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Senior Staff Alcohol & Other Drug Counselor - Archive
University Counseling & Testing Center

Posting: 12247
Location: Eugene
Closes: 2012-10-08

The UCTC is seeking an experienced Alcohol and Drug Counselor/Psychologist to work with students coming from a range of backgrounds, with varied academic interests.  The successful candidate will provide AOD programs and services to university students, consult with campus colleagues regarding campus AOD programs, and collaborate with campus colleagues to provide AOD prevention programs.  In addition, this position will serve as a supervisor, trainer and role model for graduate level psychology trainees.  The position also involves significant program development, administrative responsibilities (including use of web based technology) collaboration with campus colleagues, oversight over revenue generating programs, and responsibility for developing and implementing outcomes assessment of programs and services.

Level of Appointment: 1.0 FTE (12 months)
Term of Contract:  Fixed term position (renewable contract)
Salary:  $50,000-$63,000 (12 month full-time annual rate)

The University Counseling and Testing Center (UCTC) is a unit within the Division of Student Affairs.  Successful candidates will be able to articulate an understanding of the role of a counseling center on a university campus and preferably have previous experience collaborating with campus partners.

Primary Job Duties:

Clinical Services:  Provide alcohol and other drug (AOD) assessments, AOD individual and group interventions; phone triage and initial assessments; crisis intervention; generalist individual and group counseling/psychotherapy; services are primarily offered within a brief therapy framework.  Supervision and Training:  Provide individual and group supervision of clinical, program and consultation activities for APA pre-doctoral interns, graduate teaching fellows, practicum students and externs; and secondary supervision of practicum interns.  Supervision includes hiring, scheduling and assignment of work, and discipline and grievance procedures.  Training includes seminar presentations.  Administrative: Clinical documentation, case management; AOD program development; development and monitoring of outcome assessment related to the AOD program.  Outreach Programs and Consultation:  Design, implementation and evaluation of program interventions including structured developmental workshops, outreach presentations, consultations, training programs, and psycho-educational courses; provide outreach to a diverse student population; maintain liaison relationships with relevant departments and student groups.  Staff Meetings and Staff Professional Development:  Attend weekly staff meetings, clinical team meetings and other department planning meetings; participate on department and university committees; share individual and campus activities with other staff; consult in formulating Center policies and procedures; participate and share own expertise in staff development program.  Individual Professional Development Program Planning:  Engage in activities to enhance professional skills, maintain an awareness of professional issues, evaluate current work and develop new programs and services; activities might include applied research, conference and workshop attendance, and courtesy appointment activities.


1.       M.A. in counseling or related field, LCSW or MSW and must be currently licensed as a counselor or social work OR Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA accredited program and must be licensed within two years in Oregon as a psychologist.

2.       Experience providing alcohol and other drug assessments and interventions.

3.       Familiarity with harm reduction model and motivational interviewing.

4.       Ability to articulate the role of alcohol and other drug intervention and prevention on a university campus.

5.       Experience providing AOD or mental health programs and services in a college or university counseling center.

6.       Demonstrated multicultural competence and commitment to multicultural organization development.

7.       Strong administrative and communication skills.

8.       Ability to work effectively with multidisciplinary teams.


1.       APA accredited internship.

2.       Experience providing supervision to graduate level counseling/psychology trainees.

3.       Familiarity with BASICS alcohol and other drug programs.

4.       CADC certification.

5.       Familiarity with ASAM criteria.

Application Procedure:

To ensure consideration, applications should be submitted by August 2, 2012.  The position will remain open until filled.

Final candidates must successfully pass a criminal records background check and licensing board check.

To apply, send an electronic copy of your cover letter, vita, and names and contact information for three references to:

Ms. Karen Stokes
Executive Assistant
University Counseling & Testing Center
1590 East 13th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97403

Phone:  (541) 346-2702
Fax:  (541) 346-2842

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and seeks candidates with demonstrated potential to contribute positively to its diverse community.