Staff Therapist / Coordinator of Alcohol and Other Drugs Program

Arcadia University,

Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Wed, Aug 9th, '17



Start Date:


Last Updated:

Wed, Aug 9th, '17

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  • Full Time

The AOD coordinator/staff therapist is responsible for administrative oversight of the AOD program which is housed in Counseling Services. They are responsible for the direction and implementation of the AOD program which includes assessment, education, and outreach programming to the campus community. This is a joint position which includes a staff therapist who is a generalist and able to provide individual and group counseling, crisis intervention and consultation to a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population.  This position is 10 months, full-time, mid-August to mid-June.


Applications must be submitted online through Arcadia's Human Resources portal to receive full consideration. Please do not email application materials to hiring manager.


Application review will begin immediately. Posting will be removed from the website once we've established a sufficient talent pool for consideration.


Arcadia University seeks candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia University encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. All offers of employment are conditional based on successful completion of a background check.


Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in Greater Philadelphia and promises a distinctly global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. A national leader in study abroad and international education, Arcadia has been named #1 in undergraduate study abroad participation by the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors Report for the past seven years. Approximately 3,900 students attend Arcadia, and the University’s 2,500 undergraduate students choose from more than 65 fields of study.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to relate emphatically, effectively, and consistently with diverse student population including sensitivity to cultural differences.
  • Solid understanding of counseling, consulting, and psychological assessments.
  • Ability to interact and effectively communicate with students, faculty, staff, and the community.
  • Ability to develop, organize, facilitate, and evaluate programs.
  • Strong oral communication skills.
  • Experience in providing AOD assessments; fundamental knowledge of alcohol and its effects on human behavior, as well as knowledge of other substance abuse prevalent among college age students.
  • Develop and improve job knowledge and skills.
  • Pursue and accomplish CEU requirements in pertinent areas for self-development and licensure.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Master's Degree in Counseling and/or Social Work; licensed preferred and/or licensed eligible within 1 year of hire.
  • Three years of experience in a university or college counseling center and experience with AOD outreach/education and substance abuse assessment and counseling.

 Other Requirements:

  • Licensed in Pennsylvania as a Psychologist or another related field (licensed professional
    counselor) or licensed eligible within 1 year of hire.
  • Certified Addiction Counselor or related certification preferred

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Commensurate with experience.


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