Staff Psychologist/Counselor - AOD Specialist

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Student Affairs

Bucknell University's Counseling & Student Development Center (CSDC) is a well-resourced center that includes a consulting psychiatric provider. We pride ourselves on maintaining strong collaborative relationships with the campus community and are often contributing members to campus-wide initiatives.

As the campus' primary mental health and psychological wellness service for students, the CSDC is uniquely positioned to make meaningful contributions to Bucknell's initiatives related to diversity and fostering a culture of inclusion on campus. Additionally, we are committed to professional development and are proudly able to offer annual funding for opportunities to foster professional growth.

The CSDC at Bucknell University is currently seeking a Staff Psychologist/Counselor - AOD Specialist to provide clinical counseling expertise in the area of alcohol, other drugs, and recovery support.

Job Duties: 

Primary Responsibitliites -
1. Provide clinical assessment for students experiencing personal, developmental and/or psychological problems and those seeking personal growth and development.
2. Engage students in individual and group counseling to address personal, developmental and/or psychological problems as well as to enhance personal growth, health and academic success.
3. Provide emergency and crisis intervention services (e.g., participate in the center's on-call rotation including evenings and weekends).
4. Consult with university staff, faculty, students, family members and other professionals to assist students.
5. Assess need for psychiatric evaluation/medication management and assist with referral.
6. Assist with referrals of students to resources on campus (e.g., career services, student health, etc.) and off campus (e.g., community mental health programs, community clinicians).
7. Provide services consistent with professional ethical standards and generally accepted standards of practice.

Specific to the position focusing on AOD - 
1. Develops and delivers individual and group interventions to support students who wish to remain sober, engage in harm reduction, and/or otherwise manage their substance use.
2. Participates in the Alcohol and Other Drugs Working Group.
3. Advises and trains student engagement groups and leadership on a variety of topics and health and wellness initiative.
4. Develops and delivers AOD orientation programs, as well as health, wellness, and psychologically-oriented educational and prevention programs to meet the specific needs of the Bucknell student population. 

Administrative Responsibilities - 
1. Maintain appropriate documentation of services and client records.
2. Contribute to the office's operational responsibilities, e.g., exercise appropriate stewardship of center budget and resources, contribute to center-wide goals and projects, contribute to office planning, assist with divisional and university responsibilities, etc.
3. Engage in professional development to maintain best practices and meet legal requirements and professional guidelines for practice.
4. Engage in both need assessments and service outcome assessments/evaluations to support the effectiveness and efficiency of services. Make appropriate changes in services based on assessment findings.
5. Contribute to, provide direction for, and/or manage and administer projects assigned as part of the center's annual goals or other center or divisional projects.
6. Serve on Divisional and University committees as appropriate.
7. Perform other administrative duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: 
1. Candidates with a master’s level degree (MA) in clinical or counseling psychology, Social Work or the equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired will be considered at the Counselor level. Candidates with a completed doctoral degree (PhD or PsyD) will be considered at the Psychologist level.
2. Licensed or license eligible in Pennsylvania.
3. Experience working with college-aged young adults.
4. Demonstrated multicultural counseling competency.
5. Experience working with clients in recovery from substance use disorders and/or substance use counseling.
6. Specific expertise in clinical assessment of AOD use, misuse, and recovery support.
7. Demonstrated knowledge and skill in advancing diversity topics and supporting multicultural identity development, as well as proven ability to work with diverse individuals and groups.
8. Experience with group services (i.e., therapy and support groups).

Preferred Qualifications: 
1. Experience working in a college/university counseling center setting.

About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes and Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and many opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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