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Counselor/AOD Program Assistant

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Work type: Regular
Location: Malibu Campus
Categories: Counseling, Health Care, Student Affairs

This position provides counseling services to currently enrolled Pepperdine students. The successful candidate will also promote mental health on campus via the development of outreach/prevention programming, with content focusing on alcohol and other drugs. As a staff member in Student Affairs who works closely with students, this person serves as a Christian role model to students. In the Counseling Center, we seek to hire, retain, and mentor talented employees who share a love for Pepperdine, its students, and its mission. With psychological wellness in place, students are able to fulfill the University's mission -- strengthening students for lives of purpose, service, and leadership.

Duties

  • Provide therapy for currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students experiencing a wide range of difficulties.
  • Document and maintain client files.
  • Provide and support AOD prevention, intervention, and recovery programs and services.
  • Conduct preventative psychoeducational workshops.
  • Provide consultation to faculty, staff, and parents regarding students of concern, assist in training re: campus mental health issues.
  • Manage crisis situations and provide crisis intervention.
  • Respond to clinical emergencies.
  • Attend convocation/chapel on a weekly basis, serve on the Residential Emergency Response Team.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Licensed or license eligible as a psychologist, marriage and family therapist, professional clinical counselor, or social worker. Verifiable training and experience working with individuals of diverse racial, cultural, economic, and religious backgrounds Proficiency in individual therapy, crisis intervention, ability to work with students and parents with a variety of presentations, ability to collaborate with other professionals who serve students. Committed to equity and inclusion and vested in sustaining a culture with those values. PCs, Windows-based software, Standard MS Office applications

Preferred: Licensed as a psychologist, marriage and family therapist, professional clinical counselor, or social worker. University Counseling Center experience. A minimum of two years verifiable experience working in a mental health setting with young adults, adults, and couples experiencing emotional problems. Familiarity with BASICS/individual AOD assessments and motivational interviewing techniques. Familiarity with research and best practices in college student development, college health promotion/wellness, including those specific to AOD use. Experience with graphic design, marketing, and event planning. Interest in developing outreach events and collaborating with other departments. Experience using Titanium, SPSS.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening. Qualified individuals with criminal histories will be considered for employment in compliance with applicable laws.

This is a Regular, Exempt, 40 hour per week, 11 month position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

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