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Background Check Statement:
Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.
Eligibility for Employment:
Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.
Earned a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy, social work, or a related field of study, within the past two (2) years.
Experience with substance abuse counseling.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
This is a time-limited position of one year, July 1, 2019 until June 30, 2020.
This traineeship in Mental and Social Well-being and Prevention Education will further the mission of Wellness and Prevention Services (WPS) in serving the diverse needs of Appalachian State University students through health promotion and risk behavior modification services.
More specifically, the position will provide an opportunity to serve the Appalachian campus by providing direct client services within the scope of WPS's existing framework under the supervision of Mr. Ben Asma.
Other duties of the position include:
Assist the department in the development of appropriate prevention education opportunities tailored to special populations on campus.
Create, implement, and evaluate services designed to meet the unique needs of various student groups, such as racial/ethnic minorities, sexual minorities, transfer students, and veterans.
Services rendered by the trainee may be delivered in a variety of manners, such as: one-on-one, couples, small group, or large classroom/community wide methods.
Have a working knowledge of additional resources available on campus and within the broader Boone, and Watauga County, community to make appropriate referrals in an effort to further support the needs of students.
Preference for this traineeship will be given to individuals with experience working with an underrepresented population, particularly racial and ethnic minorities, as well as gender minorities and veterans.
Preference will be given to individuals with experience utilizing Expressive Arts Therapy as a modality.
Type of Position: Full Time Position
Work Schedule/Hours: Generally 8:00-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday with some nights and weekends.
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.