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Temporary Adjunct or Part-Time Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Substance Abuse/Mental Health Counselor

Grand Valley State University

University Counseling Center

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Position Description
We currently have an opening for a Substance Abuse/Mental Health Counselor. This position is a temporary adjunct or part-time post-doctoral fellowship. The contract will be for the 9 month academic year, 29 hrs/week, with possible renewal.

Responsibilities and essential functions for this position will include:
•Providing culturally sensitive brief individual, group, and crisis clinical services to students with substance abuse and co-occurring issues
•Providing some on-campus weekend and evening workshops and trainings on alcohol and drug issues
•Providing support services to students in recovery
•Supporting alcohol/substance abuse services on campus such as 12-step meetings
•Collaborating with other campus staff and departments regarding support services

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
•Counselor, Social Worker, or Psychologist must be license eligible in Michigan within 2 years. If you require supervision, you must receive your supervision on-site from our staff.
• Experience and comfort working with individuals in recovery, with substance abuse, 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) or Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC)
•Minimum of two years working in alcohol and drug counseling
•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 immediately, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Starting Date
Sept. 9, 2013; can be flexible

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

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

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