Trainee Mental and Social Well-Being and Prevention Education

North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 03, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Title Trainee Mental and Social Well-Being and Prevention Education Position Number 092641 Department Wellness and Prevention - 310000 Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage 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. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Minimum Qualifications

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

License/Certification Required Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This is a time-limited position of two years, July 1, 2021 until June 30, 2023.

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 (i.e., substance mis-use counseling) 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
  • Provide leadership to the AppState Collegiate Recovery Community through the facilitation of support meetings as well as coordination of pro-social activities and events.
  • Create, implement, and evaluate services designed to meet the unique needs of various student groups, such as racial/ethnic minorities, sexual minorities, transfer students, veterans, and students managing their addictions recovery.
  • Services rendered by the trainee may be delivered in a variety of manners, such as: telehealth, one-on-one, couples, small group, or large classroom/community wide methods.
Suggested Salary Range $41,600 Physical Demands of Position

General light lifting associated with office work; standing for presentations; sitting at a desk.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities performed with or without reasonable accommodation.

Special Instructions to Applicants

This is a time-limited position of two years, July 1, 2021 until June 30, 2023.

Please attach required documents:
Cover Letter
List a minimum of 3 professional references in the application or attach a List of References with Contact Information

Optional Document to attach:
Statement on Diversity

AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

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