20-139 Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Counselor (Tenure-Track) - Counseling Center

West Chester University of PA
Full time Full day
West Chester, PA

Position Summary


Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University, a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, is seeking to hire a Licensed Counselor or Psychologist position with a background in Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) for the Department of Counseling & Psychological Services (The Counseling Center). This is a full-time, tenure-track, 12-month instructor position within the Division of Student Affairs, awarded as one of the "Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs" by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education for the second year in a row.


This individual will be the lead Alcohol and Other Drugs counselor on campus and will be responsible for assessing students who are either self-referred, referred by colleagues/family/friends, or referred directly from the Office of Student Conduct. Primary responsibilities include short-term assessment and treatment of currently enrolled students who present with AOD issues. The candidate must be proficient in conducting AOD assessments, providing individual AOD counseling, consulting with students, faculty, and staff members on AOD concerns, and running counseling groups. This individual will also be expected to design, coordinate, and implement prevention initiatives for WCU.


Attention to the diverse needs and backgrounds of WCU students as well as an ability to collaborate with department counselors/psychologists, psychiatrists and other University health care professionals is a must. Because this is a tenure-track, non-classroom faculty position, the selected candidate will be expected to engage in ongoing scholarly activities (e.g., obtaining or maintaining professional licensure/certification relevant to one's discipline, professional publications and presentations) and to participate in service across the university.


Minimum Qualifications


To be eligible, an applicant must be licensed as a Counselor or Psychologist in Pennsylvania (or have Pennsylvania license eligibility). Clinical experience in a university counseling center setting is preferred. A Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) designation is desired.


Special Instructions


This position begins August 2020. Salary is based upon the schedule established by the faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement (see page 86, pay range Q01 for the instructor scale). https://www.apscuf.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/FacultyCBA2019-23final.pdfxqttzadavcxcbszsqyautyfrbst


Interested individuals may apply by going to the West Chester University job page: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wcupa/default.cfm Please submit a cover letter, a current vita, and the names and contact numbers for three professional references.


Review of applications will begin in March 2020 and continue until the position has been filled. Campus interview candidates must successfully complete the interview process to be considered a finalist. The filling of this position is contingent upon available funding.


Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU's educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks.

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