West Virginia University
Carruth Center

The Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services is seeking applications for a Substance Use Disorder Specialist. The primary role of the Substance Use Disorder Specialist is to provide substance use counseling services including but not limited to assessment, treatment planning, short-term counseling, group therapy, psychoeducation, and case management. The Substance Use Disorder Specialist will provide mental health and substance use counseling for students with co-occurring needs and may provide substance use assessment and treatment to students mandated by the CARE team, Residence Life, the Athletic Department or the Dean of Students (e.g. SAP, AOD Amnesty, Athlete DOA assessment and treatment program) as well as students whom are self-referred.

In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will;
• Provide multiculturally-sensitive brief counseling and psychotherapy for students with diverse presenting concerns
• Conduct broader mental health intake evaluations, assessments, triages, consultation, and crisis intervention services, and participate in the staffing of the Center’s drop-in clinic and after-hours crisis phone
• Provide consultation and outreach to clients and their families, WVU faculty/staff, and the university community, that of which may specifically provide outreach and educational programming related to substance use and prevention
• Complete required Center documentation on an electronic health record system and quality assurance activities including routine monitoring and management of student treatment compliance (i.e., missed appointments, cancellations, etc.) in accordance with agency policies and state and federal regulations
• Attends case conference, committees, task forces, and the mission of the Center and Student Life.
• Provides clinical supervision to trainees and facilitates didactic seminars on a variety of clinical or professional topics including but not limited to substance use disorder assessment and treatment, recovery, addiction etc.
• Serves on AOD related department and/or university committees


• Completed MA/MS/MSW degree from an accredited program.
• Two (2) years of experience providing counseling for substance use and co-occurring mental health concerns, as well as substance use assessment
• Experience working with a college age population
• Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and campus policies pertaining to substance abuse and substance abuse prevention
• Licensed (or license-eligible within six months) Counselor or Social Worker (LICSW) within the State of WV.
• Certified addiction professional (or certification-eligible within six months) is preferred.
• Certified addiction professional (or certification-eligible within three years of hire) is required.

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Please submit a cover letter and resume with your application.
Background check required.

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