Staff Counselor/Psychologist - AOD Specialist
Other, Student Affairs
As the campus' primary mental health and psychological wellness
service for students, the Counseling & Student Development
Center (CSDC) is uniquely positioned to make meaningful
contributions to Bucknell's initiatives related to diversity and
fostering a culture of inclusion on campus. Additionally, we are
committed to professional development and are proudly able to offer
annual funding for opportunities to foster professional
For this position, we are seeking candidates who have experience
providing brief, multiculturally-sensitive counseling for
individuals, groups, and couples with diverse presenting concerns.
The successful candidate will demonstrate an interest and
understanding of Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) issues and effective
interventions at the individual and community level.
We seek candidates who understand the impact that experiences of
marginalization, inequality, and prejudice can have on students,
and are experienced in therapy, consultation, and outreach to
address, and/or diminish this impact.
1. Provide comprehensive clinical
assessment for students; triage clinical needs and make
recommendations based on clinical judgment and available
2. Provide individual therapy to students with presenting issues
including, but not limited to: trauma, anxiety, depression,
substance abuse, grief, loneliness/isolation, identity development,
family conflict, career exploration, attention/focus issues, stress
management, chronic suicidal thoughts, and relationship
3. Manage urgent mental health needs during same-day appointments
(e.g., suicide risk assessment, evaluation of ability to care for
self, evaluation of risk to campus community).
4. Complete risk assessment when clinically indicated during course
of treatment and identify appropriate interventions for students in
5. Provide clinical assessments of students in a mental health
crisis demonstrating effective clinical skills and effective
treatment planning for a variety of mental health concerns and
conditions, with varying levels of severity.
6. Respond to mental health emergencies in a culturally responsive
manner to support students in a framework and manner that
acknowledges their unique and intersecting personal and cultural
7. Identify appropriate interventions for students in crisis,
working effectively with the staff of the UCC to access appropriate
resources, and engaging campus partners effectively to develop an
effective plan for supporting students.
8. Provide 24/7 on-call coverage for urgent mental health needs as
a part of the center's after-hours crisis management system.
9. Evaluate the need for psychiatric evaluation and facilitate
10. Coordinate care with off-campus providers including primary
care physicians and mental health providers.
11. Consult with university staff, faculty, students, family
members and other university professionals to support student's
health and safety.
12. Maintain current and accurate information about local resources
and refer students to campus (e.g., career services, student
health, etc.) and off campus (e.g., community mental health
programs, community clinicians) resources as needed.
13. Provide services consistent with professional ethical standards
and generally accepted standards of practice.
14. Develop, implement and evaluate community intervention
programs/outreach services that: a) help prevent problems, b)
educate students, staff and faculty about mental
health/psychological issues and wellness, and c) teach skills for
self-care and community health and safety.
15. Participate in the planning of effective and innovative
intervention and skill development programs for students based on
knowledge and awareness of emergent campus mental health trends and
16. Actively participate in weekly Staff and Case Conference
17. Maintain appropriate and timely documentation for recordkeeping
and communication with other service providers based on ethical and
legal standards and requirements to enhance care for
18. Provide AOD assessments and appropriate follow up to students
experiencing AOD-related concerns, including referrals related to
violations of Bucknell's Student Code of Conduct.
19. Engage in the assessment of AOD programming, including an
annual snapshot regarding campus trends.
20. Provide clinical consultation related to AOD issues.
21. Participate in AOD-related task forces and groups on
1. Contribute to the office's operational responsibilities, e.g.,
exercise appropriate stewardship of center budget and resources,
contribute to center-wide goals and projects, contribute to office
planning, assist with divisional and university responsibilities,
2. Engage in professional development to maintain best practices,
meet legal and professional requirements/guidelines for licensed
2. Engage in both need assessments and service outcome
assessments/evaluations to support the effectiveness and efficiency
of services. Make appropriate changes in services based on
4. Provide direction for, manage and administer, and/or contribute
to projects assigned as part of the center's annual goals or other
center or divisional projects.
5. Lead and/or Serve on Divisional and University committees as
6. Perform other duties necessary to enhance the student experience
and/or facilitate the success of Bucknell University, the Division
of Student Affairs, or the Counseling & Student Development
1. Master's degree (MA) in
clinical mental health counseling, psychology, or Social
2. Licensed or license eligible in Pennsylvania
3. Experience working with college-aged young adults
4. Demonstrated multicultural counseling competency
1. Doctoral degree (Ph.D.
or Psy.D.) in clinical mental health counseling, psychology, or
2. Experience working in a college/university counseling center
3. Specialized experience and demonstrated competence in providing
clinical services related to AOD intervention and prevention at the
individual and community level.
This is a year round, full-time, benefits eligible position.
To apply, visit https://careers.bucknell.edu/en-us/job/497145/staff-counselorpsychologist-aod-specialist