Staff Counselor/Substance Abuse Specialist

Keene State College,

Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Mon, Sep 11th, '17


Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please submit materials by 9/25/17.

Start Date:

Position opening is immediate and start date will be determined with successful applicant.

Last Updated:

Mon, Sep 11th, '17

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  • Full Time

Keene State College invites applicants for a Staff Counselor/Substance Abuse Specialist in the Counseling Center to provide behavioral and mental health services to enrolled students and all related case management. This is a 10 month benefited position with normal appointment dates from August to May each year. The successful candidate will join a dedicated staff of 5 counselors, 7 graduate-level interns, and 1 administrative support staff.

The Counseling Center is an integral unit within the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at KSC and enjoys strong support from the college as a whole. As a primary institutional initiative, the College is in an exciting period of growth and change in the area of alcohol and other drug prevention/intervention, and we seek a professional who is looking to apply their skills in a flexible, creative, and collaborative way. The Counseling Center is a very dynamic, creative, fun, and rewarding place to work and our strengths include our highly supportive relationships among the Center’s staff, our innovative model of service provision and creative delivery of emotional well-being programs, and our strong dedication to student well-being. To learn more about the Counseling Center, visit:

Primary responsibilities include: Providing individual, couples, and group psychotherapy, initial evaluations, consultation services to staff, faculty, and administrators, clinical supervision to interns, crisis intervention, and outreach/programmatic services, with specialization in substance abuse concerns. We are committed to diversity and multiculturalism, and strongly encourage individuals to apply who will contribute to the College’s ongoing efforts to provide opportunities to help students become responsible global citizens.


Keene State College is located in the scenic Monadnock region of Southwest New Hampshire, and is an affiliate of the University System of New Hampshire. We are located approximately 2 hours from Boston or Hartford CT, and 4 hours from New York City. The region contains many opportunities to enjoy outdoor recreation, cultural events, and a strong sense of community.

To learn more about Keene State College, the University System of New Hampshire, and the Keene community visit: or

Keene State College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is engaged in an effort to build a community that reflects the diversity of society. The College prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status.


Qualifications Required: Master’s degree or higher in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, clinical mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy, or clinical social work, with New Hampshire State professional licensure (or license eligible at time of start date). Professional expertise in the substance abuse field and two years’ experience providing substance abuse counseling are required and preferably with college-age populations.


Additional Desirable Qualifications: Experience working with college populations and treating a variety of clinical problems including eating disorders, substance abuse, suicidality, and mood disorders is helpful. Proven interpersonal skills; flexibility and accessibility to students and staff; ability to address multicultural/diversity issues; team oriented; and a willingness to collaborate in a multidisciplinary setting. Degree granting institution is accredited.


Salary is commensurate with experience and education; complemented by a competitive benefit package.


Apply online at:

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online:

? Letter of application

? Resume

? Contact information for three (3) professional references.