Staff Psychologist/Counselor and Coordinator of Alcohol and Other Drug Services

Dickinson College,

Wellness Center
Last Posted:

Tue, Nov 24th, '20


Applications will be considered until position is filled.

Start Date:

No sooner than 1/11/2021

Last Updated:

Tue, Nov 24th, '20

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  • Full Time

The Staff Psychologist/Counselor and Coordinator of Alcohol and Other Drug Services is the primary clinical provider of alcohol and other drug treatment and prevention services within the Wellness Center. This 10-month position provides leadership and training within the Wellness Center’s integrated healthcare model to support the provision of outpatient counseling services for students struggling with alcohol and other drug use, in addition to coordinating prevention and education efforts with other campus constituents to promote harm reduction strategies/policies around substance use on campus. Approximately three quarters of this position will be dedicated to AOD treatment and prevention efforts. The additional quarter of this position will be focused on providing clinical mental health services, including, but not limited to, conducting initial mental health assessments, providing individual and/or group therapy, and providing crisis assessment and intervention.

Essential Functions:
  • Provide direct clinical substance use services to students, including assessment, treatment, and crisis intervention.
  • Plan, implement, and assess prevention and harm reduction efforts regarding substance use within the student body, coordinating these efforts with other campus constituents. Coordinate assessments mandated by the college following hospital transports or conduct violations.
  • Coordinate and implement the Wellness Center’s Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board grant (“Reducing Underage and Dangerous Drinking”), including supervising our peer educators funded through the grant.
  • Provide support, training, and consultation to Wellness Center staff regarding substance use issues, as well as consultation to other college personnel, students, and students’ families regarding substance use and mental health issues.
  • Advise the Associate Director of CAPS and the Executive Director regarding internal policies at the Wellness Center and external policies at the College more broadly related to substance use.
  • Provide direct clinical mental health services to students, including assessment, treatment, and crisis intervention. Participates in after-hours on-call rotation.

Dickinson College is a close-knit community of scholars and staff committed to working across disciplines and breaking down barriers as we educate young people to lead meaningful lives. The college is in the process of developing a new strategic plan, which features new opportunities and unique programs. One of the key initiatives currently underway is focused on building an even more inclusive community.

Dickinson has made great strides in diversity among its students, staff and faculty. Building an environment that celebrates those different perspectives and encourages open communication is equally important. Intercultural and social justice work, as well as leadership development, are priorities for staff, students and faculty.

The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.

Learn more about Dickinson College at:

  • Master’s or Doctorate degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field
  • Minimum of three years experiencing providing drug and alcohol counseling with a license to practice counseling independently without supervision
  • Licensed to practice in Pennsylvania or license eligible within one year of hire
  • Demonstrated ability in planning and providing outreach, education, and training around alcohol and drug use, specifically utilizing a harm reduction approach
  • Experience providing mental health counseling with a college age population
  • Demonstrated multicultural competency and experience working with identity and diversity in adolescence
  • Experience providing crisis assessment and intervention
  • Required to live within 30-minutes response time of campus as required to participate in the after-hours on-call rotation
  • Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor
  • Licensed to practice in Pennsylvania
  • Experience providing mental health and AOD counseling/prevention services in a college counseling setting

Please see Dickinson College's salary structure here: (This pay category for this position is Intermediate Administrator C)

Information about benefits can be found here:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application