AOD Specialist/Staff Psychotherapist Premium

Barnard College,

Furman Counseling Center, Barnard College
Last Posted:

Mon, Jun 7th, '21


Until position is filled

Start Date:

Mid to late August

Last Updated:

Mon, Jun 7th, '21

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  • Full Time

This position is a general therapist at the Rosemary Furman Counseling Center, providing assessment, treatment and referral for Barnard students. A member of a team of psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and interns, the AOD Specialist/Staff Psychotherapist provides treatment to students with a range of needs, including substance use concerns. This position guides/supports staff in providing AOD treatment, and partners with the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program Educator in providing outreach efforts for the campus.


1. Provide individual and group psychotherapy, consultation and referral.
2. Maintain patient records in accordance with regulations and policies.
3. Serve as on-call clinician with weekday, weekend, and back-up duties.
4. Provide crisis intervention services.
5. Select and supervise trainees.
6. Upgrade skills through training and education.

AOD Specialist – Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program

1. Provide individual counseling, assessment and referral services to students with alcohol or drug related diagnoses or struggles, or that of friend, partner, or family member.

2. Coordinate support groups as needed for students in recovery and those with parents with substance issues..

3. Provide consultations to student services administrators, faculty, and family members regarding student substance use.

4. Educate counseling staff about AOD assessment/treatment.
5. Research and evaluate new studies of college substance use issues and disseminate this knowledge.

6. Coordinate administration of the online Alcohol Education and Prevention module for all incoming first year and transfer students (Alcohol Wise).

7. Maintain updated referral sources in NYC and tri-state community for long term treatment of varying levels.

8. Train resident assistants , peer educators, Orientation Leaders and leaders of other student groups on campus in recognizing warning signs of substance problems and how to respond.

9. Maintain utilization data and conduct quality improvement studies as needed.


Barnard College aims to provide the highest-quality liberal arts education to promising and high-achieving young women, offering the unparalleled advantages of an outstanding residential college in partnership with a major research university. With a dedicated faculty of scholars distinguished in their respective fields, Barnard is a community of accessible teachers and engaged students who participate together in intellectual risk-taking and discovery. Barnard students develop the intellectual resources to take advantage of opportunities as new fields, new ideas, and new technologies emerge. They graduate prepared to lead lives that are professionally satisfying and successful, personally fulfilling, and enriched by a love of learning.

As a college for women, Barnard embraces its responsibility to address issues of gender in all of their complexity and urgency and to help students achieve the personal strength that will enable them to meet the challenges they will encounter throughout their lives. Located in the cosmopolitan environment of New York City and committed to diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff, Barnard prepares its graduates to flourish in different cultural surroundings in an increasingly interconnected world.
The Barnard community thrives on high expectations. By setting rigorous academic standards and giving students the support they need to meet those standards, Barnard enables them to discover their own capabilities. Living and learning in this unique environment, Barnard students become agile, resilient, responsible, and creative, prepared to lead and serve their society.


Specialty in AOD prevention and treatment
• Excellent clinical and crisis management skills.
• Ability to work with and be sensitive to diverse populations; particular interest in and/or experience working with college-age students
? Ability to effectively address issues of race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity and other identities within the campus community to promote social justice.
• Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively within a counseling service.
? Ability to assess, evaluate and refer students to appropriate resources and referrals


• PhD or LCSW in clinical social work
• Minimum of three years’ experience in clinical work with alcohol and substance abuse.
• Supervision training and experience.


Commensurate with experience


Online application through Barnard College Human Resources

CV and Letter of interest

Provide 3 references upon request