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Temporary Full-Time Drug and Alcohol Specialist

Millersville University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Nov 29, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Temporary Full-Time Drug and Alcohol Specialist
Millersville University

Department: Counseling Center Faculty
Nature of Position: Temporary, full-time

Job Summary/Basic Function
The Department of Counseling and Human Development is seeking applications for a Temporary Full Time Faculty member to fill the position of Drug and Alcohol Specialist. The opportunity to work during summer and winter breaks for additional pay is likely if desired. Working hours/scheduling is flexible. The anticipated start date is Spring 2024.

Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications as well as aligned with the details contained in the Collective Bargaining Agreement and the Millersville University Promotion Statement.

Minimum qualifications required to be considered for appointment at the rank of Associate include having an earned doctorate and a minimum of five years of full-time teaching experience (or its equivalent) and scholarship commensurate with this rank.

A complete application comprises the following:

  • A Cover Letter summarizing how the applicant's education and experience match the required qualifications of the position.
  • A current Curriculum Vitae.
  • Copies of registrar-issued unofficial transcripts for all degrees conferred and in progress (the successful candidate will be required to provide registrar-issued official transcripts from the issuing institution(s) directly to the Provost's Office by the start date).
  • Three current letters of reference, (applicant to submit names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of individuals who will be contacted to upload current letters of reference directly to a confidential website).

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials far enough in advance of the closing date to allow time for their references to respond. If you choose to provide additional documentation, please upload these items as optional documents.

Please do not link your application to the position until you have uploaded all of the required documents and any optional documents you want to provide. You will not be able to change the materials submitted or upload any new additional materials, after the application process has been completed and you receive a confirmation number.

Located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Millersville University of Pennsylvania is one of the 10 public universities of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. Our pillars of distinction include exceptionally strong student-faculty relationships, numerous programs of distinction, a beautiful campus and vibrant location, and successful job placement for our students. Our students' success, both inside and outside of the classroom, is our highest priority, and we provide numerous opportunities to facilitate their academic, personal, and social growth and development. Almost 70 baccalaureate programs are available for our 6,000 students to find their path.. Approximately one thousand graduate students enroll in 21 master's and three doctoral programs. Our faculty are highly respected in their fields and dedicated to the success of students in the classroom, research labs, and in campus life. Over 66,000 alumni live in all 50 states and in 72 countries around the world. We seek individuals who embrace and value our EPPIIC values of exploration, public mission, professionalism, inclusion, integrity, and compassion.

At Millersville University we are committed to fostering a learning and working environment that promotes diversity to foster a climate of inclusion. EPPIIC values and the principles of Inclusive Excellence are an essential part of the foundation for our learning and working environment. Millersville University is an equal opportunity employer and, in compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

The State System Employee Benefits Summary for faculty can be found at:

Required Qualifications
  • Eligible candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and be a certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) OR Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) OR have a master’s degree and be a licensed therapist (LPC, LMHC, LMFT, LCSW, or LSW) with experience in the area of alcohol and other drugs (AOD).
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal communication skills.
  • Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Successful interview and case presentation.
  • Successful completion of three background checks.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Counseling with traditional college-aged populations.
  • University counseling center experience.
  • Crisis intervention experience.

Job Description
  • Conduct alcohol and other addiction assessments and provide individual and group counseling for students with addiction concerns. Maintain appropriate assessment and counseling records.
  • Provide BASICS and CASICS interventions for students referred for AOD education and assessment.
  • Collaborate with University Housing and Conference Services, Student Health Services, Student Conduct and Community Standards, University Police, and The Center for Health Education and Promotion in educating students and assessing students referred to the Counseling Center because of addiction concerns. Utilize Wellness/Harm Reduction models.
  • Work cooperatively with community social agencies, hospitals, clinics, courts, and other community resources to meet the needs of university students and assist them in utilizing these resources when appropriate.
  • Consult with administrators, faculty, parents, students and staff regarding student alcohol and other drug abuse and other addiction concerns.
  • Attend peer supervision meetings and other departmental meetings essential for temporary full time faculty.

For details, please see:
  • The CBA, Article 12.B.1, Effective teaching and fulfillment of professional responsibilities (p. 27);

CONTINUING SCHOLARLY GROWTH AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT and SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY AND/OR COMMUNITY: In addition to professional responsibilities, there is an expectation for scholarship and service commensurate with the assignment.

  • Maintain appropriate certifications and licensure.
  • Attend trainings and conferences to stary current in the field.
  • Organize and conduct educational workshops on alcohol and other drug use and abuse for students, classes, student organizations, student employees, and other campus groups.
  • Serve on AOD related committees and other university task forces and committees as needed.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:Other reasonable duties assigned within the faculty member’s field of competence assigned by the departmental chair.
PERFORMANCE REVIEW / EVALUATIONS: Please see the CBA, Article 12, Performance Review and Evaluation of Faculty (pp. 27-39).
DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION: The Department of Counseling and Human Development is committed to providing quality mental health care to a diverse student body. It is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services and is housed in Student Affairs. The department is currently comprised of five full time faculty members, a part time psychiatrist, one administrative assistant, a part time Doctoral Intern, two part time Doctoral Externs, and a part time Graduate Assistant. The Department of Counseling and Human Development offers counseling services to Millersville University students. We also offer crisis intervention, alcohol and drug counseling, consultation to students, families and university staff, outreach activities and support groups.

Essential Functions
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • Ability to:
    • sit or stand while teaching.
    • speak clearly.
    • communicate via writing exceptionally well.
    • understand verbal communication (read and understand verbal messages).
    • use construction tools safely.
    • move to and from campus buildings, offices, classrooms, and stage areas.
    • climb ladders.
    • stoop or bend to pick things up.

  • Must be able to lift/pull/push up to 10 pounds without assistance.
    • lift student paper bundles, small boxes, scene shop equipment and materials.
  • Must be able to occasionally lift/pull/push heavier items with assistance.
  • Educate students face-to-face and online, if necessary, at the higher education level using lectures, demonstrations, class discussion, using online tools and/or equipment and/or other appropriate tools appropriate modes of education delivery.
  • Use computer for email, obtain information on websites, prepare class documents, and other duties related to serving the department, college, university, and community.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risks.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and mouse.

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