Alcohol and Other Drug Therapist/Clinical Advisor to Collegiate Recovery Program Premium

Saint Joseph’s University,

Counseling and Psychological Services
Last Posted:

Tue, Jun 8th, '21


until position is filled

Start Date:

early to mid August

Last Updated:

Fri, Jun 11th, '21

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  • Full Time

The Alcohol and Other Drug Therapist/Clinical Advisor to Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) in the Office of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) performs multiple clinical, educational, and administrative functions in support of the mission of Saint Joseph’s University; highlighted by the Jesuit principle of cura personalis – care of the whole person. Primary duties include assessment, counseling and referral to treatment of Saint Joseph’s University students presenting with alcohol and other drug (AOD) issues, facilitation of collegiate recovery support groups, delivery of collegiate recovery-themed outreach programs and consultation with faculty, staff, parents and students on concerns related to AOD issues. General duties as a CAPS staff member include crisis intervention, case management, weekly coverage of “drop-in” hours and the provision of brief individual counseling to students presenting with a broad range of clinical concerns.

This position also serves as the Clinical Advisor to Collegiate Recovery Program, dedicating 20 hours per week to SJUs Collegiate Recovery Program and Recovery Residence where responsibilities will include providing skills-based and process-oriented group psychotherapy for CRP students and developing clinically based recovery-focused activities and programming. This position will meet regularly with each student in the Recovery Residence to review their personalized plan for success. Based upon each resident’s individualized plan, this could include coordinating off-site drug testing and monitoring results, communicating with parents/guardians, and ensuring attendance at, 12-step meetings or other mutual-support groups. The Alcohol and Other Drug Therapist/Clinical Advisor to Collegiate Recovery Program works together with the Director of Student Outreach & Support and the live-in Recovery Residence Manager, to support SJU students in recovery and to foster CRP community through social activities that support recovery.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide assessment, brief counseling and appropriate referral service to students presenting with alcohol and other substance use issues.
  • Educate students and university employees via guest lectures, outreach programs and trainings on issues related to substance abuse and substance use disorder.
  • Consult with faculty and staff on substance abuse issues that may adversely affect student academic performance, emotional well-being, and psychological functioning.
  • Receive referrals from the Office of Community Standards to provide assessment, treatment, and referral service to students with substance abuse issues.
  • Provide referrals for students and university employees to outside therapists, clinics, and substance use disorder treatment facilities.
    Provide brief individual psychotherapy, walk-in/triage, crisis intervention, and case management services to students presenting with a broad range of mental health concerns.
  • Deliver crisis intervention service to students in emergency situations and participate in the Center’s on-call, after-hours rotation.
  • Collaborate with Student Life staff to provide multi-tiered support for specific populations of students, including students of color, student athletes, and LGBT students.
  • Deliver competent and ethical telehealth service to students following CAPS procedures and policies on providing remote services.
  • Maintain timely and accurate records according to professional standards and state and federal law.
    Work 20 hours per week as a member of SJU’s collegiate recovery program leadership.
  • Provide clinical case management services to residents of the SJU Recovery Residence.
  • Monitor individualized recovery plans for each student living in the Recovery Residence.
  • Provide process-oriented, skills-based group recovery discussion facilitation and psychotherapy to students in the Recovery Residence.
  • Serve as a lead member of the SJU Recovery Support Team.
  • Collaborate with other leaders in the SJU CRP on recovery-focused educational and social activities for the collegiate recovery program.
  • Collaborate closely with the SJU Center for Addiction and Recovery Education (CARE) to provide recovery-related education, training, and workshops to the campus community, including RAs, student leaders, faculty.

Further Duties:

  • Collaborating with Recovery Program Manager to lead intake and admissions interviews for prospective residents of the Recovery Residence.
  • Hold “walk-in hours” for students twice per week, related to AOD concerns and recovery support.
  • Oversee and remain abreast of research, current trends, best practices and legal/regulatory compliance related to areas of responsibility, and in particular drug and alcohol counseling and substance use disorder treatment trends.
  • Actively participate in CAPS weekly professional development meetings.
  • Provide suicide prevention training to faculty, staff and student leaders.
  • Serve on the SJU Advisory Council for Alcohol, Drugs and Student Health.
  • Exhibit an understanding of and a commitment to the mission of the Division of Student Life and Saint Joseph’s University.
  • Carry out administrative duties as assigned by the Director.

Saint Joseph’s University is a private, Catholic, Jesuit institution and we expect members of our community to be knowledgeable about – and to make a positive contribution to – our mission. Saint Joseph’s University is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. The University is committed to the diversity of its faculty and staff so that our students, our disciplines and our community as a whole can benefit from the multiple perspectives it offers. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. EOE

The university is located on the outskirts of a major metro area....6 miles from center-city Philadelphia

  • Master’s degree in clinical social work, clinical or counseling psychology
  • Licensed as a counselor or psychologist in Pennsylvania (or have Pennsylvania license eligibility)
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to working with under-represented groups; particularly students of color
  • Experience treating and assessing individuals with substance abuse issues/substance use disorders along with co-occurring disorders
  • Experience or familiarity with 12-step recovery programs, fundamentals of peer recovery, and other evidenced-based systems of support, treatment approaches, and modalities.
  • Experience or familiarity with family therapy for people in active addiction or recovery
  • Experience working with a diverse college student population
  • Understanding of and commitment to the mission of Saint Joseph’s University
  • Clinical experience in a university counseling center setting
  • Substance abuse certification (i.e., CACCADCCAADC)
  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical or counseling psychology


Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Optional Documents

  1. Letters of Recommendation
  2. List of References