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Staff Psychologist/Counselor - Alcohol & Other Drug Specialist

Bucknell University

Psychological Services

Salary Range
Competitive and commensurate with experience

Position Description
Bucknell University’s Psychological Services invites applications for a Staff Psychologist/Counselor – Alcohol & Other Drug Specialist position. The position is a full-time, 12 month position with university benefits. Responsibilities include providing direction and leadership for alcohol and other drug (AOD) prevention, intervention and education services for the campus community. The individual will coordinate AOD services offered through Psychological Services with other campus offices, notably the student health service, as well as with community agencies. The individual will also share in providing a range of counseling services including individual and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, outreach and consultation.

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Counselor Education, Social Work or other relevant professional field. The candidate should be licensed or license eligible in Pennsylvania. The candidate should demonstrate knowledge of the current literature regarding AOD abuse, dependence and addiction as well as dual diagnosis involving AOD. The candidate should demonstrate knowledge of the current developments and trends in the fields of AOD intervention and education, and college counseling. He or she should be skilled in working with individuals with AOD issues and skilled in assessment, counseling, programming and working with diverse populations. The candidate should also have experience with college-age individuals.

Desired Qualifications
Desired qualifications include having significant experience in college counseling and hold a doctorate degree or terminal degree. Certification in substance abuse counseling would also be desirable.

University Description
Bucknell University is a highly selective, private, nonsectarian, co-educational university offering both liberal arts and professional programs. Founded in 1846 Bucknell has a long tradition of providing students with a personalized, student-centered education and supportive residential learning experience. Located in Lewisburg, PA the 450 acre campus includes more 100 facilities, including a performing arts center, fitness center and 18-hole golf course. The student body of 3,500 undergraduates and 100 graduate students represent all states and some 60 foreign countries. Spousal and partner employment is a vital consideration in attracting and retaining the best faculty and staff and Bucknell provides informational assistance to those seeking employment.

Psychological Services has been a key service on campus for over 50 years and provides a full range mental health and personal development services. The center is staffed by 7.5 FTE clinicians, psychologists, counselors and social workers. A psychiatrist is on contract with the center to provide in-house medication services. The center works closely with the other offices within the division of Student Affairs and with colleagues in Academic Affairs.

Region Description
Bucknell University is located in Lewisburg, PA, situated along the banks of the Susquehanna River, in the rolling hills of central PA. Historic Lewisburg (population 5,600) is often cited as one of the top 100 small towns in the U.S. The borough of Lewisburg, one of the best-preserved Victorian-era districts in the country, appears on the U.S. Register of Historic Places. The town’s business district features a variety of small shops and boutiques, cafes, restaurants and galleries. Lewisburg is within driving distance of Philadelphia, New York and Washington DC.

Required Application Materials
Applications should include a letter of interest, vita/resume and names of at least three references. Apply on-line at the following link: https://jobs.bucknell.edu/

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin April 8 and continue until the position is filled.

Starting Date
July - August 2012

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