Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor / Educator

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 11, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

About SUNY Oneonta:

SUNY Oneonta is a public college in Central New York, enrolling about 6,500 students in bachelor's, master's and graduate certificate programs. Most of SUNY Oneonta's main campus lies within the City of Oneonta, which is located in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, the City of Oneonta is the largest municipality in a rural region dominated by agriculture and tourism.

Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially and live purposefully. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance and culture. The College's and ratings are 4.5 and 4.1, respectively.

Beyond campus, many residents enjoy the natural beauty of the Catskills. Outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and running are among the most popular. Several ski areas nearby typically operate for seasons lasting over 100 days beginning in late November or early December. During the summer, boating, swimming and other water sports are popular on lakes throughout the region.

Job Description:

The Counseling Center at the State University of New York College at Oneonta invites applications for the position of Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Counselor / Educator. This is a full-time position with an annual obligation of eleven months. Reporting to the Director of Counseling, expectations include working as part of a multidisciplinary team providing mental health treatment, crisis counseling and prevention services regarding mental health and AOD concerns to students of the College.

The Counseling Center provides counseling and outreach services for students of the College. To learn more about the College or the Counseling Center, please visit or .

Duties include but not limited to: providing assessment and short-term treatment or referral for students of the College, providing group therapy; specializing in students who have or are at risk for AOD abuse problems; serving as educator and consultant to students, faculty, and staff regarding alcohol and drug-related topics; developing and facilitating outreach programming; administering educational programs to students who violate the campus AOD policy; and providing leadership to the campus in regard to AOD issues.


Required qualifications: master's degree in mental health counseling, social work or closely related field; mental health licensure in NY, or license-eligible; at least one to two years' experience in substance abuse treatment or other closely-related clinical setting.

Preferred: clinical experience providing short-term mental health treatment or referral for clients (including clients with AOD abuse problems); experience with developing and presenting educational or prevention programming; work experience in a higher education setting, especially counseling or AOD experience; experience facilitating group therapy; state or national AOD certification in counseling or prevention; experience working with and serving diverse populations.

Additional Information:

For other employment and regional opportunities, please visit our website at: .

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at .

SUNY Oneonta values a diverse college community. Please visit our website on diversity at: . Moreover, the College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

To apply online go to: Please upload a resume and letter of interest. Contact information for three professional references is required.

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