Manhattan College New York , NY 10007
TITLE: The Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor | 20 hours per week or 1000 hours per year ???
SCOPE: The Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor is responsible for conducting comprehensive intake assessments and treatment to students at risk for developing substance use disorders. The Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor provides short term individual and group therapy, utilizing specific recovery oriented interventions; provides crisis intervention and suicide risk evaluations, early intervention and makes appropriate referrals for higher levels of care such as detoxification, rehabilitation and outpatient substance abuse treatment settings. The Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor is responsible for Education, Prevention Strategies and Outreach Programming on campus to help students gain levels of insight related to alcohol and other drug use. The Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor provides accurate clinical documentation and collaborates across departments and divisions within the college to enhance student care and maintain the mission of the counseling center.
Conduct comprehensive AOD intakes, mental health assessments and suicide risk evaluations.
Provide short term individual & group therapy utilizing clinical interventions (motivational interviewing, harm reduction approaches, cognitive behavioral therapy, etc.)
Facilitate AOD Education groups to help challenge students insight related to alcohol and other drugs.
Provide accurate clinical documentation for each student in the electronic medical record Titanium.
Collaborate weekly with clinical team about cases, follow up, clinical recommendations and referrals.
Follow up and collaborate with outside referrals, higher levels of care, hospital emergency departments, inpatient units and external providers.
Develop and Implement AOD outreach programs and educational workshops for students, faculty, staff to address substance use.
Education & Experience
Graduate Degree Required (Social Work, Mental Health Counseling or Psychologist)
New York State License Required (LCSW, LMHC or Licensed Psychologist)
3 or more years with substance abuse experience and mental health in an extended care setting
Proficient in Microsoft Office
Knowledge of Titanium
Critical thinking and ability to demonstrate independent judgement
Excellent leadership and communication skills
Ability to speak in front of large groups