Mental Health Counselor – Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Focus

$57,757 - $69,357 yearly
  • CSU Health Network
  • Fort Collins, CO, USA
  • Sep 14, 2021
Full time Health Care

Job Description

The position of Mental Health Counselor – Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Focus provides mental health services for Colorado State University students. Responsibilities include the support of alcohol and other drug treatment services, general clinical services, graduate training, and some outreach programming.
This position reports to the Director of Specialty Counseling Services and serves as a staff member in Drugs, Alcohol, and You (DAY) Programs.

Required Job Qualifications Education/License/Certification

  • Minimum of a master’s degree or doctorate degree in a mental health related field (counseling, social work, marriage and family therapy, counseling psychology or closely related field)
  • Applicable mental health license acquired in Colorado, or the ability obtain one, within three months of employment


  • Two years of experience providing alcohol and other drug treatment services

Special Requirement

  • For the protection of patients and staff, the CSU Health Network follows CDC guidelines for employee health. Vaccinations must be up-to-date according to CSU Health Network Employee Health policy, or you must be willing to become current with requirements.

Preferred Job Qualifications

    • Experience providing mental health and substance use counseling to individuals, couples, and groups
    • Experience working on a multidisciplinary team
    • Experience providing clinical supervision
    • Experience working with mandated populations
    • Experience working with college age individuals

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics 

  • Knowledge and understanding of the lived experience of persons with historically marginalized identities
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and experience with the treatment of individuals with marginalized identities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to analyze policies, programs, and initiatives to make recommendations for quality improvement

Diversity Statement
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Essential Duties

Direct Service

  • Provides AOD treatment to individuals and supports treatment programs by serving as a clinician/case manager on a multi-disciplinary team
  • Provides on-call screening/triage services within a counseling center setting 
  • Provides behavioral health consultations within a primary care clinic setting 
  • Conducts intakes and assessment services 
  • Provides individual and couple counseling/psychotherapy 
  • Facilitates interpersonal process, theme, support and psycho-educational groups 
  • Responds to campus crises 
  • Provides after-hours crisis coverage as needed 
  • Provides outreach, liaison, and consultation services consistent with the mission of Counseling Services 
  • Provides supervision of assigned trainees in accordance with training policies and procedures

Percentage Of Time70

Professional & Administrative Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates a commitment to serving diverse populations and underrepresented students 
  • Assumes responsibility for coordination of a treatment team, clinical service or training area as needed 
  • Develops specialty/expertise in a clinical or training area 
  • Mentors new professionals and acts as a senior consultant to staff and trainees 
  • Maintains accurate and timely documentation for all clinical interactions and consultations 
  • Attends staff meetings 
  • Serves on internal and external committees 
  • Follows agency policies and procedures consistent with state mental health statutes, ethical guidelines, best practices and HIPAA 
  • Participates in Health Network quality improvement activities
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Percentage Of Time30