Alcohol, Drug Education, Intervention Coordinator

California, United States
17 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
17 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Summary

Caltech Student Wellness Services supports graduate and undergraduate students who are scientifically-minded, culturally diverse, and engaged in a rigorous academic environment. Our tight-knit campus allows for the development of strong relationships with campus partners and for the provision of high-quality support to meet the unique needs of each student.

The Alcohol and Drug Education and Intervention Coordinator is charged with oversight of the Caltech student community’s alcohol and drug education, intervention, and support services. A member of the Student Wellness Services team, and reporting to the Executive Director of Student Wellness Services, the Alcohol and Drug Education and Intervention Coordinator collaborates with campus partners including the Deans’ offices, the Office of Residential Experience, Athletics, the Office of Equity and Inclusion, and other departments to support responsible and informed choices around the use of alcohol and other drugs.

Job Duties

  • Develop and deliver engaging workshops, public awareness campaigns, trainings, and orientation programs addressing substance use prevention, early intervention and recovery, and assisting intoxicated students; evening workshops and programming are required
  • Administer individual interventions using the Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) program; consider the various dimensions of intersecting personal identities, and how these may be impacted by or related to substance use
  • Administer the Alcohol EDU program for incoming undergraduate students
  • Provide limited case management for students in distress or crisis related to substance use; implement developmentally appropriate interventions, coordinate resources, and monitor progress for ongoing student cases
  • Develop educational materials, from initial conceptual design to final product, in a range of formats (i.e., brochure, poster, flyer, PowerPoint, website content, and social media)
  • Coordinate periodic assessments of student knowledge, attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors, such as the National College Health Assessment
  • Collaborate with campus partners on the development, implementation, and support for substance use intervention, education, and recovery related policies and procedures; serve as the primary Student Wellness Services representative and consultant to the Alcohol and Substance Use Committee
  • Prepare internal documentation and reports as requested by the Executive Director of Student Wellness Services
  • Compile data for the Biennial DFSCA Review, and serve as the primary Student Wellness Services representative to the Biennial DFSCA Review Group
  • Work closely with student leaders and student groups on addressing substance use and recovery in the Institute community; collaborate on program development for substance-free housing and events
  • Cultivate an understanding of campus approaches to supporting students in recovery and those who struggle with substance use, including best practices developed by a variety of organizations including the American College Health Association, the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education, and the NIAAA College AIM Alcohol Intervention Matrix
  • Assist the Executive Director of Student Wellness Services with special projects related to the field of substance use
  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in counseling, social work, or related field from an accredited program
  • Licensure in the state of California (Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist), in good standing; if licensed in another state, California licensure must be obtained within 6 months of hire
  • Minimum of two years of post-licensure clinical work, including the use of brief interventions for substance use concerns
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in clinical psychology (Ph.D., Psy.D.) or social work (DSW)
  • Experience working with a wide range of substance use issues in a college or university environment; two or more years preferred
  • Familiarity with Panhellenic culture and systems, as well as environmental factors influencing substance use on college campuses
  • Experience with writing grants to augment departmental funding

Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter