Licensed Clinical Counselor / Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist

High Point University,

The Office of Counseling Services/Division of Student Life
Last Posted:

Fri, Feb 19th, '21


Open until position is filled.

Start Date:


Last Updated:

Fri, Feb 19th, '21

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  • Full Time

·         The Clinical Counselor/Addictions Specialist reports to the Executive Director of Counseling Services and works with the clinical team to provide therapeutic services to improve the mental health of students, offer prevention education and assessment for substance-related concerns, and support the overall mission of the University.


High Point University is The Premier Life Skills University working to transform the lives. Having radically transformed the campus since 2005 under the leadership of President Nido R. Qubein, HPU knows transformation well. That’s why leaders commit to preparing students for the world as it’s going to be, not as it is. At HPU, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU is a values-based intuition that arms students with the life skills employers want. This is best showcased by the 97% placement rate for graduates employed or continuing their education within 6 months of graduation. By focusing holistically on transformational education, HPU attracts students from all 50 states and nearly 50 countries. A $2 billion investment in academic programs and student life facilities proves HPU’s commitment to transformation. The university’s call to action is simple and profound: Choose to be extraordinary!



·         Master’s degree in Counseling or Social Work.


Experience and Training

·         North Carolina Board Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCSW, LMFT required

·         License Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS) strongly preferred

·         Experience working with college or university counseling center preferred


Knowledge, Skills, Ability:

  • Knowledge of broad range of personal counseling methods
  • Knowledge of and ability to use crisis intervention skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written; strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to take 24 hour/day on-call crisis/emergency staff rotation.

 Adherence to legal and ethical guidelines of governing licensure board

  • Maintains confidential clinical documentation using electronic health record system
  • Provides counseling support services for High Point University students in a variety of formats and dimensions, including provision of individual and group therapy, prevention, outreach, consultation, and referral.
  • Supports the mission and activities of the Division of Student Life
  • Assists clients in exploring all their options when considering a leave of absence or withdrawing from the University
  • Supports off-campus referrals for counseling and psychiatric needs when necessary
  • Supports training, consultation, and development for students and faculty as it relates to counseling issues
  • Support strategies for prevention/harm reduction plans for students
  • Provide substance assessments and facilitates sanctioned psychoeducational substance education group through collaboration with the Office of Student Conduct
  • Manage a Substance Use Helpline designed to educate and assist students in need during business hours
  • Review  development of relevant substance use policies that incorporate both collegiate recovery and wellness and collaboration with the Prevention Specialist.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director of Counseling Services and/or the Senior Vice President for Student Life



To support the University Mission:  to deliver educational experiences that enlighten, challenge, and prepare students to lead lives of significance in complex global communities.  New employees will receive 30/60/90-day performance reviews and annual reviews thereafter.



·         License Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS) strongly preferred

·         Experience working with college or university counseling center preferred



Commensurate with experience.


All applicants must apply through the High Point University Human Resources online portal.