UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND
TITLE: Specialist, Substance Abuse (Clinician)
DIVISION: Student Affairs
REPORTS TO: Director, Counseling
SUPERVISES: Graduate Student(s)
Responsible for providing assessment and counseling services to individuals with alcohol and substance abuse problems. Responsible for providing leadership at the university on Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) prevention, research and policy.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide alcohol and substance abuse assessment.
Provide individual short-term counseling for students with substance abuse as well as other common concerns of college students: stress, depression, eating disorders, etc.
Provide referrals for individuals with needs for long-term or inpatient substance abuse treatment.
Plan and implement Adult Children of Alcoholics education and treatment program (includes two levels of groups and short-term individual counseling).
Train and supervise clinical graduate interns.
Provide in-service training to Student Affairs and other areas as needed.
Plan, implement and provide follow-up educational substance abuse assessments following medical intervention for substance abuse.
Provide counseling services as needed to clients with a
broad range of clinical concern including anxiety, depression, eating
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serve as a consultant on substance abuse issues to Student Development unit in particular and campus in general.
Serve as a consultant on judicial matters related to substance abuse, as agreed to by the Director, Health Services and Director, Campus Life.
Work to attain grants, if available, and participate in the implementation of said grants.
Maintain statistics and write annual or other reports as needed.
Serve on University committees such as the Alcohol Team or search committee as appointed by Director.
LICENSES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT:
Personal computers, printers; word processing, database management.
The incumbent is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
REQUIRED: Master's degree in social work, counseling, clinical psychology or a closely related field; two years of
experience in a clinical setting, preferably in AOD work
and a college counseling center; Rhode Island professional license or ability
to obtain license within two years; good working knowledge of research
literature and current models of alcohol and substance abuse treatment and
prevention in a college setting; ability to communicate effectively verbally
and in writing; strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in
teams and in coordination with other university departments; ability to provide
leadership to the university community on alcohol and substance abuse issues
such as outreach, treatment, research, policy development, prevention and grant
writing; skilled in assessment, short-term treatment, outreach, and group
interventions. In addition to the AOD
specialty, must have experience and strong skills with a culturally diverse population
and the broad range of clinical concerns of college students, such as anxiety, depressions,
eating disorders, etc. A demonstrated
record of effectiveness in research and grant writing, clinical experience
beyond the minimum is preferred.
ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.