Position Description

Substance Use Therapist
LOCATION Main Campus - Buies Creek NC
Job Code 2648
# of Openings 1
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POSITION:                  Substance Use Therapist

DEPARTMENT:           Counseling Services

STATUS:                     Full Time (10 Month Position)


Position Summary:

The Substance Use Therapist of Counseling Services provides mental health and substance use counseling for Campbell University students via a stepped care model.  Primarily provides counseling for students through initial consultation screenings, intake assessments, short term individual therapy, group therapy, crisis assessments/intervention, and case management.  In addition, will be the primary provider for substance use assessments and counseling for students, including those mandated for services.  Serves as a consultant to other University faculty/staff, students, and parents

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

General Administration

  • Provide mental health and substance use counseling for Campbell University students. Refer students as appropriate for psychiatric evaluation, psychological testing/evaluation, specialized treatment, and/or long-term therapy.
  • Crisis intervention and crisis debriefings as necessary in the event of student, staff, and/or faculty injuries and/or deaths.
  • Provide outreach to students re: mental health and substance use concerns.   Past recipients of such outreach events include not only the general student body but also groups such as Residence Life staff, Fraternity and Sorority Life members, Athletes, etc.
  • Provide outreach services to meet the mental health needs of the University community, including academic support programs, educational workshops, personal skill development groups, consultation, and training programs for faculty and staff.
  • Serve as a consultant to other University faculty/staff, students, and parents.
  • Prepare and manage client records, progress notes, reports, assessment documents and other necessary documentation in accordance with regulations governing this discipline.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of all proprietary information and ensure ethical standards are upheld in the execution of clinical services in compliance with licensure organizations (American Counseling Association, National Association of Social Workers, and NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board), university policies, local, state, and federal rules and regulations.
  • Ensure compliance with legal issues including, but not limited to, client confidentiality and risk management; ensures compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Collect statistics as required for reports; prepare required reports and paperwork.
  • Participate in continuing education to continually improve skills and stay abreast of current technologies/practices.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with the Drug Free Schools and Campuses Regulations (completion of Bi-Annual report; assessing University’s compliance, developing a plan of implementation for requirements not met presently).
  • Manage Counseling Services website and add all events to the university calendar.
  • Assist with social media.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • This position requires periodic evening hours (presentations to residence halls, clubs, organizations; various outreach events).

Clinical Services, including Crisis and Risk Response/Management:

  • As needed, serve as substance use consultant to the Campbell University Behavioral Intervention Team (CUBIT) regarding student behavior of concern, and as a substance use consultant of Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT). Work closely with the Director of Counseling Services who is a member of the CUBIT and CIRT to ensure a collaborative and integrated institutional response to student crises, critical incidents, and student behavior of concern.
  • As needed serve as an alternate member of the Prevention and Intervention Team for Student Success (PITSS) for at- risk-students, with responsibilities for monitoring adherence to the team's recommendations for evaluation and treatment. Communicate with student families, the Associate Vice President of Campus Life’s Office, and off-campus mental health professionals as circumstances indicate to support students' safety.
  • Provide mental health consultation and referral to university personnel, concerned students, family members, friends, and external agencies regarding students' mental health concerns when appropriate, and with appropriate authorization.
  • Coordinate the center's emergency and crisis response procedures. Provide crisis intervention and crisis debriefings, as necessary, in the event of student, staff, and/or faculty injuries and/or deaths.
  • Provide education and outreach services to faculty, staff, and students on developmental and psychological topics.
  • Direct clinical services to students including triage screening, intake, short-term therapy, group therapy, periodic support groups, emergency response/crisis intervention, and case management services for students.
  • Refer students off-campus for psychiatric evaluation, psychological testing/evaluation, specialized treatment, and/or long-term therapy as appropriate.
  • Act as consultant to Counseling Services’ staff regarding scope of services, challenging clinical situations, and assessment of risk.
  • Collaborate with other university staff to plan and implement various outreach events, including, but not limited to, Student Life activities (i.e. Welcome Week, Family Weekend, and New Student Orientation).
  • Serve as a team member of Student Life to cover Student Life and University events such as graduation, banquets, award ceremonies, etc.
  • Build effective relationships with academic areas; serve on university committees whose efforts are to support and to improve student life and retention.


  • Master’s Degree in clinical counseling, social work, or equivalent field required
  • Licensed by appropriate North Carolina mental health licensure board (e.g., NC Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors, NC Social Work Board, etc.), preferred
  • Clinical license-eligible candidates will be considered for hire, but continued employment will be contingent upon licensure within 18 months (subject to negotiation) of hire
  • Licensed Substance Use Therapist in NC (e.g., LCAST) preferred
  • Substance Use license-eligible candidates will be considered for hire, but continued employment will be contingent upon licensure within 18 months (subject to negotiation) of hire
  • Minimum 5 years of full-time experience providing psychotherapy for general mental health concerns, preferably with young adult population preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of full-time experience providing substance use counseling and assessments services desired, preferably with young adult population preferred
  • Experience with co-occurring mental health/substance use population required
  • Experience utilizing evidenced-based interventions for the treatment of mental health concerns required
  • Extensive experience providing crisis intervention required
  • Supervisory experience desired
  • Experience working in a higher education or non-profit sector desired
  • Experience with mandated client populations desired
  • Experience working in trauma treatment desired
  • Demonstrated competence in group counseling as well as time-limited individual psychotherapy desired
  • Demonstrated competence in outreach and prevention program planning and implementation desired

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively to all groups through both oral and written channels
  • Well-developed presentation and public speaking capabilities
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize personal and departmental workflow
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point
  • Strong computer skills and technologically savvy in the areas of electronic medical records, digital communication and social media
  • Ability to work effectively with young adults
  • Ability to make quick and accurate clinical assessments
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within a changing environment
  • Ability to work independently as well as function effectively in a team, and within a diverse group of people.
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet set deadlines as necessary
  • Ability to adhere to strict, high levels of confidentiality
  • Knowledge of ethics and licensure laws and commitment to abide by those regulations
  • Demonstrate tact, a positive attitude, courtesy and discretion in dealing with co-workers, faculty, staff, students, parents, university officials and the public
  • This position requires honesty, integrity and the ability to work within the Christian mission of Campbell University.


To Apply For This Position:  

Campbell University is unable to accept paper or email applications. Interested parties may submit their candidacy by clicking on the “Apply Now” button below, or, if you are viewing this posting via an outside source, visit us online at http://www.campbell.edu/employment/   to apply. IMPORTANT: A cover letter, CV or resume, and contact information for three professional references are requested as part of the application process. Applications without these attachments may be considered incomplete.  If you have any questions, or if you are an individual with a disability and need assistance completing an application for employment contact the Human Resources Department at 910-893-1256 or email employment@campbell.edu .  Campbell University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Campbell University maintains a continuing policy of nondiscrimination in employment. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity in all phases of the employment process and in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Accordingly, the University is committed to administering all educational and employment activities without discrimination as to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ethnicity or national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status and any other characteristic protected by law, except where appropriate and authorized by law. This policy of nondiscrimination shall include, but not be limited to, the following employment decisions and practices: hiring; upgrading; promotions; demotions or transfers; layoffs; recalls; terminations; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; selection for training, including apprenticeship; and recruitment or recruitment advertising.

Employees and applicants of Campbell University will not be subjected to any form of harassment or discrimination for exercising rights protected by, or because of their participation in, an investigation or compliance review related to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998, or any other federal or state nondiscrimination law, rule, or regulation.

Campbell University also maintains affirmative action programs to implement our equal employment opportunity policy. Employees or applicants who wish to review appropriate portions of these affirmative action programs may schedule an appointment to do so by contacting Human Resources at the Buies Creek campus, during normal business hours.


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