Alcohol & Other Drug Specialist

University of Notre Dame,

University Counseling Center (UCC)
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Last Posted:

Fri, May 31st, '24


June 25, 2024

Start Date:

August/September 2024

Last Updated:

Fri, May 31st, '24

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  • Full Time

The University Counseling Center (UCC) at the University of Notre Dame is recruiting a Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a specialty in the prevention, assessment, and treatment of substance abuse to join our team of mental health providers in providing high quality, evidence-based care to our diverse student body. The UCC and the University are committed to serving the increasing mental health issues of students as we strive to fulfill the University’s mission of educating the whole person, mind, body, and spirit. The UCC offers a variety of clinical services in a welcoming and inclusive environment such that individuals of many social, economic, cultural, religious, ideological, racial, and ethnic backgrounds are supported in addressing their developmental and mental health concerns. Through collaboration with campus partners, we work to promote a culture of resilience and well-being on campus. The UCC is also committed to training the next generation of psychologists and social workers by providing high quality internship training.

If you are a licensed clinician with a specialty in the area of substance use disorders who enjoys making a significant difference in young peoples’ lives and you like working with talented and supportive colleagues in a fast-paced environment we invite you to consider joining the UCC team.

  • Provides evidence-based clinical interventions for the prevention, assessment, and treatment of substance use disorders as well as co-occurring mental health disorders. Works with mandated student populations required to participate in an AOD assessment and treatment as the result of a sanction issued by the Office of Community Standards or a positive drug screen under the University’s Drug Testing Program for Student Athletes. Provides ongoing training and education for UCC staff to enhance competency in the areas of AOD assessment and treatment. Oversees the design, implementation, reporting, and evaluation of the UCC’s AOD services.

  • Functions as a Staff Clinician at the UCC, providing a range of mental health services to our diverse student body including drop-in triage services, individual and group counseling, planning and implementing treatment interventions, developing and implementing psychoeducational/skill building workshops that contribute to the UCC’s Stepped Care Model, consultation services to faculty, staff and students, and management of crisis situations. Maintains accurate and timely clinical records in electronic record keeping system.

  • Collaborates with University task forces and committees related to substance abuse on campus including the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being, the Drug Testing Oversight Committee and other committees related to student well-being.

  • Provides after-hours emergency coverage as a back-up to a professional answering service for one-week periods approximately 3-4 times per year.

  • Provides supervision and training to interns in the UCC Doctoral Internship Program in Health Service Provider in Psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association, as well as MSW and Masters interns receiving training at the UCC.

  • Contributes to the development and implementation of UCC strategic initiatives and the subsequent development and implementation of goals, philosophies, policies, and procedures for meeting the comprehensive mental health needs of Notre Dame students.      

  • Maintains current professional licensure as a mental health provider in the state of Indiana and participates in professional activities (e.g., research, professional presentations, leadership, and community service). 


About the University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame is one of America’s leading undergraduate teaching institutions, and is at the forefront in research and scholarship. The University has a tradition and is committed to educating our students holistically, endeavoring to develop a sense of community and responsibility that prepares students to make positive change in the world. The University is also committed to engaging and serving the local South Bend community. At Notre Dame, staff are provided with an environment where they are both challenged and supported.

About the Division of Student Affairs

Guided by the University’s Catholic, Holy Cross mission, the Division of Student Affairs promotes the holistic education of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students so that all may flourish at the University of Notre Dame and beyond. Through our shared work, services, and partnerships, we seek to honor individual experiences and foster a sense of belonging; deepen engagement in faith; and cultivate meaningful relationships that empower students and enable them to develop in mind, body, and spirit. We aspire to serve as trusted resources for students, helping connect them with information regarding residential life, extracurricular interests, and discovering—and planning for—their future. Prospective staff are encouraged to review our Strategic Plan ( and watch this video ( to learn more. 

For more information about the University Counseling Center please visit our website:



Commensurate with education and experience.  Excellent benefits package.


Please submit a cover letter and CV or resume online at prior to June 25th, 2024