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Substance Abuse/Mental Health Counselor

Grand Valley State University

Counseling and Career Development Center

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Position Description
The GVSU Counseling and Career Counseling Center has a temporary adjunct (with possible renewal)(10 month academic year, 29 hrs/week)Substance Abuse/Mental Health Counselor position opening. This position will provide culturally sensitive brief individual, group, and crisis clinical services to students with substance abuse and co-occuring issues. They will provide some on-campus weekend and evening workshops and trainings on alcohol and drugs issues. Providing support to students in recovery and recovery services on campus will also be required.

For more information you can contact Dr. Eric Klingensmith. See below for contact information.

Minimum Qualifications
- Masters or doctorate degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited program/internship, or masters or doctorate degree in social work
- Licensed or license-eligible in Michigan, relative to degree
- Minimum of two years working in alcohol and drug counseling
- Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC)
- Experience and comfort working with individuals in recovery, especially those of traditional college age
- Strong clinical, collaborative, and interpersonal skills
- Commitment to working with diverse student populations and in an affirming environment

Desired Qualifications
- Minimum of one year of college counseling center experience
- Specialty Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse (SPADA) training, or equivalent education
- Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC)
- Experience in a counseling center that provides an APA-accredited psychology internship

University Description
Grand Valley State University’s main campus is located in a rural area about 12 miles from Grand Rapids. This campus is only minutes away from beautiful Lake Michigan beaches. The 1,237-acre campus includes both rolling hills to the west and deeply wooded ravines to the east. Winding walkways between buildings connect with a series of natural trails along the riverbank. In addition to the main campus, Grand Valley also has campuses in Grand Rapids and Holland, Michigan.

Established in 1960, Grand Valley State University is a relatively new university. Committed to excellence, Grand Valley offers students personalized attention through relatively small classes and excellent student services. GVSU attracts above-average students and has an enrollment over 23,000. We have been the fastest growing university in Michigan.

Region Description
The Grand Rapids metropolitan area, cited in Newsweek as the fifth "most moved-into city" in the U.S., is noted for its attractive quality of life. The surrounding area offers a choice of urban, suburban, or country living. The region is well known for its beautiful lakes, parks, forests, and streams which provide a variety of recreational opportunities for all seasons. Grand Rapids has a first-rate regional symphony orchestra, ballet, theatre, art galleries, and a number of ethnic festivals. The vast cultural opportunities of Chicago, Ann Arbor, and Detroit are only a few hours away. Staff and faculty live in a wide range of surrounding communities. Those along the coast of Lake Michigan, such as Muskegon, Grand Haven, and Holland feature marinas, parks, miles of sandy beaches, annual festivals, and resort attractions. These communities along with those in the Greater Grand Rapids area and Rockford provide a wide array of living options.

Required Application Materials
Required application materials include: (a) letter of application addressing interest and qualifications, (b) vitae, (c) graduate transcripts, and (d) a list of four references.

Application Deadline
Screening will begin May 28, 2013, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled

Starting Date
August 1, 2013

Send Applications To:
Dr. Eric Klingensmith, Psy.D.

Mailing Address
1 Campus Dr. - STU 204
Allendale, MI 49401

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