop and implement outreach services, prevention programs, and program evaluation/assessment activities related to mental health and substance abuse.
Position Number: 000541
Months per Year: 12 Months
FLSA: Exempt
Full Time/Part_Time: Full-Time
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Posting Detail Information

Posting Number: E0180
Required Education/Experience/Skills:

  • Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, or Professional Counseling
  • North Carolina Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist or equivalent
  • North Carolina license in Psychology, Social Work, or Professional Counseling
  • Experience/training in Substance Abuse Counseling and education programming with a college population.
  • Three to five years experience in a substance abuse counseling.

Preferred Education/Experience/Skills: Three to five years of experiences as a licensed therapist.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities: Demonstrate knowledge, experience and skill in providing individual and group counseling and emergency assessments for a variety of diagnosis and conditions.

Demonstrate knowledge of individual substance abuse evaluation and treatment.

Demonstrate ability to implement mental health and substance abuse educational programs to various campus groups.

Demonstrate ability to identify and respond to campus and community needs within the context of the limited resources and funding provided.
Recruitment Range: $45,000-$48,990
Work Schedule and Hours: Primarily 8-5pm; rotation in on-call and crisis intervention, which may require after-hour emergency response; some after-hours programming and activities as needed. Occasional travel to regional and out-of-the-area meetings (as needed for training and/or collaboration with other substance abuse professionals)
Posting Date: 07/09/2019
Closing date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
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Special Instructions to the Applicant: Applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. ( EST ) on the closing date for each specific position. Please note that any documents submitted to Human Resources or the hiring departments become property of UNC Asheville and will not be returned.

Official verification from each college/university you have attended are required upon employment, and will be requested directly from the college/university by Human Resources or from the National Student Clearinghouse. Any expense will be the responsibility of the employee. Educational degrees must be from an appropriately accredited institution.

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training and experience requirements, management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

It is the policy of UNC Asheville to conduct pre-employment background investigations on all candidates selected for employment. If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice.

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Posted: 7/19/2019
Application Due: 9/12/2019
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