Behavioral Health Therapist/Substance Use Disorder Specialist - Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services 16748
The Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Behavioral Health Therapist/ Substance Use Disorder Specialist. The primary role of the Substance Use Disorder Specialist is to provide substance use clinical services including but not limited to assessment, treatment planning, short-term counseling, group counseling, psychoeducation, and case management. The Substance Use Disorder Specialist will provide mental health and substance use counseling for students with co-occurring needs and may provide substance use and or other broader assessment and treatment to students mandated by the CARE team, Residence Life, the Athletic Department or the Dean of Students as well as students whom are self-referred.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Provide multiculturally-sensitive brief counseling (virtual and in person) for individuals with diverse presenting concerns.
Provide clinical services including, but not limited to, assessment, treatment planning, short-term counseling, group therapy, crisis intervention services, psychoeducation, and case management.
Provide clinical services both in-person and through telehealth platforms.
Conduct comprehensive intake evaluations, triages, and participate in CCPPS's crisis intervention services, and after-hours crisis coverage (initial responses and crisis stabilization provided by ProtoCall staff).
Administer and document risk assessments and risk reduction interventions.
Complete required documentation in an electronic health record system and quality assurance activities including routine monitoring and management of student treatment compliance (i.e., missed appointments, cancellations, etc.) in accordance with agency policies and state and federal regulations.
Provide consultation and outreach to clients and their families, WVU faculty/staff, and the university community.
Attend case conference, committees, task forces consistent with the mission of CCPPS, Student Life and the AOD Coalition.
Provide clinical supervision to trainees and facilitate didactic seminars and training on a variety of clinical or professional topics including but not limited to substance use disorder assessment and treatment, recovery, addiction etc.
Serve as a liaison to various campus stakeholders (AOD Coalition, Serenity Place etc.) and ensures that students, faculty and staff are provided with timely information regarding CCPPS and student mental health concerns and resources.
Completed MA/MS/MSW degree from an accredited program.
Two (2) years of experience providing counseling and assessment for substance use and co-occurring mental health concerns.
Outpatient clinical experience working with a college age population
Experience providing clinical services in a multidisciplinary setting.
Experience providing services to diverse, college-age students or other adults (e.g., students of color, LGBTQ+ students, international students, non-traditional students, military veterans).
Experience with Excel, Microsoft Access or similar software.
Demonstrated experience with substance use disorder treatment with a college-aged population.
Demonstrated commitment to cultural humility and affirmative care for all students.
Ability to navigate and to collaborate with university and healthcare systems.
Geographical availability to provide timely on campus emergency responses during on call weeks (2- 4 weeks per year).
Knowledge, skills, and expertise required to proficiently conduct, document and evaluate multiculturally-sensitive intake/ triage/crisis assessment, individual, and group counseling, and consultation/outreach across a range of mental health concerns.
Ability to utilize an electronic health record system.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to work with a team.
Knowledge, skills, and expertise required to proficiently provide care management and to actively identify and decrease barriers to care.
Skills and abilities required to assess and respond to unpredictable clinical presentations and related calls from campus and parent stakeholders in the context of ethical and legal parameters.
Practical and ethical knowledge regarding the provision of telehealth services.
Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
Licensed (or license-eligible within 12 months) Counselor or Social Worker (LICSW) within the State of WV.
Certified addiction professional (or certification-eligible within six months) is preferred.
Certified addiction professional (or certification-eligible within three years of hire) is required.
At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.
From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley -- the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.
Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.
To learn more about West Virginia University, visit go.wvu.edu. View current career opportunities at careers.wvu.edu.
West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.
Job Posting: Apr 19, 2021
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 226963
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.